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Sexy Kpop Singer IU ( Lee Ji Eun )
Lee Ji Eun ( IU ) Singer Profile
- Original Name: Lee Ji Eun
- Stage name: IU
- Ethnicity: South Korean
- Career: Singer - Songwriter, Guitarist, Actress, TV/Radio Host
- DOB: May 16th 1993
- Birth place: Seoul, South Korea
- Ht: 5'3" ( 162 cm )
- Wt: 104 lbs ( 47kg )
- Astro sign: Taurus
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- Cool facts about IU
- Wallpapers photos
- Music videos / covers
- Her first song she wrote
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IU and her start in Music
Ji Eun Lee, is a super cute and now, super famous kpop artist. She was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1993 and made her first debut on September 24th, 2008 at the young age of 15.
IU started studying music early on during her school years. She was lucky enough to have a formal music education. From this, she learned song writing, vocals, and playing instruments like the piano and the guitar.
When she was about 11 years old she stopped her musical education and started going to auditions. She was not accepted for several reasons such as not being pretty enough or the lack of dancing skills. Even the famous entertainment company JYPE turned IU down when she was about 14. The owner of JYPE, says that turning down IU might have been one of his biggest mistakes. He also co-starred with her on the tv show Dream High.
After tons of auditions she eventually signed a contract with LOEN Entertainment. Probably one of the best decisions the company could have ever made!
Cool Facts About IU
Here are some interesting Facts about the Kpop Artist IU
- Her Label company created the stage name IU, the meaning is " I + you become one through music"
- IU's popularity has been dubbed the " IU syndrome "
- She really likes to do acting and being on tv.
- IU has sold over $1.37 million worth of online sales in the first 3 months of 2011
- Breaking new ground in South Korea, IU is now taking Japan by storm!
- Her most recent album, Last Fantasy, Is one of the best selling albums in Australia
- The song " Good Day " displays her talent of singing in 3 different octaves
- Really good at playing Guitar
- She has won a Bonsang Award at the Seoul Music Award show
- Best vocal solo performance award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards ( MAMA )
- Probably one of the most humble artists in the industry, always appreciating and giving back to her fans.
- Her Dad inspired her to take an interest in music, she is totally a daddy's girl
- IU goes to an all girls High School
- Actress in Dream High & Dream High 2 as Kim Pil-suk
IU does " Kiss ME " Cover originally by Sixpense none the richer
Download IU Songs
IU Lost and Found ( 2008 )
Feel So Good
Every Sweet Day
Lost Child (Instrumental vers.)
IU Last Fantasy ( 2011 )
Holding A Star In My Heart
You and I
Teacher (Feat. Ra.D)
IU, My Favorite Korean Solo Artist
IU was one of the first Female artists I really enjoyed listening to. Her voice seemed very angelic to me. The first music video I ever saw of her, was this one posted above. The one where IU does a cover of some of the really popular kpop songs by other famous groups. I was so shocked to see a kpop artist playing the guitar and singing. Usually they just dance ( which I would never complain about that ^_^ )
So here we have this young beautiful girl playing a guitar on stage singing beautifully. How could that not catch your attention? I started checking out some of her other songs. Her voice is very consistent and she can really hit those high notes well. Better than most of the other Korean pop stars. Her songs for the most part are pretty laid back and rely mostly on her vocal skills. Some include a more upbeat rock sound but nothing like the electro-pop styles of rival groups like 4Minute or 2NE1.
There was this one music video I watched with IU during an interview. It was some nerdy looking TV host and IU walking outside in the freezing cold streets of Seoul, South Korea. He was asking her all kinds of silly questions, and IU was giving very funny, but honest answers. One of the questions was, " What do you want to see?" And she replied, " I would really like to go see an all boys high school" ( She attends an all girls high school, and was curious to see what its like with only boys there )
Parts of the interview were very candid as she would talk about her family and her close relationships with them. To conclude the interview, IU told the host that she would like to give a street performance to her fans. She is always asked to play some music inside the studio or on stage, and felt that her fans deserve a real live acoustic performance. That sounded fun to her. So out in the blistering cold, guitar in hand, she played for a small audience on the streets of Seoul, South Korea!
IU is truly an amazing artist!
Lots of pictures of IU
IU Wrote her First Song titled "Hold My Hand"
IU composed and sang this song for the currently showing TV show " The Greatest Love"
Lyrics for " Hold my Hand "
You’re getting this feeling, you’re trembling inside
How long will you merely steal glances at me?
Tell me your thoughts, I mean stop pretending you know nothing
Just as your heart is saying to you, hold my hand now
Hurry and hold my hand
Every time I happen to turn my head
I catch your eye
For several nights, you keep appearing in my dreams
All night long, how you torment me
Out of all the empty seats here
you just had to choose the seat next to mine
Without even realising it, this silly laughter
starts pouring out of me
Well I guess I’m done talking, shall we have a little chat then?
When my cellphone vibrates, my heart
sinks into my chest
Oh without realizing, before I knew it, your mischievous way of talking
I want to hear it over and over again
What should I do….
(From far away, you’re walking over here)
(Our eyes meet)
How long will you act as if you know nothing?
This is love, that is, between you and I
I like you, so much that I can’t take it any more
That’s enough, you don’t have to think any further
Just as your heart is saying to you
Just hold my hand
Hold my hand now