IU | Profile



  • Name: 아이유 / IU
  • Real name: 이지은 / Lee Ji Eun
  • Profession: Singer and actress
  • Birthdate: 1993-May-16 (age 20)
  • Height: 162cm
  • Weight: 43kg
  • Star sign: Taurus
  • Blood type: A
  • Talent Agency: Loen Entertainment
Background information
Birth name Lee Ji-eun (이지은)
Born May 16, 1993 (age 20)
Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupations Singer, Actress, Composer, Songwriter, MC, Model
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2008–present
Labels LOEN Entertainment (Korea)
EMI Music Japan, Universal Music Japan (Japan)
Gold Typhoon (Taiwan)
Associated acts LOEN Tree
Website Official Korean Website
Official Japan Website


Korean discography

Studio albums
  • Growing Up (2009)
  • Last Fantasy (2011)
  • Modern Times (2013)
  • Lost and Found (2008)
  • IU…IM (2009)
  • Real (2010)
  • Real+ (2011)
  • Spring of a Twenty Year Old (2012)

Japanese discography

  • I□U (2011)
  • Can You Hear Me? (2013)
  • “Good Day” (2012)
  • “You & I” (2012)
  • “Monday Afternoon” (2013)

Solo Concert

  • Real Fantasy (2012)
  • Modern Times (2013)


Year Title Networks Role Notes
2011 Dream High KBS2 Kim Pil-suk Supporting role
Welcome to the Show SBS Herself Episode 1
2012 Dream High 2 KBS2 Kim Pil-suk Episode 1 (cameo appearance)
Salamander Guru and The Shadows SBS Pickpocket Jieun Episode 6
Cameo appearance
2012 Sammy’s Great Escape (Sammy’s Adventures 2) Movie Ella Voice acting
2013 You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin KBS2 Lee Soon-shin Leading role
Pretty Man KBS2 Kim Bo-tong Female leading role
Year Title Networks Role Notes
2010 Heroes SBS Herself
2011 Kim Yu-na’s Kiss and Cry Contestant until episode 8
The Music Trend Co-hostess March 20, 2011 – July 28, 2013
1 vs. 100 KBS2 Guest
Immortal Song 2 Contestant
Entertainment Broadcast Guest as guest for “Guerilla Date”
You Hee-Yeol’s Sketchbook Guest
Come to Play[54] MBC Guest March 14, 2011
Radio Star Musical guest March 30, 2011
E!TV Special SBS Host
Running Man Guest Episode 43
Strong Heart Guest December 20, 2011
Mak Irae Show Tooniverse Guest July 15, 2011
Night After Night SBS Guest
2012 Running Man Guest Episode 77, 96, 97
MTV Music Island Musical guest as premier episode guest
Strong Heart Guest May 22, 2012 & May 29, 2012
Gayo Daejeon[25] Co-hostess December 29
Jung Jae-hyung & Lee Hyori’s You and I SBS Musical guest as premier episode guest
Quiz Show Q[55] MBC Co-hostess
2013 Running Man SBS Guest Episode 168


Year Award Category Result
2008 Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Power Rookie Award Won
2010 2nd Melon Music Awards 2010 TOP 10 Won
11th Korea Visual Arts Festival Photogenic Award Won
17th Republic of Korea Entertainment Arts Awards Ceremony New Generation Singer Award Won
25th Golden Disk Awards Digital Music Bonsang Won
Cyworld Digital Music Awards Song Of The Month (June) (“Nagging”) Won
Song Of The Month (December) (“Good Day”) Won
SBS Entertainment Awards Variety New Star Award Won
2011 3rd Melon Music Awards 2011 Top 10 Won
Song of the Year (Digital Daesang) Won
5th Mnet 20’s Choice Awards Hot CF Star Won
20th Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Award Won
Best Digital Album (Real) Won
Cyworld Digital Music Awards Song Of The Month (December) (“You and I”) Won
Artist Award
Korea Advertising Association Awards Good Model Award Won
TVCF Award Model of the Year Won
Style Icon Awards Top 10 Style Icon Won
2011 Soompi Gayo Awards Top Female Soloists of 2011 – Gold Won
Nickelodeon Korea Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Female Singer Won
2012 1st Gaon Chart Awards Song of the Year (February) Won
Song of the Year (December)
4th Melon Music Awards 2012 Album (Last Fantasy) Nominated
2012 Artist Nominated
2012 Netizen Popularity Award (“You & I”) Nominated
2012 Top 10 Won
2012 T-Store Best Song Award (“You & I”) Nominated
7th Asia Model Festival Awards BBF Pop Singer Award
9th Korean Music Awards Female Musician of the Year Netizen Vote Won
Song of the Year (“Good Day”)
Best Korean Pop Song (“Good Day”) Won
21st Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Award Won
Best Album (Last Fantasy) Won
24th Korean PD Awards Singer Award Won
Billboard 21 Under 21 15 of 21
Cyworld Digital Music Awards Song Of The Month (May) (“Peach”) Won
Nickelodeon Korea Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Female Singer Won
2013 27th Japan Gold Disk Awards Best 3 New Artists (Asia) Won
5th Melon Music Awards 2013 Top 10 Won

Mnet Asian Music Awards

The Mnet Asian Music Awards (abbreviated as a MAMA), formerly “M.net KM Music Festival” (MKMF) (1999 – 2008), is a major K-pop music award show that is held by Mnet Media annually in South Korea. Daesang Award (Grand Prize) is equivalent Artist of the Year.

Bout Year Nominated work Award Result
12th 2010 IU/Seulong – “Nagging” Best Collaboration Nominated
Sung Shi Kyung/IU – “It’s You” Best Collaboration Nominated
13th 2011 “Good Day” Best Female Singer – Solo Nominated
Best Vocal Performance – Solo Won
“Someday” (Dream High O.S.T.) Best O.S.T. Nominated
14th 2012 “You and I” Artist of the Year Nominated
Song of the Year Nominated
Best Female Artist Won
Best Vocal Performance – Solo Nominated
15th 2013 “The Red Shoes” Best Female Artist Nominated
Best Vocal Performance – Female Nominated
Artist of the Year Nominated
BC – UnionPay Song of the Year Nominated

Music Programs

These are a collection of IU’s wins on Korea’s televised music shows. Inkigayo is aired on SBS, M! Countdown on Korean cable channel M.net, Music Bank on KBS, Show Champion on MBC Music and Music on Top on Korean cable channel jTBC.

Music Bank

Year Date Song
2010 June 25 Nagging
July 2
December 24 Good Day
December 31
2011 January 7
December 9 You & I
December 16
December 23
December 30
2012 January 6
January 13
2013 October 18 The Red Shoes


Year Date Song
2010 June 27 Nagging
December 19 Good Day
December 26
2011 January 2
December 18 You & I
December 25
2012 January 1
2013 October 20 The Red Shoes

M! Countdown

Year Date Song
2010 December 23 Good Day
2013 October 17 The Red Shoes
October 24

Music On Top

Year Date Song
2012 January 12 You & I

Show Champion

Year Date Song
2013 October 16 The Red Shoes

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