Ailee, born on May 30, 1989 in Denver, Colorado (but grew up in New Jersey) as Amy Lee (Korean name Lee Yejin), is a Korean-American singer and songwriter. Before her career in Kpop, she was signed to Muzo Entertainment in America - she is currently signed to Westside and Warner Music Japan. She moved to South Korea in 2010 after passing an audition and became a signed artist under YMC Entertainment. At the time, she was recognizable for her performance on the show Singer and Trainee and was named and dubbed the Korean Beyonce as she had sung one of her songs on the show.
In Korea, Ailee trained under Wheesung and was featured in his "They Are Coming" and had asupporting role in "Dream High 2". Ailee has several hits which include "U&I", "Singing Got Better", "Mind Your Own Business" and "If You" and has awards and accolades from Best New Artist Award at the Melon Music Awards, Golden Disc Awards, Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards, Best Newcomer and Four Best Female Vocal Performance awards, and the Seoul Music Awards. Ailee is also known for her ballad songs which had been a part of original soundtracks of movies and dramas.