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IU


Stage NameIU
Full NameLEE JI EUN
Country of BirthKorea
Date of BirthMay 16 1993
Age27 years old
Height1.62 m (5'4")
Weight46 kg (102 lbs)
Blood TypeA

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Lee Ji-eun (이지은; born May 16, 1993), better known by her stage name IU, is a South Korean actress and singer-songwriter under the label EDAM Entertainment. IU was a trainee for 10 months before making her debut as a solo artist on September 18, 2008.


IU NAME MEANING

Prior to debuting, her label suggested the name of IU, short for ‘I and You’ to represent the unifying force of music between people.


DATING AND RELATIONSHIPS

IU was dating the songwriter and TV host, Jang Ki Ha, who is 11 years older. Both of them met at a radio show that he was hosting in 2013. IU fell in love with Jang Ki Ha at first sight and they started dating soon after. They went public with the relationship on October 2015 admitting they had been secretly dating for two years. They broke up on January 2017 after four years together. They cited busy schedules as the reason for their break up.


HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AND BODY MEASUREMENTS

  • With a height of 162cm (5'4'') and weight of 46kg (102lbs), IU has a BMI of 17.5.
  • Her body measurements are 32-26-35.
  • Her shoe size is 5 US (225mm).


FUN FACTS AND TRIVIA

  • IU is one of the most influential female celebrities in South Korea. She is one of the highest earners and has received numerous awards for her acting and music.
  • IU was a trainee for Good Entertainment with Uee, Yubin from Wonder Girls, Heo Ga-yoon from 4Minute, and Jun Hyoseong from Secret.
  • IU’s family struggled financially. She and her brother lived with her grandmother and cousins in conditions of poverty and apart from her parents for over a year during her middle school.
  • Age trivia: IU was 15 years old (15 international age; 16 Korean age) when she debuted as a soloist in 2008.
  • Height trivia: IU’s height is 162 cm (5'4''). Other kpop idols with the same height are: Jisoo (Blackpink), Jihyo (Twice), and Dara (2NE1).
  • Ideal type: IU used to say her ideal type was Taeyang (Big Bang). Some famous kpop idols that have listed IU as their ideal type or are known to be her biggest fanboys are: Jungkook (BTS), Yoseob (Highlight), actor Kim Soo Hyun, Suho and Kai (EXO).
  • Friendship: IU is very good friends with Suzy (Miss A), Jiyeon (T-ara), actress Yoo In Na, Sulli (fx), and Goo Hara (Kara).


IU’S LIFE TIMELINE

YearAge*Life Event
19931Lee Ji-eun was born on May 16, 1993 in Seoul, South Korea.
200816IU made her solo debut with the single Lost Child. Her first album was not successful.
200917IU launched her first studio album and promoted the new single Boo, a huge style shift from Lost Child. IU started gaining more favorable attention.
201018IU released the song Nagging with 2AM’s Lim Seul Ong. The song was one of the theme songs for the show We Got Married season 2.
201119IU was part of the main cast of the variety show Heroes. She also made her acting debut in the drama Dream High.
201220IU was recognized by Forbes Korea as one of the most influential people in South Korea.
201321IU was the lead actress in the drama You Are the Best!
201422IU won the 2014 KBS Drama Best New Actress award.
201624IU acted as the female lead in Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.
201927IU was the female lead in the drama Hotel del Luna.

*Korean age


SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram: @dlwlrma

Twitter: @lily199iu

[MV] IU(아이유) _ eight(에잇) (Prod.&Feat. SUGA of BTS)

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