|Birth name Baek Ye-rin|
Labels JYP Entertainment
Record label JYP Entertainment
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Associated acts 15& JYP Nation
Music group 15& (Since 2012)
Name Baek Ye-rin
Years active 2012–present
|Born June 26, 1997 (age 18)
Daejeon, South Korea (1997-06-26) |
Genres K-pop, Ballad, Contemporary R&B
Similar People Park Ji‑min, San E, Baek A‑yeon, Ji Dam Yuk, Park Jin‑young
Baek Ye-rin (Hangul: 백예린; born June 26, 1997), otherwise credited as Yerin Baek or simply Yerin is a South Korean singer-songwriter. She debuted in 2012 as a member of 15& and as a solo artist on November 30, 2015 with the extended play Frank.
Ye-rin was born on June 26, 1997 in Jung-gu, Daejeon. During her training period, she spent two years living in New York where her family lives now. She is fluent in English. She graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School in February 2016 alongside 15& member Park Ji-min and Kim Yu-gyeom of Got7.
In a 2007 episode of the SBS variety show Amazing Contest Star King, Ye-rin performed "Listen" by Beyoncé and became known as a "contemporary R&B genius". After her Star King appearance, Ye-rin decided to audition for JYP Entertainment. She performed "Listen" on the audition day, and later won the second place, behind only 2PM's Jang Woo-young. She spent five years (2007-2012) training in South Korea and the United States, and was called a "genius girl" for her vocal talent, skills in using the piano and fluency in the English language.
2012: Debut with 15&
On September 27, 2012, JYP revealed Baek Ye-rin would debut as part of a duo along with Park Ji-min called 15&. On October 7, the duo later debuted with their first single, "I Dream" on SBS Inkigayo.
2015–present: Solo career
In November 2015, Baek Ye-rin debuted as a solo artist with her first solo extended play, Frank. "Across the Universe" was the lead single. She named her album title as a tribute to Amy Winehouse, whose debut album shared the same name. The lead song's lyrics were inspired by the film The Martian.
Baek Ye-rin released a digital single titled Bye Bye My Blue on June 20, 2016. The single contains three songs including the lead single "Bye Bye My Blue". She also released a holiday single titled Love You on Christmas on December 7. The single contains two songs including the lead single "Love You on Christmas" and the B-side single "November Song".