Baek Ye-rin (born June 26, 1997), otherwise credited as Yerin Baek, is a South Korean singer-songwriter. She is a member of duo 15&. She debuted as a solo artist with her first mini album, Frank, on November 30, 2015.
Baek was born on June 26, 1997 in Jung District, Daejeon. While a trainee under JYP Entertainment, she spent two years living in New York where her family now lives. 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, Baek performed “Listen” by Beyoncé 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.
On September 27, 2012, JYP revealed Baek would debut as part of a duo along with Park Ji-min called 15&. On October 7, the duo debuted with their first single, “I Dream”, on SBS Inkigayo.
Baek In November 2015, Baek debuted as a solo artist with her first extended play, Frank, with the lead single titled “Across the Universe”. 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 released her first digital single titled Bye Bye My Blue on June 20, 2016. Her follow-up digital single titled Love You on Christmas was released on December 7.
As Baek continued to feature on songs by popular artists, she also began performing covers and her own unreleased songs at festivals. In 2018, she formed ‘The Volunteers’ with independent rock band Bye Bye Badman, including the release of their English-language, post-grunge rock EP ” Vanity & People”.