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IU

Korean: 아이유

Japanese: アイユ

Hometown

Seoul

Country

South Korea

Full name:
Lee Ji-eun
Native name:
이지은
Birthday:
Age:
27 years old
Blood type:
A
Height:
5'4" (162 cm)
Weight:
103.6 lbs (47 kg)

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.

January 6, 2020 - present
December 31, 2012 - January 1, 2018
September 18, 2008 - January 1, 2020
Debut:
September 18, 2008
Debut to 1st win:
647 days
Active years:
2008-2021
Zodiac-sign:
Language(s):
Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese
Training period:
2007 - 2008
Education:
Dongduk Women’s High School
Kpopping rank:
1st
Fandom:
Uaena
Fandom color(s):
LimeGreen
signature
lightstick
70 awards
216 pics
1.4K videos
27 albums
1.3K viewed
1.6K added

Fun Facts about IU

1
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 ‘이
2
IU failed an audition at JYP but got into Leon Entertainment. Later JYP said that he was going to fire whoever let IU go
3
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
4
IU said that in the past, she struggled with Bulimia.
5
Her company gave her name, IU which has the meaning ‘You’ and ‘I’ will become one through music.
6
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.
7
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"
8
IU is best friends with Suzy, Jiyeon and actress Yoon In Na
9
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
10
In 2018 IU provided ₩20,000,000 ($18,000 USD) in financial aid to five college students, helping cover their room and board

IU's 70 Music Show Wins