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Artist Biography For Iu

Lee Ji-Eun 이지은 Born 16 May 1993 Better Known By Her Stage Name IU 아이유 Is An Award-Winning South Korean Singer-Songwriter And Actress Signed To EDAM Entertainment. She Debuted In 2008 To Much Acclaim For Her Vocal Ability But Did Not Find Mainstream Success Until 2010 With 잔소리 Which Became Her First Number One Hit. As Of 2017 IU Has Fourteen Official #1 Singles On Gaon Korea's National Chart And Four #1 Singles On Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100. She Also Charted In The Top Ten Of Gaon's Annual Singles Chart For Two Consecutive Years From 2010-2011. On Top Of Her Commercial Success Her Music And Artistry Are Also Critically Acclaimed Winning Multiple Daesang Awards For Song Of The Year For 좋은 날 And Artist Of The Year From 2011-2012. 2008 Debut
IU Debuted On A Korean Music Program Called M! Countdown In September 18 2008. On September 23 2008 She Released Her First Mini-Album Lost And Found In Which The Most Famous Song Was The Title Track "Missing Child." However The Album Was Not Commercially Successful. It Wasn't Until Her Follow-Up Album That She Succeeded In Breaking Into The Mainstream. 2009
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 #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. In 2009 IU Sang The Ending Title Song "Araro" For The Acclaimed MBC Drama 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 Album Love Class In The Song "희망사항." In Late 2009 IU Recorded MC Mong's Song "Love Letter For You Neoyege Sseuneun Pyeonji " Featuring SHINee's Key As A Rapper In The Song. 2010
IU Recorded The Song "잔소리" Nagging / Scolded With 2AM's Seulong For The TV Show We Got Married. On June 27 2010 IU Won Her First Award Since Her Debut On SBS Inkigayo For "Nagging." On July 2 2010 She Won Another Award For That Song On KBS Music Bank K-Chart. Soon After IU Was Chosen To Sing The Main OST Song For The MBC Drama Road No.1 Titled "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" . IU Worked With Some Of South Korea's Most Famous Musicians And Producers For Her Third Mini-Album REAL Released In December 2010. 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 SBS Inkigayo Mutizen Awards For Her Performances Of The Song On December 18 And December 26 2010 And January 2 2011 Three Awards From KBS Music Bank K-Chart On December 24 And December 31 2010 And January 7 2011 And One Award From Mnet M!Countdown On December 23 2010. 2011
IU Often Covers Other Pop Artists' Songs With Her Guitar And Features Her Friend Thunder From MBLAQ Most Notably Renditions Of SHINee's "Juliette " Big Bang's "Lies " Super Junior's "Sorry Sorry" And Girls' Generation's "Gee." 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 Drama Dream High OST And Her Ballad "The Story Only I Didn't Know" 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 Drama "Dream High" But Not Released Officially. On June 18 2011 IU Held Her First Official Fanmeeting And Mini-Concert At AX-Korea. It Also Marked The 1004th Day Since She Debuted. IU Also Sang A Self-Composed OST Called "Hold My Hand" For Drama Series The Greatest Love.
On November 29 2011 IU's Second Full Length Album Last Fantasy Was Released And Achieved An ‘all-Kill’ As All 13 Songs Immediately Swept Most Of All The Charts. The Track List Was Revealed On November 22 2011. 2012
On January 24 2012 IU Held A Live Showcase At Tokyo's Bunkamura Orchard Hall. On March 1st 2012 She Released A Promotional Video For The Japanese Version Of "Good Day" The Title Track Of Her Japanese Single Album. The Album Which Includes DVD Footage From The Showcase Was Later Released On March 21 2012. In Early April 2012 It Was Announced That IU Will Be Holding Her First Solo Tour "Real Fantasy" Starting In June. The Tour Features Performances In Six Different Cities Across South Korea Including Seoul And Busan. IU Released The Single Album "Spring Of A Twenty Year Old" "스무 살의 봄" On May 11th 2012. 16 The Album Contains Three Songs One Of Which Is Self-Composed By IU. This Song Entitled "Peach" "복숭아" Was Digitally Released Before The Album On May 4th 2012. A 26-Minute-Long Documentary-Style Music Video Film Was Released Alongside The Album Featuring Several Interviews With IU That Showcase Her Personal Thoughts And Experiences. This Film Contains Footage Of IU As She Visits Venice Italy. 2021
On January 11 2021 IU And Her Agency EDAM Entertainment Officially Announced That They Will Be Releasing A Single From Her Upcoming Album On January 27 2021. On January 27 2021 At 18 00 KST UTC 9 EDAM Entertainment Globally Released IU's Comeback Single Entitled "Celebrity". The Track Was Released In Major Online Streaming Platforms In South Korea And Worldwide And Achieved Multiple All-Kills In Korean Charts Every Hour.

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