Baek Z Young Announces Two U.S. Concerts

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Baek Ji Young

The Korean "ballad queen" will charm Los Angeles and New York before summer's end

As more Korean boy bands and girl groups hold concerts in America, rarely do U.S. fans get to see singers in the ultra-popular ballad genre live. But K-pop's "ballad queen" Baek Z Young (also known as Baek Ji Young) will hold her first solo stateside shows next month.

The singer has announced two U.S. stops for her Sentimental Memories trek. The 38-year-old stunner will hit both coasts for a concert in Los Angeles and New York.

Tickets for the L.A. show went on sale today with information still to come for the New York stop.

A veteran in the K-pop industry since her late '90s debut, Young has reinvented from a dance-pop diva to her position today as a chart-topping ballad singers who can still pull out an uptempo banger every now and then. Young's landed several Top 10 entries on the K-Pop Hot 100 including 2012's "Voice" (peaking at No. 2, above), the dance track "Good Boy" (No. 4) and 2013's "Acacia" (No. 9). The singer is also a judge on "The Voice of Korea," South Korea's domestic version of "The Voice."

Baek Z Young's Sentimental Memories U.S. Dates:
--August 28 - Los Angeles, Calif. - CLUB NOKIA L.A. Live
--August 30 - New York, NY - Manhattan Lincoln Center, Avery Fischer Hall

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