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IU (아이유) is a South Korean solo singer and actress under EDAM Entertainment. She debuted on September 18, 2008 under Kakao M (formerly LOEN Entertainment).

Fandom Name: Uaena (You love me)
Fandom Color: Neon/Lime Green

Official SNS Accounts:
Fan Cafe: IU
vLive: IU
FaceBook: 아이유(IU)
YouTube: 이지금 [IU Official]
Twitter: @lily199iu (Personal account), @_IUofficial (Official account)

Stage Name:
IU (아이유)
Birth Name: Lee Ji Eun (이지은)
Nickname: Nation’s Little Sister; Nation’s Sweetheart
Birthday: May 16, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Height: 162 cm (5 ft 3¾ in)
Weight: 47 kg (103 lbs)
Blood Type: O
MBTI Type: INFJ (Her previous result was INFP)

IU Facts:
– Born in Seoul, South Korea.
– She has a younger brother.
– She attended Dongduk Women’s High School.
– IU worked hard to overcome a poor background.
– When she was a child, IU’s family lived in a small one-bedroom place for a year, where cockroaches roamed around.
– She was in the 7th grade when she officially decided to become a singer.
– IU failed an audition at JYP, but she got into Loen Entertainment.
– Later, mr. JYP said that he was going to fire whoever let IU go.
– IU started as a trainee for Loen Entertainment in 2007.
– She released her first album ‘Lost and Found’ on 24 September 2008.
– IU’s known for being very nice to her fans.
– She’s a fan of GFriend, she said before that she wants to make a comeback in the same time as GFriend so that they could promote together. (151213 IU’s concert)
– IU is best friends with Suzy and with Jiyeon of T-ara.
– Suzy’s younger brother in an interview said he’s a fan of IU.
– She’s also best friends with actress Yoo In Na, they live in the same apartment complex. (IU interview on “Hyori’s Homestay”)
– Her and Yoo In Na have a special nickname “IU In Na”. IU said that Yoo In Na is her muse and she gets inspired by her, also they take many trips together. (IU’s Palette concert)
– IU is also close to APink‘s Eunji.
– She said she was inspired by f(x)‘s Sully when she wrote the song “Peach”. “I wrote the lyrics to “Peach” while thinking of f(x)’s Sulli from a male perspective.” (me2day mobile chat session)
– She’s been rumored to date Super Junior‘s Eunhyuk. On Nov. 10, 2012, a mysterious picture was uploaded on IU’s Twitter. In the picture were IU in pajamas and shirtless Eunhyuk. She deleted the photo shortly after.
– In August 2013, she was rumored to date actor Lee Hyun Woo after a picture went viral of the two in a movie theater. Her agency explained that they’re just friends.
– IU has been appointed as the honorary ambassador for EXPO 2012 Yeosu Korea.
– She loves reading books, listening to music, and browsing internet.
– She says she wants to get a surgery for her nose, but the doctor prohibits her to do that because her nose is very low.
– IU is Kim Tae Woo’s fan. And he is the reason why IU tried to audition at JYP Entertainment.
– She is more comfortable when she is alone and gets dizzy when she’s in crowded places.
– IU said that in the past, prior to becoming a star, she had struggles with Bulimia -an eating disorder. (“Healing Camp”)
– She has many ahjusshi fans. (Older male fans)
– Instruments: Guitar, Piano, Recorder, Drums.
– Her favorite color is Purple. (Interview with DINGO)
– Her favorite foods are Raw Fish and Sweet Potato.
– Her favorite number is 8.
– IU likes to eat raw liver.
– She likes a cool weather.
– She said she always thought her blood type was A, but in early 2020, when she went for a medical check-up she discovered that her blood type is actually O. (IU TV – Dec. 2020)
– She revealed that the song “Dear Name” is (so far) the hardest for her to sing.
– She participates in a reality show called ‘Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast’ alongside Lee Hyori and Lee Hyori’s husband, Lee Sang Soon.
– IU met Chang Kiha in 2013 and started dating for 4 years, but officially broken up in 2017 January due to the fact that they have been on and off for a while, and finally decided to call it quits permanently. They had an age gap difference of 11 years.
– IU and actor Lee Jong Suk are dating, confirmed by both their agencies (EDAM Entertainment & HighZium Studio).
– On January 6th 2020, it was announced that IU has now signed a contract with EDAM Entertainment.
IU’s Ideal Type: “It’s just like other people, whenever a cool person comes out on TV, my ideal type of man change.” She used to say TAEYANG; “I always had BIGBANG’s TAEYANG in my heart“.

IU Movies:
Real (리얼) | 2017 – Awards guide (cameo)
Broker (브로커)| Netflix – So-young

IU Drama Series:
Hotel Del Luna | tvN / 2019 – Jang Man-Wol
Persona (페르소나) | Netflix / 2019
My Mister (나의 아저씨) | tvN / 2018 – Lee Ji-an
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (달의 연인: 보보경심 려) | SBS / 2016 – Go Hae-jin/Hae-soo
The Producers (프로듀사) | KBS2 / 2015 – Cindy
Bel Ami (예쁜남자) | KBS2 / 2013 – Kim Bo-tong
You Are The Best! (최고다 이순신) | KBS2 / 2013 – Lee Soon-shin
Salamander Guru and The Shadows (도롱뇽도사와 그림자 조작단) | SBS / 2012 – Pickpocket Ji-eun (cameo ep. 6)
Dream High 2 (드림하이 2) | KBS2 / 2012 – Kim Pil-suk (cameo ep. 1)
Dream High (드림하이) | KBS2 / 2011 – Kim Pil-suk

IU Awards:
2016 SBS Drama Awards | Best Couple Award (“Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo”)
2013 KBS Drama Awards | Best New Actress (“You Are The Best!” & “Bel Ami)
2013 KBS Drama Awards | Best Couple Award (“You Are The Best!”)
2018 APAN Star Awards | Top Excellence Actress Award (“My Mister”)

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For reference on MBTI types:
E = Extroverted, I = Introverted
N = Intuitive, S = Observant
T = Thinking, F = Feeling
P = Perceiving, J = Judging

(Source for her MBTI result: Elle Korea Interview)

(Special thanks to Shein Dee Penaso, Kpop’ s Jams, Wei Ni Chua, Jeon Bora, nur farah, Chezlav Kuznetsov, Mhaye, Eun-Kyung Cheong, Kpoptrash, Jess Yeon, 💙Fanney💚, seoulmate, Tweeter God 😋, mai 麦, Ojasbini Lohani, asianwiki, Allita, Kaira Chang, Love Poem, Trissie Tran, squoogle⁷, Joseph Lim, kari, ariena maisarah, christina_hill7, 남규, disqus_jOzRfE6BLH, yohan nation for providing additional info.)

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