IU was born on the 16th of May, 1993 and is a South Korean solo singer and actress. She had worked with some of the South Koreaâ€™s most famous artists and producers for her third album, â€œREALâ€ that was released in December 2010. Lee Min Soo and Kim Lee Na is the creatorâ€™s of her previous hit, nagging, and they had helped her in producing her award winning song namely, A Good Day, joined with Shin Sa Dong Tiger and lyricist Choi Gab Won.
She had received three SBS Inkigayo Mutizen awards because of her performance of the song from December 18 and December 26, 2010, and January 2, 2011. She had also gained three awards from the KBS Music Bank K-Chart on the 24th to 31st of December 2010 and on the 7th of January, 2011. And for Mnet M! Countdown, she got one award on the 23rd of December, 2010.
IU had often share her covers for other pop artistsâ€™ songs accompanying with her guitar and her friend Thunder of MBLAQ. Some of her well known covers are from SHINeeâ€™s Juliette, Big Bang â€œLiesâ€, Super Juniorâ€™s â€œSorry Sorryâ€ and Girlâ€™s Generationâ€™s â€œGeeâ€.
In August 2009, she had became a host for the new program called Gom Music Chart on GomTV which is a weekly show where the South Korean netizens will vote for their favorite songs on the charts. And also for a short time, she had become a fixed guest for Super Juniorâ€™s Kiss the Radio, Maybeeâ€™s Raise the Volume, and MBCâ€™s Starry Night that is hosted by Shin Young and Park Kyung-lim and also on Chin Chin radio that is hosted by Taeyeon. When Taeyeon had left, IU was chosen to be the temporary DJ for two weeks with B2ST member Dojoon. She is also one of the twelve original female cast members of the SBS variety show entitled, Heroes.
She had also done various numbers of endorsement projects that includes the 2011 UNIONBAY clothing line with Seo In-Sook, MyChew candy and also the action riding game, The Story of My Horse and I, Aliciaâ€. In the year 2011, she had also become the next pop star spokes-model for the Mexicana Chicken. Samsung had also selected her to be their representative for Anycall brand, that was previously endorsed by big stars like Lee Hyori, BoA and Junki who had stated their support to IU commenting, “we believe that [IU] has the potential to create a big bang within the industry.”
Just recently, most of the viewers of the KBS 2 TV most successful teen drama series, Dream High hearts was captivated by IUâ€™s acting abilities by his portrayal of the Kim PilÂ Sook.
On the 6th of February, 2011, they had announced that IU will be a guest performer to a British contemporary jazz and soul singer, Corinne Bailey Rae for her 1st Korean concert. IU was also recently been featured for K.Willâ€™s music video of his song â€œMy Heart is Beatingâ€ along with MBLAQâ€™s Lee Joon.