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Everyone holds onto a little bit of baby fat even as you grow older. We're not saying baby fat is unattractive — in fact we think its cute! But, slowly but surely most of us will eventually grow past our baby fat — signifying our step into adulthood. Take a look at our list of 13 idols who blossomed after losing their baby fat.

2. Chanyeol - EXO
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3. Xiumin - EXO
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4. IU
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5. Mino - WINNER
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6. Lee Hi
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7. Doojoon - B2ST
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8. Suzy - miss A
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9. Hoshi - SEVENTEEN
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10. Jungshin - CNBLUE
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11. Soyou - SISTAR
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12. Jimin - BTS
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13. T.O.P - Big Bang
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1theK uploaded a 'Special Clip' of IU performing "Knees," with nothing but a mic in hand and piano melody to back up her sweet vocals.

The stage is scantily decorated; just several floor lights shining brightly behind her against a minimal grey backdrop. The singer herself is also dressed in dull colors, perfecting the simplistic, slightly dull atmosphere. It is the perfect set for this song in particular, as the lyrics explore the deepening sadness you feel in shedding youth to enter the realm of adulthood where sleep doesn't come easy and you grow more cynical.

Two more of these special clips will be uploaded on November 4 and November 6 at noon on 1theK's YouTube channel.

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The Instiz chart combines the overwhelming variety of charts that South Korea uses to rank music sales, and it's also what fans use to determine whether their favorite artist has achieved an "All-Kill".

Check out the chart rankings for the first week of November (October 26 to November 1) below!

Instiz Chart Singles Ranking

1. IU - "Twenty-three" - 42,765 Points
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2. IU - "The Shower" - 21,584 Points
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3. f(x) - "4 Walls" - 20,298 Points
https://youtu.be/4j7Umwfx60Q

4. Taeyeon ft. Verbal Jint - "I" - 16,232 Points
https://youtu.be/4OrCA1OInoo

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A member of IU's boyfriend Jang Ki Ha's band, Jang Kiha and the Faces, by the name of Jung Joong Yeop made a cute update on his Instagram!

The bassist posted on November 2 a picture of IU's new album, 'CHAT-SHIRE,' and wrote, "Kiha gave me this saying, 'It's a present.' When I saw this, I felt against my better judgment that it was worthwhile to do music."

The album picture shows IU's writing, which says, "Joong Yeop oppa. Please enjoy listening to this! I am supporting you!" So cute.

https://instagram.com/p/9irGbfEjrq/

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IU has taken the #1 place on 'Inkigayo'!

The singer snagged the #1 place for the first week of November with "Twenty-Three", placing over Taeyeon's "I" and TWICE's "Like OOH-AHH". She had 8208 points over Taeyeon's 7894 and TWICE's 4845, a pretty impressive feat as she had 0 album points and 0 voting points.

Congratulations to IU!

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IU has revealed her intent to take legal action against those who distributed wrongfully depicted, edited photos of her on social media.

On November 1, Dispatch released a report on a statement by IU's label, Loen Entertainment, which went, "Using the captures of the postings we received, we are investigating the accounts and those who disseminated [the photos]."

The singer's edited photos were spread via Facebook this past October 31 under the title 'IU's official risque concept.'

The photos in question show IU on stage at her seventh anniversary fan meeting concert which was held on September...
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The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.

Check out the chart rankings for the week of October 18 to October 24 below!

< Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking >

1. IU - "Twenty Three"

2. IU - "Shower"

3. Zico ft. Penomeco & The Quiett - "Yes & No"

4. Taeyeon ft. Verbal Jint - "I"

5. IU - "New Shoes"

6. IU - "Knees"

7. Zion.T - "No Make Up"

8. IU - "Zeze"

9. Soyu & Brother Su - "You Don't Know Me"

10. IU ft. Zion.T - "Red Queen"


< Gaon Chart National Physical Albums Ranking >...
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It has been recently reported that six out of seven tracks from IU's latest album 'CHAT-SHIRE' has placed themselves in the top 10 weekly digital chart on Gaon!

According to the reports, IU's title track, "Twenty-Three," is currently on top of the list while "The Shower," "New Shoes," and "Knee" followed closely, placing 2nd, 5th, and 6th place respectively.

In addition, "Zeze" and "Red Queen" was also spotted on the top 10 list as 8th and 10th place respectively.

Congratulations IU!

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IU performs 'Zeze,' 'Knees', and more live at her MelOn showcase

Singer and songwriter IU held a live MelOn Showcase, 'CHAT-SHOW', where she invited a hundred 23-year-olds for intimate live performances.

In the recap video release, IU chats away with her fans as if they were friends and performs the tracks from her latest album live.

Check out IU above!

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IU finally fulfilled her wish of DJ-ing her very own radio show!

Music portal site Melon broadcasted the first episode of the singer's radio show titled 'Dainty Radio' on October 27 at noon.

IU introduced her radio show with a heart swelling with joy, gushing, "Hello. This is Melon Radio Star DJ, IU. It's great to meet you all. I've been dreaming about presiding over my own radio show for quite a while now, and I've got butterflies in my stomach, it feels strange."

In the special corner dedicated for her to introduce her favorite songs, IU recommended Zion.T's "Zero Gravity," evincing her deep...
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1. Appreciating visual art is purely a matter of subjectivity. What you believe is aesthetically pleasing, I may not find to be so and vice versa. Actually, art doesn't necessarily have to be visually appealing or beautiful for us to admire it--though many of the album covers indeed appeal to our visual senses. Some of the album covers I selected simply because I liked the concept, creativity, or authenticity (or some combination thereof). In no particular order, here are the album covers of Korean artists that I found to be 'artsy,' based solely upon my personal perceptions of what is visually...
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IU – CHAT-SHIRE
Tracklist:
1. New Shoes
2. Zezé
3. Twenty-three
4. The Shower
5. Red Queen
6. Knee
7. Glasses

After a much-lauded performance in 'Producers,' IU is back with her new album 'Chat-Shire.' This album contains a couple things that make it great right off the bat: One is that she wrote the lyrics herself (and actually produced "The Shower"); the second is the EP contains the song she sang in 'Producers,' "Twenty-three." Don't look for her on TV, though, she's bringing her show to the...
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The Instiz chart combines the overwhelming variety of charts that South Korea uses to rank music sales, and it's also what fans use to determine whether their favorite artist has achieved an "All-Kill".

Check out the chart rankings for the fourth week of October (October 19 to October 25) below!

Instiz Chart Singles Ranking

1. Taeyeon ft. Verbal Jint - "I" - 23,008 Points
https://youtu.be/4OrCA1OInoo

2. IU - "Twenty-three" - 20,900 Points
https://youtu.be/42Gtm4-Ax2U

3. Zion.T - "No Make Up" - 16,516 Points
https://youtu.be/eqcte1r3aiQ

4. Soyu & Brother Su - "You Don't Know Me" - 15,039 Points
https://youtu.be/Ejs2u5z-I5k...
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The 2015 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards honors those who have made a contribution to the popular culture and the arts, including comedians, actors, singers, models, writers, and manhwa artists. The ceremony will take place on October 29 at the National Theater of Korea.

Unlike other awards, the awardees are announced before the ceremony, and the list has come out today.

For the President’s Award, actress Jun Ji Hyun, singer Lee Moon Se, and DSP Media‘s CEO, Lee Ho Yeon, are among the seven awardees. Many faces of Hallyu will be awarded the Prime Minister’s Award: Lee Jong Suk, Park...
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Singer IU‘s representatives revealed that they will be taking legal action against the person behind maliciously edited photos of her that are circulating online.

On November 1, IU’s management company Loen Entertainment said, “We have screen captures of the post, and we are investigating the social media accounts who are sharing the post and the original poster.”

The post in question was shared on Facebook on October 31 with the caption, “IU’s shocking concept.”

In the photos, IU’s legs have been edited to look like she is only wearing black underwear and stockings. The original...
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Solo singer IU is without a doubt one of the most popular singers in Korea, and fans have noticed that she can make almost anything become popular.

With her newest release “Twenty-Three” achieving an real-time all-kill in lightning speed, it appears that the LOEN Entertainment singer is as popular as ever. After watching in awe as IU’s latest album CHAT-SHIRE took hold of the charts, netizens noticed that IU can make almost anything popular.

One particular netizen created a list on Instiz compiled a list of certain trends and styles that became popular as a result of association with IU,...
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IU recently made a long-awaited comeback with her album Chat-shire and has already slain the charts with her catchy tunes.

The female soloist made her way up the charts with superspeed as she has already claimed a real-time all-kill with the title track “Twenty-Three.” In addition, other songs on her album have taken the second, third, and fourth spots on the live charts.

The release of these tracks has beat out the likes of Soyou and Brother Su and Taeyeon’s solo debut. Im Chang Jung was pushed down as well.

Take a look at her record here:

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https://twitter.com/instiz_ichart/status/657413872568012800

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After not having an official release since her Flower Bookmark EP in 2014, solo artist IU made her long-awaited comeback with her newest music video “Twenty-Three.”

Utilizing the Alice In Wonderland concept hinted at through the teasers for the track, the LOEN Entertainment artist’s catchy track highlights the difficulty of transitioning from a girl to a woman.

Instead of addressing the topic in a serious tone, the popular singer utilizes silly scenes including a cake to the face to explain the confusion of growing up. IU’s self-written lyrics also make a point to relate her current situation...
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On October 19th, IU dropped the third music video for her upcoming comeback for the track “Zeze.”

The track is said to be based off a Brazilian tale titled “Meu Pe de Laranja Lima” as the vocalist sports oranges in her hair like an orange tree and the song bears the name of the main character.

“Zeze” features a funky beat as IU munches on gummy worms while lying on the carpet with her hair as the tree’s branches. So far, she has delivered fans with peeks of “Shoes” and “Shower.”

Although many fans are disheartened that the artist will not be performing on the weekly music shows, fans can still catch her on stage during her various concerts throughout Korea.

Her mini-album Chat-shire will be released on October 23rd.

https://youtu.be/qSWL5I2Z5Mo

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In light of recent news that Hyunyoung is dating Clazziquai’s Alex, the Rainbow member is being pitted against IU for their resemblance.

On October 16th, a post on Hankooki mentioned these similarities as it highlighted their round, small face and gentle, long hair.

The similarities were further enhanced by their tendency to look cute and bright in front of the camera and coincidentally their recent admission of dating fellow artists in the industry.

Just recently, IU was confirmed to be dating Chang Ki Ha, while Hyunyoung is revealed to be in a relationship with singer, Alex.

What do you think of the photo? Do you think they look alike?

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