Award-winning Korean American K-Pop and R&B vocalist Amy Lee – born in Denver, Colorado on May 30, 1989 – is better known by her stage name Ailee. Growing up in New Jersey, she pursued a career in music, signing with New York City-based agency Muzo Entertainment. She recorded collaborations with several artists while also setting up her own social media accounts. After successfully auditioning for South Korea-based company YMC Entertainment, she moved to South Korea to further her career. In early 2012, Ailee released her debut single “Heaven” followed eight months later by Invitation, her debut EP. That year, she was honored with awards from the Seoul Music Awards, Mnet Asian Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, and the Gaon Chart Music Awards. Her second EP, A’s Doll House, was released in July 2013 and achieved great success. The EP’s single, “U&I”, shot to the top of several music charts just hours after being released. She released her third EP, Magazine, in September 2014. A year later, she issued her debut album, Vivid (2015), which earned her several more awards and include the hit single “Mind Your Own Business”. More best-sellers followed including the EP A New Empire, which earned Ailee her fourth consecutive Best Vocal Performance honor from the net Asian Music Awards. During this successful time during her career, Ailee went from joint package tours to headline performances, making her one of the most popular performers in South Korea. She also released her first U.S. single, “Fall Back”, under the pseudonym A.Leean. After even more live performances, she released Butterfly, her sophomore album, in July 2019. That album was followed by two more EPS – I’m (2020) and Lovin’ (2021) – and her third album, Amy (2021). Ailee has released many South Korean hit singles throughout her career including “Don’t Touch Me” (2014), “Johnny” (2015), “If You” (2016), and “I Will Go To You Like the First Snow”, which was featured in the 2017 TV soundtrack Guardian.

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