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IU

IU

Korean:아이유

Hometown SEOUL
South Korea

Full name Lee Ji-eun
Native name 이지은
Date of Birth May 16, 1993
Blood type A

Introduction to IU

Lee Ji Eun (이지은), better known by her stage name IU (아이유), is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actress. Her stage name is derived from the phrase "I and You", symbolizing that people can become one through music. IU debuted on "Mnet M! Countdown" on September 18th, 2008, with her debut single "Lost Child". However, she did not gain mainstream popularity until December 2010 in which she acquired immense fame from her hit song 'Good Day', earning herself the title of "Nation's Little Sister". Throughout the years she has built a formidable reputation as the "Music Queen/Goddess" with her consistent top-charting success, along with her heavy involvement in composing, lyric writing, and the production of her albums. To this day she remains the best-selling female solo on music streaming services and is one of the most influential celebrities in South Korea.

Agency LOEN Entertainment.
Height 5'4" (162cm)
Star Sign Taurus
Language(s) Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese
Education Dongduk Women’s High School
Nickname(s) Nation's Little Sister
Fandom Colors
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Age 26
Debut Sep 18, 2008
Debut to 1st Win 647 days
Record Labels Kakao M
Training Period 2007-2008
Kpopping Rank 8th
Fandom Uaena
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IU's Discography

IU - Bbibbi (2018)

Bbibbi

2018

1 tracks

IU - Through the Night (2017)

Through the Night

2017

1 tracks

IU - Palette (2017)

Palette

2017

10 tracks

IU - Autumn Morning (2017)

Autumn Morning

2017

1 tracks

IU - A Flower Bookmark, pt. 2 (2017)

A Flower Bookmark, pt. 2

2017

6 tracks

IU - Can't Love You Anymore (2017)

Can't Love You Anymore

2017

1 tracks

IU - Heart (2015)

Heart

2015

1 tracks

IU - CHAT-SHIRE (2015)

CHAT-SHIRE

2015

7 tracks

IU - Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms (2014)

Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms

2014

2 tracks

IU - SOGYEOKDONG (2014)

SOGYEOKDONG

2014

1 tracks

IU - A Flower Bookmark (2014)

A Flower Bookmark

2014

7 tracks

IU - Monday Afternoon (2013)

Monday Afternoon

2013

2 tracks

IU - Modern Times Epilogue (2013)

Modern Times Epilogue

2013

15 tracks

IU - Modern Times (2013)

Modern Times

2013

13 tracks

IU - Last Fantasy (2011)

Last Fantasy

2011

13 tracks

IU - Nitpicking (2010)

Nitpicking

2010

2 tracks

IU - First Love (2010)

First Love

2010

2 tracks

IU - Real (2010)

Real

2010

7 tracks

IU - IU...I'm (2009)

IU...I'm

2009

7 tracks

IU - Growing up (2009)

Growing up

2009

14 tracks

Fun Facts About IU

1. 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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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. 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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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 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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6. IU has been nominated for more than 100 awards, winning over fifty of them
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7. IU is best friends with Suzy, Jiyeon and actress Yoon In Na
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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. 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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11. 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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12. 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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13. IU said that in the past she struggled with bulimia
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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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