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Guitarist Lee Min Ki of Jang Kiha and the Faces revealed that he was uncomfortable with Jang Kiha and IU's public relationship.

On the June 30th airing of 'Your Morning, This is Park Eun Young', the host asked the band members, "Are any of you guys uncomfortable with Jang Kiha's public relationship?" Lee Min Ki immediately raised his hand and answered, "It was uncomfortable at the time the news broke out."

He explained, "At the time, I got so many calls from my peers. There was even a friend who called me for the first time in 10 years. People bothered me with questions like 'Did you know about Jang Kiha and IU?', 'When did they start dating?', 'Have you seen them together?'.. I was so tired of people asking me questions."

Jang Kiha and IU confirmed they were dating in October of 2015.

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Singer Jang Gi Ha opened up about his relationship with IU on the June 28th broadcast of MBC FM4U's 'Tei's Dreaming Radio'.

DJ Tei asked Jang Gi Ha which surprise of his IU liked the most, and the band vocalist commented, "There are a lot. It's too much to call them an event, but I express my feelings often. She's shooting a drama right now, and I've shown up on set to cheer her on."

He added, "We don't have enough time to date these days, but we're getting along well."

Jang Gi Ha and IU confirmed they were dating last October.

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Jang Kiha and the Faces appeared on KBS 2TV's 'Yoo Hee Yeol's Sketchbook' on June 17!

On this day, Jang Kiha was of coursed asked about his girlfriend. Yoo Hee Yeol first talked about their interesting hairstyles, then asked, "What did she [IU] think of it?" Jang Kiha replied, "She said it was cute," evoking envy in every male audience member there.

He also said, "I wrote a lot of love songs all this time, but people didn't seem aware. Now I think it might be possible for us to do a love song blatantly." When asked, "Don't you feel burdened about writing a love story?" Jang Kiha replied, "I worry that the other person might get hurt more than me. I told her about it, but she actually said, 'A piece of work is merely a piece of work, so it doesn't matter to me.'"

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Jang Gi Ha revealed whether he ever wrote a song about his girlfriend IU.

On June 15, Jang Gi Ha and the Faces held the showcase for their 4th full-length album 'Where's Someone Who's Expert at My Love'. The band's vocalist Jang Gi Ha was asked whether he wrote anything for IU on the album, and he responded, "All the lyrics are fiction. All 10 songs are about love, so it'd be a lie if I said that none of them had to do with my personal life."

Jang Gi Ha continued, "However, rather than having my experience in it, I thought of writing the most average and universal kind of love." He also commented on why he attempted at writing love songs for the first time, saying, "I always thought love songs were cheesy, but I think we can write love songs in our own way now."

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DEAN, like many K-Pop fans, revealed himself to be a big fan of IU!

On the June 3 edition of 'Sketchbook', DEAN shamelessly talked about his love towards IU. At MC Yoo Hee Yeol's question on the K-Pop artist he most wants to collaborate with, DEAN answered immediately, as if he was just waiting for that question, "IU." DEAN went on to explain his loyalty for IU with a weird analogy, saying, "When an elephant performs tricks with its trunk, people enjoy it, correct? But that wasn't the elephant's design," drawing a tinkling of confused laughter from the audience with his odd comparison of IU to an elephant.

DEAN added, "I even have a song written for IU," and sent a personal message to her. He said, "I can't show you on TV, so please contact me."

Perhaps we should be looking forward to a DEAN x IU collab some time soon?

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Netizens often accuse idols of copying others when it comes to style and fashion. However, netizens recently accused solo singer IU of copying something a little harder to imitate.

According to a netizen on Instiz, IU’s smile is so similar to former f(x) member Sulli‘s smile that a post was created to show how similar the two look.

The post compared several gifs and images of IU and Sulli, concluding that the two singers both share a unique open-mouth, teeth-baring smile. However, because the two are very close friends, having a similar smile doesn’t necessarily mean IU is conscious copying...
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Singer Younha has been targeted by netizens for sharing her text message conversations with IU on her Instagram account.

On June 3, a particular netizen made a post on an online community titled, "Younha constantly annoying IU like an ex-boyfriend". In the post, netizens shared two screenshots of text messages shared between Younha and IU, found on Younha's Instagram.

The first conversation, posted on Younha's Instagram from June 2, is as follows:

Younha: July 7, 10 would you like to come to my concert?
IU: Ah...Unnie.. Can you perform in August instead?
Younha: kekekekekekekeke Just come to...
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Singer-songwriter Dean expresses his admiration for and desire to work with fellow singer-songwriter IU.

Known for writing hit songs for EXO, VIXX, John Park, and Lee Hi, Dean talks about juggling songwriting demands with pursuing his own singing career. “Rather than songwriting, I am focusing on my activities as an artist,” Dean says. MC Yoo Hee Yeol responds, “So is that why you rejected my [songwriting] request?”

Dean chooses IU as an artist he hopes to write a song for some day. “You know how people love it when elephants do a trick wit their trunk? Well that’s not what the elephants...
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Akdong Musician's Chanhyuk relayed the circumstances that led to his gifting the lovely Suzy and IU with original songs during the duo's June 1 appearance on 'Weekly Idol.'

He revealed that he's a fan of Suzy, adding that he even made a song on the spot for her called "A Suzy Day."

He also revealed that he had likewise given a song to IU, explaining, "She came to our concert as a guest for us, so I gave her a song as a present."

Who wants a song from the talented Chanhyuk?

https://youtu.be/dgzgWETA-2o

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Don’t be fooled by their innocent appearance. Female Korean stars can hold their own when having drinks with friends.

Check out which female stars are some of the heaviest drinkers of the hard liquor soju, which is dubbed as the “national alcohol”:

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On a recent radio show, Apink vocalist Jung Eun-ji, who is known for her sweet and powerful voice, said she can drink up to three bottles of soju.

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Singer IU, the model for Chamisul soju ads, said in the past she has drank up to three bottles of soju. The starlet especially enjoys mixing...
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Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, the upcoming Korean adaptation of the wildly popular Chinese series Scarlet Heart (Bu Bu Jing Xin), is drumming up a lot of excitement for its stellar cast and Universal Studios backing. Newly released are photos of lead actor Lee Joon Ki and lead actress IU, regally outfitted and posed similarly with one hand clasped over the other. Handsome Lee Joon Ki is charismatic in black, while beautiful IU is angelic in white.

The new stills were posted on May 16 via the drama’s Facebook account. The timing of the release made it a gift for IU and her fans, as on her photo was...
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On Pann, the most used online forum among Koreans, a netizen made a post on the topic of IU and the fact that people are accusing her of undergoing plastic surgery.“People claim that IU has had surgery and this picture is often used as ‘proof’. I don’t know why they did her makeup like that early on”

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“Even during her debut days she didn’t look that different except she was chubbier. It’s just that stage that made her look weird.”

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Even besides plastic surgery claims, people criticize her for allegedly getting skin whitening surgery. But the truth is that when...
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Nothing says friendship like a food truck sent to your drama set!

On May 8, singer IU updated her Instagram with a photo captioned, “A food truck sent by In Na. Mom In Na. Mom, I’ll be a good daughter. Generous In Na.”

In the photo, IU smiles widely as she makes a heart with her arms in front of the food truck sent by Yoo In Na. The banner on top of the food truck says, “Eat this and work hard and make sure to succeed!!!”

IU is currently filming for a new SBS drama called “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo” (formerly called “Moon Lovers”) which is set to premiere on August 29. The drama is an adaption of the titular Chinese web novel and will be broadcast in both China and Korea simultaneously.

*An earlier version of this article misstated the premiere date. It is August 29, not in October.

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Get super duper excited! There are some good historical dramas headed your way in the second half of the year.

It has now been confirmed that the highly anticipated SBS drama, 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo,' starring so many top stars like IU, Lee Jun Ki, and Baekhyun, will be airing its very first episode on August 29!

It was revealed as much on May 6, along with the production crew revealing that the actors were diligently filming the drama, which will be 100% pre-recorded. The crew stated, "With the news that the air date is confirmed for the end of August by SBS, the atmosphere on set is even more warm and they are working harder to show a good drama."

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Sibling duo Akdong Musician and solo artist IU are considered some of the best singers and songwriters in the industry.

And while many fans are also aware that the three artists are also incredibly close friends, not many know that they’ve also worked on a song together as well.

Although the song was never officially released, “Fried Eggs” was a song that was originally thought of by IU, but was eventually written by Akdong Musician and performed by IU and Akdong Musician member Chanhyuk.

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High school uniforms are seen a lot in South Korea as they're still implemented in most schools! It's not unusual to see idols also donning the attire whether it's for a CF or promotional concept.

Check out how these idols compare in their actual school uniforms from the past and their stylish ones in the present!

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Jaekyung
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Lee Hyori
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There aren’t very many young female vocalists in the K-pop world, despite the demand for them in the industry. Thankfully, there are those few singers, both idol group members and soloists, who are considered vocalists with true musicianship. Here are the top three female vocalists in their 20s chosen by industry insiders.

1. Girls’ Generation Taeyeon
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Topping the list is the leader of Girls’ Generation. With her solo debut with “I” in 2015, Taeyeon was given the opportunity to show off her vocal skills. Industry insiders overwhelmingly chose her as Korea’s...
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Although there are many talented female vocalists in the K-pop industry, some have stood out among the rest.

In fact some of the top music companies in the country, including top agencies such as SM, YG, and JYP, recently participated in a survey to determine the top three young female singers right now.

And although many names were mentioned, including Ailee, Lee Hi, SISTAR‘s Hyorin, and EXID‘s Solji, among others, the companies selected Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon, Apink‘s Eunji, and solo singer IU as the top three candidates, with Taeyeon ranking first and Eunji and IU tied for...
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IU is visiting China this summer to greet fans through 'IU Good Day in China 2016'!

So far, IU has confirmed performances in a total of 5 cities. The tour will begin on July 9 at Guangzhou, then head to Changsha on the 16th, Nanjing on the 23rd, Chongqing on the 30th, and Wuhan on the 31st. Loen Tree Entertainment also stated, "We are currently looking over all the concert offers from China, and IU's tour is going to be extended."

Currently, IU is filming for her new drama 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo', scheduled to be aired both in Korea and China in November. This will be the first time fans get to see IU at a solo event after her fans meetings in Shanghai and Beijing last winter.

Good luck to IU in China!

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IU has turned into a cute 'Isul Tok Tok' girl for 'Hite Jinro's new carbonated peach flavored alcohol drink!

Recently, Hite Jinro introduced their brand new beverage, ideal for light drinkers. The carbonated drink with a slightly fruity flavor is both perfectly sweet, yet alcoholic enough to enjoy. Who would be better off modeling this ideal drink than IU in a short bob and a a pink dress?

Check out IU's adorable 'Isul Tok Tok' CF above!

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