IU Early Life

On May 16, 1993, Lee Ji-eun was born in Seoul, South Korea’s Songjeong-dong district.

IU Career

she performed live for the first time her debut single, “Lost Child” (in Korean).

IU Awards

IU has received more than 200 nominations and more than 100 victories since the release of her debut album in 2008.


she has received 18 Melon Music Awards, 16 Gaon Chart Music Awards, 5 Korean Music Awards, 11 Mnet Asian Music Awards, 7 Seoul Music Awards, 8 Golden Disc Awards, and 1 Grammy Award.

What Is the Meaning of IU in Korean?

Lee Ji Eun is her true name, however she performs under the name IU. IU stands for the way that music unites people and implies “I and U.”