While one can't ignore that Amber's debut solo EP Beautiful was a chart hit (with five weeks on Billboard's World Albums chart so far after peaking at No. 2) and showcased her as more than a singer but a lyricist and producer too, what stands out most is her bold statement of self; an unabashedly clear declaration that she was "beautiful" regardless of anyone else's opinion.
Billboard caught up with the Los Angeles-bred K-pop star for an in-depth chat about the new side fans saw of the f(x) member:
While the EP was promoted with the bouncy lead single "Shake That Brass" featuring Girls' Generation's Taeyeon, Amber teased the project with the buzz track "Beautiful." She says the anthem (that recalls past self-acceptance tracks like Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" and Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful") was the introduction solo Amber needed to make.