IU

Biography

IU is the stage name of Lee Ji Eun, a popular South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. Her stage name is derived from the combination of the words “I and You,” symbolizing her hope that people come together through music. IU debuted in 2008 with her single “Lost Child” and gained widespread popularity after her follow-up debut studio album “Growing Up.” After making her acting debut in 2011 in the television drama “Dream High,” she quickly graduated to leading roles with the 2013 dramas “You’re the Best, Lee Soon Shin” and “Beautiful Man.”

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Awards

  • 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards - Best Vocal Performance - Female - Nominee
  • 2014 MelOn Music Awards - Album of the Year - Nominee
  • 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards - Most Popular Actress (TV) - Nominee
  • 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards - UnionPay Artist of the Year - Nominee
  • 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards - Best Female Artist - Winner
  • 2014 MelOn Music Awards - Song of the Year - Nominee
  • 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards - Most Popular Vocalist - Winner
  • 2014 MelOn Music Awards - Artist of the Year - Winner
  • 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards - UnionPay Song of the Year - Nominee
  • 2013 KBS Drama Awards - Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama - Nominee
  • 2013 KBS Drama Awards - Best Couple Award - Winner
  • 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards - Artist of the Year - Nominee
  • 2013 KBS Drama Awards - Best New Actress - Winner
  • 2012 MelOn Music Awards - Album of the Year - Nominee
  • 2012 Seoul Music Awards - Album of the Year - Winner
  • 2012 MelOn Music Awards - Artist of the Year - Nominee
  • 2012 Seoul Music Awards - Bonsang Award - Winner
  • 2012 MelOn Music Awards - Song of the Year - Nominee
  • 2011 Baeksang Arts Awards - Most Popular Actress (TV) - Nominee
  • 2011 Seoul Music Awards - Bonsang Award - Winner
  • 2011 MelOn Music Awards - Song of the Year (Digital Daesang) - Winner
  • 2011 Seoul Music Awards - Best Digital Album - Winner
  • 2011 KBS Drama Awards - Best Couple Award - Nominee
  • 2011 KBS Drama Awards - Best New Actress - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Disc Awards - Digital Music Bonsang - Winner
  • 2008 Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Award - Power Rookie Award - Winner