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IU is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. She released her debut solo album in 2008 and made her acting debut in the 2011 TV series Dream High.

IU Profile

Name아이유 | IU
Full Name이지은 | 李知恩 | Lee Jieun
ClanJeonju Lee Clan
Date of BirthMay 16, 1993 (age 30)
Place of BirthGwangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
CitizenshipRepublic of Korea
Height161.8cm | 5′-04″
Shoe Size225mm
Blood TypeO
Zodiac SignTaurus
DebutSeptember 18, 2008
+5494 Days Since Debut
Debut AlbumLost and Found
Latest ReleasePieces
Acting Debut2011 TV Series Dream High
Fandom유애나 | UAENA
Official ColorNeon Yellow
Years Active2008 – present
LabelEDAM Entertainment
DistributorKakao Entertainment
Official Pageig   youtube


  • Mother
    • Name: 김미삼 | Kim Misam
    • Born: 1967
  • Father
    • Name: 이진국 | Lee Jinkook
    • Born: 1968
    • Hometown: Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
  • Younger Brother
    • Name: 이종훈 | Lee Jonghoon
    • Born: 1997
    • He graduated from high school in San Diego, CA.


  • Dongduk Girls’ High School
  • Gwangjin Middle School → Shingok Middle School → Eonju Middle School
  • Seoul Guui Elementary School → Hanam Cheonhyeon Elementary School → Seoul Yangnam Elementary School

IU Discography

YearTypeAlbum Title
2021Special EPPieces
5th AlbumLILAC
20195th EPLove poem
2017Remake AlbumKkot-Galpi #2
4th AlbumPalette
2014Remake AlbumKkot-Galpi
2013RepackageModern Times Epilogue
3rd AlbumModern Times
2012SingleThe Spring Twenty
20112nd AlbumLast Fantasy
20103rd EPReal
20092nd EPIU…IM
1st AlbumGrowing Up
20081st EPLost and Found

Show Details



2022DreamLee Somin
2019Shades Of The HeartMiyeong
2012A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape from ParadiseElla (voice)

TV Series

2019Hotel del LunaJang Manwol
2018My MisterLee Jian
2016Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart RyeoHaesoo • Go Hajin
2015The ProducersCindy
2013 – 2014Bel AmiKim Botong
2013You Are The BestLee Soonshin
2011Dream HighKim Pilsook

IU Facts

  • IU auditioned for several entertainment companies more than 20 times. She also auditioned for JYP Entertainment in 2007, but she did not make it.
  • She got into LOEN Entertainment as a trainee in October 2007.
  • IU was going to use Jiheun as her stage name.
  • She is not a religious person.
  • Hobbies: reading books, watching movies, coloring, taking selfies, music composition
  • Specialties: vocal, guitar
  • She offers scholarships (aka IU Scholarship) to four Dongduk Girls’ High School students every year.
  • She calls her male UAENAs “Geonbbang” and her female UAENAs “Konpeitō”.
  • One of her songs, Bad Day’s lyric is based on her diary from when she was a trainee.
  • Corinne Bailey Rae is her role model.
  • Nicknames: Jingjjang, Lee Jigeum, Jinny
  • Her childhood nickname was Lee JiGeumEunDong (Geum Eun Dong = Gold Silver Bronze).


  • Animals: dogs and horses
  • Artist: Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Author: Guillaume Musso
  • Character: Thumper from Bambi
  • Color: violet
  • Flower: violets
  • Number: 8
  • Season of the Year: Winter
  • Snack: Geonbbang (hardtack), chocolate

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  1. Levi

    I never knew this about IU! I might as well start listening to her music!