Ailee is a New Jersey native who made her way to the South Korean spotlight via reality television. She was mentored by a veteran K-Pop artist, Wheesung, in a special episode of the show "Singer and Trainee" where she came in first place covering Beyonce’s "Halo." Her debut single "Heaven," a huge, long-lasting hit in South Korea, is actually similar to "Halo," with big R&B beats amid both soft and powerful vocals. Ailee’s knowledge of both American and Korean culture puts good odds on her crossover potential.
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