Yaeji Biography: Age, Songs, Net Worth, Boyfriend, Height, Parents, Awards

January 20, 2024 0 Posted By Gift Nworie

Yaeji is an American singer, DJ, and producer. In 2015, she pursued her music career further.

 She has released two EPs, Yaeji (2017) and EP2 (2018), and has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe.

 Her music is a blend of house music, hip-hop, and electronica, and her vocals are often sung in English and Korean. She has been praised for her unique sound and ability to blend different genres of music.


  • Full name: Kathy Yaeji Lee
  • Stage Name: Yaeji 
  • Born: August 6, 1993
  • Age: 30 years old
  • Birthplace: Queens, New York City
  • Nationality: America
  • Occupation: singer, DJ, and producer
  • Net Worth: $5 million

Early Life

Yaeji (Kathy Yaeji Lee) was born in Flushing, Queens, New York City, on August 6, 1993. She is a DJ, singer, and producer of Korean descent. Yaeji’s childhood was filled with upheaval. When she was five, she relocated from New York to Atlanta.

Yaeji eventually returned to the United States to study conceptual art, East Asian studies, and graphic design at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University. While at Carnegie Mellon, she took up DJing as a hobby, crediting the after-hours electronic music dance club Hot Mass with her “indoctrination into nightlife.

” Yaeji began DJing at house parties after learning how to use Traktor. She DJed for two years before learning Ableton, producing her music, and debuting on Carnegie Mellon’s student radio station, WRCT.

Yaeji relocated to New York City after graduating from Carnegie Mellon in 2015 to pursue her music career full-time. In 2016, she launched her debut song, “New York 93,” in 2017, she released her debut EP, “Yaeji.” 

Yaeji’s music has received recognition for its unique combination of electronic dance, house, and K-pop. She has played at major music festivals, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Governors Ball, and has toured widely throughout the United States and Europe.


She studied conceptual art, East Asian studies, and graphic design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During my time at Carnegie Mellon.


Yaeji started DJing and making music. Yaeji, her debut EP, was released in 2017. The EP garnered positive feedback from critics, and Yaeji was selected as one of the BBC’s “Sound of 2018” musicians.

WHAT WE DREW, Yaeji’s debut album, was released in 2018. The album was a critical and financial triumph, establishing Yaeji as one of electronic music’s most interesting new performers. Since then, Yaeji has toured extensively and collaborated with various musicians, including Diplo, Major Lazer, and Soul Glo.

Smooth, soulful vocals, captivating melodies, and danceable beats distinguish Yaeji’s music. Her music is frequently intertwined with Korean culture, and she has spoken about the necessity of Asian-American representation in the electronic music field. Yaeji is a rising star in electronic music and will undoubtedly continue to create waves in the years to come.

Awards & Nominations

  • BBC Sound of 2018
  • The FADER 100
  • i-D’s Sound of 2018
  • The New York Times “The 25 Best Albums of 2018”
  • Pitchfork’s “Best New Music” for “Drink I’m Sippin On”
  • Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording for “Raingurl”
  • iHeartRadio Music Award nomination for Best Dance Song for “Raingurl”
  • MTV Europe Music Award nomination for Best New Artist
  • Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album for What We Do
  • iHeartRadio Music Award nomination for Best Dance Song for “Drink I’m Sippin On”
  • Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album for EP2
  • Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album for After Hours

Yaeji has also won several awards, including:

  • Korean Music Award for Best New Artist
  • Korean Music Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album for What We Do
  • Korean Music Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album for EP2 

Social Media

  • Instagram: @yaeji
  • Twitter: @yaejimusic
  • Facebook: @officialyaeji
  • YouTube: Yaeji
  • Soundcloud: Yaeji
  • Spotify: Yaeji
  • Apple Music: Yaeji
  • Tidal: Yaeji

Personal Life

Yaeji has not publicly shared any information about her personal life, including her siblings, parents, spouse, or children. She has said that she prefers to keep her personal life private. 



  • What We Drew 우리가 그려왔던 
  • With a Hammer 
  • EPs
  • Yaeji EP 
  • EP2 


  • New York ’93 
  • Guap 
  • Noontide 
  • Feel It Out 
  • Therapy 
  • Last Breath 
  • Drink I’m Sippin On 
  • Raingurl 
  • One More 
  • Waking Up Down 
  • For Granted 
  • Done (Let’s Get It) 
  • Passed Me By 
  • Remixes
  • MG Sides 
  • Physically Sick
  • Faculty Series, Vol. 1 
  • Faculty Series, Vol. 2 
  • Charli XCX – Charli 
  • Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven 
  • Compilation appearances
  • Now, That’s What I Call Music! 67 
  • The Gap x Dazed 100 Mixes 

Yaeji has also released several DJ mixes, including:

  • DISCWOMAN 04 x Yaeji 
  • FADER Mix 
  • Kraeji w/ Yaeji & OHHYUK 

Net Worth

Yaeji’s net Worth is estimated at around $5 million as of 2024. She has earned wealth through her music career, including touring, releasing albums and singles, and collaborating with other artists.

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