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IU (아이유) is a South Korean solo singer-songwriter and actress. She uses her name Lee Ji-eun for her acting projects.

She signed with Kakao M (formerly LOEN Entertainment) in 2007 as a trainee and began her music career at the age of 15 with her debut album, Lost and Found. Her follow-up albums, Growing Up and IU…IM, brought her mainstream success, but it was through “Good Day” (Korean: 좋은 날), the lead single from her 2010 album Real, that she achieved national stardom.

With the success of her 2011 albums, Real+ and Last Fantasy, IU established herself as a formidable force on the music charts of her native country and further cemented her girl next door image as Korea’s “little sister”. 2011 also saw her first foray into songwriting with “Hold My Hand”, which was written for the television series The Greatest Love. IU’s third full-length album release, Modern Times (2013), showcased a more mature style that was a departure from her established girlish image, with several tracks reaching the top 10 positions on Gaon Digital Chart. While her subsequent releases, including albums A Flower Bookmark, Chat-Shire, and Palette continued to deviate from the mainstream K-pop style, IU retained her dominance on music charts. Chat-Shire marked the first time she is credited as the sole lyricist and producer of her own album.

IU has released four studio albums and nine extended plays, scoring three number-one albums and twenty-two number-one singles on the Gaon Music Charts. As one of the best-selling solo artists in the K-pop industry, which is dominated by boy and girl groups, she has been included on Forbes magazine’s annual Korea Power Celebrity list since 2012, reaching a peak ranking of number three in 2012. Billboard recognized IU as the all-time leader of its Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart with the most number-one songs and the artist who has held the number-one position for the most number of weeks. According to a Gallup Korea survey, she was the most popular idol and artist among South Koreans in 2017.

Aside from her music career, IU has also ventured into hosting radio and television shows, as well as acting. Following her supporting role in teen drama Dream High and minor appearances in several television series, IU starred in You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin, Pretty Man, The Producers, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, My Mister, Persona and Hotel del Luna.

News bites: January 29, 2022

News bites: January 29, 2022 by tccolb Ryu Joon-yeol, IU, Park Jung-min Advertisements A new drama called Money Game is in the works, based on two popular webtoons called Money Game and Pie Game, with casting confirmed for Ryu Joon-yeol (Human Disqualification), IU (Hotel del Luna), Park Jung-min (Hellbound), Park Hae-joon (A Couple’s World), and […]

Scarlet Heart: Ryeo – Kdrama Review

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2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards Winners [FULL LIST]

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Lee Joon Gi And IU Talks About Their Hopes To Return With “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” Season Two

Advertisements What Lee Joon Gi And IU are saying about “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” is making fans even more hopeful it’ll return with a second season. On April 17, Lee Joon Gi celebrated his birthday by holding a special Naver NOW show called “DREAM.” During the show, IU called in and congratulated him with […]

Sunmi Modestly Names Her “Hoobae” IU As The Unrivaled Top Female Solo Artist In Korea

Sunmi recently starred in a 1theK Originals video, Look Me Up, where she searched her own name in various online portals and showed real-time reactions to what he found.  Sunmi searched her own name on Melon, top music steaming website in Korea, and read the comments left on her hit MV, “24 Hours.” Advertisements Your […]

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