IU (Lee Ji-eun, 이지은) is a [[KoreanPopMusic South Korean female solo singer]] and actress.

Born May 16th, 1993, IU debuted in 2008 at the age of 15 under LOEN Entertainment. Her debut mini album ''Lost and Found'' was well received by critics but was not commercially successful. She broke into the mainstream KPop market with the LighterAndSofter single Boo, and gained massive popularity with the breakout hit Good Day. She is also well known for her duets with other singers like Seulong of 2AM and her acoustic covers of KPop hits.

In 2011, she acted in the KoreanDrama DreamHigh as the character Kim Pilsuk.

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* ''Lost and Found'' (Mini-album) (2008)
* ''IU...IM'' (Mini-album) (2008)
* ''Growing Up'' (2009)
* ''REAL'' (Mini-album) (2010)
* ''Last Fantasy'' (2011)
* ''Monday Afternoon'' (2011)
* ''Modern Times'' (2013)

!!This singer provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}
* {{Fangirl}}: IU is an open fangirl of Taeyang from BigBang.
* FracturedFairyTale: Cruel Fairy Tale
* GirlNextDoor: She so embodies this trope that her nickname is "Korea's Little Sister".
* LighterAndSofter: Boo, compared to her debut single, the darker and more mature [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZukHxqOA0o Mia]].
* NonHumanSidekick: The parrot in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeqdYqsrsA0 Good Day]] and the goose in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_iQRO5BdCM You and I]].