Baek A-yeon (born March 11, 1993) is a South Korean singer and songwriter signed under JYP Entertainment. She is best known as the second runner-up contestant of K-pop Star.
Baek was born on March 11, 1993 in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do. During her fifth year of elementary school she underwent treatment for cancer. She is currently studying at the Department of Practical Music at Howon University.
Baek participated in the first season of competition television 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. Baek eventually signed with JYP Entertainment, the company of K-pop Star judge JYP.
Baek released her debut EP, I’m Baek, on September 10, 2012, with a total of five tracks including the lead single “Sad Song”. On September 16, Baek made her official debut stage on the music program Inkigayo with performed “Stay” and “Sad Song”.
On December 15, Baek released her first original soundtrack “Daddy Long Legs” for the SBS drama Cheongdam-dong Alice.
In April 2013, Baek recorded “Introduction to Love,” for MBC’s drama When a Man Falls in Love. Baek released her second EP, A Good Girl, on June 17, 2013, with the lead single “A Good Boy”. One months later, she recorded “Tears Are Also Love”, for the MBC’s drama Goddess of Fire OST.
In May 2014, Baek released track, “The Three Things I Have Left”, for the SBS drama Angel Eyes. Two months later, she released another track, “Morning of Canon”, for MBC’s drama You Are My Destiny.
Baek released her first single and first self-composed song, “Shouldn’t Have” (featuring Day6’s Young K), on May 20, 2015. One months later after its release, the song reached number one in several Korean music real-time charts. Later in the year, she contributed her vocals to the song “So We Are” for the SBS drama Yong-pal.
Her second single, “So-So”, was released in May 2016, which the single were also self-composed. She released holiday single, “Just Because” (featuring Got7’s JB), on November 30.
Baek’s third EP, Bittersweet, was released on May 29, 2017. The EP contained six tracks, with the lead single “Sweet Lies” featuring trio The Barberettes.
Baek A Yeon’s fourth mini album, Dear Me was released on November 21, 2018 with the lead single “Sorry To Myself” along with five other songs.