Resisting the pull of the US industry, singer Ailee revealed her motivations that led her into the Korean music scene 

The singer might have debuted in the US if it had not been for these Korean influences. 

Singer Ailee is among the prominent names in the music industry for her fierce and powerful voice. Recently, she appeared on the red carpet event of “KBS Immortal Songs 2022: King of Kings” at Songdo Convensia Convention Center in Incheon on the 5th along with a stellar lineup, including singers Jung Hong-il, Hwanhee, Monni, Eun-chul Oh, Stephanie, Ailee, Seo Eun-kwang, Kim Ki-tae, Kim Jae-hwan, Forestella, Kim Joon-hyun & Lee Chan-won attending the event.


Above all, Ailee successfully wrapped up her performance of “2022 Ailee National Tour Concert: One More Step” on the 3rd at Changwon and is preparing more diverse and spectacular performances for her upcoming concert locations. 

The singer is currently working under A2G Entertainment (Pop Music), agency of Yoon Sang Kei from Lovelyz, after one year of exclusive contract with THE L1VE founded by Ravi (VIXX).


Despite her massive legacy as a singer, Ailee recently drew attention by going into details of her pre-debuts days that may surprise many. Specifically, on her appearance in TV Chosun’s “Huh Young-man’s Food Travel” singer Ailee confessed that she had dual citizenship and that she received many offers from US agencies.

She elaborated, “I wanted to be a singer when I was young, and I had a lot of offers to be a singer in the U.S., but I wanted to do it in Korea.”


The reason for her choice was, “I grew up watching a lot of music programs such as ‘Inkigayo’ and ‘Music Bank’ in the U.S., so I was into Korean culture a lot,” said the singer. “The videos I posted in the early days on YouTube became a hot topic, and I received [offers] from Korean agencies.”

Moreover, Ailee first started out her career as an actress and not a singer.


In the past, Ailee played a member of an idol girl group in the drama “Dream High 2” but has not done any other film projects since then because she was more “greedy for music”. But she also said that she might be acting when she felt “greedy” for it. 


When asked if she would like to work as a musical actress, she said, “I can’t do it easily because I’m afraid that acting or performing musical while doing music activities will do damage. I’ve received a lot of casting. But there were many works that were disappointing,” he confessed.


In addition to her singing career, Ailee is a YouTuber with 720,000 subscribers and has temporarily halted her activities on the platform. 

Source: daum

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