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Zhang Liyin

In this Chinese name, the family name is Zhang.

Zhang Liyin (born February 28, 1989) is a Chinese singer and songwriter of Yi ethnicity. She has released singles in both China and South Korea, singing in both languages. Zhang has released only one studio album since her debut in 2006, but its singles carried a few top ten titles, such as "Timeless," which was a No. 1 hit, as well as "I Will". She is also the first foreign artist to win Best Newcomer award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards.

Zhang Liyin
张力尹
Zhang in 2010
Born (1989-02-28)February 28, 1989 (age 32)
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Occupation
  • Singer
  • lyricist
Years active2006–present
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
  • Vocals
LabelsSM
Show City Times
Beijing S.W. Culture Media
Associated acts
Zhang Liyin
Traditional Chinese張力尹
Simplified Chinese张力尹
Hanyu PinyinZhāng Lìyǐn
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinZhāng Lìyǐn
Bopomofoㄓㄤ˙ㄌㄧ˙ㄧㄣ˙
Wade–GilesChang Li-yin
Tongyong PinyinJhāng Lìyǐn

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Zhang was born in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Her parents took her to their classical concerts and exposed her to a variety of music. At the age of three, she began to learn the violin. Zhang was so interested in classical, American, and European pop music that she claims she never sang children's songs when she was a child. She also developed the ability to sing a song after hearing it only once. When she was nine years old, she showed her musical ability when she sang Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On".

As she grew older, Zhang became more absorbed into pop music than classical music. She secretly listened to pop music because her parents were against it. When she was twelve, she was accepted into a middle school affiliated to Sichuan Conservatory of Music after scoring the highest with her violin talents, but she opted to become a singer instead. Eventually, her parents began to support her dream to become a singer and she gained confidence when she was selected as the top 10 adult singers in a national singing competition under a sponsorship in Shanghai, China.

Zhang was discovered by Korean entertainment company DR Music in 2002 while attending a Baby V.O.X. concert in China, and signed an eight-year contract with the company to last until May 2011. The next year, she moved to South Korea and started training at the age of fourteen. In August 2003, Zhang's mother requested DR Music to terminate Zhang's contract so Zhang could focus on her studies, but in the same month, Zhang signed a contract with S.M. Entertainment. On June 18, 2007, DR Music filed a lawsuit against Zhang and S.M. Entertainment to get 200 million Korean won for compensation for her exclusive contract with them.

2006–07: Debut with Timeless and commercial success

Zhang's debut was anticipated not only in South Korea, but all of Asia, due to S.M. Entertainment's advertising of her being the "Chinese BoA" as well as Lee Soo-man himself stating he was training her to be the next leader of the Korean Wave. Before her official debut, it was already known that her first song was a duet with popular TVXQ member Xiah, which generated even more interest in her. Before the official release of her single, "Timeless" was available for free download between August 31 and September 6 on her official website. "Timeless" is a South Korean cover of the original single by Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini.

On September 8, 2006, "Timeless" was released. The "Timeless" music video, which is a two-part instalment starring Lee Yeon-hee and Super Junior members Han Geng and Siwon, was ranked No. 1 on Melon's Video Chart for four full weeks. Within ten days of debuting, Zhang entered the "Take 7" chart on SBS's Inkigayo.

Zhang started promoting the second track of her debut single, "Y (Why...)," in December 2006. S.M. Entertainment also released a "Timeless" documentary version of her "Y (Why...)" music video. This music video reveals her hardships during training; it also showed many behind the scenes clips of her promotion of "Timeless", including never-before-seen footage of her with Xiah. However, promotions for "Y (Why...)" ended quickly, and S.M. Entertainment announced that she would be on hiatus from the music industry throughout the rest of the year to prepare for her major debut in China in the end of the year. Zhang made a surprising guest appearance at TVXQ's second Asia tour concert in Seoul, South Korea on February 23, 2007. She performed "TRI-ANGLE" with TVXQ, singing a part in the song that was previously performed by BoA. She made a second appearance with TVXQ on November 24, 2007 in Malaysia for the same concert, and was TVXQ's regular guest star for their "O" Asia tour until its finale in June 2008.

2008: I Will

Zhang's first Mandarin album, I Will was originally announced to be released in late 2007, but the release date was pushed to early March 2008. The album was finally released in different regions of China starting March 3, 2008 and on March 28, 2008, I Will made its Asia-wide release. Before the release of the album, two music videos were released on February 27, 2008 to promote the album. Similar to "Timeless", the two music videos "I Will" and "The Left Shore of Happiness", are one story but separated to two parts. Han Geng, Siwon, and Lee Yeon-hee are also the cast for those two music videos.

After the album's release, Zhang received praise from various industry professionals. Golden Melody Award-winning Taiwanese American singer-songwriter Leehom Wang complimented Zhang's singing and was surprised to hear such a strong voice coming from only a nineteen-year-old. During a radio broadcast, Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter, Hins Cheung compared her "soulful" vocals to well-known R&B vocalists such as Whitney Houston, Leona Lewis and Christina Aguilera. He was impressed at the "international-level music" of the release and said he felt there was a lot of "power in this nineteen-year-old."

On May 25, 2008, Zhang received her first award, following the release of her Chinese album, at the 5th Annual Music King Global Chinese Ultimate Song Chart Awards for Female Mainland Newcomer with Most Potential. In her speech, she expressed wishes for more financial support towards the Sichuan earthquake that had devastated home province two weeks earlier. Throughout the months of May and June, Zhang attended many online interviews and made numerous variety show appearances, as well as a short university tour to raise money for the Sichuan earthquake. A solo fan meeting for Zhang was held on July 5, 2008 in Beijing. Besides performing songs from I Will, she also covered songs from notable R&B female singers Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera.

On September 13, 2008, fans first heard confirmed news of Zhang's repackage album, which would feature the track "Believe in Love", as well as plans for her second Chinese album. Despite this, the repackage album still has not been released and there has been no other announcements of it being sold in the future.

While Korea's Mnet/MK Music Festival was being held on the same night, Zhang attended the 6th Annual Southeast Music Ranking on November 15, 2008, winning the award for Best Mainland Newcomer. Her win was followed by numerous invitations to other award shows throughout the month of December, including the 2008 Tencent Star Ceremony, BQ 2008 Celebrity Ranking, and the 1st Annual Mengniu New Music Festival.

2009–13: Moving On, second album recordings and hiatus

The beginning of 2009 saw Zhang's Chinese activities come to an end as she started preparations for her second album. Activities for Chinese New Year brought her alongside Super Junior-M to many activities, including her first appearance on China's biggest television broadcaster, CCTV, for the Dance & Music Spring Festival Gala. She was also in Shanghai on January 9 to film for a song collaboration between many popular Chinese pop artists, such as Show Lo, Fish Leong and BoBo.,

On February 6, 2009, Zhang flew to Thailand for the second time in her career to attend the Bangkok concert stop in the SMTown Live '08 tour. For that weekend, her activity schedule was tight as she was required to fly throughout Asia for activities. Less than 10 hours after the end of the Bangkok concert, Zhang flew with members of Super Junior-M to Guangzhou, Guangdong, China to participate in the 8th Annual Future Star Competition, which also featured JJ Lin, Eric Tsang and Dicky Cheung. She returned to South Korea for album preparations on February 9, 2009.

On March 7, 2009, Zhang was the opening act for the last Super Show concert in Chengdu on March 7, 2009, singing "I Will" and "The Left Shore of Happiness".

Aside from a performance at the Descendants of the Dragon concert hosted by Jackie Chan, Zhang was relatively inactive as she remained in South Korea to record her second single.

Finally, a year and a half after the release of her first album, a teaser for her upcoming song, "Moving On" was released on October 15. Four days later, the full music video was released through S.M. Entertainment and Sohu. The music video features Zhang reflecting back on her memories of the fictional relationship between Donghae (of Super Junior) and herself before they break up. Despite fans' general disappointment towards the music video being only a slideshow of photos, it was highly anticipated. On October 23, a week before the single's release across China, a joint press conference was held for both Zhang and Super Junior-M for them to officially announce their new releases to the Chinese media.

After three short months of promotions for "Moving On", Zhang announced on her Cyworld that she would be returning to South Korea on January 24 to prepare for her second Chinese album. Zhang posted on her Sina Weibo account that her album may be released in September or October. Despite this, the album was eventually delayed. During the summer of 2012, Zhang once again announced on her Weibo account that she is busy recording for her new album and it may be released in September or October. Unfortunately, the album release was once again pushed back. In June 2013, labelmate Zhou Mi posted on his official Weibo account hinting that a new album from Zhang may be forthcoming: "Good voices with great potential should not be buried; anticipating Liyin's transformation from a pupa to a butterfly! New album, hurry up and release!"

2014: SM The Ballad, Agape, Not Alone

Main article: SM the Ballad

On February 3, it was announced that SM The Ballad would make their comeback in the month after more than 3 years of hiatus, and Zhang would join Shinee's Jonghyun, Super Junior's Yesung, Super Junior-M's Zhou Mi, TVXQ's Changmin, Girls' Generation's Taeyeon, Exo's Chen, and Krystal from f(x) in promoting a new EP called Breath. The eight members released their second EP on February 13, with Zhang performing the Chinese version of "Breath" with Chen. The Chinese version of "Breath" was promoted on various Chinese and Korean music shows including Hunan TV's The Lantern Festival, Arirang's Simply K-Pop, and SBS MTV's The Show.

Through various Korean news sites on May 23, 2014, it was revealed that Zhang would be releasing a new song in the summer. Fellow labelmate, f(x)'s Victoria, was cast as the lead actress. On June 18, news arrived that Zhang's music video filming was underway. SM confirmed with Korean media outlets that two more labelmates, EXO member Tao and actor Song Jae-rim were added to the cast. Zhang's third digital single Agape was released August 2, 2014, on Baidu Music exclusively for the Chinese market, before a wider release on Korean online music stores four days later. Agape was promoted on various Korean TV shows like Arirang's Simply K-Pop, SBS MTV's The Show and Mnet's M! Countdown. Zhang also made an appearance on CCTV Global Chinese Music Chart to promote the song in China.

On August 7, Zhang announced during a live Weibo interview that a new single will be released after promotions for Agape; the song and its music video will be a sequel to "Agape".

On September 20, Zhang released her fourth single Not Alone in China through Baidu and then later released in South Korea through Korean music sites MelOn, Genie, Naver and Bugs on September 22. The single is a remake of Tiffany's "By Myself" from the SBS drama series Ja Myung Go. The song is the continuation of the story line of her previous single Agape. To support the release of her latest single, Zhang had a showcase in Beijing on September 22 with EXO members Chen and Tao with Tasty as special guests. At the showcase, Zhang performed "Agape", "Back Then", "I Will", "Breath", and "Not Alone".

2017–present: Return to China

On February 28, 2017, on a live Yizhibo broadcast, Zhang revealed that her contract with SM Entertainment will expire in April 2017 and she decided to pursue her career in China. On August 15, Zhang's Weibo profile was updated to indicate that she was now managed by Beijing-based talent agency Show City Times; however, the company did not officially announce her until December 31, 2018, when a Weibo post was shared with her image attached.

While under Show City Times' management, Zhang released three new songs: a duet with singer Henry Huo called "Lonely"; a soundtrack song called "Answer" for the Chinese TV drama, The Remedy; and finally, and a song called "Ashes of Time" that was featured in Tencent Pictures' feature film, Sword and Fire. Despite these releases, Zhang's time with Show City Times was short-lived. On September 15, 2020, it was announced on Weibo that she had signed with Beijing S.W. Culture Media.

DR Music

On June 18, 2007, DR Music filed a lawsuit against Zhang and SM Entertainment to get compensation for 200 million from terminating their exclusive contract. Zhang had signed an artist contract with DR Music back in 2002.

Visa

Like former label mate Han Geng, Zhang held an E-6 (entertainment industry) visa, for foreigners in South Korea. Foreign artists carrying out promotional activities have limitations in terms of location and other factors. Han's visa only allowed him to work under SBS and KBS, while Zhang's allowed her to work only with SBS and MBC, which is why she only performed on the two stages at the time of her debut. On August 1, 2008, the South Korean government's law of restrictions on foreigners were lifted, and foreign entertainers are now allowed to perform in every station in the country. However, Zhang was unable to perform on MBC due to the channel's conflict with S.M. Entertainment. As of late 2008, MBC has removed the ban of S.M. Entertainment's artists on their channel.[citation needed]

Appearances

Television shows

Year Network Title Role Notes
2008 JSBC: Jiangsu Television Super Star (非常大明星) Guest
HBS: Hunan Television Yue Ce Yue Kai Xin
GRT: Guangdong Television Star (最愛主打星)
2010 HBS: Hunan Television Day Day Up
2014 HBS: Hunan Television The Lantern Festival
SMG: Dragon Television Immortal Song (不朽之名曲) Episode 4
AHBC: Anhui Television Mad for Music (我为歌狂) Episodes 2, 3, 9, 10, 11
HBS: Hunan Television Laugh Out Loud (我们都爱笑)
SZMG: Shenzhen Television The Generation Show (年代秀)

Radio shows

Year Channel Date Title
2014 MBC March 18 C-Radio Idol True Colours
MBC October 11 C-Radio Idol True Colours
Year Award Category Recipient Result
2006 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Artist "Timeless" Won
Cyworld Digital Music Awards Rookie of the Month (September) "Timeless" Won
M.net KM Music Festival Best New Female Solo "Timeless" Won
2008 Music King Awards Female Newcomer with Most Potential "星愿 (I Will)" Won
Fujian Southeast Music Ranking Best Mainland Newcomer Zhang Liyin Won
Tencent Star Ceremony Most Popular Female Singer Won
Top Chinese Music Awards Most "Attention Grabbing" Newcomer Won
2014 AHTV Mad for Music Most Popular Female Artist Won
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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
M.NET KM Music Festival – Best New Female Group/Artist
2006
Succeeded by

Zhang Liyin
Zhang Liyin Language Watch Edit In this Chinese name the family name is Zhang Zhang Liyin born February 28 1989 is a Chinese singer and songwriter of Yi ethnicity She has released singles in both China and South Korea singing in both languages Zhang has released only one studio album since her debut in 2006 but its singles carried a few top ten titles such as Timeless which was a No 1 hit as well as I Will 1 2 She is also the first foreign artist to win Best Newcomer award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards 3 Zhang Liyin张力尹Zhang in 2010Born 1989 02 28 February 28 1989 age 32 Chengdu Sichuan ChinaOccupationSingerlyricistYears active2006 presentMusical careerGenresMandopopK popR amp BBalladInstrumentsVocalsLabelsSM Show City Times Beijing S W Culture MediaAssociated actsSM The Ballad SM TownZhang LiyinTraditional Chinese張力尹Simplified Chinese张力尹Hanyu PinyinZhang LiyǐnTranscriptionsStandard MandarinHanyu PinyinZhang LiyǐnBopomofoㄓㄤ ㄌㄧ ㄧㄣ Wade GilesChang Li yinTongyong PinyinJhang Liyǐn Contents 1 Early life 2 Career 2 1 2006 07 Debut with Timeless and commercial success 2 2 2008 I Will 2 3 2009 13 Moving On second album recordings and hiatus 2 4 2014 SM The Ballad Agape Not Alone 2 5 2017 present Return to China 3 Controversies 3 1 DR Music 3 2 Visa 4 Discography 5 Tours 5 1 Appearances 6 Filmography 6 1 Television shows 6 2 Radio shows 7 Awards 8 References 9 External linksEarly life EditZhang was born in Chengdu Sichuan China Her parents took her to their classical concerts and exposed her to a variety of music At the age of three she began to learn the violin Zhang was so interested in classical American and European pop music that she claims she never sang children s songs when she was a child She also developed the ability to sing a song after hearing it only once 4 When she was nine years old she showed her musical ability when she sang Celine Dion s My Heart Will Go On 4 As she grew older Zhang became more absorbed into pop music than classical music She secretly listened to pop music because her parents were against it When she was twelve she was accepted into a middle school affiliated to Sichuan Conservatory of Music after scoring the highest with her violin talents but she opted to become a singer instead Eventually her parents began to support her dream to become a singer and she gained confidence when she was selected as the top 10 adult singers in a national singing competition under a sponsorship in Shanghai China Zhang was discovered by Korean entertainment company DR Music in 2002 while attending a Baby V O X concert in China and signed an eight year contract with the company to last until May 2011 5 The next year she moved to South Korea and started training at the age of fourteen In August 2003 Zhang s mother requested DR Music to terminate Zhang s contract so Zhang could focus on her studies but in the same month Zhang signed a contract with S M Entertainment 5 On June 18 2007 DR Music filed a lawsuit against Zhang and S M Entertainment to get 200 million Korean won for compensation for her exclusive contract with them 5 Career Edit2006 07 Debut with Timeless and commercial success Edit Zhang s debut was anticipated not only in South Korea but all of Asia due to S M Entertainment s advertising of her being the Chinese BoA as well as Lee Soo man himself stating he was training her to be the next leader of the Korean Wave 6 Before her official debut it was already known that her first song was a duet with popular TVXQ member Xiah which generated even more interest in her Before the official release of her single Timeless was available for free download between August 31 and September 6 on her official website 7 Timeless is a South Korean cover of the original single by Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini On September 8 2006 Timeless was released The Timeless music video which is a two part instalment starring Lee Yeon hee and Super Junior members Han Geng and Siwon was ranked No 1 on Melon s Video Chart for four full weeks Within ten days of debuting Zhang entered the Take 7 chart on SBS s Inkigayo 1 Zhang started promoting the second track of her debut single Y Why in December 2006 8 S M Entertainment also released a Timeless documentary version of her Y Why music video This music video reveals her hardships during training it also showed many behind the scenes clips of her promotion of Timeless including never before seen footage of her with Xiah However promotions for Y Why ended quickly and S M Entertainment announced that she would be on hiatus from the music industry throughout the rest of the year to prepare for her major debut in China in the end of the year Zhang made a surprising guest appearance at TVXQ s second Asia tour concert in Seoul South Korea on February 23 2007 She performed TRI ANGLE with TVXQ singing a part in the song that was previously performed by BoA She made a second appearance with TVXQ on November 24 2007 in Malaysia for the same concert and was TVXQ s regular guest star for their O Asia tour until its finale in June 2008 2008 I Will Edit Main article I Will Zhang Liyin album Zhang s first Mandarin album I Will was originally announced to be released in late 2007 but the release date was pushed to early March 2008 The album was finally released in different regions of China starting March 3 2008 and on March 28 2008 I Will made its Asia wide release Before the release of the album two music videos were released on February 27 2008 to promote the album Similar to Timeless the two music videos I Will and The Left Shore of Happiness are one story but separated to two parts Han Geng Siwon and Lee Yeon hee are also the cast for those two music videos After the album s release Zhang received praise from various industry professionals Golden Melody Award winning Taiwanese American singer songwriter Leehom Wang complimented Zhang s singing and was surprised to hear such a strong voice coming from only a nineteen year old 9 During a radio broadcast Hong Kong based singer songwriter Hins Cheung compared her soulful vocals to well known R amp B vocalists such as Whitney Houston Leona Lewis and Christina Aguilera He was impressed at the international level music of the release and said he felt there was a lot of power in this nineteen year old 10 On May 25 2008 Zhang received her first award following the release of her Chinese album at the 5th Annual Music King Global Chinese Ultimate Song Chart Awards for Female Mainland Newcomer with Most Potential 11 In her speech she expressed wishes for more financial support towards the Sichuan earthquake that had devastated home province two weeks earlier 12 Throughout the months of May and June Zhang attended many online interviews and made numerous variety show appearances as well as a short university tour to raise money for the Sichuan earthquake 13 A solo fan meeting for Zhang was held on July 5 2008 in Beijing Besides performing songs from I Will she also covered songs from notable R amp B female singers Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera On September 13 2008 fans first heard confirmed news of Zhang s repackage album which would feature the track Believe in Love as well as plans for her second Chinese album 14 Despite this the repackage album still has not been released and there has been no other announcements of it being sold in the future While Korea s Mnet MK Music Festival was being held on the same night Zhang attended the 6th Annual Southeast Music Ranking on November 15 2008 winning the award for Best Mainland Newcomer 15 Her win was followed by numerous invitations to other award shows throughout the month of December including the 2008 Tencent Star Ceremony 16 BQ 2008 Celebrity Ranking 17 and the 1st Annual Mengniu New Music Festival 18 2009 13 Moving On second album recordings and hiatus Edit The beginning of 2009 saw Zhang s Chinese activities come to an end as she started preparations for her second album Activities for Chinese New Year brought her alongside Super Junior M to many activities including her first appearance on China s biggest television broadcaster CCTV for the Dance amp Music Spring Festival Gala 19 She was also in Shanghai on January 9 to film for a song collaboration between many popular Chinese pop artists such as Show Lo Fish Leong and BoBo 20 On February 6 2009 Zhang flew to Thailand for the second time in her career to attend the Bangkok concert stop in the SMTown Live 08 tour For that weekend her activity schedule was tight as she was required to fly throughout Asia for activities Less than 10 hours after the end of the Bangkok concert Zhang flew with members of Super Junior M to Guangzhou Guangdong China to participate in the 8th Annual Future Star Competition 21 which also featured JJ Lin Eric Tsang and Dicky Cheung She returned to South Korea for album preparations on February 9 2009 On March 7 2009 Zhang was the opening act for the last Super Show concert in Chengdu on March 7 2009 singing I Will and The Left Shore of Happiness Aside from a performance at the Descendants of the Dragon concert hosted by Jackie Chan 22 Zhang was relatively inactive as she remained in South Korea to record her second single Finally a year and a half after the release of her first album a teaser for her upcoming song Moving On was released on October 15 Four days later the full music video was released through S M Entertainment and Sohu The music video features Zhang reflecting back on her memories of the fictional relationship between Donghae of Super Junior and herself before they break up Despite fans general disappointment towards the music video being only a slideshow of photos it was highly anticipated 23 On October 23 a week before the single s release across China a joint press conference was held for both Zhang and Super Junior M for them to officially announce their new releases to the Chinese media 24 After three short months of promotions for Moving On Zhang announced on her Cyworld that she would be returning to South Korea on January 24 to prepare for her second Chinese album 25 Zhang posted on her Sina Weibo account that her album may be released in September or October Despite this the album was eventually delayed During the summer of 2012 Zhang once again announced on her Weibo account that she is busy recording for her new album and it may be released in September or October 26 Unfortunately the album release was once again pushed back In June 2013 labelmate Zhou Mi posted on his official Weibo account hinting that a new album from Zhang may be forthcoming Good voices with great potential should not be buried anticipating Liyin s transformation from a pupa to a butterfly New album hurry up and release 27 2014 SM The Ballad Agape Not Alone Edit Main article SM the Ballad On February 3 it was announced that SM The Ballad would make their comeback in the month after more than 3 years of hiatus and Zhang would join Shinee s Jonghyun Super Junior s Yesung Super Junior M s Zhou Mi TVXQ s Changmin Girls Generation s Taeyeon Exo s Chen and Krystal from f x in promoting a new EP called Breath The eight members released their second EP on February 13 with Zhang performing the Chinese version of Breath with Chen The Chinese version of Breath was promoted on various Chinese and Korean music shows including Hunan TV s The Lantern Festival Arirang s Simply K Pop and SBS MTV s The Show Through various Korean news sites on May 23 2014 it was revealed that Zhang would be releasing a new song in the summer Fellow labelmate f x s Victoria was cast as the lead actress 28 On June 18 news arrived that Zhang s music video filming was underway SM confirmed with Korean media outlets that two more labelmates EXO member Tao and actor Song Jae rim were added to the cast 29 Zhang s third digital single Agape was released August 2 2014 on Baidu Music exclusively for the Chinese market before a wider release on Korean online music stores four days later Agape was promoted on various Korean TV shows like Arirang s Simply K Pop SBS MTV s The Show and Mnet s M Countdown Zhang also made an appearance on CCTV Global Chinese Music Chart to promote the song in China On August 7 Zhang announced during a live Weibo interview that a new single will be released after promotions for Agape the song and its music video will be a sequel to Agape 30 On September 20 Zhang released her fourth single Not Alone in China through Baidu and then later released in South Korea through Korean music sites MelOn Genie Naver and Bugs on September 22 The single is a remake of Tiffany s By Myself from the SBS drama series Ja Myung Go The song is the continuation of the story line of her previous single Agape To support the release of her latest single Zhang had a showcase in Beijing on September 22 with EXO members Chen and Tao with Tasty as special guests At the showcase Zhang performed Agape Back Then I Will Breath and Not Alone 2017 present Return to China Edit On February 28 2017 on a live Yizhibo broadcast Zhang revealed that her contract with SM Entertainment will expire in April 2017 and she decided to pursue her career in China 31 On August 15 Zhang s Weibo profile was updated to indicate that she was now managed by Beijing based talent agency Show City Times 32 however the company did not officially announce her until December 31 2018 when a Weibo post was shared with her image attached 33 While under Show City Times management Zhang released three new songs a duet with singer Henry Huo called Lonely 34 a soundtrack song called Answer for the Chinese TV drama The Remedy 35 and finally and a song called Ashes of Time that was featured in Tencent Pictures feature film Sword and Fire 36 Despite these releases Zhang s time with Show City Times was short lived On September 15 2020 it was announced on Weibo that she had signed with Beijing S W Culture Media 37 Controversies EditDR Music Edit On June 18 2007 DR Music filed a lawsuit against Zhang and SM Entertainment to get compensation for 200 million from terminating their exclusive contract Zhang had signed an artist contract with DR Music back in 2002 5 Visa Edit Like former label mate Han Geng Zhang held an E 6 entertainment industry visa for foreigners in South Korea Foreign artists carrying out promotional activities have limitations in terms of location and other factors Han s visa only allowed him to work under SBS and KBS while Zhang s allowed her to work only with SBS and MBC which is why she only performed on the two stages at the time of her debut On August 1 2008 the South Korean government s law of restrictions on foreigners were lifted and foreign entertainers are now allowed to perform in every station in the country However Zhang was unable to perform on MBC due to the channel s conflict with S M Entertainment As of late 2008 MBC has removed the ban of S M Entertainment s artists on their channel citation needed Discography EditMain article Zhang Liyin discography I Will 2008 Tours EditAppearances Edit O The 2nd Asia Tour TVXQ 2007 SM Town Summer Concert 2007 SM Town Live 08 2008 2009 Super Show Super Junior 2009 SM Town Live 10 World Tour 2010 2011 SHINee World SHINee 2011 SM Town Live World Tour III 2012 2013 SM Town Live World Tour IV 2014 2015 Filmography EditTelevision shows Edit Year Network Title Role Notes2008 JSBC Jiangsu Television Super Star 非常大明星 GuestHBS Hunan Television Yue Ce Yue Kai XinGRT Guangdong Television Star 最愛主打星 2010 HBS Hunan Television Day Day Up2014 HBS Hunan Television The Lantern FestivalSMG Dragon Television Immortal Song 不朽之名曲 Episode 4AHBC Anhui Television Mad for Music 我为歌狂 Episodes 2 3 9 10 11HBS Hunan Television Laugh Out Loud 我们都爱笑 SZMG Shenzhen Television The Generation Show 年代秀 Radio shows Edit Year Channel Date Title2014 MBC March 18 C Radio Idol True ColoursMBC October 11 C Radio Idol True ColoursAwards EditYear Award Category Recipient Result2006 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Artist 3 Timeless WonCyworld Digital Music Awards Rookie of the Month September Timeless WonM net KM Music Festival Best New Female Solo Timeless Won2008 Music King Awards Female Newcomer with Most Potential 星愿 I Will WonFujian Southeast Music Ranking Best Mainland Newcomer Zhang Liyin WonTencent Star Ceremony Most Popular Female Singer WonTop Chinese Music Awards Most Attention Grabbing Newcomer Won2014 AHTV Mad for Music Most Popular Female Artist WonReferences Edit a b Yoo Sook Zhang Liyin who debuted for 10 days up for 1st nominee viewers eyesore Newsen in Korean Daum Retrieved May 26 2014 Kim Hyun woo Zhang Liyin in Korea and now China is crowned to the top of the countdown at No 6 after two weeks on Chinese chart in Korean Newsen Retrieved May 26 2014 a b MAMA HISTORY WINNERS 2006 The complete list Mwave Mwave Retrieved March 19 2019 a b Profile image on official homepage Archived March 4 2007 at the Wayback Machine in Korean SM Entertainment 2006 08 a b c d Lee Jae hwan Singer Zhang Liyin Baby V O X management sues for 200 million won Newsen in Korean Daum Retrieved May 26 2014 Album Review Zhang Li Yin Jang Ri In Timeless Soompi October 2 2007 Retrieved March 19 2019 Melon Timeless Single Editorial Review Archived 24 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine in Korean Melon 2006 09 MBCkpop February 17 2012 Zhang Li Yin Y Why 장리인 와이 Music Core 20061230 retrieved March 19 2019 Little R amp B Queen Zhang Li Yin Hopes to Duet with Leehom Wang in Chinese Sina Corp 6 June 2008 Retrieved December 28 2008 Hins Cheung Compliments Zhang Li Yin on Radio in Chinese Baidu 14 June 2008 Retrieved December 28 2008 5th Annual Music King Global Chinese Ultimate Song Chart Awards Winners List Archived 22 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine in Chinese 21CN 26 May 2008 Retrieved December 28 2008 Zhang Liyin Winning Award amp I Will in Chinese 26 May 2008 Retrieved December 28 2008 Music Brings Hope Dreams Bring Tomorrow in Chinese Sina Corp 2 July 2008 Retrieved December 28 2008 Zhang Li Yin s Second Single Believe in Love in Chinese Sohu 14 September 2008 Retrieved December 28 2008 2008 Southeast Music Ranking Winners List in Chinese Sohu 15 November 2008 Retrieved December 28 2008 Zhang Li Yin in Red amp Black Strapless in Chinese QQ 15 December 2008 Retrieved December 28 2008 Zhang Li Yin Preparing Second Album in Chinese Sina Corp 22 December 2008 Retrieved December 28 2008 Mengniu New Music Festival in Chinese Baidu 19 December 2008 Retrieved December 28 2008 2009 01 25 Chinese New Year Dance Festival Zhang Li Yin One More Try 25 January 2009 Retrieved April 25 2009 2009 Chinese Idol New Year Festival in Chinese 26 January 2009 Retrieved April 25 2009 8th Annual Future Star Competition Archived February 2 2009 at the Wayback Machine in Chinese 8th Annual Future Star Film amp TV Star Competition Retrieved April 25 2009 Jackie Chan Invities Over 100 Guests to the Bird s Nest in Chinese 2009 04 20 Sports cn Retrieved April 20 2009 Young R amp B Diva loves massages in her busy life Archived November 7 2009 at the Wayback Machine in Chinese 2009 10 30 Honggebang Retrieved November 3 2009 Super Junior M Zhang Liyin Fanmeeting in Chinese 2009 10 22 Sohu Retrieved November 3 2009 Tomorrow I return to Korea in Chinese 2010 01 23 Cyworld Retrieved January 25 2010 ZhangLiyin riin s Weibo in Chinese 2012 06 25 Sina Weibo Retrieved August 26 2012 ZhouMi SJM s Weibo in Chinese 2013 07 23 Sina Weibo Retrieved August 12 2013 Park Seol ah Victoria appearing in Zhang Liyin s music video display of friendship in the China Line in Korean Newsen Retrieved May 26 2014 Yoon Hye Young Zhang Liyin Solo Song Mv Song Jae Rim Tao Filming SM Family Mobilization in Korean TV Daily Retrieved June 18 2014 Zhang Liyin Zhang Liyin chats new song Weibo in Chinese Retrieved August 9 2014 Zhang Liyin confirms SM Entertainment contract ends in April Chocolyn Retrieved August 1 2017 Zhang Liyin signs with Jane Zhang s management agency Chocolyn August 15 2017 Retrieved March 19 2019 Show City Times wishes everyone a Happy New Year Sina Weibo in Chinese December 31 2018 Retrieved March 19 2019 霍尊 玩樂 伶仃 feat 張力尹 CC歌詞字幕 YouTube jjy728 Retrieved September 17 2021 Zhang Liyin Answer 答案 MV YouTube Chocolyn Retrieved September 17 2021 Ashes Of Time Title Song from Movie Sword and Fire YouTube Zhang Li Yin Topic Retrieved September 17 2021 Zhang Liyin Korean SM artist returns to China for development Sina Weibo in Chinese Retrieved September 17 2021 External links Edit in Chinese Zhang Liyin s Official WeiboAwards and achievementsPreceded by BoA M NET KM Music Festival Best New Female Group Artist 2006 Succeeded by Wonder Girls Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Zhang Liyin amp oldid 1045543616, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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