Lim Kim

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Lim Kim
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Lim Kim in 2014
Background information
Birth nameKim Ye-rim
Born (1994-01-21) January 21, 1994 (age 24)
OriginSouth Korea
GenresK-pop, indie pop, folk rock
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2011 (2011)–2016 (2016)
LabelsMystic89 (2011–2016)
Associated actsTogeworl
Korean name
Hangul
김예림
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Ye-rim
McCune–ReischauerKim Yerim

Lim Kim (born Kim Ye-rim; Hangul김예림; Hanja金藝琳 on January 21, 1994) is a South Korean singer and a member of the band Togeworl with Do Dae-yoon. She competed in the Superstar K3 singing competition as a member of Togeworl, placing third. In 2013 Kim debuted as a solo singer, and is known for the song "All Right." She left MYSTIC Entertainment after her contract ended in 2016.[1]

Biography

Kim was born in South Korea. For high school, she decided to go overseas, and attended Leonia High School in New Jersey.[2] While attending high school in 2011, she heard about the New York City auditions for the South Korean singing competition Superstar K3. She asked a fellow Korean student Do Dae-yoon, who was known as a great guitarist at the school, to audition together, even though she did not know him well.[3] He agreed, and they formed the band Togeworl. Togeworl managed to pass the audition, and flew to Seoul to compete. The duo were successful, and were picked to be mentored by singer-songwriter Yoon Jong-shin.[4] Eventually they finished third in the competition, after Ulala Session and Busker Busker.[5]

After the competition, Kim and Do remained in South Korea, where they continued to receive musical training, and signed a contract with Mystic89.[4][5] Togeworl released their first song in February 2012 for the soundtrack for the TVN variety show The Romantic. Kim began attending high school in Bundang-gu, Seoul in March 2012.[2]

In March 2012, Kim made an appearance in the drama Shut Up Flower Boy Band,[6] and released 2 songs for the soundtrack, "Two Months" and "Love U Like U," which was a duet with L from the boyband Infinite.

Though Togeworl planned to debut in 2013, member Do Dae-yoon had to return to the United States, due to issues with high school.[7] Because of this, it was decided Kim should debut as a solo artist before reuniting as a duo.[4]

In June 2013, Kim released the extended play A Voice, led by the song "All Right." The song was successful, reaching number two on Gaon's singles chart.[8] Then, she released a second extended play in September, Her Voice, and a full-length album in November called Goodbye 20.

In April 2015, she released her third extended play, Simple Mind. The track "Awoo" was the only K-pop song included on SPIN's 101 Best Songs of 2015, coming in at #51. In the article, Andrew Unterberger praised the song, saying "no [American] pop song this year breathed like this Korean emoji of a pop song" and calling it "a kinetic environment bursting with creativity, synthesis, and an intrinsic passion".[9] Billboard's 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2015 ranked the song at #8, claiming that Kim outdid herself and praising the song's "mix of woozy synths, trance-like chants, and trappy snares [...] pulled off with a sense of sophistication that's hard to make believable."[10]

On May 30, 2016, Mystic Entertainment posted an official statement announcing Kim's departure from the label after her contract has ended.[11][12]

Discography

Album

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[8]
Goodbye 20
Track list
  1. "Goodbye 20"
  2. "널 어쩌면 좋을까" (Maybe you should I)
  3. "Number 1"
  4. "컬러링" (Colorring)
  5. "캐럴의 말장난" (Carol pun)
  6. "All Right"
  7. "잘 알지도 못하면서" (Even though you do not know it that well)
  8. "Urban Green"
  9. "Rain"
  10. "Voice (feat. Swings)"
  11. "사랑한다 말해요" (Say I love you)
  12. "Drunken Shrimp"
  13. "언제 진실이 중요했던 적 있었니" (When was that ever the truth is important to you)
  14. Urban Green (English ver.)"
13
  • KOR: 1,900
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Extended plays

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[8]
A Voice
Track list
  1. "Number 1"
  2. "컬러링" (Colorring)
  3. "캐럴의 말장난" (Carol pun)
  4. "All Right"
  5. "잘 알지도 못하면서" (Even though you do not know it that well)
15
  • KOR: 1,600
Her Voice
  • Released: September 9, 2013
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Publisher: CJ E&M
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. "Urban Green (Korean ver.)"
  2. "Rain"
  3. "Voice (feat. Swings)"
  4. "사랑한다 말해요" (Say I love you)
  5. "Drunken Shrimp"
  6. "언제 진실이 중요했던 적 있었니" (When was that ever the truth is important to you)
  7. "Urban Green (English ver.)"
16
  • KOR: 2,000
Simple Mind
  • Released: April 27, 2015
  • Label: Mystic89
  • Publisher: LOEN Entertainment
  • Format: CD, digital download
Track list
  1. "Awoo"
  2. 알면 다쳐" (Love Game)
  3. "바람아 (feat. Beenzino)" (Oh the wind)
  4. "먼저 말해" (First, tell)
  5. "No More"
  6. "Upgrader"
  7. "종이새" (New Paper)
16
  • KOR: 1,400

Singles

Year Title Peak positions Sales Album
KOR
[8]
Hot 100
K-Pop

[13]
2012 "Love U Like U"
(L and Kim Ye-Rim)
27 48
  • KOR (DL): 233,449
Shut Up Flower Boy Band OST Part 5
2013 "Colorring" (컬러링) 16 7
  • KOR (DL): 423,056
A Voice
"All Right" 2 3
  • KOR (DL): 1,062,112
"Rain" 5 7
  • KOR (DL): 359,368
Her Voice
"Voice"
(featuring Swings)
7 14
  • KOR (DL): 273,220
"I'm Asking You" (부탁할게요) 85
  • KOR (DL): 54,905
The Suspicious Housekeeper OST Part 2
"Goodbye 20" 12 18
  • KOR (DL): 199,516
Goodbye 20
"Happy Me" (행복한 나를) 4 3
  • KOR (DL): 543,552
Reply 1994 OST Part 5
2014 "Roommate" (룸메이트)
(Kim Ye-Rim and Eddy Kim)
Roommate OST Part 1
2015 "Awoo" 22
  • KOR (DL): 183,694
Simple Mind
"Love Game (Almyeon Dachyeo)" (알면 다쳐) 29
  • KOR (DL): 105,000
"RAIN" Beat House Live # 2
"Think About’ Chu"
"You, who are you" (너, 누구니 Neo, nuguni) KBS I Remember You OST Part.2
"Urban Green" Naver Music Showcase
"Rain"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Other charted songs

Year Title Peak positions Album
KOR
[8]
Hot 100
K-Pop

[13]
2013 "Like You Know It All" (잘 알지도 못하면서) 25 31 A Voice
"Carol's Wonderland" (캐럴의 말장난) 68
"All Right (East4A Soulful Mix)" 179
"Say Love" (사랑한다 말해요) 66 61 Her Voice
"Urban Green (Korean Ver.)" 81
"Drunken Shrimp" 87
"Truth Never Matters" (언제 진실이 중요했던 적 있었니) 88
"Urban Green (English Ver.)" 134
"What to Do with You" (널 어쩌면 좋을까) 57 40 Goodbye 20
2015 "Wind" (바람아 Balama)
(featuring Beenzino)
63 Simple Mind

Collaboration Singles

Year Title Peak positions Sales Album Other Artist(s)
KOR
[8]
Hot 100
K-Pop

[13]
2013 "비누" (Soap) Duet with Lee Seung-hwan
"크리스마스 소원" (Christmas wishes) 43
  • KOR (DL): 111,761+
Mystic Holiday 2013 Jang Jae-in, Yoon Jong-shin, Park Ji-yoon, Jang Jae-in, Kim Yeon-woo, Harim, Gimjeonghwan, Myuji, Jojeongchi & Pyueokim.
"겨울 하늘 별" (It stars winter sky)
2014 "해요 말고 해 (A Little Close)" 29
  • KOR (DL): 95,715+
A Little Close (single) HIGH4
"HIS HABIT" Timing Kim Hyun-joong & Kanto
2015 "어른 맞니" (Are You a Grown Up) 90
  • KOR (DL): 23,472+
Are You a Grown Up (single) Kei G Travus
"Stay Ever" 100
  • KOR (DL): 27,813+
Stay Ever (single) Verbal Jint
"커피 (Prod. by G-Park)" (Coffee) 5
  • KOR (DL): 566,792+
Coffee (Prod. by G-Park) (single) Yoo Jae Hwan
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Network
2014 Entertain Us Herself Mnet
2013 Running Man Herself SBS
2013 Monstar Choi Kyung (young) Mnet
2012 Shut Up Flower Boy Band Ye-Rim (fictional character) tvN
2012 Superstar K3 Herself Mnet

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Result
2013 5th MelOn Music Awards Best Newcomer Won
15th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Female Artist Nominated
2014 28th Golden Disk Awards Best Newcomer Won
20th Korea Entertainment Arts Awards Best Ballad Artist Won
16th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best OST Nominated

References

  1. ^ "Kim Ye Rim leaves MYSTIC Entertainment after her contract ends - allkpop.com".
  2. ^ a b "Superstar K3 Two Months: What Are They Up To?". Soompi. April 14, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "[Exclusive] A Special Letter From Lim Kim (Kim Yerim) Part 1". Soompi. September 3, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c "[Exclusive] A Special Letter From Lim Kim Part 2". Soompi. September 6, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Superstar K3′s Two Months to Remain in Korea until Signing with an Agency". Soompi. November 8, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  6. ^ "Two Months Kim Ye Rim to Show Acting Skills in "Shut Up: Flower Boy Band"". Soompi. January 23, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  7. ^ ""Two Months" Kim Ye Rim to Debut Without Do Dae Yoon". Soompi. April 6, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  9. ^ "The 101 Best Songs of 2015 (see #51)". SPIN. SpinMedia. 2015-11-30. Retrieved 9 December 2015.
  10. ^ Benjamin, Jeff; Oak, Jessica. "The 20 Best K-Pop Songs of 2015". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  11. ^ Castillo, Justin (30 May 2016). "Korean singer Lim Kim separate ways with Mystic Entertainment". News Everyday. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  12. ^ Hong, C. (29 May 2016). "Lim Kim Parts Ways With Mystic Entertainment". Soompi. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  13. ^ a b c "Korea K-Pop Hot 100". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2015-11-28. Retrieved 2013-03-13.

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