IU is one of the most popular South Korean singer, with hit songs like Boo, Nagging, Good Day, and You & I etc. Her stage name was derived from I & You, which symbolises togetherness between the singer and the fans.
Birth name: Lee Ji-eun (이지은)
DOB: May 16, 1993
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Blood type: A
IU made her showbiz debut in September 2008 with mini-album Lost and Found, which didn’t do well. She released a couple of (mini) albums in 2009 which did much better, with songs like Boo and Marshmallow etc.
IU’s major breakthrough came in June 2010, with huge hit Nagging (duet with 2AM’s Seulong), and OST for variety show We Got Married. Her subsequent mini-album, Real+ (Good Day the main track), released in December, did extremely well and made her one of the most popular Korean singer.
IU made her acting debut with Dream High in January 2011 – a drama with huge following among younger generations. She released her second full length album, Last Fantasy, in November, which again did very well, with main track You & I a huge hit.
IU is scheduled to release her first Japanese single in March.
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