What Happened With Ailee’s Latest Comeback? The Reason For Her Hiatus From The Korean Music World

What Happened During Ailee’s Hiatus?

Ailee has made herself a big name in the K-Pop music industry since starting her career back in 2011. Many of you don’t know but prior to having a well-established career in South Korea, Ailee, who was born with the name Amy Lee on May 30th, 1989, was signed under an American label called Muzo Entertainment. It was just that in 2010, she moved to South Korea to begin her career where she passed an audition and eventually signed a contract with YMC Entertainment and has stayed ever since.

Now, after becoming one of the most popular South Korean divas and years of staying with YMC Entertainment, Ailee has decided to put an end to her contract and begin her hiatus in the industry after her Room Shaker comeback. So, what exactly happened? Find out by scrolling down this article below!

 

Ailee’s Comeback With Room Shaker

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On July 2nd, 2019, Ailee’s second studio album, titled Butterfly, was released. Within the first 24 hours after her newest album release, both the album and the album’s lead track, “Room Shaker.” have successfully dominated the real-time music charts, showcasing Ailee’s power and title as ‘digital music monster’!

The success of her album was not only stemmed from the lead song “Room Shaker”‘s success in climbing up the No. 1 position. But, aside from the album’s lead track, her other b-side songs like “LOVE” (feat. Chen), “Midnight,” “Want It,” “Headlock,” “Nothing At All,” “You Are So Precious,” “Fire,” and “Ain’t That Pretty” also appeared on the charts, something that didn’t happen quite often! As revealed on the real-time digital music charts of Mnet, Melon, and Soribada (as of 9 a.m. KST on July 3rd, 2019). This proved that Ailee held a strong position in both her fans and the public’s heart.

​In this album, Ailee’s worked together with songwriters Jonathan Gusmark and Ludvig Evers a.k.a Moonshine who both composed the music of her title track, “Room Shaker”. Then, the unique and catchy lyrics was written by With Bull$EyE’s, whose main message seems to convey a deep longing for ‘you’ and ‘me’, as showcased with this piece of lyrics: “let’s have a lot of fun and shake cheerfully anywhere.”. It seemed like a strong combination of the team worked beautifully in Ailee’s favor!

Ailee also proved her humbleness and devotion to her fans when right on the release day​, she organized a fan showcase to thank her fans for their special and loyal affection. In that event, she also shared her thoughts on jumped in first hand in the production of the entire album, “Despite being under a lot of pressure, I carried out the album with a sense of responsibility. As I focused on every single thing, a very satisfying album was born and I hope you’ll enjoy it. I’m sorry to have kept you waiting too long.”

Enjoy the piece of Ailee’s new music below!

 

Ailee Leaves YMC Entertainment

After years of staying with YMC Entertainment, Ailee decided to end her 8-year exclusive contract with the agency in February 2019. But, even after her briefly free agent status and expired contract with her former agency, Ailee still went through the promotions of her summer album which was to-be-released in July 2019, last year.

Ailee announced that she would be releasing a full-length album sometime between the end of June and early July 2019. She would be continuing to work with YMC Entertainment on the album, and as soon as the album and its promotions are complete, Ailee planned to leave the agency and considering her future career with the new agency.

On March 23rd, 2019, Ailee shared her album plans as well as future directions, stating: “I’m […] committing myself to finally expand my work internationally, so that I may be able to meet my overseas fans, as well as my Korean fans, more often in the near future! I will share more details about this once everything is discussed and confirmed after my album is finished.”

She also shared her excitement in working with the albums, explaining both in English and Korea, “Hello world. How have you guys been? Thank you for all the love you have shown me for the past 7 years.. To return the love and patience you have shown me throughout all those beautiful years, I’m currently pouring all my energy and focus into the final stages of preparing for my album release this summer!
I’m also committing myself to finally expand my work internationally so that I maybe able to meet my overseas fans as well as my Korean fans more often in the near future! I will share more details about this once everything is discussed and confirmed after my album is finished. I know you guys have been waiting for a long time.. and I’m truly grateful for all your patience and commitment.. but also very sorry as well.. I miss you guys just as much or even more than you miss me!! The only thing I can do to give back all that love you have shown me is to share my music with you.. I’m constantly trying to grow as an artist to bring you guys the best album for you to listen to! SO! Prepare yourselves for this summer cuz this album is FIRE! I love you always and THANK YOU FOR YOU PATIENCE!! xoxo -Ailee”

Here’s Ailee’s original Instagram post:

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여러분 안녕하세요 에일리입니다. 모두 잘 지내시죠?? 제가 데뷔한지도 벌써 7년이라는 시간이 흘렀네요… 저는 여러분들이 주시는 큰 사랑에 보답하기 위해 올 해 6월 말에서 7월 초 쯤에 예정되어있고 현재 마무리 작업단계에 있는 제 정규앨범 발매를 위해 모든 것을 집중하고 있어요! 가수 에일리의 한층 성장된 모습을 보여드리기 위해 한국과 해외활동 확장에 비중을 두고 신중하게 의논하고 진행중이에요~ 앨범작업이 마무리 되는대로 앞으로 저의 계획을 더 자세하게 말씀드릴수 있을것 같아요. 항상 저를 사랑해주시고 응원해주시는 팬 여러분들을 위해 열심히하고 최선을 다 하는 에일리가 될수있도록 노력하고 있습니다.. 그동안 기다려 주시느라 너무 힘들었죠? 저도 너무 보고싶고 미안하고 여러분들을 더 빨리 찾아뵙지 못해서 너무 힘들었어요.. ㅠ 그 기다림에 보답할 수 있도록 멋진 앨범과 활발한 활동으로 여러분들을 찾아뵐게요! 여러분 사랑하고 감사하고 또 감사합니다! Hello world. How have you guys been? Thank you for all the love you have shown me for the past 7 years.. To return the love and patience you have shown me throughout all those beautiful years, I’m currently pouring all my energy and focus into the final stages of preparing for my album release this summer! I’m also committing myself to finally expand my work internationally so that I maybe able to meet my overseas fans as well as my Korean fans more often in the near future! I will share more details about this once everything is discussed and confirmed after my album is finished. I know you guys have been waiting for a long time.. and I’m truly grateful for all your patience and commitment.. but also very sorry as well.. I miss you guys just as much or even more than you miss me!! The only thing I can do to give back all that love you have shown me is to share my music with you.. I’m constantly trying to grow as an artist to bring you guys the best album for you to listen to! SO! Prepare yourselves for this summer cuz this album is FIRE! I love you always and THANK YOU FOR YOU PATIENCE!! xoxo -Ailee

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