Get To Know Amber Liu: Profile, f(x) Member, Becoming a Soloist, Boyish Charm, and More

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Get To Know F(x)’s Amber

Many K-pop fans already know about Amber Liu. But, in this article, Channel-Korea will go over everything about Amber Liu ranging from her profile, career, and latest news. So, check it out!

Amber’s Full Profile

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Name: Amber Josephine Liu

Korean Name: Yoo Eun Young (유은영)

Taiwanese Name: Liu Yi Yun (刘逸云)

Stage Name: Amber (엠버)

Nickname: Llama

Birthday: September 18, 1992

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Years Active: 2009 – Present

Labels: SM Entertainment, Steel Wool, UTA (United Talent Agency)

Profession: Singer, songwriter, rapper

Genres: R&B, EDM, K-Pop

Height: 167 cm

Weight: 45 kg

Blood Type: B

Nationality: Taiwanese – American

Zodiac: Virgo

Chinese Zodiac: Monkey

Twitter: @llama_ajol

Instagram: @ajol_llama

Soundcloud: Amber Liu

YouTube: Amber Liu

Amber’s Facts

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  • Amber has an older sister named Jackie.
  • Amber was cast from SM Global Auditions in Los Angeles, California, in 2007. She sang “Oh Heart, Please Stop Now” by MC. Max and “Left Heart” by K.Will.
  • Amber’s specialty is rapping.
  • She loves to play basketball.
  • BTOB’s Peniel, Super Junior’s Henry, GOT7’s Jackson, Ailee, Miss A‘s Min, and SNSD’s Hyoyeon are her close friends.
  • She really loves ddeokbokki and is allergic to mangoes but she can eat them.
  • Amber had her solo debut on February 13, 2015, with the release of her first EP “Beautiful,” and the EP achieved second place on Billboard’s World Album Chart.
  • In 2019, Amber signed a contract under the American worldwide record label Steel Wool Entertainment.

Amber’s History as an f(x) Member

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Amber started her career by joining a girl group belonging to SM Entertainment. Previously, in 2008, she auditioned at the SM Entertainment Global Audition in Los Angeles and became an SM trainee. After a training period of about one and a half years, she debuted as a member of the girl group f(X) on September 1, 2009.

In her group, she was the main rapper, and she was the only member who appeared in a boyish style. They debuted with the single “La Cha Ta” on September 5, 2009, and f(x) held its first debut stage on Music Core. To recall the group’s debut era, let’s watch Amber and her friends’ debut era by clicking the video below!

A month later, Amber and her group released their first single album titled Chu~♡ which contains three songs. And, in May 2010, they released the EP “NU ABO.” This song made it into Gaon Chart, but, unfortunately, that year Amber had to go on hiatus because of an injured leg.

Amber and f(x) started to become more famous when they released their first studio album Pinocchio with the title track “Hot Summer” in 2011. Also, Amber returned from the USA after being sidelined due to her injury. In this comeback, f(x) managed to win a number of awards on Music Bank, Inkigayo, M!Countdown, and more.

The golden era of this group was during the “Rum Pum Pum Pum” and “Electric Shock” era starting on June 5, 2015. Here is Amber and f(x)’s performance of “Electric Shock!”

Amber’s other activities include singing a song for the original soundtrack (OST) of the drama God of Study in 2010 with Luna and Krystal. In the same year, Girls’ Generation (SNSD) held the Into the New World concert. Then, Amber got the opportunity to collaborate with Yur on the song “1,2 Step.”

Becoming a Soloist and Her Departure From SM Entertainment

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In 2015, Amber officially debuted as a solo singer by releasing her first mini album Beautiful with the title track “Shake That Brass” featuring SNSD’s main vocalist Taeyeon. Then, in 2018, she signed a contract with an agency from the United States, Steel Wool Entertainment. She was promoted there through singing, acting, and video directing. Besides that, Amber also signed a contract with UTA to promote herself internationally.

After that, she decided to continue her solo career and left SM Entertainment as well as f(x). On September 1, 2019, she decided to leave the group after 10 years of being together. On her social media, she announced that her contract with SM Entertainment had expired, and she didn’t want to renew her contract. Here is her post that she uploaded!

She chose to stay with Steel Wool Entertainment and pursue her career as a soloist. And, it turned out that when f(x) (Luna, Amber, and Krystal) reunited at the 2019 SM Town Live concert, it was her last performance with the group before her contract was over. After officially leaving and running her career as an artist under Steel Wool Entertainment, Amber then released her second EP (Extended Play) on September 12, 2019, titled which contains 6 tracks including “Curiosity.” And, here is the music video for “Curiosity!”

Amber’s Discography

  • Album
Title Release date
X January 17, 2020

 

  • Singles
Title Album Title Year Version
“Shake That Brass” (feat SNSD’ Taeyon) Beautiful 2015 Korean
“Heartbeat” (With Luna featuring Ferry Corsten & Kago Pengchi) SM Station Season 1 2016
“Wave” (With Luna featuring R3hab & XaviGi)
“Borders” 2016 English
“On My Own” (featuring Gen Neo)
“Breathe Again”
(featuring Ksuke)
“White Noise” White Noise+Lost at Sea 2018
“Countdown” (featuring LDN Noise) Countdown+Beautiful
“Hands Behind My Back” X 2019
“Other People” X 2019 English
“Curiosity”
“Numb”
“Ready for the Ride”
“Stay Calm”
“Curiosity” Mandarin

 

  • EPs
Title Release date
Beautiful February 16, 2015
Rogue Rogue April 15, 2018
White Noise + Lost at Sea September 21, 2018
Countdown + Beautiful November 30, 2018

 

Amber’s Filmography

  • TV Shows
Title Year TV Channel
Invincible Youth 2 (Regular Cast – Ep 1-18) 2011-2012 KBS
Show Champion (Host) 2013 MBC Music
We Got Married Global Edition (Host) 2014 MBC
Ailee & Amber One Fine Day
A Song for You 3 (Host) 2014-2015 KBS
Real Men (Cast) 2015 MBC
Top Fly (TV Series) (Cast – Ep 1-5) JSBC: Jiangsu Television
A Song for You 4 (Host) KBS
We Got Married (Panelist) 2016 MBC

 

  • Film and TV
Title TV Channel Role Year
Entourage tvN Joey Jung 2016
The Eagle and the Albatross Ji-min Kurt 2020
We Bare Bears: The Movie Cartoon Network Jojo Raccoon

 

Amber’s Latest News

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The latest news about this ex-f(x) member seems like quite a lot. First, in 2019, she released her first album in a pioneering career as a solo singer. She also recently starred in the movie Eagle and the Albatross that was released at the end of February 2020. In the film, she played the role of Jimin, an orphan who wants to become an accomplished golfer. Check out the trailer below!

Then, in the same year, Amber became a voice actor or dubber for the animation We Bare Bears: The Movie which was released on June 30, 2020. In the movie produced by Cartoon Network Studios, Amber dubbed for the character Jojo Raccoon.

In the same month as the release of We Bare Bears: The Movie, Amber was rumored to be pregnant and set to give birth in September. However, Amber denied the rumors by writing a message containing her thoughts on her Twitter account @ajol_llama. Here is her tweet:

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That’s all of the information about Amber Liu and her career as a soloist. So, what do you think about Amber and her solo career? And, have you watched one of her newest movies? Tell us your answers in the comment section!