IU…

When it comes to talent and success in the K-pop industry, IU is a name that cannot be left out. Although IU has only been around for four years, she has already taken over the nation with her sweet, innocent charms and surprisingly savory vocals. With her milky complexion and slim figure, “nation’s little sister” IU has been gaining fans consistently, and the population of her “uncle fan club” has only been growing.

IU had a rather quiet debut in 2008 with “Lost Child” and experienced bursts of fame with “Boo” and “Marshmallow” in 2009. Since then, the public has slowly started to recognize her light yet powerful vocals and her ability to outsing most artists her age. IU captured the hearts of many fanboys with the adorable choreography and cute antics for “Marshmallow” in particular. Soon after, her acoustic covers of various hit songs such as Girls’ Generation‘s “Gee” and Big Bang‘s “Lies” have gone viral, drawing attention yet again to her flexible vocals and musical style.

The adorable singer’s popularity was on the rise when she released a duet with 2AM‘s Seulong, ”Nagging“, for the popular variety show, ‘We Got Married‘. It was soon after that IU reached one of the heights of her career with the release of her hit “Good Day” in 2010. From dramas to endorsements to variety shows, IU made frequent appearances in front of the public who was infatuated by her honest and childlike personality.

As she’s making just about everything she appears in a hit, it’s safe to say that IU is gifted with the “green thumb” of the K-pop industry. IU continues to secure her spot at the top with consistent yet not over-the-top appearances on TV shows and vocal skills, which will one day lead her to become one of South Korea’s legendary vocalists.

[Basic Information]

Full Name: Lee Ji Eun
Known As: IU
Nickname: Nation’s Little Sister
Birthday: May 16, 1993
Height & Weight: 162 cm, 44 kg
Blood Type: A
Aesthetic Strong Points: Small face size with distinct facial features
Associated Agency: LOEN Entertainment

[Works]

Drama: ‘Dream High’ as Kim Pil Suk
Variety Shows: ’Happy Sunday- Heroine’, ‘Kim Yuna’s Kiss and Cry’
Music Shows: ‘Inkigayo’ co-host
Others: ‘Sammy Adventures 2′ [dubbing], ‘E! TV Special’

[Endorsements]

Bulgaris
Samsung Galaxy
Mexicana Chicken
My Chew
S.Oil
Samsung Galaxy SII LTE [College Version][Military Version]
Samsung Galaxy S2
Nongshim Slurp Noodles
Samsung Wave 3 [Episode 1][Episode 2][Episode 3]
Samsung Galaxy S Hopin
Nongshim Black Shin Ramen
G by Guess
Le Coq Sportif
Union Bay
Elite Fashion King [Game]
The Saem
Lemona
Various online shopping malls

[Awards]
25th Golden Disk Awards: Digital Music Bonsang [2010]
2010 SBS Entertainment Awards: Variety New Star Award
20th Seoul Music Awards: Bonsang Award & Best Digital Album [2011]
2nd & 3rd Melon Music awards: TOP 10
13th Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Vocal Performance Solo
5th Mnet 20′s Choice Awards: Hot CF Star
21st Seoul Music Awards: Bonsang Award & Best Album
9th Korean Music Awards: Female Musician of the Year, Netizen Vote & Best Song of the Year (“Good Day”) & Best Korean Pop Song (“Good Day”)
1st Gaon Chart Awards: Song of the Year (February & December)

[Interesting Facts]

Her name means: “You and I will come together with music“.

Debuted with “Lost Child” in 2008

Was turned down by JYP Entertainment

Famous for her clumsiness & acoustic covers of various hit songs [example]

source : allkpop
rewritten by : @nauli_mazzy

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