Amy Lee( Korean name :Lee Yejin; Hangul : 이예진; Hanja : 李藝眞; Japanese : えいりー, born May 30, 1989), better known by her stage nameAilee( Hangul :에일리), is a Korean American singer under South Korean record label YMC Entertainment.She released her first single, "Heaven", in February 2012.

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 Ailee's Life and career

Early life and career beginningsedit

She got into singing by creating a YouTube channel called "mzamyx3" and later "aileemusic" because she wanted to garner more attention to her singing on the web. She moved to South Korea in 2010 after she landed an audition through her uncle's connections.She sang Big Mama's Resignation and was recruited on the spot.

Ailee was also featured in Decipher's song "Catch Me If You Can", which also featured Jay Park . Ailee performed with Jay Park , Art of Movement , Johnnyphlo , Decipher, and Clara C at "projectKorea III" at Rutgers University in 2010.

2012: Debut,Invitationedit

On May 19 of part 2 of the ‘ J.Y. Park ' special, Ailee performed J.Y. Park ’s debut song “Don’t Leave Me“. She beat Davichi ’s Lee Haeri by 1 point, 419 to 418, for the win.Later on June 30th episode,Immortal Song 2featured composer Yoon Il Sang. She performed "Fate" by Lee Seung Chul and won again with 402 votes.In August, it was announced that Ailee was making a temporary leave from the show in order to focus on her music.She performed her final stage on August 6, and the episode aired on September 1.Later in August, Ailee made an appearance in the 3rd episode of Jay Park 's online web series,Jay Park TV, where she was backstage attending Park's concert in Seoul .Ailee also, co-hosted the ABU Radio Song Festival with Han Seok Joon which took place on October 11, 2012.

On October 18, Ailee made her comeback with "I'll Show You" on M! Countdown .

2013-present:A's Doll Houseand Japanese debutedit

The album's single "U&I", topped music charts within 4 hours of release and earned Ailee her first "All-Kill" status.Popularity for the physical album was also deemed high when nearly all stores in Korea were sold out of the soloist's album on the first day of release. Orders overwhelmed the amount of stock, and a representative from Ailee's agency stated, "The rate at which this album is selling is many times greater than the previous album’s."[citation needed]

On September 5, a video of her teasing the chorus of the song was released, along with some part of it and the release day of the single, stated to be released on November 6.

"Singing Got Better" reached #1 on Korea's major charts: Mnet, Bugs, Olleh, Soribada, Naver Music, Daum Music, and Genie.

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 Ailee's Personal life

As a result of the scandal, Ailee was removed from several advertising campaigns, including fried chicken company Kyochon . Kyochon responded, "Ailee’s commercial contract hasn’t ended. But consumers have been showing sensitive reactions to Ailee’s recent situation, and Ailee’s agency is also not entirely keen on the singer’s exposure at this time, so we took certain steps.”

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 Ailee's Discography

Korean discography


Digital Single

Japanese discography


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 Ailee's Filmography

Television Drama

2012 Dream High Season 2 Ailee

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 Ailee's Endorsements

2012 Touch In Sol
2013 Kyochon Chicken
Philippines Tourism Endorsement
Cherish Furniture Endorsement

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 Ailee's Awards

2012 Cyworld Digital Music Awards Rookie & Song of the Month (February) " Heaven "Won
Asia Song Festival New Artist Award HerselfWon
4th MelOn Music Awards Best New Artist HerselfWon
Soompi Gayo Awards Top 50 Songs (#3) "Heaven"Won
So-Loved Awards Best Female Newcomer HerselfWon
14th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Female Artist HerselfWon
2013 27th Golden Disk Awards Best New Artist HerselfWon
22th Seoul Music Awards Rookie Award HerselfWon
Mnet Pre-Grammy Awards Mnet Rising Star HerselfWon
2nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards New Female Solo Artist HerselfWon
5th MelOn Music Awards Top 10 Artists HerselfWon
15th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Vocal Performance - Female HerselfWon
2014 28th Golden Disk Awards Digital Bonsang " U&I "Won

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 Ailee's Music Show Awards

Music Bankedit

2012 November 23 " 보여줄게I'll Show You "
2013 July 26" U&I "
August 2

Show Championedit

2013 July 24 " U&I "
2014 January 15 " Singing Got Better "

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 Ailee's References

  1. "YMC Entertainment Official Website". 
  2. "Ailee the k-pop and youtube sensation". 10/09/2011. 
  4. "Wheesung unveils ‘They Are Coming’, final mini-album before enlistment". 10/09/2011. 
  5. "Jay Park, Art of Movement, Johnnyphlo, Decipher & more to perform at Rutgers University!". allkpop. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  6. "Wheesung and Trainee Ailee Wow the Audience". Soompi. 2011-09-16. Retrieved 03/08/2012. 
  7. "Ailee releases "Heaven" MV teaser feat. B2ST’s Kikwang". Allkpop. 02/06/2012. 
  8. "Ailee releases "Heaven" MV teaser". Soompi. 02/08/2012. Retrieved 03/08/2012. 
  9. "Lee Ki Kwang appears on Ailee's "Heaven" music video". Soompi. 02/07/2012. Retrieved 03/08/2012. 
  10. "Ailee makes an angelic debut with "Heaven" on ‘M! Countdown’!". Allkpop. 02/09/2012. 
  11. "Ailee Makes Debut Inkigayo Performance". Soompi. 02/12/2012. Retrieved 03/08/2012. 
  12. "Rookie singer Ailee wins two titles from Cyworld Music Awards". Allkpop. 03/02/2012. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  13. "John Park & Ailee make their first appearance on ‘Immortal Song 2′". Allkpop. 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  14. "Ailee claims victory on Immortal Song 2". Allkpop. 2012-05-19. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  15. "Ailee claims victory + cast of ‘Immortal Song 2′ cover the greatest hits by composer Yoon Il Sang". Allkpop. 2012-06-30. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  16. "Super Junior’s Ryeowook and Ailee to exit ‘Immortal Song 2′". Allkpop. 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  17. "Super Junior's Ryeowook and Soloist Ailee to Leave 'Immortal Song 2'". Kpopstarz. 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  18. "JAY PARK TV - EP 03". Jay Park. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  19. "ABU TV Song Festival 2012 Participants". Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  20. "ABU TV Song Festival 2012". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  21. "Ailee releases "I’ll Show You" MV (ft. MBLAQ’s G.O) + ‘Invitation’ mini album". Allkpop. 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  22. "Naver News". 07/03/2012. Retrieved 07/03/2012. 
  23. "Ailee Comes Back with Album 'Invitation'". kpopstarz. 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2012-10-17. 
  24. "Ailee comes back with "I’ll Show You" on ‘M! Countdown’". Allkpop. 2012-10-18. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  25. Nate News, 에일리가 돌아온다! 12일 새 앨범 발표 July 4, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013. Language, Korean.
  26. Nate News, 에일리, 신곡 '유앤아이(U&I)' 티저 영상 공개 '컴백 신호탄' July 5, 2013. Retrieved July 10, 2013. Language, Korean.
  27. Ailee to make her Japanese debut in September
  29. Ailee to take it 'Higher' with collaboration featuring pianist Yiruma
  30. Ailee takes you 'Higher' with collaboration featuring pianist Yiruma
  31. Ailee Confirms Comeback for January 2014
  32. Ailee reuniting with mentor Wheesung for 'Improved Song' comeback on Jan. 6th!
  33. Ailee Releases Comeback Teaser for “Singing Got Better”
  34. Ailee asserts her 'Singing Got Better' in new song produced by Wheesung!
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  36. "[BREAKING] [NSFW] Purported pre debut nude photos of Ailee leaked". November 10, 2013. Retrieved November 10, 2013. 
  37. "에일리측 "유출사진, 본인맞다…유포 법적대응"(전문)" (in Korean). November 11, 2013. Retrieved November 11, 2013. 
  38. "“누드유출 에일리, 4년전 美경찰에 수사요청”… 현지 경찰 수사기록 확인 보도" (in Korean). November 24, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  39. 연예뉴스팀 (November 15, 2013). "에일리 광고사진 '정당한 처사 VS 그래도 너무하네' 갑론을박" (in Korean). Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  40. Super Junior and Ailee to spend a sweet year together for ‘KyoChon Chicken’
  41. Allkpop: Ailee takes you on a date around the Philippines in an interactive film for Philippine Tourism
  42. Manila Bulletin: DOT taps K-pop star Ailee to promote PH tourism

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