Career[ edit ] Baek began her music career in , entering the South Korean dance scene with her first album Sorrow. She quickly followed this album with a second, Rouge, which came out in April , selling , copies, and cementing her status as one of South Korea's most popular female dance artists.
Two years after the release of Tres, Baek released her fourth album Smile in September Although not a runaway success, it managed to sell a decent number of copies, placing 46th for the year. However, her real comeback occurred in , when Baek released her fifth album Smile Again in March.
Although this was a significant change, it proved to be a very popular song, getting to the top spot on certain performance show charts. In fact, the second single has seen Baek going back to her musical roots, as Ez Do Dance is a sexy Latin number. She performed this single until the end of summer , at which point she finished promotional activities for the album. She won an award for the album at the Seoul Music Awards in January Although there were fears that her singing voice may change, the fear of losing her voice entirely is what prompted her to go ahead with the operation.
They first performed the song on Kim Jung-eun's Chocolate , although the episode did not air until a week later after her official comeback on Show! EGO was released on August 14, This is her second collaboration with the group; she was previously featured on their mini-album Love Class in the track Miss U, released on August 6, Her single Over Time topped various music charts on the day of its release on July 1, , and Baek's greatest-hits album Timeless: The Best also sold very well.
It's a thrill to hear my song played during melodramatic moments in soaps. On May 7, she released a ballad from the mini-album entitled Voice, featuring Gary from Leessang. Controversy[ edit ] In , a sex tape featuring Baek and her manager at the time, Kim Shi-won alias Kim Seok-jin , was leaked onto the internet. The video had been recorded secretly in a hotel room without Baek's knowledge, and was later used to threaten Baek when she attempted to change her contracted manager at the peak of her career.
After singing her fifth song, she told the audience, "I am very sorry for being on stage despite being sick. I won't be able to continue my performance.