IU singer


Lee Ji-eun( Korean :이지은; born May 16, 1993), better known by her stage nameIU( Korean :아이유) is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actress, guitarist, dancer and television presenter.Her stage name is derived from the phrase "I and You", symbolizing that we can become one through music.Her fan club name is U-ana (Uaena), where each syllable has a different meaning: "you" is from English, "ae" is Sino-Korean for "love", and "na" is Korean for "me".[citation needed]In 2012, IU ranked No.19 on "The 23rd Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces."

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 IU singer's Career

2008: Debutedit

M! Countdownin September 18, 2008 with her debut single "Lost Child". It was later released as the title track for her debut mini-albumLost and Foundon September 24, 2008.However, she did not gain mainstream popularity until her follow-up and debut studio albumGrowing Up.

2009: First studio album, mainstream success, and other activitiesedit

On April 16, 2009, IU launched her first full album, titledGrowing Up, with the lead promotional number "Boo." Within three weeks, "Boo" went up to the No.1 contenders for SBSInkigayo, 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 KBSMusic BankK-Chart , on MnetM! Countdownchart, and on various online music charts.[citation needed]]

Queen Seon Duk, where she was recommended by the director, Sam Kim, citing her "clear tone and her lyrical sensibility."She was also featured on Mighty Mouth 's albumLove Classin the song "희망사항." In late 2009, IU recorded MC Mong 's song " Love Letter to You " featuring SHINee 's Key as the rapper.

2010: Nagging forWe Got Marriedand third mini albumedit

IU at the 2010 Melon Music Awards, on December 15, 2010

IU recorded the song "잔소리" (Nagging / Scolded) with 2AM 's Seulong for the TV showWe Got Married. On June 27, 2010, IU won her first award since her debut on SBSInkigayofor "Nagging." On July 2, 2010, she won another award for that song on KBSMusic BankK-Chart. Soon after, IU was chosen to sing the main OST song for the MBC dramaRoad No.1titled "여자라서" (Because I'm A Woman). IU's other collaborations include duets with Yoo Seung Ho ("사랑을 믿어요" (Believe in Love)), Sung Shi Kyung ("그대네요" (It's You)), and Big Bang 's Seungri ("I Know").[citation needed]

Lee Min Soo and Kim Eana , the creators of IU's previous hit "Nagging", helped produce her award-winning song "좋은 날" ("Good Day")."IU received three SBSInkigayoMutizen Song awards for her performances of the song (on December 18 and December 26, 2010, and January 2, 2011), three awards from KBSMusic BankK-Chart (on December 24 and December 31, 2010, and January 7, 2011), and one award from MnetM! Countdownon December 23, 2010.[citation needed]

2011: Rising popularity,Real+, andLast Fantasyedit

Soribada , an online music service, combined the music downloads and streams from January 1 to March 30, 2011, to name IU's song, "Good Day" as the number one song of the first quarter. Her song "Someday" from the KBS dramaDream HighOST and her ballad "The Story Only I Didn't Know", from herReal+mini-album, placed 4th and 7th place, respectively – showing that IU got 3 of the top 10 digital spots for the first quarter. Her first original composition, "Dreaming" was used in the dramaDream High, but not released officially.


The track list was revealed on November 22, 2011.

2012: Japanese Debut andSpring of a Twenty Year Oldedit

was later released on March 21, 2012.

Due to her commitments towards preparing for her first solo tour, she was unable to make broadcast promotions for the single. Additionally, while touring, she had to leave her hosting job at SBS'Inkigayo,though she returned upon the tour's completion.[citation needed]

, an annual music program, alongside Miss A 's Suzy and actor Jung Gyu-woon . She was selected for her "stable emceeing skills as she served as the MC forInkigayo".

2013:You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin(최고다 이순신 ) andModern Timesedit

IU starred in the Weekend Korean DramaYou're the Best, Lee Soon-shinfrom 9 March to 25 August on KBS2 Network.

It is also announced that IU will be performing in Singapore for the first time in her career for the 2013 MBC Korean Music Wave concert in Singapore which also comprises SHINee, EXO, 2PM, 2AM, F.T. Island, B1A4, TeenTop, B.A.P, Kara, Sistar, Miss A and 4Minute, with "mystery superstars" set to be emcees for the night.

Modern Times. It is said to "include tracks of various genres ranging from jazz, Bossa Nova, to swing and Latin pop." The full album was released on October 7, 2013 and quickly topped several Korean music charts.IU is currently promoting some of her songs, such as "The Red Shoes", "Modern Times", and "Between The Lips".

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 IU singer's Endorsements and other activities


and cosmetics brand, The Saemas well. On December 4, 2012, it was announced that IU would endorse NCsoft 's Aion: The Tower of Eternity video game.

Other activitiesedit

Super Junior's Kiss the Radio,Maybee's Raise the Volume, and MBC'sStarry Night(hosted by Park Kyung-lim and Shin Young) andChin Chin Radio(hosted by Taeyeon ). Upon Taeyeon's departure, she was chosen as a temporary DJ for two weeks together with Beast member Doojoon.[citation needed]IU is currently the VJ for MBC Game'sStar for You.[citation needed]In October and November 2010, IU introduced the competing players in season 2 of GomTV'sGlobal Starcraft II League.IU is also one of twelve original female cast members chosen for the SBS variety showHeroes.IU took up a role as Kim Pil Suk in the KBS 2TV teen drama seriesDream High.

She was also featured in K-Will's music video for his song "My Heart is Beating" along with MBLAQ 's Lee Joon and Boyfriend 's No Minwoo.

Also during this time, she participated in KBS Immortal Song 2.However due to her overwhelming schedule of " Kiss & Cry " and MC duties for “ Inkigayo ”, she withdrawn from Immortal Song to focus on her upcoming album.

This is not the first time she would be involved in the GSL, as she also did the voice over for the player introductions and openers in previous seasons as well.

portraying a seemingly unlucky girl who remains courageous and bright. Filming for the drama began in February and premiered on March 9, 2013.

She will be replaced by Minah from Girl's Day .

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 IU singer's Discography

Korean discography

Studio albums

Japanese discography

  • I □ U(2011)
  • Can You Hear Me?(2013)
  • Good Day(2012)
  • You and I(2012)
  • Monday Afternoon(2013)

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 IU singer's Concerts

Solo Concertedit

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 IU singer's Filmography

2011 Dream High KBS2 Kim Pil Suk Supporting role
Welcome to the Show SBS Herself Episode 1
2012 Dream High 2 KBS2 Kim Pil Suk Episode 1 (Cameo Appearance)
Salamander Guru and The Shadows SBS Pickpocket Jieun Episode 6
Cameo appearance
2012 Sammy's Great Escape(Sammy Adventures 2) Movie Ella Voice Acting
2013 You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin KBS2 Lee Soon Shin Lead Role
2010 HeroesSBS Herself
2011 Kim Yu-na's Kiss and Cry Contestant Until episode 8
Inkigayo Co-Hostess March 20, 2011 – July 28, 2013
1 vs. 100KBS2 Guest
Immortal Song 2 Contestant
Entertainment Broadcast Guest as guest for 'guerilla date'
You Hee-Yeol's Sketchbook Guest
MBC Guest March 14, 2011
Radio Star Musical Guest March 30, 2011
E!TV SpecialSBS Host
Running Man Guest Episode 43
Strong Heart Guest December 20, 2011
Mak Irae Show Tooniverse Guest July 15, 2011
Night After NightSBS Guest
2012 Running Man Guest Episode 77, 96, 97
MTV Music Island Musical Guest as premier episode guest
Strong Heart Guest May 22, 2012 & May 29, 2012
Co-Hostess December 29
Lee Hyori's You and I KST Musical Guest as premier episode guest
MBC Co-Hostess
2013 Running Man SBS Guest Episode 168

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 IU singer's Awards

IU at the Style Icon Awards 2011
2008 Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Power Rookie Award[citation needed]Won
2010 2nd Melon Music Awards Won
11th Korea Visual Arts Festival Photogenic Award[citation needed]Won
17th Republic of Korea Entertainment Arts Awards Ceremony New Generation Singer Award[citation needed]Won
25th Golden Disk Awards Won
Cyworld Digital Music Awards Won
SBS Entertainment Awards Variety New Star Award[citation needed]Won
20113rd Melon Music Awards Won
5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards Won
20th Seoul Music Awards Won
Cyworld Digital Music Awards Won
Artist Award[citation needed]Won
Korea Advertising Association Awards Good Model Award[citation needed]Won
TVCF Award Won
Style Icon Awards Top 10 Style Icon[citation needed]Won
2011 Soompi Gayo Awards Won
Nickelodeon Korea Kids' Choice Awards Won
20121st Gaon Chart Awards Song of the Year (February)[citation needed]Won
Song of the Year (December)[citation needed]Won
4th Melon Music Awards )Nominated
7th Asia Model Festival Awards BBF Pop Singer Award[citation needed]Won
9th Korean Music Awards Won
Song of the Year ("Good Day")[citation needed]Won
21st Seoul Music Awards Won
24th Korean PD Awards Singer Award[citation needed]Won
Billboard 15 of 21
Cyworld Digital Music Awards Won
Nickelodeon Korea Kids' Choice Awards Won
2013 27th Japan Gold Disk Awards Won

Mnet Asian Music Awardsedit

The Mnet Asian Music Awards (abbreviated as aMAMA), formerly "M.net KM Music Festival" (MKMF) (1999 - 2008), is a major K-pop music award show that is held by Mnet Media annually in South Korea . Daesang Award (Grand Prize) is equivalent Artist of the Year.

BoutYearNominated workAwardResult
12th2010Best CollaborationNominated
Best CollaborationNominated
13th2011"Good Day"Nominated
“Someday” (Dream High O.S.T.)Nominated
14th2012"You and I"Nominated

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 IU singer's Music Programs

These are a collection of IU's wins on Korea's televised music shows. Inkigayo is aired on SBS , M! Countdown on Korean cable channel M.net , Music Bank on KBS , Show Champion on MBC Music and Music on Top on Korean cable channel jTBC .

Music Bankedit

2010 June 25Nagging
July 2
Good Day
December 31
You & I
December 30
2013 October 18 The Red Shoes


2010 June 27 Nagging
Good Day
2011 January 2
You & I

M! Countdownedit

2010 Good Day
2013 October 17 The Red Shoes

Music On Topedit

2012 You & I

Show Championedit

2013 October 16 The Red Shoes

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 IU singer's Appearances in other media


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 IU singer's References

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