Ailee made her K-Pop debut in 2012 and is one of the most talented vocalists in the industry, having won the Best Vocal Performance award for female idols at the Mnet Asian Music Awards four times.
With a long and illustrious career, there is no shortage of stellar performances that show off her incredible talent. These 5 especially illustrate just how incredible she is.
5. “Bang Bang”
This 2021 performance on Immortal Songs alongside Lee Youngji perfectly demonstrates Ailee’s powerful vocals and huge stage presence, and the two ladies’ energies are totally captivating when they come together.
4. “If I Ain’t Got You”
Ailee’s powerful voice is a perfect fit for this song. It’s hard to believe she was singing like this only 2 years after her debut. If she covered this song again today, it would probably be even better!
Contestants on King of Masked Singer are intended to conceal their identities, but it’s tough to imagine anybody could hear these unbelievable vocals without recognizing the voice as Ailee. After all, there aren’t many people around who could nail these notes like she does!
2. “I Will Go To You Like The First Snow”
Part of the OST for wildly-successful drama Goblin, this track won numerous awards, and it’s easy to see why. Ailee delivers every note so perfectly, balancing power and delicacy in just the right way.
1. “I Will Always Love You”
This is the Ailee performance to end all others. Both Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton would be stunned by this cover, and to be honest, we still are almost 8 years later. Ailee’s powerful and gorgeous voice is perfect for this song, and she truly shows us all what it means to be a vocalist.
As a bonus, check out this time at K-CON when the music cut off in the middle of her singing, and she picked up flawlessly. Ailee is a true talent!