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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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Rejoice IU fans, we know you've been waiting for this!

IU has finally made a personal Instagram account and confirms it today. It means more photo and video clip updates straight from IU.

Global fans would be delighted indeed. As for her first photo uploaded yesterday, IU seemed a bit lost and still exploring Instagram. However, IU raises a question along with her selfie.

"Lee Ji Geum insta. Everyone why do you put #?"

T/N: Lee Ji Eun is IU's real name. 'Lee Ji Geum' is a play of words which means 'It's now.'

How cute of an Insta started she is! Help her with her question by following: link

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The nation’s little sister IU has made numerous male fans go green with envy every time she puts out a new music video, due to her undeniably lovable chemistry with nearly every single male that has the pleasure of working with her. Check out this list of four male music video leads that have had amazing on-set chemistry with our favourite songstress!

1. Lee Hyun Woo

The two are well-known for their friendship that has stemmed from both being 93-liners who worked as MC’s together for SBS’s Inkigayo. However, before their beautiful frienship had even blossomed, they started off where every other strong friendship starts – awkwardness. Or so, they say that was what it was like on the set of IU’s music video for “You and I,” where Lee Hyun Woo was the male lead.

However, none of the alleged awkwardness can be seen on the actual music video where, on the contrary, the two portray the sense of meeting true love for the first time and that longing for future romance so perfectly that it almost hurts. Also, thank goodness they overcame that awkwardness to become the best of friends, otherwise we wouldn’t have been blessed with the...
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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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IU is reported to be in the middle of working on a brand new album!

Fans will be excited to know that her album is currently being prepared.

A rep from IU's side stated on February 3, "Though it's true we're planning to announce a new album, it's too early to say when exactly. The tracks have not been sorted yet, but song composition will be ongoing."

IU hasn't released her own album since her third release 'Modern Times' in October of 2013, so this is good news for fans of the singer's music.
Stay tuned for more details!

[Update] While there were rumors afloat that IU's comeback will take place in April, her agency, Loen Entertainment, stepped up on February 3 to say, "It is true she is preparing a new album, but this is standard.
The album's release date has not been decided, nor have the songs been gathered. She is always in preparation, and a comeback in April is still uncertain.

The important thing is when the title track appears. When the title track is decided on, the album work could take place quickly with lightning speed, but if the title track does not appear before us, fans will probably have...
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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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IU’s agency revealed that nothing has been decided in regards to the singer’s April comeback.

An affiliate of Loen Tree told Newsen on February 3, “The reports claiming that IU’s album will be released in April are not true. It’s too early to discuss the comeback date.”

The affiliate added, “The usual sequence of making a comeback involves deciding on the artist’s concept and collecting the songs. But IU’s songs or concept have not been decided on.”

IU released the remake album A Flower Bookmark in May of 2014 and has been carrying out her schedules of filming commercials.

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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Let’s meet ISOI’s new muse, IU!

IU switched to ISOI too!

Presenting our interview with IU, during the first ISOI photoshoot on 22nd Jan

Q. What are your thoughts on becoming an ISOI
model?

A. It’s great.. Firstly, since it’s something I’ve tried personally and liked.. I feel confident endorsing for it, and I’m recommending the products to people around me too, going “hey try this~~” hehe
I can relate to ISOI’s philosophy of sharing skincare products with good ingredients with others too.

Q. Do you have any skin issues that bother you?

A. Especially during my promotions, it’s something that I’m concerned about. The makeup that I use for broadcasts is thick and as I’m in the spotlight, my skin becomes dry easily, so I’m the kind to conscientiously do skincare before I apply makeup. I believe my skin condition has to be good to look pretty on screen~

Q. IU’s beauty tip! Is there anything we must do for our skin!?
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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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Singer IU and actor Lee Hyun Woo joked around and thoroughly enjoyed themselves during their Unionbay photo shoot. Their chemistry was electric on the set.

Recently, Unionbay released a set of photos of the pair getting close and comfortable with each other while they modeled apparel from the casual clothing brand. The stars wore jeans of every shade and even a few bright colored shirts and jackets. The well known celebrity friends recommended each other for the modeling gig, and now they are both reaping the rewards.

IU and Hyun Woo even admitted that they would like to work together if a good project comes their way.

I don't know about you, but I'm wholeheartedly rooting for these two to date. They are adorable together! The young stars, who are both 21 years old, are already good friends, so love should naturally come next.

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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IU and Lee Hyun Woo opened up about a topic that fans have been eager to hear about - their past dating rumors!

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On the January 28th broadcast of SBS' 'One Night of TV Entertainment' the two were interviewed on the set of their latest photoshoot. The interviewer pointed out that the two had pictures taken of them attending a late-night movie together back in 2013, and IU started to laugh, prompting Lee Hyun Woo to remark, "Why are you laughing so loudly?".

IU then said, "We met this morning, and asked each other, 'How long has it been since we've last seen each other? Isn't it the first time since those pictures were taken of us?'... We really didn't know that photos were really being taken of us. Their skill is no joke."

When asked, "Weren't a lot of guys jealous of you for your dating rumors with IU?", Lee Hyun Woo shared with a laugh, "I got bashed on by a lot of her male fans." He also explained that they're just close friends, stating, "We got to know each other because of 'Inkigayo', and [Girl's Day's] Minah also joined [the show]...
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On the January 28th episode of 'One Night of TV Entertainment', IU talked about the present she received from Seo Taiji's wife Lee Eun Sung.

The talented vocalist and legendary artist collaborated for his track "Sogyeokdong" from his long-awaited comeback album 'Quiet Night', and it seems his wife wanted to give IU a thank you in return. IU commented, "Just working together taught me a lot. I think it taught me things that I couldn't even buy with money."

She was also questioned about what Seo Taiji did to thank her considering the huge success of her version of "Sogyeokdong". IU revealed, "Seo Taiji sunbae's wife Lee Eun Sung gave me a really pretty wallet present. I was so touched."

Did you ever get a chance to listen to IU's "Sogyeokdong"?

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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IU was the other solo singer with a great year. Whereas fans only cheer their favorite bias, IU receives so much applause from all fan groups, it’s safe to say she’s widely respected in the Korean music industry. Her poppy, ballad songs, as well as her looks and charm, attract a legion of fans, regardless of which fandom you’re in. She is one of the few K-pop stars that is universally loved by nearly all fans.

Many artists wanted to work with the solo songstress, as just collaborating with her is huge for ones’ career. Take the aforementioned IU x High 4 song “Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms”, where having IU’s collaboration efforts also helped High4 get on the K-pop map.

She also won a slew of awards at last year’s music awards, including “Artist of the Year” at the Melon Music Awards. To say she is a household name is very accurate, as she could be considered the solo queen of K-pop.

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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IU and Lee Hyun Woo showed off their close friendship in sketch-cuts for their spring advertisement for apparel brand 'UNIONBAY'!

The brand's new faces, IU and Lee Hyun Woo, shared during their interview on set, "We joke around and felt comfortable with each other as if we were friends that meet up every day, so we had fun during this photoshoot.

With our teamwork being great, if the opportunity presents itself, we would like to work with each other in a good production."

IU and Lee Hyun Woo previously worked together as 'Inkigayo' MCs and for IU's "You&I" MV.

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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June airdate on ‪‎KBS‬, the rumors are starting again that ‪‎IU‬ is being cast in a leading role. Do you all want to see her in a TV drama again?

It's a testament to Kim Soo Hyun's star power these days that the media was buzzing about upcoming K-drama Dr. Frankenstein when he was offered the role, despite the drama having no confirmed broadcast network time slot at that time. Now Dr. Frankenstein is confirmed as headed our way, KBS has picked up the drama and slotted it for June. That was the time slot originally given to Descendants of the Sun but that drama was pushed back to September earlier this month for give it more time for the bulk overseas shoot and to clear up the schedules of the rumored leads.

Dr. Frankenstein is best described as a cross between two of the trendiest recent topics in K-dramas - doctor (Blood and Dr. Stranger) and mental health disorder (Hyde, Jekyll, me, It's Okay, It's Love, and Kill Me Heal Me). It's the romance between a cardiothoracic surgeon who suffers from dissociative identity disorder and his curing romance with a lady police officer. With Kim Soo Hyun out, now the watch is on for the titular leading man....
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Article by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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150127 [EVENT] Korea National Assembly Awards @ 4pm KST (She has won the "Pop Award" but recently announced she will not be attending, due to another undisclosed schedule conflict)

(1월 27일 화요일)
- 제 14회 대한민국 국회대상 시상식 @국회의원회관 대회의실 / PM 4:00 ~
* 사전 예정된 스케줄 관계로 시상식에 참석하지 않습니다.

150128 [TV BROADCAST] SBS Night of TV Entertainment @ 8:55pm KST - "Union Bay" catalog shooting interview

(1월 28일 수요일)
- SBS 한밤의 TV 연예 / PM 8:55~
* '유니온베이' 화보 촬영 현장 인터뷰

source: IU's official schedule at her Daum fancafe link
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List by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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These idols are absolutely cute. Some K-Pop idols were just meant to be fawned over and adored. From the popular IU to Taeyeon, sometimes idols just look too cute to handle! Beware. This list is a cuteness overload… view at your own risk! Here are 13 Irresistibly Adorable Female K-Pop Idols!

1. Girl's Day - Minah
2. Girls' Generation - Taeyeon
3. IU
4. A Pink - Naeun
5. Spica - Narae
6. Girl's Day - Yura
7. Hyosung and Rainbow Jisook
8. f(x) Sulli
9. Dal Shabet - Woohee
10. Goo Hyesun
11. Hyosung
12. Crayon Pop - Soyul

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On a tropical night, a restless night
A special gift for you and I, Healing Camp
KCW: Hello, I’m Kim Changwan.
On this beautiful night, it’s Kim Changwan.
KCW: In life, we go through many hard times.
KCW: When the going gets tough,
Especially for you, the tired audience
KCW: rather than 100 words of consolation,
KCW: here’s a healing song.
KCW: Today, with this beautiful song,
(Text says the same thing, I think we can ignore it)
KCW: let’s share some genuine healing with everyone.
KCW: Here’s the first song.
Meaning of You
Lyrics by Kim Hanyoung, Music by Kim Changwan
Another person that heals us and fills us with emotions
The musician-idol we believe in, IU
( lyrics here)
With IU’s great sensitivity, her remake album ‘Flower Bookmark’ achieved an all-kill on 10 music charts
A reborn ‘Meaning of You’ - The duet between IU and the original singer, Kim Changwan, is a song that connects and embraces all generations.
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Kim Changwan and IU’s ‘Your Special Meaning’
KCW: Who exactly are you to me?
IU: I’m your youth.
The special connection between forever young Changwan and his youth, IU.
KCW: IU was singing about her own love story, but why did I feel uncomfortable inside?
MC: Are you being jealous?
KCW: I can’t continue the story.
MC: IU’s puberty was different from others.
IU: I thought I was some kind of cyborg.
KCW: Her soul just floated away.
KCW: Where did she go?
MC: In Mongolia, don’t they lead nomadic lives?
CH: We ate rice with soy sauce.
MC: Mongolia soy sauce is really famous too.
MC: It’s really delicious.
And today, a hotter and more passionate
place where all generations become one, music Healing Camp
SH: The final winner is Akdong Musician!
CH: We received a cash prize with many zeros in it.
MC: Let’s go for a drink. These kids seem pretty rich.
IU: I didn’t expect to get into big trouble.
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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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SHINee’s Jonghyun brought up the song he wrote for IU.
Ranking number one on various music charts since releasing the solo album Base, Jonghyun recently recorded KBS 2TV’s Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook.
While filming the show, Jonghyun brought up the song A Gloomy Clock in IU’s album.

Jonghyun said, “It’s a song that I wrote for myself, and I asked IU about the arrangement. When IU heard the song, she told me that she wanted to include it in her album, so I gave it to her. It’s a song that was sold three hours after it was written.”

Then Jonghyun sang his version of A Gloomy Clock, presenting a different feel from IU’s A Gloomy Clock.
SHINee’s Jonghyun Shares Story Behind Writing IU’s ‘A Gloomy Clock’

Revealing that he thinks about an artist when he writes songs, Jonghyun revealed that there is a song that he wrote with Jang Kiha in mind.

When MC Yoo Hee Yeol asked him to sing a bit of it, Jonghyun sang Jang Kiha’s version of a song, surprising the audience members by presenting a voice and style similar to Jang Kiha’s.
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Article by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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[TRANSLATION] 130327 IU THE FIRST FANMEETING IN JAPAN 『TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM』 - Voicemail + Talk + singing Every End of the Day

(4:06)
That was Voice Mail!
Ah~ It’s sad.
The lyrics are sad right?
This song.. is about confessing one’s feelings.
It’s not really.. cute.. cute…
or shiny.
It’s slightly bashful.
Umm.. kind of like a fool, it’s a pleasantly plain, plain…
and sad song
but, but the reason I really like this song!
(4:49)
is because it’s really sincere! Yes!
It’s… not packed.. packaged.. umm..
not packaged! not packaged and everything is presented as it is
umm.. and conveyed that way.
I really like that.
When I’m singing this song,
I think it’s the most important.
The thing I think is most important!
Is that sincere, sincere, sincere feeling!
I think conveying your sincere feelings is the most important thing,
so I really like this song.
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A shocking yet hilarious incident happened during October 10′s M!Countdown. IU got locked up in her dressing room! The singer was in her dressing room backstage with the door locked when suddenly the doorknob fell off.

A representative from LOEN Entertainment tweeted this incident and also posted a picture of people trying to fix the door and get IU out of the room. Luckily it didn’t take too long to get IU out of it and she managed to perform well in M!Countdown.

Source: wowkeren.com

Photo Credit: showasia.ru, kapanlagi.com
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Sometimes, idols have some pretty amazing weight transformations, whether it be from dieting or just from working out hardcore.

We felt these idols definitely deserved attention for their transformations and put them together in a feature. Check out this list titled, “10 Amazing K-Pop Idol Weight Transformations”

1. Jessica
2. Thunder
3. Wendy (Red Velvet)
4. Youngjae (B.A.P)
5. Uee (After School)
6. Yubin (Wonder Girls)
7. Park Bom (2NE1)
8. Mino (WINNER)
9. Gayoon (4MINUTE)
10. IU

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SHINee's Jonghyun dished on his feelings about making his solo debut during his 'hashtag' interview with 1theK!

Jonghyun revealed that he came up with 'BASE' as his album title because his first encounter with music was with the bass instrument, and also mentioned that it rhymes with Taemin's solo album title, 'ACE'. He also chose IU as the artist whom he wants to collaborate with again. Although they previously collaborated for IU's "Gloomy Clock", he said wants IU to feature in his song next time. He later expressed his admiration for Wheesung, and said that he is paying homage to him with "Hallelujah".

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Check out his interview above!

source: allkpop

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(Billboard (the most respected music chart on the planet) picks ‪#‎IU‬'s "A Flower Bookmark" as #3 best!)

3. IU - A Flower Bookmark

Having already conquered pop, folk and jazz on her past albums, the honey-voiced singer really went back to basics to remake hit songs from past decades and update them for a modern-day audience. The result is a soothing mix of classic K-pop melodies, some that have been given a fascinating sonic spin, like the disco-flavored cover of "Pierrot Laugh at Us."

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(Billboard (the most respected music chart on the planet) picks Seo Taiji & ‪#‎IU‬'s collaboration the #2 best!)

2. Seo Taiji & IU - "Sogyeokdong"

Both the Korean rock legend and K-pop sweetheart dove into new sonic territory with this synth-pop spectacular. In a complex combination of sounds and emotions, IU's melancholy coos and honeyed harmonies detail South Korea's dictatorship days in the '80s amid Seo Taiji's symphonic storm of crunchy synthesizers. There's a lovely dreaminess to the track, but there's also a dark history in the lyrics and instrument choices."

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Article by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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All 8 concerts! Recorded secretly by very brave fans in the audience.

These fans risked being thrown out of the concerts to bring these audio files to us. Believe me, I know how heartbreaking it is to be thrown out of concerts for recording.

It has taken me until today to compile all 8 shows from 140522-140601.

Another fact that makes these shows special is that IU donated all the proceeds of these concerts to the Sewol Ferry Disaster Relief!

The brave and generous fans that shared them with me have my undying gratitude!

STREAM CONCERTS ON GROOVESHARK: link

DOWNLOAD INDIVIDUAL CONCERTS: link (All the original format files I received are here, along with the MP3 versions I made for streaming.)

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Singer IU and actor Lee Hyun Woo have been chosen as endorsement models for the same brand.

Born in 1993, they are both the same age, and will now be working together as model partners, as the new faces of casual fashion brand UNIONBAY.

According to the brand’s spokesperson, IU and Lee Hyun Woo, who are known as close friends in the industry, have both promoted as endorsement models for the brand in the past—IU in 2011 and Lee Hyun Woo in 2014. The brand representative revealed that because the two stars are friends, they both highly recommended one another, which lead to their accompanied endorsement deal.

IU and Lee Hyun Woo previously hosted SBS’ “Inkigayo” together, and the actor has also appeared in IU’s “You and I” music video.

UNIONBAY has progressively become one of the leading representative casual brands over the years, and it is said that the brand will be upgrading its designs and marketing throughout 2015.

source: soompi
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IU kicked off her concert series on May 22nd. This is her first time having small theater concerts, which are special because celebrities can communicate with their fans in a smaller, more intimate space.

She performed the 7 songs in her remake album for the first time, but also sang her old hits. She even turned into a radio DJ to talk about the stories that her audience had submitted. She talked with the attendees, even giving out gifts personally. SHINee's Jonghyun, ZE:A's Kwanghee, Kim Bum Soo, 2AM's Seulong, Jo Jung Suk, Akdong Musician, Ha Dong Kyun, and CNBLUE's Yonghwa were guests during her series of concerts.

On her last day, IU said, "I can't believe this is the last concert. I was so nervous on the first day. Through these concerts, I felt that I was receiving a lot of love from a lot of people. I was very happy during the performances, and I was able to get one of my top experiences in life."
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