IU (Lee Ji-eun, 이지은) is a South Korean female solo singer
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 K Pop
market with the Lighter and Softer
single "Boo", and gained massive popularity with the breakout hit "Good Day".
In 2011, she acted in the Korean Drama Dream High
as the character Kim Pilsuk.
She is well-known for her good vocals, sweet image, a genuinely good personality and her very impressive and well-produced music (and music videos), some which she composes herself. She is also well known for her duets with other singers like Seulong of 2AM and her acoustic covers of kpop hits.
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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 (2013)
- Modern Times (2013)
- A Flower Bookmark (2014) (cover album)
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