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Ballad singer JOO has released a new single, “Cry and Blow,” for the first time in almost five years. Talking about her long hiatus in an interview, she begins to cry.

JOO debuted in 2008 under JYP Entertainment with the song “Because of a Man.” Her strong points were her clear tone and vibration, but she received a lot of negative comments online following her debut and could not perform well due to stage fright.

The singer put out only two albums during her seven-year contract with JYP. The contract ended last January and she joined Woollim Entertainment in April. “Cry and Blow,”...
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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.

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Looks like we’ll be able to meet this all-star cast sooner than expected!

On May 5, SBS’s “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo” announced that they will begin airing on August 29, following the end of “Doctors.” This also means it will be SBS’s Monday-Tuesday drama.

Previously, they announced that the broadcast date was confirmed for sometime in September, which has evidently been revised since.

“Scarlet Heart: Goryeo” is a 100 percent pre-produced drama that is set in Korea’s Goryeo Dynasty, but with added modern and fantastical elements as well. It is based on a Chinese web novel and drama....
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Big Bang, J.Y. Park, and IU were voted as artists of the year by netizens!

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According to the 'Korean Music Awards', voting results for 2015 showed that Big Bang, J.Y. Park, and IU won 'Artist of the Year chosen by Netizens' award.

For the voting, a total of 70 candidates were separated into categories. The division showed that there were a total of 22 male artists, 10 female artists, and 38 group artists.

The voting started at noon on February 15 and ended at midnight on February 22. There were a total of 26,542 voters. Big Bang received a total of 5,321 votes in the group category, J.Y Park received 1,425 votes in the male artist category, and IU received 3,654 in the female artist category.

Congrats to Big Bang, J.Y. Park, and IU!

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IU just had a very successful solo concert 'CHAT-SHIRE', and fans will be even happier to know that she'll hold another concert this month!

LOEN Tree stated that IU will hold her encore concert on December 30 and 31 at Seoul's Jamsil Sports Complex's school gymnasium.

It's a good thing IU's holding an encore concert, because there surely are fans who weren't able to score a ticket to her first one. Tickets for her 'CHAT-SHIRE' concert sold out immediately. She had concerts in Seoul, Busan and Daegu in late November and early December.

It looks like some lucky fans will be spending their last few days of the year with IU! Tickets go on sale December 10 at 8pm KST through Interpark.

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IU showcases her bright smile at the Like The First Time Soju event.

Since winter season is approaching, fans get to see more winter fashion from their favorite stars, what do you think about IU's winter fashion?

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Amidst the news of Lee Tae Im's car accident and the growing controversy over IU's "Zeze," tvN's 'SNL Korea' has jumped in headfirst with a parody that has caused its own controversy.

On November 10, the show's official Facebook posted a picture to make light of the situation involving Dongnyok Publishing Company criticizing IU for her lyrics referencing 'My Sweet Orange Tree.' The picture's post used the title, 'Ms. Lee Tae Im. Sae Yoon is not that kind of child.'

The content borrows the voice and words from Dongnyok's official statement, saying, "Sae Yoon, as a 36-year-old nerd, is a child...
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While we’re all excited (or not) that IU and Jang Ki Ha are dating, an interesting bit of what IU and actress Min Hyo Rin said in the past has been dug up by Korean netizens.

Any IU fan knows that IU has named BIGBANG‘s Taeyang as her ideal type for a boyfriend for years. But as we all know, Taeyang is currently dating the actress Min Hyo Rin.

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Interestingly enough, it turns out that Min Hyo Rin named Jang Ki Ha as her favorite celebrity in the past, as well. There is a Korean saying that says, “Life is so complicated that it’s hard to look even three centimeters ahead.” In this case, the Koreans seem to have been absolutely correct!

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Last time we looked at which female celebrity is women’s wanna be. Now it’s time to see what female idols such as Suzy, IU, Krystal, Taeyeon and Hani win all women hearts.

Some of the nation’s most in-demand female idols have been voted as the idol stars drove female to them. Until now, of more than 105,000 women surveyed by Pikicast, about 22 percent chose IU as their No. 1 pick among female stars, while about 18 percent selected f(x) Krystal as their top choice among female celebrities.

The survey also showed that these idol girls even have gained both male and female fans, while about...
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On a recent episode of MBC‘s My Little Television, EXID‘s Solji took over a karaoke room by her lonesome and sang IU‘s “Good Day” as she attempts the famous 3-octave note.

Already known for her superb vocal abilities, can Solji successfully pull off the 3-octave note IU is known in her hit track “Good Day”?

The episode aired on June 28th, and revealed Solji singing a variety of songs. As she approached the famous 3-octave note, she belted out the notes and was unable to pull it off, laughing it off before she completed the track with a smile.

Check out her attempt below:
https://youtu.be/6PMF9q1VDCI

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Beauty marks are small spots that appear on the body, most typically on the face, neck and chest so labeled because they are known for adding a unique charm point to ones appearance.

In this list we bring you ten idols with unique beauty marks that accent their gorgeous faces. We do warn you: you might fall in love with some of these beauty marks or become extremely envious!

1. f(x) – Sulli
First up on our list is f(x)’s Sulli. She has two distinctive beauty marks on her face—one on her left cheek and another on the tip of her nose. Maybe that’s why they call it a beauty mark: because...
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An interview that IU gave about acting is being brought back to light.

IU, who has recently been confirmed as a female lead for the new drama “Producer,” had appeared as a guest on SBS‘s “Healing Camp” in July of 2014 and had revealed her feelings about acting.

At the time, IU expressed her love for acting, saying, “Acting is really fun too. It’s completely different from singing. The emotions that I can’t express through singing, I can express through acting. I’d like to continue to do both in the future as well.”

She added, “In terms of emotions, in singing, my emotions are expressed after going through the melody and the lyrics, whereas in acting, the emotions are expressed as they are. I get to use emotions that I don’t normally use. I haven’t cried out loud since I was a baby, but through acting, I get to cry out loud or get angry, and can express emotions that way.”

source: Soompi
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IU (아이유) is a Korean pop singer and actress under LOEN TREE and debuted in 2008. In 2012 she made her official Japanese debut under EMI Music Japan.

Stage Name: IU (아이유)
Real Name: Lee Ji Eun (이지은)
Birthdate: May 16, 1993 (age 19)
Birthplace: Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Blood Type: A
Height: 162cm
Weight: 43kg
Hobbies: Reading
Favorite Artists: Gummy, Ha Dong Kyun, Taeyang, Kim Tae Woo, Tamia
Favorite Actors: Kang Ji Hwan, Jung Tae Yang, Han Ji Min

Albums:
[2009.04.23] Growing Up
[2011.11.29] Last Fantasy

Mini-Albums:
[2008.09.23] LOST and FOUND
[2009.11.12] IU...IM...
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Which stars do netizens most want to be with on New Year's to make a wish together?

Online mobile company NBT dropped the results of a survey they took targeting a total of 1,025 people from their teens to thirties, asking which celebrity they would want to make a New Year's wish with together.

In the end, Yoo Jae Suk came out in first place out of all the options with 14.1%. Following were Seolhyun with 13.1%, IU with 9.6%, So Ji Sub with 9.3%, Kim Soo Hyun with 8.5%, Park Bo Young with 7.1%, Kang Dong Won with 6.6%, Suzy with 4.9%, Park Seo Joon with 4.3%, and Yoo Ah In with 4%.

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Besides its survey of determining the best K-Pop rookie groups of 2015, Star News conducted yet another survey to select '2015's Hottest Issue In Music.' The survey was based on the opinions of the same 28 experts of who had selected the best rookie groups.

There were innumerable controversies and issues which had bubbled in K-Pop this year, but many experts agreed that the most hotly debated issue was IU's 'Zeze' controversy, which had earned a total of ten votes.

The experts said, "IU's 'Zeze' didn't only became an issue in music but also in the pop culture sphere overall, creating a societal...
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The 2014 MAMA took place on December 3 at the AWE in Hong Kong, naming some of the greatest singers of the year to receive prestigious prizes.

After powerful performances of its greatest hits this year, Infinite received the award for the K-Pop Fans′ Choice for a male artist. Hoya took the microphone to thank all seven members′ mothers. "Thank you to CEO Lee Joong Yeop for gathering the seven of us together."

Presented by Yong Jong Shin and Kang Sora, the Best Female Artist award was given to IU, who saw much success in 2014 with her remake album, collaborations with other artist, and more....
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Super Junior's Heechul and IU donated to victims of the recent Gangwon Province wildfire.

On April 5, reports revealed Heechul donated 30 million Won ($26,360.42 USD) to help those affected by the wildfire through the organization 'Fruits of Love', and IU donated 100 million Won ($87,870.50 USD) through the 'Green Umbrella Children's Foundation'.

As Gangwon is Heechul's hometown province, he expressed, "I was very hurt seeing the wildfires spread around the Kangwon Province. I hope this becomes a bit of help to the locals." The 'Green Umbrella Children's Foundation' also stated, "IU has consistently...
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Famous for her title as the “Nation’s Little Sister”, IU is the adored angel of Korea. Loved for her innocence and kind heart, IU is every girls’ role model!

But some fans might not know that on occasion she’s appeared on stage wearing some incredibly sexy outfits. The following 10 pictures showcase this hidden talent of hers and might leave you with a new image perspective of IU you never thought of before. Here’s TOP 10 Sexiest Outfits Of IU.

1. Black lace dress with see through arms and stomach.
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Many of kpop fans might be curious about idol stars' real personality. Well, idol stars are ordinary people too, so some of them have a good personality, while others don't. Then, who do you think is the idol star who has the best personality? The list below is based on my experience and idol stars' reputation in the kpop industry. Ok, here are top 5 idol stars who are loved by kpop industry officials because of their great personality.

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"Girls' Generation's Yoona is a good-natured person. She's a sweetheart and has no enemies. When I saw her at a drinking party and press conference, she...
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Actress Jang Na Ra shared that she saw her old self through Cindy, the role played by IU on KBS drama Producer, making her tearful after watching the television series.

Jang Na Ra was invited as a guest on KBS variety show Happy Together 3 which aired on June 18th and was accompanied by co-star Seo In Guk for the upcoming KBS drama I Remember You.

Previously signed with SM Entertainment, Jang Na Ra made her debut in 2001 when she was 21 years old. In the past, she received so many love calls for CFs that she herself has lost count of.

The 35-year-old actress shared, “There was a conversation...
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