Lee Ye Jin (born on May 30, 1989) better known by her stage name Ailee, is an American singer under YMC Entertainment, a South Korean record label. She released her first single, Heaven, on February 8, 2012.
Before her K-pop debut, Ailee was an artist under Muzo Entertainment, an independent agency based out of New York and New Jersey, where she collaborated with several artists under the group such as JohnnyPhlo, who is also signed in Korea, as well as Philadelphia based rapper, Decipher.
During her trainee days under YMC Entertainment, she was featured in Wheesung's "They Are Coming" song released on October 9, 2011. Ailee was also featured in Decipher's song "Catch Me If You Can".
On September 13, 2011 Ailee with Wheesung held a performance on the MBC's Chuseok special episode of "Singer and Trainee". Ailee's stage presence was immediately felt by the audience, who was amazed that she was like a professional singer, even though she had not yet debuted, officially. Following Ailee's solo performance of "Halo" by Beyonce, singer BMK expressed, "Wherever she goes, she has the potential to be a big star. She definitely has the voice." After the judges had graded everyone, Ailee won first place.
On January 30, 2012 Ailee made her acting debut in Dream High Season 2 as Ailee, one of the member of the fictional K-pop group HerShe.
On February 6, 2012, the music video teaser for Ailee's debut song, Heaven, was released. Ailee released the song and the music video for her song, "Heaven", on February 9, 2012. The music video for "Heaven" featured Beast's Gi Kwang.
Ailee made her debut stage performance of "Heaven" on M.net M! Countdown on February 9, 2012 and on SBS Inkigayo on February 11.
On February 22, 2012 she released her OST song "Superstar" for KBS's Dream High 2 together with Hyorin & Ji Yeon.
Currently, Ailee is performing on Immortal Song 2 and is expected to make a June comeback.