Baek A-yeon

South Korean singer
This is a Korean name; the family name is Baek.
Baek A-yeon
Baek A-yeon at 2015 Summer K-POP Festival.jpg
Baek A-yeon at 2015 Summer K-POP Festival
Background information
Native name 백아연
Birth name Baek A-yeon
Born (1993-03-11) March 11, 1993 (age 23)
Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments
Years active 2012 (2012)–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts JYP Nation
Website baekayeon.jype.com
Korean name
Hangul 백아연
Hanja 白娥娟
Revised Romanization Baek A-yeon
McCune–Reischauer Paek Ayŏn

Baek A-yeon (Hangul : 백아연, born on March 11, 1993) is a South Korean singer-songwriter who debuted under JYP Entertainment. She is well known as one of the final three contestants from the first season of the South Korean talent show series K-pop Star.

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BiographyEdit

Baek A-yeon was born on March 11, 1993. During her fifth year of elementary school she underwent treatment for cancer.[1] She is currently studying at the Department of Practical Music at Howon University.

CareerEdit

2011–12 : K-Pop StarEdit

A-yeon first appeared on the South Korean television audition show K-pop Star. She was one of the top three contestants, along with Park Ji-min and Lee Hi. After she was eliminated she was approached by a number of entertainment agencies seeking to sign her. A-yeon eventually signed with JYP Entertainment, the company of K-pop Star judge JYP.[2]

2012 : Debut with I'm BaekEdit

On September 2, Baek A-yeon's debut album I'm Baek was announced. 2PM member Jun. K produced a song for her entitled "Always" and was featured in the song on her debut album.[3] On September 10, the music video for "Sad Song", a track composed by Super Changddai with lyrics by JYP, was revealed on YouTube. On September 13, she collaborated in a classic version of "Sad Song" with pianist Lee Jin Wook and Odd Eye. On December 15, Baek A-yeon released her first original soundtrack song, entitled "Daddy Long Legs," for the drama Cheongdam-dong Alice OST album.[4]

2013–14: A Good GirlEdit

On June 11, a teaser video for Baek A-yeon's second mini album, A Good Girl was released featuring A-yeon alongside miss A's Jia and Suzy.[5][6] In 2013, Baek A-yeon released two original soundtrack tracks for different dramas, the first called "Introduction to Love," was released on April 10 for the drama When a Man Falls in Love and the second, called "Tears Are Also Love", was released on July 18 for the Goddess of Fire OST.[4]

In 2014, Baek A-yeon released a soundtrack addition entitled "The Three Things I Have Left" for the drama Angel Eyes and a track called "Morning of Canon" for the drama Fated to Love You OST album.[4]

2015–present: Shouldn’t Have, So-SoEdit

After a two-year hiatus, JYP Entertainment dropped a lyric music video for Baek A-yeon's first self-composed song called Shouldn't Have featuring DAY6's Young K on May 20, 2015 .[7] The song reached number one spot on several music charts in June, one month after its release.[8] She first performed "Shouldn't Have" on Show! Music Core on June 13.[9] In 2015, Baek A-yeon released an original soundtrack called "So We Are" for the drama Yong-pal.

On May 15, 2016 JYP Entertainment dropped a teaser image for A-Yeon's upcoming comeback in May with a new single entitled So-So.[10] On May 24, she officially released her second single So-So along with another single called Something to Say; both of the singles were self-composed.[11]Baek A Yeon released holiday single Just Because featuring GOT7 member JB on November 30.[12]

DiscographyEdit

Extended playsEdit

Title Album details Track listing Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[13]
I'm Baek 11
A Good Girl
  • Released: June 17, 2013
  • Label: JYP Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
14

Promotional singlesEdit

As lead artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(digital downloads)
Album
KOR
Gaon

[16]
KOR
Hot 100

[17]
"Sad Song" 2012 2 11 I'm Baek
"A Good Boy" 2013 12 26 A Good Girl
"Shouldn't Have"
(feat. Young K of DAY6)
2015 1
  • KOR: 2,001,387+[20]
Non-album singles
"So-So" 2016 1
  • KOR: 1,070,347+[21]
"Just Because"
(feat. JB of GOT7)
12
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As featured artistEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(digital downloads)
Album
KOR
Gaon

[16]
KOR
Hot 100

[17]
"행복을 찾아서"
(with Yim Jae-beom)
2012
  • KOR: —
TO…
"Please Come Back (돌아와줘)"
(with Taecyeon & Chansung of 2PM)
2014
  • KOR: —
Go Grazy! (Grand Edition)
"Kibuntat (기분탓)"
(with Sleepy)
2015 39 F/W
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songsEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(digital downloads)
Album
KOR
Gaon

[16]
KOR
Hot 100

[17]
"아틀란티스 소녀 (Atlantis Princess)" 2012 154
  • KOR: —
SBS K팝 스타 Top 8 (digital single)
"Can't Fight The Moonlight" 100 SBS K팝 스타 Top 7 (digital single)
"Saving All My Love For You" 93 SBS K팝 스타 Top 6 (digital single)
"Run Devil Run" 55 97 SBS K팝 스타 Top 5 (digital single)
"보고싶다 (I Miss You)" 23 37 SBS K팝 스타 Top 4 (digital single)
"Ma Boy 2"
(feat. Lee Seunghoon)
50 67 SBS K팝 스타 SPECIAL No.3 (digital single)
"잘못했어 (I Was Wrong)"
  • KOR: —
SBS K팝 스타 Top 3 (digital single)
"머물러요 (Stay)" 37 47 I'm Baek
"Love, Love, Love." 44 65
"Always"
(feat. Jun.K of 2PM)
55
"You're Leaving (니가 떠나간다)" 59
"너를 처음 만난 그때 (The First Time I Met You)"
(with Hwang Chi-yeol)
2015 49 투유 프로젝트 - 슈가맨, Pt. 4
"할 말 (Something to Say)" 2016 29 So-So (single)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales
(digital downloads)
Album
KOR
Gaon

[16]
KOR
Hot 100

[17]
"Daddy Long Legs" 2012 6 Cheongdam-dong Alice OST
"Introduction to Love" 2013 37 When a Man Falls in Love OST
"Tears Are Also Love"
  • KOR: —
Goddess of Fire OST
"The Three Things I Have Left" 2014 11 Angel Eyes OST
"Morning of Canon" 70 Fated to Love You OST
"So We Are" 2015 14 N/A Yong-Pal OST
"사랑인 듯 아닌 듯 (A Lot Like Love)" 2016 25 Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
* Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 was discontinued in July 2014.

Concerts and toursEdit

HeadliningEdit

  • Baek A Yeon 1st Concert "Whispering the First Story" (2015)
  • Baek A Yeon 2nd Concert "Whisper, Whisper - The 2nd Story" (2016)

Concert participationEdit

  • 2014 JYP Nation ONE MIC (Seoul, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Bangkok)
  • 2016 JYP Nation Mix & Match (Seoul and Tokyo)

FilmographyEdit

Variety programsEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
2011 K-pop Star Season 1 Contestant SBS
2012 Strong Heart (TV series) Guest SBS Episode 129 and Episode 130
2013 Beatles Code Season 2 Guest Mnet Episode 67
K-pop Star Season 2 Guest SBS Episode 22
1000 Song Challenge Guest SBS Episode 256
Golden Family Guest SBS Chuseok Special
Dancing with the Stars (South Korean season 3) Guest Singer with 15& MBC Song choice Conga by Miami Sound Machine
2014 Healing Camp Guest SBS Episode 164
Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2 Guest KBS Episode 260
2015 100 People, 100 Songs Contestant JTBC Episode 34
Hello Counselor Guest KBS Episode 242
2015 Idol Star Athletics Ssireum Basketball Futsal Archery Championships Participant MBC
You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook Guest KBS Episode 289
Sugar Man Show Man with Hwang Chi-yeol JTBC Remake a song 너를 처음 만난 그때 (The First Time I Met You) by Park Jun-ha
2016 Hello Counselor Guest KBS Episode 279
Sugar Man Show Man with Sandeul B1A4 JTBC Remake a song 선물 (Gift) by UN
You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook Guest KBS Episode 324
Duet Song Festival Duet with Park Soon-ho MBC Song choice 제발 (Please) by Lee So-ra
War of Vocals - God's Voice Guest Panelist SBS Episode 16
King of Mask Singer Contestant as "I Will Back Music Box" MBC Episodes 83–84

Music video appearanceEdit

Year Song title Artist Role
2013 Somebody 15& Herself

Musical theatreEdit

Year Title Role Duration Notes
2015 Cinderella Cinderella September 12, 2015 – November 8, 2015 Lead role

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2013
22nd Seoul Music Awards
Best New Artists N/A Nominated
2015
7th MelOn Music Awards
Top 10 Artists N/A Nominated
Best Ballad Song Shouldn't Have
(feat. Young K of DAY6)
Won
Song Of the Year Nominated
17th Mnet Asian Music Awards
Best Vocal Performance – Female Nominated
Sina Weibo Global Fan's Choice – Female N/A Nominated
2016
25th Seoul Music Awards
Bonsang Award[41] Shouldn't Have
(feat. Young K of DAY6)
Nominated
Popularity Award N/A Nominated
Hallyu Special Award N/A Nominated
30th Golden Disk Awards
Digital Bonsang Shouldn't Have
(feat. Young K of DAY6)
Nominated
Popularity Award (Korea) N/A Nominated
Global Popularity Award N/A Nominated
5th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards
Discovery of the Year – Hot Trend Shouldn't Have
(feat. Young K of DAY6)
Won
18th Mnet Asian Music Awards
Best Female Artist N/A Nominated
Best Vocal Performance – Female So-So Nominated
2017
31st Golden Disk Awards
Digital Bonsang Nominated
Asian Choice Popularity Award N/A Nominated
26th Seoul Music Awards
Bonsang Award So-So Nominated
Best Ballad Award Won
Popularity Award N/A Nominated
Hallyu Special Award N/A Nominated
6th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards
Song of the Year – May So-So Pending

Music ProgramsEdit

InkigayoEdit

Year Date Song
2016 June 5 "So-So"

M CountdownEdit

Year Date Song
2016 June 2 "So-So"
June 9

Music BankEdit

Year Date Song
2015 June 26 "Shouldn't Have" (feat. Young K of DAY6)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Park Jin Young Seems Hooked on Baek Ah Yeon". KpopStarz. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "'K-Pop Star' Contestants Baek A Yeon, Park Jae Hyung Also Join JYP". Mwave Interest. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Baek Ah Yeon". KpopStarz. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "Baek A Yeon Profile". Naver Music. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Suzy & Jia star in video teaser for Baek A Yeon's comeback with "A Good Boy"". allkpop. June 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ "[오마이포토] 'a Good Girl' 백아연, "우리 팬이 최고"". OhMyNews. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Lee Seung Gi, Baek A Yeon Overtake EXO And Threaten Big Bang On Korean Music Charts". KpopStarz. Retrieved 22 April 2016. 
  8. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2015/06/baek-ah-yeons-shouldnt-have-has-staying-power-on-music-charts
  9. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2015/06/performances-from-june-13th-show-music-core
  10. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2016/05/baek-ah-yeons-comeback-set-for-some-time-this-month
  11. ^ http://www.soompi.com/2016/05/23/baek-ah-yeon-makes-comeback-with-so-so-mv/
  12. ^ https://www.soompi.com/2016/11/30/watch-baek-yeon-got7s-jb-duet-goals/
  13. ^ "Gaon Album Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved May 24, 2016. 
  14. ^ 2012년 09월 Album Chart [September 2012 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved May 24, 2016. 
  15. ^ 2013년 06월 Album Chart [June 2013 Album Chart]. Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved May 24, 2016. 
  16. ^ a b c d "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Chart. Korea Music Content Industry Association (KMCIA). Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  17. ^ a b c d "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 22 May 2015. 
  18. ^ Total sales for "Sad Song":
  19. ^ Total sales for "A Good Boy":
  20. ^ Cumulative sales for "Shouldn't Have":
  21. ^ Total sales for "So-So":
  22. ^ Total sales for "Just Because":
  23. ^ Total sales for "Kibuntat (기분탓)":
  24. ^ Total sales for "Can't Fight The Moonlight":
  25. ^ Total sales for "Saving All My Love For You":
  26. ^ Total sales for "Run Devil Run":
  27. ^ Total sales for "보고싶다 (I Miss You)":
  28. ^ Total sales for "Ma Boy 2":
  29. ^ Total sales for "머물러요 (Stay)":
  30. ^ Total sales for "Love, Love, Love":
  31. ^ Total sales for "Always":
  32. ^ Total sales for "You're Leaving (니가 떠나간다)":
  33. ^ Total sales for "너를 처음 만난 그때 (The First Time I Met You)":
  34. ^ Total sales for "할 말 (Something to Say)":
  35. ^ Total sales for "Daddy Long Legs":
  36. ^ Total sales for "Introduction to Love":
  37. ^ Total sales for "The Three Things I Have Left":
  38. ^ Total sales for "Morning of Canon":
  39. ^ Total sales for "So We Are":
  40. ^ Cumulative sales for "A Lot Like Love":
  41. ^ "Seoul Music Awards Global (scroll to K-POP STAR 2015 [LIVE VOTE] and click "Main and Popular (Overseas)" to reveal the nominees)". Seoul Music Awards. SportsSeoul. Retrieved 9 December 2015. 

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