Birth Day May 16th, 1993
Birth Place Gwangjin District, Seoul, South Korea
Age 31 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Who is IU?

IU (Lee Ji-Eun) is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. She signed with Kakao M (Formerly LOEN Entertainment ) in 2007 as a trainee and debuted as a singer at the age of fifteen with her first mini-album "Lost and Found". Although her follow-up albums, "Growing Up', "IU...IM", and after the release of "Good Day", the lead single from her 2010 album "Real".

IU is famous for starring in several films and TV series such as "Real", "Dream", "A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise", "Dream High", "You Are the Best!", "Bel Ami", "My Mister", "The Producers". IU has won the different type of Awards 98 (Total win) and nominated 244 Awards such as Eleven Melon Music Awards, Nine Gaon Chart Music Awards, Five Seoul Music Awards, three Golden Disc Awards, and other. She has millions of followers under her Instagram account. 

Hotel Del Luna actress, IU

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Early Life and Family

IU's real name is Lee Ji-Eun (Korean: 이지은). She was born on 16 May 1993 in Songjeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea, and Taurus is her zodiac or star sign. She holds South Korean nationality and belongs to Asian-white ethnicity. Her religion is Christianity and white is her race. She celebrated her 27 birthday as of 2020 which is her present age.

IU was born in a poor family to her father, Lee Jin-Kook and she has a younger brother named Lee Jong-hoon. Her family's financial situation deteriorated, prompting them to move to the nearby Uijeongbu in Gyeonggi Province. IU brother, together with the actress lived away from their parents in a studio room with their grandmother and cousin for over a year in despicable conditions.

IU's Childhood Picture

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IU attended Dongduk Girls' High School and graduated in 2012. After graduating, IU decided not to pursue post-Secondary education in tandem with her singing career.

IU and her brother, Lee Jong-hoon

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IU Personal Life

Currently, IU is single and enjoying her life to the fullest. In 2011, IU started dating her then-boyfriend Jang Woo-Young (South Korean Singer, Songwriter, dancer, and actor). They met each other on the sets on a TV show called "Dream High". In 2013, IU has met Chang Kiha and started dating for 4 years. Later, she has officially broken up in January due to their personal issues. Her sexual orientation is straight.

IU And Jang Kiha Broke Up After 4 Years of Dating

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IU Net Worth and Salary

As of 2021, IU has an estimated net worth of more than $20 Million. Her major source of income is from her singing career and we can surely assume that she has a salary of thousands of dollars per year.  Additionally, she also earns from her brand endorsements, sponsors, and her advertising revenue on Youtube for the biggest stars range from $ 10-& 20 Million. She is living a cool lifestyle from her earning.

According to a Gallup Korea survey, IU was the most popular idol and artist among South Koreans in 2017

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Body Measurements - Height & Weight

IU has a lean body and singer IU's height is approximately 5 feet 3 inches (162 cm tall) and her weight around 45 Kg (121 Ibs). She has black eyes and black hair. Lee Jieun is a fitness freak and maintains her figure by eating a very strict diet. Her body measurement is 32-26-35 inches. She wears a shoe size of 5 US and a bra cup size of 30 C.

Studio Albums

  • Growing Up (2009)
  • Last Fantasy (2011)
  • Modern Times (2013)
  • Palette (2017)Lilac (2021)


  • 2012- "A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from paradise"
  • 2017- "Real"
  • 2019- "Shades of the Heart"
  • 2021- "Dream"

Television Series

  • 2011- "Dream High", "Welcome to the Show"
  • 2012- "Salamander Guru and The Shadows", "Dream High 2"
  • 2013- "You Are the Best!", "Bel Ami"
  • 2015- "The producers"
  • 2016- "Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo"
  • 2018- "My Mister"
  • 2019- "Persona", "Hotel del Luna"

Television Shows

  • 2010-11- "Heroes"
  • 2011- "Kim Yuna's Kiss & Cry"
  • 2017- "Hyori's Homestay (Season 1)"


  • 2009- "IU Star Nutrition"
  • 2009-10- "Gomtv Music Chart Show (GMC)"
  • 2010- "28th MBC Creative Synchronicity Festival"
  • 2011- "50 Years TV entertainment"
  • 2011-13- "Inkigayo"
  • 2012- "Quiz Show Q", "SBS Gayo Daejeon"
  • 2014- "Tray Relay Song"
  • 2015, 2017- "SBS Gayo Daejeon"

Video Games

  • 2012-13- "Aion: The Tower of Eternity"
    2013- "Sudden Attack"

Awards and Nominations

  • APAN Music Awards (2020)
  • APAN Star Awards (2015, 2018)
  • Asia Artist Awards (2018)
  • Asia Model Festival Awards (2012)
  • Asian Pop Music Awards (2020)
  • Baeksang Arts Awards (2011, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020)
  • Break Tudo Awards (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Cyworld Digital Music Awards (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Gaon Chart Music Awards (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020,2021)
  • Genie Music Awards (2019)
  • Golden Disc Awards (2021, 2018, 2010, 2012, 2013,2014)
  • Japan Gold Disc Awards, Sona Awards (2013)
  • KBS Drama Awards (2015, 2011, 2013)

IU With Music Awards

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  • KBS World Award, Soribada Best K-Music Awards (2018)
  • Korea Advertising Association Awards, Mnet 20's Choice Awards (2011)
  • Korea Drama Awards (2015)
  • Korea First Brand Award (2019, 2020)
  • Minet Asian Music Awards (2020, 2017, 2014, 2011)
  • Melon Music Awards (2013, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2011, 2017, 2020)
  • Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Awards (2008)
  • SBS Drama Awards (2016)
  • SBS Entertainment Awards, Republic of Korea Entertainment Arts Awards (2010)
  • Nickelodeon Korea Kids; Choice Awards (2011, 2012)
  • SBS MTV Best of the Best (2013, 2014)
  • Seoul International Drama Awards, Seoul International Youth Film Festival (2014)
  • Seoul Music Awards (2013, 2016, 2018, 2019)
  • Singapore Entertainment Awards, World Music Awards (2014)
  • Soompi Awards (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • TVCF Awards, Style Icon Awards (2011)


  • 2012- "IU Japan Premium Special Live", "IU Friendship Showcase-spring 2012", 'Real Fantasy", and "IU Friendship Special Concert- Autumn 2012"
  • 2013- "Moder Times"
  • 2014- "Modern Times Showcase in Hong Kong", and "Just One Step... That Much More"
  • 2015- "Chat-Shire"
  • 2015-2016- "I&U"
  • 2016- "IU Good Day China Tour", "24 Steps: One, Two, Three, Four", and "IU Concert 24 Steps in Taipei"
  • 2017- "IU Concert 24 Steps in Taipei", and "IU 2017 Tour Concert (Palette)"
  • 2018-2019- "2018 IU 10th Anniversary Tour Concert 〈이지금 dlwlrma〉"
  • 2019- "2019 IU Tour Concert (Love, Poem)"

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