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IU was voted standout artist of the year in a poll!

'Gallup Korea' calculated 2,774 votes from males and females 13-59 years of age from all of Korea except those in Jeju Island in a survey during the months of October and November. The participants were asked to choose their top three favorite artists among those who promoted this year. Although IU was the general winner among all of the age groups, EXO was #1 among those in their teens, IU was #1 among those in their 20s-30s, and Lee Sun Hee was #1 among those in their 40s-50s.

For a ranking of the top songs of the year, IU's remake of "Meaning...
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Who isn’t in love with Pikachu? For those unfamiliar with the lovable and adorable electric mouse, well it’s time to hop on the everlasting Pikachu craze even if it’s just because your favorite Korean idols look completely cute with it!

Pikachu is the representative Pokemon, or Pocket Monsters, for the Nintendo media franchise video game that has expanded into trading card games, anime, toys, books, manga and many more media.

MBLAQ’s Lee Joon will have you cracking up as he imitates the way Pikachu talks with this Pikachu hand puppet. You have to hand it to his imitation though.
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IU and rookie labelmate Yoon Hyun Sang show off their adorable chemistry as producer and singer in behind-the-scenes videos of the making of his debut album Pianoforte.

Loen Entertainment has released, via Daum Music, a video of the production of Yoon Hyun Sang’s self-produced album, portraying his ability to direct the way his own album reflects his musical identity. Viewers are then graced with the presence of IU, who quickly moves onto communicating with him casually, as they are both 93-liners. IU lent her sweet vocals to the track “When Would It Be” on his new album as well.

The two...
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KBS2TV’s “Beautiful Man” released new posters and a teaser clip, providing new previews for the upcoming drama.

With the drama’s first episode to broadcast on November 20, “Beautiful Man” revealed new posters that portray the different personalities of the four main characters.

The new group poster conveyed the upcoming storyline between the beautiful man Dokko Matae, played by Jang Geun Suk, and the plain Jane character Kim Bo Tong, played by IU. Moreover, the inclusion of Hong Yoo Ra, played by Han Chae Young, and Choi David, played by Lee Jang Woo, foreshadow the interweaving...
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IU’s upcoming Netflix original “Persona” has unveiled its first preview!

“Persona” is a new short film project that will feature IU in four different stories told by four different directors: Im Pil Sung, Lee Kyung Mi, Kim Jong Kwan, and Jeon Go Woon. IU will play an entirely different character in each of the four films, which were all inspired by the actress.

On March 22, “Persona” revealed its official poster and shared a new sneak peek of the upcoming short film collection. The preview begins with Lee Kyung Mi’s “Love Set,” in which IU plays a heated game of tennis with...
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She is making a comeback!

IU will reportedly be starring in tvN‘s upcoming weekend drama, Hotel del Luna, which is set to begin airing this summer.

Hotel Del Luna is a fantasy drama that revolves around a hotel with wandering spirits. The glamor of Hotel del Luna can only be seen by the souls who cannot leave this world. To the average person’s eye, it is simply a shabby old hotel located in the heart of Seoul.

The spirits find the hotel under the shining moonlight and receive VIP service that does not exist in the real world. The story follows a super elite hotelier who ends up as the manager...
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Over the course of their careers, idols maintain an unbreakable bond with their fans. From their very first stage to their first anniversary, and up to every other significant memory in-between, they share a handful of heartfelt moments that further prove the strength of their everlasting relationship.

Amidst some of these moments, idols are so thankful for the love and support they keep receiving from their fans that they can’t help but burst into tears either during a concert, a music show win, or a fan event. That being said, here are seven times fans made idols shed tears of gratitude....
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1. [+4,132, -174]
She's seriously the one top of the digital charts...

2. [+3,813, -162]
The ambush time to release a song with no promotion = 7:00.... but she hit #1 right away... the class of IU

3. [+2,348, -134]
She's seriously the best!!!

4. [+2,086, -129]
As expected from IU.. <3 Jieunie

5. [+1,789, -114]

6. [+757, -51]
Seriously, she's unrivaled when it comes to digital charts;;

7. [+682, -45]
Half of the song is unaccompanied... but her voice along is like an instrument ()...

8. [+634, -58]
Her voice color is a wall...

9. [+545, -44]
I like her song way better regardless of the charts ㅎ

10. [+534, -48]
IU's voice color is that nice

Source: https://pann-choa.blogspot.com/2017/09/naver-all-kill-without-exception-iu.html
On August 26, the Korean Business Research Institute published their monthly results for brand reputation rankings among singers, both male and female.

The institute analyzed 116,221,875 sources of data from July 25 to August 26 in the categories of participation, media coverage, communication, and community awareness.

Wanna One topped this month’s brand reputation rankings with a total score of 17,658,317. BTS followed up in second place with a total score of 6,915,325, while Red Velvet came in third place with a score of 6,238,027.

Check out the top 25 rankings below:

Wanna One
Red Velvet...
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Having picked up some useful cooking tips from 'Chief Lee Hyori', while working part-time as a maid on JTBC's 'Hyori's Bed & Breakfast', singer IU decided to show off her impressive skills in the kitchen.

On July 20, Sulli posted a series of photos capturing the moments of her friend busy inside the kitchen. The idol star can be seen wearing a purple shirt and preparing necessary ingredients such as chopped and steamed vegetables, noodles, and savory soy sauce for a bowl of homemade noodle soup. Along with the photos, Sulli wrote, "Cooking genius Lee Ji Eun (IU's real name)."

Seeing the table all neatly set up, netizens commented, "Isn't that what she learned from Lee Hyori?", "It appears IU has gotten better at cooking since appearing on the reality program."

IU will be releasing a new OST for 'Kakao's mobile game 'Exorcist', for which she's currently an endorsement model!

In the MV teaser for her OST titled "神曲 (Divine Comedy)", IU follows a tingling sensation into a mysterious building, where she finds a strange record player and sees flower petals falling down from an unknown source.

The song will be released via 'Exorcist's official website on July 21!


IU's official light stick has been revealed!

Along with the announcement about her official fan club, Fave Entertainment released photos of the singer's official light stick. Light green and white are the theme colors. The light stick will be available in white and silver and it will illuminate a neon yellow light.

Fans are glad that IU is finally having an official light stick after 10 years since her debut.
How do you like the design of IU's light stick?

Although Yoo Hee Yeol of Antenna Music has worked with IU numerous times, he won’t sign her to his label.

On KBS’s “Happy Together 3”, he revealed that he won’t ever sign her because his label just can’t afford her!

Antenna Music’s artist Jung Jae Hyung revealed that there’s just no way for them to gather enough funds.

“Even if we sell our whole office building, we won’t have enough.”

— Jung Jae Hyung

But that doesn’t mean Yoo Hee Yeol is totally against the idea!

“If IU has any thought of moving to our label, I will change our company name to IU!”

— Yoo Hee Yeol

It seems unlikely that IU will be listed under Antenna Music anytime soon.

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Singer/song writer Sam Kim discussed collaborating with IU for her song "Ending Scene" on the May 4 broadcast of KBS2's 'Happy Together 3'!

Sam Kim stated, "I worked together with IU sunbaenim on a project. She personally requested the song."

Hearing this, Yoo Hee Yeol commented, "Actually, IU contacted me first. But when she started talking about Sam, I thought, 'My days are well over'," causing the studio to laugh hysterically.

Do you like IU x Sam Kim's "Ending Scene"?

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The May 4 installment of KBS 2TV's 'Happy Together 3' featured Yoo Hee Yeol talking about his interest in singer IU.

When asked if Yoo Hee Yeol had any plans to recruit IU into his agency, 'Antenna Music', Jung Jae Hyung commented, "Even if Yoo Hee Yeol had to sell his entire estate, I doubt it would work."

Hearing this, Yoo Hee Yeol responded, "If IU truly had plans to switch over, I would change my record label to 'IU Music.'", making the viewers laugh.

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IU praised makeup artist Shin Ae, who has helped her look gorgeous for the past 8 years in her career.

Shin Ae guested on a recent episode of 'Get It Beauty', chatting it up with IU over the phone during the show. IU first revealed that she's a fan of 'Get It Beauty', then complimented her makeup artist luxuriously.

IU said, "I've worked with Shin Ae sun-saeng-nim for 8 years. She's a very discreet, feminine, and charismatic woman and a makeup artist. I really love her." She continued, "Shin Ae sun-saeng-nim catches what's best for the person just by looking at one's face. Also, she's very good at red lips, and they usually end up with positive feedback. She really has great sense."

Sounds like Shin Ae is the secret to IU's perfect makeup all these years!

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It's now been 8 years since IU debuted!

She debuted on September 18th, 2008. Her official Facebook posted the below image and wrote, "September 18th! Today is the 8th anniversary of #IU~ Stay together with IU from now on as well ♥×∞ Happy IU's 8th Debut Anniversary! #IU #UAENA".

IU has had hits after hits after hits and is one of K-pop's most talented singers. Congratulations to IU and her fans UAENA on her 8ths anniversary!

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IU became the 'Nation's Little Sister' after she saw a ghost in the recording studio?

At least that's what the panelists on a recent episode of 'I Heard a Rumor Show' theorized. Lee Sang Min began, "Many stars have had close encounters with supernatural forces. There are even myths that artists who witness ghosts in the studio will produce hits."

Stephanie chimed in, "There is a rumor that IU earned the 'Nation's Little Sister' title after meeting a ghost in the studio. During the time she was recording for 'You and I,' she saw her manager go into the studio so she followed suit but there was...
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IU, currently the face of Kakao's 'Come Play! My Home', took out her guitar for a gentle, acoustic tune for the game's new CF MV!

Though it's just a minute long, IU turns into a warm, friendly host, making her guests feel at ease with her soothing voice. In the previous CF, the singer invites friends to her digital house in the game.

Watch IU's new CF MV above!

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'Kakao' announced on July 20 that they have appointed IU as the new model for its 'Kakao Game.'

IU has been active as the main character for 'Kakao Game's splash video clip since early June, promoting as the brand's official model.

Now, IU will be modeling for 'Kakao's latest game called 'Come over to my home for Kakao,' which is set for release some time in August.

'Kakao' relayed, "Because the special youthful aura and happiness showcased by IU was a good match for the 'Kakao Game,' we have decided to have her be [our game's] spokesmodel."

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