A Korean singer...
Those who are IU fans....
Her stage name IU, is derived from "I and You"
which symbolizes that we can become one
IU debuted on a Korean music program called
M! Countdown on September 18, 2008
Biggest lie in IU's life :
"Spare all the pocket money in a day and pretend to lose it,
which afterwards given again by IU's dad"
Promise to the fans :
Please continue to watch over me and everyone
will be surely impressed to the max!!!
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Real name: Lee Ji-eun [In Korean: 이지은]
Birthday: May 16, 1993
Height: 165 cm / approx 5'5" (IU said that she is actually around 161cm)
Weight: 47 kg / approx 103.6 lbs
Blood type : A
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
School: Dongduk Women's High School
Hobbies: Reading,writing diary, writing lyrics, playing computer
Ideal Person: Yoo Ah In,Yoo Seung Hoo
Ideal Type : Someone who has pretty smile
Likeable friendtype : Anyone who is genuine and not boring
Person who like to see most : Person who is easy going
Type of house IU lives in : A home where its full of lovable people
Memorable Place : her training room
Life Motto : Never give up !!!
Future plan : Study hard and becomes a singer who is beautiful and becomes a great example for her fans
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Favourite food : Raw Fish + Sweet Potato
Favourite Book : Someday I died
Favourite Song : Old Love,Ugly Duckling,Officially Missing You
Favourite Day / Season / Weather : Monday / Winter / Cool
Favourite Star: Gummy, Ha Dong Kyun, Taeyang
Favourite Actor: Kang Ji Hwan,Han Ji Min
Favourite film : Once
Favourite TV Program : Yoon Dohyun’s Love Letter
Facts about IU!
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*When IU just started her Marshmallow activities, Luna gave her a small slip of paper, said “how about we become close?”
*IU bought a car for her dad from her first income
*IU thinks that when she talks her voice is still a bit husky
*IU was a trainee for 10 months. She thought that it was too short but her company trusted her a lot that's why IU debuted quickly
*IU didn't pass for about 20 auditions including JYP Ent. But, once Park Jin Young said that he's dissapointed with his decision
*When she was a part of Good Entertainment, she was supposed to debut as '5 girls' together with G.NA, After School's Uee, Wonder Girl's Yubin, 4 Minute's Heo Gayoon, and Secret's Hyosung
*While making tho OST for Dream High, Park Jinyoung(President Company of JYPE) gave her the song 'Someday'
*During her trainee life, IU had a lot of free time in her room she practiced her guitar as well as her singing.
*IU didn't get a separate lesson to play the guitar, she learned guitar by watching others so she's lacking a lot of the basics.
*Beside guitar, IU played the piano for a while but since she didn't play it for a while she got rusty.
*Recently her fans sent her a piano as a present so she's trying to learn piano again now
*IU loved singing ever since she was a little kid and when in elementary school being an idol was one of the things she wrote for future job
*IU was in 7th grade when she officially wanted to become a singer.
*IU loved the feeling that she got from singing in front of her school. It was then that she knew she should become a singer.
*The company gave her name, IU which has the meaning 'You' and 'I' will become one through music.
*'I liked a lot of people. I liked my friends, oppas, this person, that person but I still don't know what love is.' -IU.
*IU's brother said he was getting stressed out from his friends asking him to get IU's autograph and phone number. After changing schools he said he won't tell others that he's IU's little brother but IU felt bad.
*IU's little brother acted like a girl while IU was fooling around so people always said their personality must have been switched.
*IU has the same stubbornness like Dream High's Kim Pilsuk.
*IU really likes Suzy. IU thinks she's the prettiest out of all the singers. If IU was born again she wish she could look like that.
*IU was interested in Suzy from the start but IU was afraid to talk to her. She didn't know how to talk to suzy bcs Suzy is 1 year younger.
*Suzy kept on telling to IU stop talking so formally but IU kept on using formal words.
*IU's parents were against the kissing scene on Dream High so IU had to follow what they said.
*IU said that filming Dream High was really fun, she would do it again if she got another offer.
*During filming 'Dream High' IU and Wooyoung read the script together since most of IU's scenes were with Wooyoung.
*IU was really interested in Baekhee's role. She said it would be so much fun if she took this role.
*IU said that when she went to the restaurant with Wooyoung the situation was so funny.
*IU would like to get a driver's license when she turns 20.
*IU's mum says she'll just cause accidents and doesn't want IU to drive.
*IU doesn't really like blind dates.
*IU likes melancholy songs. 'A Story Only I Didn't Know' is close to her type of song.
*IU is afraid of the popularity, she thinks that popularity can bring someone up or down.
*IU is the type that hates shopping. She only take pocket money when need it, sometimes IU doesn't even use 10 won in a month.
*Even in winter, IU just go out wearing two t-shirts.
*IU has an interest in composing, writing lyrics and even books too.
*During Elementary school IU was the Class President and during middle school IU was ranked 1st/2nd place in her class.
*IU usually went to the auditions by herself, with her friends or with her cousins.
*IU donated all the money from her first fan meeting.
*IU was happy that she was able to have an opportunity to appear as a special guest for Corinne Bailey Rae's concert.
*SNSD's Yoona recommends IU's "You and I" to a fan.
*On the day kids took their college entrance exam, IU went to her album jacket photoshoot. IU decided to follow her dreams.
*While making the lyric of 4AM for a week IU woke up at 4AM to write down how she felt during that time.
*Instead of songs like 'I feel like I'm going to die' and 'I'm going to go crazy', IU likes a calm song about daily life.
* Things IU tries to fix : IU's timid character.
*IU once appeared in "Elle Girl" (Korea) Magazine.
*IU confessed that she calls Suzy out in the middle of the night, and they get in a cab without a specific destination to simply enjoy their freedom.
*On MBC Shim Shim Tapa IU once hand-feeds a male fan.
*In "Heroes" IU was the first one to choose to be in the "not so popular" team.
* IU was the person that netizens wanted to appear the most in "Heroes".
*IU wants to record a song together with her fans.
*Once SNSD's Taeyeon shouted and congratulated IU for winning Music Bank K-Chart
*IU's best friend, "Luna" surprised IU by coming to IU's 1000th day fanmeeting
*When IU was younger,she lived separately from her parents because they were so impoverished
*IU wants to see a movie with her fans
*IU's nickname is "Bong Suhee" which came about because of her resemblance to comedian Shin Bongsun
*IU is really popular amongst the soldiers.
*IU would like to sing Tim's "Lullaby" to say goodnight to his future boyfriend.
*IU used to live with her grandmother, a cousin, and her younger brother for a year and a half in a studio room.
*Because of the poor conditions of her home, IU confessed that she liked spending time at the rehearsal room than her own home.
*IU had even been tricked into being involved in fraudulent activities.
*IU were barely able to live by on money her grandmother made from selling small hair accessories at the market.
*IU has experience with ghosts.
*IU used to live in LOEN's dorm but then she's back to live in her house after she was annoyed by ghosts.
*IU said she was cold and never smile to LOEN's staff during her debut days
*IU isn't attracted to good looking men
*IU wants to drink and go clubing when she becomes 20
*IU received a fancy bracelet from Lee SeungGi
*IU's sick of dating, she prefers to get married quickly
*IU's cousin said that IU loves to do "sexy dance" in the karaoke room
*IU’s brother was ashamed to admit he was related to her
*when IU came out on TV and try to act cute, IU's brother was embarrassed and refused to tell people about her
*IU once was called "pig" by a boygroup's fans, she said that she wanted to cry at that time
*IU doesn’t think her body is attractive. She's jealous of those who look good in skinny jeans because they have a pretty waistline
*IU likes to eat fresh liver
*In her Last Fantasy album, IU thanked "dung-dung" (Dung-dung is actually MBLAQ's Thunder *real name: Cheon Dung*)
*IU felt embarrassed a little when she watchs the commercials that she is in
*IU thinks Galaxy S2 CF and SKT CF which she duetted with late Kwang-seok Kim singer is the best one
*IU recommends 5 songs to her fans: Sunny Hill's Grasshopper Song, Adele's Someone Like You, John Mayer's I Don't Trust Myself, A
Fine Frenzy's Electric Twist and Kings of Convenience's Cayman Islands
*IU thinks her music life is just like 12:00 PM now, because its lunch time, so active
*IU once held a concert in a bus!
*IU gave all her classmates necklaces
*IU and Yoo Inna once had a 10minutes-talking-phone-conversation
*IU warming up her vocal cords by eat a cup of ramen really quickly.
*IU asked Yoo Inna to buy her a real-estate as her garduation day's present
*IU was chosen as the ambassador for the national police agency
*IU's grandmother is Buddhist
*IU's fancafe name is U-Ana which means You Love Me
*IU also gave her classmates rice cakes and snacks on their graduation day
*IU gave those gifts to her friends because she wanted to express her heartfelt gratitude towards them
*When asked, who does she like the most as bestfriend? Suzy or Jiyeon and IU answered "Sujiyeon"
*IU said that she likes to eat mochi because it's round and soft (lol what?)
*In a show IU answered that she's closer to 2AM oppas compared to 2PM oppas
*IU finally got Twitter! ^^ --> @lily199iu
*IU teased Suzy that she wouldn't follow Suzy back on Twitter and then Suzy quickly mentioned her, "I need to unfollow you"