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IU

IU

Korean:아이유 Japanese:アイユ

Hometown SEOUL
South Korea

Full name Lee Ji-eun
Native name 이지은
Birthday May 16, 1993
Blood type A

Introduction to IU

IU (아이유) is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress currently under EDAM Entertainment. She debuted on September 18, 2008 with a stage on M Countdown for the song "Lost Child".

Her stage name is derived from the phrase "I and You", symbolizing that people can become one through music.

IU decided to become a singer when she was 14 after singing at her school's sports competition, as she felt happy receiving the audiences' applause. She started to attend auditions, but failed all 20, and she was also scammed by fake entertainment companies. When IU was in her seventh grade, her family started to have financial problems due to the failure of her father's project. IU had to live apart from her parents in a studio room with her grandmother, younger brother and cousin for a year and a half, in conditions of great poverty.

IU debuted on Mnet M! Countdown on September 18, 2008 with her debut single "Lost Child". It was later released as the title track for her debut mini album Lost and Found on September 24, 2008. However, she did not gain mainstream popularity until her follow-up and debut studio album Growing Up.

On April 16, 2009, IU launched her first full album, titled Growing Up, with the lead promotional number "Boo". Within three weeks, "Boo" went up to the No.1 contenders for SBS Inkigayo, and her name also went up twice on Take 7 together with other notable artists like SG Wannabe and Younha. The song also did well on KBS Music Bank K-Chart, on Mnet M! Countdown chart, and on various online music charts.

Age
27
Record Labels
FAVE Entertainment (left: Jan 1, 2018), Kakao M (left: Jan 1, 2020)
Debut
Sep 18, 2008
Height
5'4" (162 cm)
Weight
103.6 lbs (47 kg)
Debut to 1st Win
647 days
Star Sign
Language(s)
Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese
Training Period
2007 - 2008
Education
Dongduk Women’s High School
Kpopping Rank
8th
Nickname(s)
Nation's Little Sister
Fandom
Uaena
Fandom Color(s)
Lime Green
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pics
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videos
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albums
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IU's Discography

IU - Eight (May 6, 2020)

Eight

2020 May

1 tracks

IU - Love Poem (Nov 18, 2019)

Love Poem

2019 November

6 tracks

IU - Bbibbi (Nov 30, 2017)

Bbibbi

2018

1 tracks

IU - Can't Love You Anymore (Nov 30, 2016)

Can't Love You Anymore

2017

1 tracks

IU - Palette (Nov 30, 2016)

Palette

2017

10 tracks

IU - Autumn Morning (Nov 30, 2016)

Autumn Morning

2017

1 tracks

IU - Through the Night (Nov 30, 2016)

Through the Night

2017

1 tracks

IU - A Flower Bookmark, pt. 2 (Nov 30, 2016)

A Flower Bookmark, pt. 2

2017

6 tracks

IU - CHAT-SHIRE (Nov 30, 2014)

CHAT-SHIRE

2015

7 tracks

IU - Heart (Nov 30, 2014)

Heart

2015

1 tracks

IU - Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms (Nov 30, 2013)

Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms

2014

2 tracks

IU - SOGYEOKDONG (Nov 30, 2013)

SOGYEOKDONG

2014

1 tracks

IU - A Flower Bookmark (Nov 30, 2013)

A Flower Bookmark

2014

7 tracks

IU - Modern Times Epilogue (Nov 30, 2012)

Modern Times Epilogue

2013

15 tracks

IU - Modern Times (Nov 30, 2012)

Modern Times

2013

13 tracks

IU - Monday Afternoon (Nov 30, 2012)

Monday Afternoon

2013

2 tracks

IU - Last Fantasy (Nov 30, 2010)

Last Fantasy

2011

13 tracks

IU - REAL (Dec 9, 2010)

REAL

2010 December

7 tracks

IU - First Love (Nov 30, 2009)

First Love

2010

2 tracks

IU - Nitpicking (Nov 30, 2009)

Nitpicking

2010

2 tracks

IU -  IU...IM (Nov 12, 2009)

IU...IM

2009 November

7 tracks

IU - Growing Up (Apr 23, 2009)

Growing Up

2009 April

16 tracks

IU -  Lost and Found (Sep 23, 2008)

Lost and Found

2008 September

6 tracks

IU's 63 Music Show Wins
( Most song wins, Total wins )

May 31, 2020 Inkigayo Eight 3rd May 24, 2020 Inkigayo Eight 2nd May 17, 2020 Inkigayo Eight 1st Dec 21, 2019 Music Core Blueming 5th Dec 20, 2019 Music Bank Blueming 4th Dec 15, 2019 Inkigayo Blueming 3rd Dec 08, 2019 Inkigayo Blueming 2nd Dec 01, 2019 Inkigayo Blueming 1st Nov 29, 2019 Music Bank Love Poem 4th Nov 23, 2019 Music Core Love Poem 3rd Nov 17, 2019 Inkigayo Love Poem 2nd Nov 16, 2019 Music Core Love Poem 1st Nov 04, 2018 Inkigayo Bbibbi 7th Nov 03, 2018 Music Core Bbibbi 6th Oct 28, 2018 Inkigayo Bbibbi 5th Oct 27, 2018 Music Core Bbibbi 4th Oct 21, 2018 Inkigayo Bbibbi 3rd Oct 20, 2018 Music Core Bbibbi 2nd Oct 19, 2018 Music Bank Bbibbi 1st May 19, 2017 Music Bank Palette 10th May 17, 2017 Show Champion Palette 9th May 14, 2017 Inkigayo Palette 8th May 07, 2017 Inkigayo Palette 7th May 06, 2017 Music Core Palette 6th May 05, 2017 Music Bank Palette 5th May 04, 2017 M Countdown Palette 4th Apr 30, 2017 Inkigayo Palette 3rd Apr 29, 2017 Music Core Palette 2nd Apr 27, 2017 M Countdown Palette 1st Apr 12, 2017 Show Champion Through The Night 2nd Apr 09, 2017 Inkigayo Through The Night 1st Nov 14, 2015 Music Core Twenty-Three 3rd Nov 08, 2015 Inkigayo Twenty-Three 2nd Nov 01, 2015 Inkigayo Twenty-Three 1st Oct 19, 2014 Inkigayo Sogyeokdong 1st Jan 05, 2014 Inkigayo Friday 4th Jan 04, 2014 Music Core Friday 3rd Jan 03, 2014 Music Bank Friday 2nd Dec 29, 2013 Inkigayo Friday 1st Oct 24, 2013 M Countdown The Red Shoes 6th Oct 20, 2013 Inkigayo The Red Shoes 5th Oct 19, 2013 Music Core The Red Shoes 4th Oct 18, 2013 Music Bank The Red Shoes 3rd Oct 17, 2013 M Countdown The Red Shoes 2nd Oct 16, 2013 Show Champion The Red Shoes 1st Jan 13, 2012 Music Bank You and I 9th Jan 06, 2012 Music Bank You and I 8th Jan 01, 2012 Inkigayo You and I 7th Dec 30, 2011 Music Bank You and I 6th Dec 25, 2011 Inkigayo You and I 5th Dec 23, 2011 Music Bank You and I 4th Dec 18, 2011 Inkigayo You and I 3rd Dec 16, 2011 Music Bank You and I 2nd Dec 09, 2011 Music Bank You and I 1st Jan 07, 2011 Music Bank Good Day 7th Jan 02, 2011 Inkigayo Good Day 6th Dec 31, 2010 Music Bank Good Day 5th Dec 26, 2010 Inkigayo Good Day 4th Dec 24, 2010 Music Bank Good Day 3rd Dec 23, 2010 M Countdown Good Day 2nd Dec 19, 2010 Inkigayo Good Day 1st Jul 02, 2010 Music Bank Nagging 2nd Jun 27, 2010 Inkigayo Nagging 1st

Fun Facts About IU

1. In 2018 IU provided ₩20,000,000 ($18,000 USD) in financial aid to five college students, helping cover their room and board
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2. in 2015 and later in 2018 IU has made two seperate donations of ₩100,000,000 (roughly $90,000 USD) to the Green Umbrella Children's Fund
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3. Starcraft 2's Void ray is nicknamed the IU ray because during its charge up is in sync with IU's 3 high notes in "Good Day"
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4. IU is an ambassador for South Korea's National Police Agency in their anti-bullying campaigns. She was made an honorary member of the police force in 2013
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5. IU has been nominated for more than 100 awards, winning over fifty of them
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6. IU is best friends with Suzy, Jiyeon and actress Yoon In Na
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7. IU established a scholarship at her high school alma-mater in 2016 and regularly donates there. The scholarship is dubbed the "IU Scholarship" designed to help graduates from underdeveloped families.
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8. IU failed an audition at JYP but got into Leon Entertainment. Later JYP said that he was going to fire whoever let IU go
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9. Her company gave her name, IU which has the meaning ‘You’ and ‘I’ will become one through music.
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10. IU said that in the past she struggled with bulimia
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11. After IU’s contract with Kakao M expired, she agreed to renew the contract but with one condition, that is to keep the IU team by her side and increase their salaries all together
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12. In 2012 IU was identified as one of the most influential people in South Korea by Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list, since then she has been mentioned five more times
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13. IU's family suffered from financial difficulties so she would stay with her brother, cousin, and grandmother in one home. However that home was infested with cockroaches
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14. When IU was part of Good Entertainment she was supposed to debut as "5 girls" together with G.NA, After School's Uee, Wonder Girl's Yubin, 4minute's Gayoon and Secret's Hyosung
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15. IU's fan club name is Uaena, where each syllable has a different meaning: "U" is "You" from English, "ae" is Sino-Korean for "love", and "na" is Korean for "me".
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16. IU said on her fancafe that male fans are 건빵 (geonbbang or biscuits) because that’s her favorite snack and female fans are 별사탕 (byeolsatang or star candy) because IU used to have very few female fans, just like the rare star candies when you buy a pack of biscuits. Also, antis are milk.
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17. IU's instagram dlwlrma is just typing 이지금 using a korean keyboard but in English mode. IU’s real name is ‘이지은 (Lee Ji Eun)’. ‘Eun’ can mean ‘silver’ as well and she mentioned during the Palette Epilogue film screening that her friends used to call her ‘이지금은통 (Lee Ji Gold Silver Bronze)’ when she was young, so that’s how she came up with the name ‘이지금 (Lee Ji Gold)’ for her instagram. ‘이지금’ also has a double meaning of ‘right now’, so it was used as the song title for one of her tracks on the Palette album.
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