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
  • You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin

    2014 | Baeksang Arts Awards
    Most Popular Actress (TV) - Nominee

    Korea

    You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin

    V languages
  • 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
  • You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin

    2013 | KBS Drama Awards
    Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama - Nominee

    Korea

    You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin

    V languages
  • You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin

    2013 | KBS Drama Awards
    Best Couple Award - Winner

    Korea

    You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin

    V languages
  • 2013 Mnet Asian Music Awards - Artist of the Year - Nominee
  • You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin

    2013 | KBS Drama Awards
    Best New Actress - Winner

    Korea

    You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin

    V languages
  • 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
  • Dream High

    2011 | Baeksang Arts Awards
    Most Popular Actress (TV) - Nominee

    Korea

    Dream High

    26 languages
  • 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
  • Dream High

    2011 | KBS Drama Awards
    Best Couple Award - Nominee

    Korea

    Dream High

    26 languages
  • Dream High

    2011 | KBS Drama Awards
    Best New Actress - Nominee

    Korea

    Dream High

    26 languages
  • 2010 Golden Disc Awards - Digital Music Bonsang - Winner
  • 2008 Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Award - Power Rookie Award - Winner
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