IU: Profile, Height, Dating, Facts & Information (Updated)

IU: Profile, Height, Dating, Facts & Information (Updated)

IU (아이유) is a South Korean actress, singer, song writer, idol under  EDAM Entertainment. IU made her debut on September 18, 2008 under KAKAO M (formerly LOEN Entertainment).


Stage Name

IU  (아이유) 

Birth name

Lee Ji-eun (이지은)

Birth date

May 16, 1993 (age 29)

Birth place

Seoul, South Korea


161.8 cm (5 ft 3.7 in)


45 kg (99 lb)

Blood type


Zodiac Sign



INFJ (Her previous result was INFP)


Singer, songwriter, actress


R&B, Soul, Pop


Drums, guitar, piano


EDAM Entertainment (2020–present)
Kakao M (2007–2012; 2018–2020)
FAVE Entertainment (2012–2018)
Good Entertainment (-2007)
EMI Music Japan (Japan)
Gold Typhoon (Taiwan)


When she was 14, IU dreamed to become a singer after singing at her school's sports competition and she received applause from the audience. She began attending auditions but failed all auditions, and she was also duped by fake entertainment companies that tried to make her an idol. Due to the failure of her father's project, IU's family began to experience financial difficulties when she was in seventh grade. For a year and a half, IU had to live apart from her parents in a studio room with her grandmother, younger brother, and cousin in abject poverty. IU almost lost her dream because of that.
But IU never let herself be like that, she continue to audition and audition in different talent agencies, she also tried auditioning at JYP Entertainment but got rejected too. She never loose his hope until she met an agency that helped her to become a star, but things didn't go as planned. She used to appear in different variety shows an experienced wearing mascot to entertain the hosts and the audience of the show. Eventually as years goes by IU is being recognize with her talent an she became so popular in the industry, she is known as one of the most successful South Korean solo artist.

Personal Life


- On October 8, 2015, local news outlet Dispatch reported that she and Jang Ki Ha (Jang Ki Ha and the Faces) were dating, which was later confirmed by IU's management company, Loen Entertainment. The couple broke up on January 23, 2017.

- On December 31, 2022, Dispatch reported that IU and Jong Suk had been dating for about four months. Both EDAM Entertainment and HighZium Studio confirmed the reports later that day.



Studio albums

Growing Up (2009)
Last Fantasy (2011)
Modern Times (2013)
Modern Times - Epilogue (repackage) (2013)
Palette (2017)
Lilac (2021)

Mini albums

Lost and Found (2008)
IU...IM (2009)
Reall (2010)
Chat-shire (2015)
Love Poem (2019)


Pieces (2021)


Remake albums

A Flower Bookmark (2014)
Kkot-Galpi #2 : A Flower Bookmark (2017)


"Real+" (2011)
"Spring of a Twenty Year Old" (2012)

Digital singles

"Nagging" (2010)
"Peach" (2012)
"Heart" (2015)
"Through the Night" (2017)
"Autumn Morning" (2017)
"Bbibbi" (2018)
"Love Poem" (2019)
"Eight" (2020)
"Celebrity" (2021)
"Strawberry Moon” (2021)



"Love Request" (with Yoo Seung Ho) (2010)
"It's You" (with Sung Si Kyung) (2010)
"Ice Flower" (with Kim Yuna) (2011)
"Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms" (with HIGH4) (2014)
"Summer Love" (with Ulala Session) (2014)
"Sogyeokdong" (2014)
"Can't Love You Anymore" (with Oh Hyuk) (2017)
"First Winter" (with Sung Si Kyung) (2019)
"Mother Nature (H₂O)" (with Kang Seungwon) (2022)

Participation releases

LOEN Tree Summer Story ("Sea of Moonlight" (with FIESTAR), "You & I (FPM Technorchestra Mix)") (2012)


AKMU - "Nakka" (2021)
Jay Park - "Ganadara" (2022)


"Dream High OST Part.1" ("Someday") (2011)
"The Greatest Love OST Part.4" ("Hold My Hand") (2011)
"Crash Landing on You OST Part.11" ("Give You My Heart") (2020)
"I-LAND OST" ("Into the I-LAND") (2020)


Mini albums

  • I&U (2011)

  • Can You Hear Me? (2013)


"Good Day" (2012)
"You & I" (2012)
"Monday Afternoon" (2013)

    Digital singles

    "The Age of the Cathedrals" (2013)
    "New World" (2013)




      Sammy's Adventures 2 (2012) - voice
      Real (2017) - cameo
      Persona (2019)
      Shades of the Heart (2019)
      Dream (2020)
      Broker (2022)


      Dream High (KBS2, 2011)
      Dream High 2 (KBS2, 2012) - cameo
      Salamander Guru and the Shadows (SBS, 2012) - cameo
      Lee Soon Shin is the Best (KBS2, 2013)
      Beautiful Man (KBS2, 2013)
      The Producers (KBS2, 2015)
      Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (SBS, 2016)
      My Mister (tvN, 2018)
      Hotel del Luna (tvN, 2019)

      Music video appearances

      K.Will - "My Heart is Beating" (2011)
      Epik High - "Lovedrunk" (feat. Crush) (2019)


      My Chew (2010)
      Shu Uemura (2010)
      Mayijju (2010)
      SK Telecom (2010)
      Unionbay (2011–2015)
      4G LTE (2011)
      Samsung Galaxy S (2011)
      T-Store (2011)
      Mexicana Chicken (2011-2014)
      Home Plus (2011)
      S-Oil (2011)
      Samsung Galaxy S2 (2011)
      SKT 4G LTE HD (2011)
      Bulgaris (2011)
      Le Coq Sportif Summer Collection (2011)
      G by GUESS (2012)
      The Saem Cosmetic (2012)
      Nongshim's Hooroorook Noodles! (2012)
      Lemona (2012-2013)
      SK Telecom 11st (2013)
      Suddent Attack (2013)
      Nexon Dungeon & Fighter Knight (2014)
      QDSUH (2014)
      Sony MDR (2014)
      SBENU (2014-2015)
      Hite Jinro Chamisol Soju (2014)
      ISOI (2015)
      Hyundai HCN (2016)
      Dewdrops (2016)
      Cable TV (2017)
      My Home (Kakao Game) (2017)
      Kyung Dong Pharmaceutical (2017)
      Gnal-N (2017)
      Exorcist (Kakao Game) (2017)
      Sony Korea (2017)
      Maxim Coffee (2017)
      Nature Collection (2018)
      CNP Cosmetics (2018)
      New Balance (2018)
      Lotte Mongshell (2018)
      Samsung Card (2018)
      Ghana Chocolate (2018)
      Jeju Samdasoo (2020–present)
      New Balance (2021)
      Gucci (2022)

      IU Awards

      2016 SBS Drama Awards | Best Couple Award (“Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo”)
      2013 KBS Drama Awards | Best New Actress (“You Are The Best!” & “Bel Ami)
      2013 KBS Drama Awards | Best Couple Award (“You Are The Best!”)
      2018 APAN Star Awards | Top Excellence Actress Award (“My Mister”)





      - IU is born in South Korea.

      - She grow up with her grandmother.

      - IU is a huge fan of SEVENTEEN. 

      She was nominated for "The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2020.

      - Her stage name is derived from the phrase "I and You," which represents how music can bring people together.

      - IU used to wear mascot in a variety show.

      - BTS Jungkook has a huge crush on her.

      - Many Kpop idols says that she is their ideal type for women.

      - She takes care and love her staffs and co-workers.

      - She is good at acting.

      - She is good at singing.


      Solo concerts

      2014 IU Small Theatre Concert "Just One Step...That Much More" (2014)
      2022 IU Concert 'The Golden Hour : Under The Orange Sun' (2022)


      IU Real Fantasy 2012 (2012)
      2014 IU Tour Concert 'Modern Times' (2013)
      2015 IU Tour Concert 'Chat-shire' (2015)
      24 Steps: One, Two, Three, Four (2016)
      IU Good Day in China (2016)
      2017 IU Tour Concert 'Palette' (2017)
      IU 10th Anniversary Tour Concert 'Dlwlrma' (2018–19)
      2019 IU Tour Concert 'Love Poem' (2019)

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