Ailee's exclusive contract with agency YMC Entertainment has officially expired. However, despite her free agent status, she will remain with the agency through the promotions of her new album this summer.
According to the Korean press reports from late February, Ailee was heavily considering her next move as her YMC Entertainment contract was nearing its close.
Since these reports, it was announced that Ailee would be releasing a full-length album sometime between the end of June and early July. She is currently working with YMC Entertainment on the album, and when the album and its promotions are complete, she plans to leave the agency.
On March 23, the singer revealed her album plans and alluded to a change of direction, 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."
Meanwhile, Ailee debuted back in 2012 with the song "Heaven," quickly rising to eventually become one of Korea's leading female vocalists.
Check out Ailee's Instagram post below, and stay tuned for more news about her future activities!