IU aka “Lee Ji-eun” (born May 16, 1993) is a South Korean Singer, Actress, Model, Songwriter, Performing Artist, and Social Media Star from Songjeong-dong, Seoul. Her real full birth name is Lee Jieun. She first rose to fame with her album, Lost and Found.
She was just 15-years-old when the album was released on September 24, 2008. Lee’s next two studio albums named “Growing Up” and “IU…IM” also became a huge hit in South Korea.
Furthermore, her song “Good Day” from her 2010 project “Real” achieved national stardom for her. It stayed on top position on South Korea’s Gaon Digital Chart for five consecutive weeks.
Later, the singer came up with 2011 albums named Real+ and Last Fantasy. As a songwriter, she wrote a song titled “Hold My Hand” for the television series “The Greatest Love”.
In 2013, IU’s third full-length album release, Modern Times, was released on October 08. Many of the songs also reached on top positions on Gaon Digital Chart. Some of her other popular musical projects are A Flower Bookmark, Chat-Shire, and Palette.
Lee Ji-eun also starred in hit TV shows such as Dream High, The Producers, Persona, You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin, Pretty Man, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, My Mister, Hotel del Luna, etc.
On May 06, 2020, the talented singer collaborated with Suga for their song titled “Eight” (BTS Member). It was published 1theK’s official YouTube channel and many other streaming platforms.
Body Stats, Height & Weight
She has a lean body and Singer IU’s height is approximately 5 ft 3.5 in (162 cm tall). The South Korean singer is around 45 kg (121 lbs) of weight. Lee Jieun is a fitness freak and maintains her figure by eating a very strict diet.
In addition, Lee Ji-eun also exercises on a regular basis in order to stay slim. When we talk about her body measurements then it is estimated to be around 32-23-30.
The musical artist is popular for her fitness, cute smile, and impressive personality. She is very much into gymming that’s why we can call herself a gym freak. The Instagram personality has posted several gymming videos on her official account.
Moreover, the actress’s slender figure with a fair skin tone compliments a lot. Lee Jieun is also blessed with silky dark brown long hair, and the color of her eyes are also dark brown.
Romantic Affairs, Boyfriend & Husband
Back in 2011, IU started dating her then-boyfriend Jang Woo-young (South Korean singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor). The couple first met each other on the sets on a TV show called “Dream High”.
They also acted as a couple in the show and often dubbed as the milky couple. During the Dream High Special Concert, Park Kyung Lim asked IU about her love life with Wooyoung. However, they never disclosed the reason for their break up on the internet.
Later in 2013, the singer Lee Ji-eun launched a romantic affair with her partner “Lee Hyunwoo” (actor and singer). Earlier, they remained very close friends for many years. They even spotted together at a movie theater.
Their agencies came forward after the images went viral on the internet and claimed that they are only friends. The ex-pair secretly dated each other for a while. In 2014, she was romantically linked with Eunhyuk (singer, rapper, and actor).
The same year, Lee Jieun was also rumored to be in a relationship with ex-beau Jang Ki-ha. In 2014, it was revealed that they were actually together. However, in 2017, their agencies confirmed the news that IU and Jang split officially due to some personal reasons.
|Real Full Birth Name||Lee Jieun.|
|Profession||Singer, Actress, Model, Songwriter, Performing Artist, and Social Media Star.|
|In the news for||On May 06, 2020, she released a new song named "Eight" in collaboration with Suga.|
|Age (How old, as of 2020)||27 years old.|
|Date of Birth||May 16, 1993.|
|Birthplace||Songjeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Taurus.|
|Current Residence||Seoul, South Korea.|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sofiabryantofficial/?
|Debut||Album: Growing Up (2009).
TV Show: Dream High (2011).
|Various Albums||1. Growing Up.
2. Last Fantasy.
3. Modern Times.
|Shows||1. Dream High (2011).
2. You Are the Best! (2013).
3. Bel Ami (2013).
4. The Producers (2015).
5. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016).
6. My Mister (2018).
7. Persona (2019).
8. Hotel del Luna (2019).
|Height||Feet & Inches: 5' 3.5".
Centimeters: 162 cm.
Meters: 1.62 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 45 Kg.
Pounds: 99 lbs.
|Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips)||32-23-30.|
|Shoe Size (UK)||4.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Lee Jin-kook.
Mother: Name not Known.
|Siblings||Brother: 1 bro.
Sister: Not Known.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Dating History?||1. Jang Woo-young.
2. Lee Hyunwoo.
4. Jang Ki-ha.
|Highest Qualification||High School Graduate.|
|School||Dongduk Girls' High School.|
|Alma Mater.||Not known.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Song Joong-ki.
Actress: Kim Tae-hee.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Shopping, Traveling, Fashion, Makeup, and Photography.|
|Favorite Food||Japanese Cuisine.|
|Income Source||Songs, Shows, Brand Endorsements, Sponsorships, etc.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$15 million US dollars (As of 2020).|
|Last Updated||May 7, 2020 (©️ Copyright - Dreshare.com).|
Some Lesser Known Facts about IU “Lee Ji-eun”
- IU’s age is 27 years old (as in 2020). She was born on May 16, 1993, in Songjeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
- Her father and mother raised her in Uijeongbu in Gyeonggi Province along with her younger brother.
- The singer’s dad “Lee Jin-kook” also faced little financial issues when IU was a young girl.
- Lee Ji-eun and her sibling also lived in a studio room with her grandmother and cousins. They stayed there for over a year in situations of poverty.
- During her school days, Lee Jieun found her passion for singing and started giving auditions.
- In the beginning, the artist gave 20 auditions but failed in all of them.
- Later, Lee began her training at Good Entertainment with Yubin, Heo Ga-Yoon, Uee, and Jun Hyoseong.
- In 2012, Jieun graduated from Dongduk Girls’ High School.
- Her song “Good Day” also bagged number one position on Billboard magazine’s 100 Greatest K-Pop Songs of the 2010s.
- She has been an ambassador for South Korea’s National Police Agency since February 2012 which raises awareness regarding bullying in schools.