The following day, YMC Entertainment issued a statement claiming that "the pictures are of her she took when she was offered to be a lingerie model.[She] took nude photos because they wanted a better judgment of her body but the company was unable to be contacted after she took them.For her work in Fated to Love You's OST, "Goodbye My Love", Ailee won Best Original Soundtrack at the 7th Korea Drama Awards.Ailee was born in Denver, Colorado, on May 30, 1989, but grew up in New Jersey.
Kyochon responded, "Ailee’s commercial contract hasn’t ended.
For her work in music in 2012, Ailee was awarded the Best New Artist Award at the Seoul Music Awards, Mel On Music Awards, Mnet Asian Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards as well as New Female Solo Artist at the Gaon Chart Music Awards.
Ailee was also invited as a VIP guest to perform at a pre-Grammy party for the 55th Grammy Awards and attended both the ceremony and red carpet in Los Angeles.
She attended Palisades Park High School before moving to nearby Leonia.
She graduated from Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, and went on to study communications at Pace University Before her K-pop debut, Ailee was signed under Muzo Entertainment, an independent agency based in New York City and New Jersey.