Amber Josephine Liu (born September 18, 1992), better known mononymously as Amber, is a Taiwanese-American singer and rapper active in South Korea. She is best known as a vocalist and the rapper in the Multinational quartet girl group, f(x). In 2015, Amber became a solo artist under SM.
Early life Edit
Amber Liu is of Taiwanese descent, she was born and grew up in Los Angeles, California, USA and has an older sister named Jackie Liu. Amber speaks fluent Mandarin, English and Korean. She auditioned to SM at the age of 16. Prior to this she attended El Camino Real High School.
- Main article: f(x) (band)
Liu was cast from SM Entertainment's Los Angeles global audition in 2008, where she and one male were selected to be trainees for SM Entertainment. After a year and a half of training, she debuted under the new South Korean girl group f(x) in September 2009, labeled as "Asia's Pop Dance Group." On September 1, 2009, f(x)'s first single "La Cha Ta" (stylized as "LA chA TA") was digitally released. They debuted on September 2 at their very own showcase event held at the Samseong-dong Fashion Center. The group's first broadcast performance of "La Cha Ta" was held at MBC's music show Show! Music Core on September 5, 2009. Months after, they released their first single album Chu~♡, consisting of 3 songs. On May 4, 2010, they finally released their first mini album Nu ABO.
Label mate Girls' Generation (SNSD) had their first concert Into The New World on December 19 and 20, 2009 in Seoul, Korea. One of its members, Yuri, performed a cover of Ciara's song "1, 2 step" and featured Liu as a rapper and dancer. On June 2010, SM Entertainment released Taiwanese singer and actor Danson Tang's new music video called "I'm Back", which features Amber doing the rap part in both English and Korean, which was released in his third studio album The First Second.
On November 19 and 20, 2011, Super Junior had their opening stops in Seoul, Korea for Super Show 4 World Tour. Liu was featured on Super Junior-M's Henry's solo which is a rearranged version of Justin Bieber's "Baby" with Amber doing the rap part along with Henry. Also, Liu and her group mates Victoria Song and Sulli performed Oops!! with Shindong, Donghae, Eunhyuk and Leeteuk.
Also, on March 17, 2012, she appeared as a guest on Immortal Song 2 to support fellow labelmate, SHINee's Taemin as they performed Wrongful Meeting as Taemin sang and Amber rapped.
She was also featured in Stephanie's solo song, Dance (NaNaNaNa).
Liu has been confirmed to be part of the new cast of the second season of Invincible Youth, a South Korean variety show, in which her fellow f(x) member, Victoria, was a part of during the said show's first season. Liu from f(x) and Woori from Rainbow has been confirmed to be leaving Invincible Youth 2. As stated Liu and Woori will be focusing on their group activities - Liu will be focusing on the Japan debut and Korean comeback and Woori will be focusing activities in Japan with her group.
Liu also appeared in "We Got Married" (episode 53~Khuntoria).
In February 2015, by choice of her own, Amber decided to become a soloist under SM and released her solo EP, Beautiful and title track "Shake That Brass" which features Taeyeon.
- Name: Amber Josephine Liu
- Born: September 18, 1992
- Zodiac: Virgo
- Height: 165cm
- Weight: 56kg
- Family: Parents, older sister named Jackie Liu
Mini Album Edit
- Beautiful (2015)
Digital Single Edit
- Wave (with R3hab, Luna, Xavi&Gi) (2016)
- Breathe Again (with KSUKE) (2016)
- Heartbeat (with Luna) (2016)
- Lower (with Luna) (2018)
TV Drama Edit
Variety Show Edit
|2011–2012||Invincible Youth 2||KBS||Regular cast||Ep.1–18|
|2013||Show Champion||MBC Music||Host|
|2014||We Got Married Global Edition||MBC|
|Ailee & Amber One Fine Day||Cast|
|2014–2015||A Song For You 3||KBS||Host|
|Top Fly||JSBC: Jiangsu Television||Ep.1–5|
|A Song For You 4||KBS||Host|
|2016||We Got Married||MBC||Panelist|
- She natively fluent in English and possesses conversational fluency in Korean and Mandarin Chinese.
- Her favorite color is Red.
- She is the second oldest in the group.
- She is half Taiwanese-American
- She is the only rapper remaining in the group.
- She developed a love for rapping at a young age.
- At a young age, she would listen to Linkin Park & imitate Mike Shonida's rapping.
- She did a cover of 'One More Light' by Linkin Park (with Gen Neo) as a tribute to Chester Bennington, following his death in July, 2017.
- She dresses as a tomboy.
- She is Christian
- She has a YouTube channel called 'What The Pineapple!'
- She can play guitar & drums.
- She loves to play basketball.
Click here to see the photo gallery of Amber.
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