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“Jinxes exist to be broken.”

Like this saying, jinxes originally have a negative connotation, meaning something that brings bad luck. Recently, it has also been used to describe things that bring good luck.

Several Korean celebrities have their own jinxes as well, ranging from unique to unfortunate.

1. IU: “The title of my songs must be three letters.”

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On SBS’s radio show “Old School,” IU said, “My staff and I have a jinx that song titles must be three letters (syllables). All the songs with three-letter titles have been successful so we’ll be naming my next song the same...
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Singer IU revealed that she was inspired for one song by a picture drawn by Sulli!

During her commemorative talk event 'CHAT-SHOW' on October 23 for her new mini-album, IU stated regarding one of her new songs, "Red Queen," "There's a drawing that became the motif. As soon as I saw that picture, I thought of a red queen. It's a drawing that is even in the album.

"To tell the truth, that drawing is one that my friend Sulli drew for me, and Sulli draws well. That's why I visited Sulli's house, saw that picture, thought it fit the lyrics I was thinking of, and borrowed that picture to write [the song]."

That's pretty cool!

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During 'Chat-Show,' the showcase for her new mini album 'Chat-Shire,' which progressed October 23 at Yongsan District's Understage, IU gave reasons for deciding not to promote on TV.

The singer-songwriter explained, "There will be no TV promotions whatsoever. There are a lot of reasons--I can't name just one. The first being that I took on a lot of projects this year. Since the beginning of this year, I acted in 'Producer' and was a part of 'Infinity Challenge.' All the while, I worked on my album. Once my album was finished, I realized something. I didn't think I was in the proper health condition...
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IU was of course asked about her recently publicized relationship with Jang Kiha during 'CHAT-SHOW' on October 23.

When asked, "Are you having a really hard time?" she replied, "Everything is hard. Is there one person here who isn't having a hard time? Although there are hard times, I think it is a bit less hard these days." Another person then brought up Jang Kiha's name, flustering IU who said, "Hey, so that's... uh... there would be a lot of different complex reasons [for it being less hard]," and smiled.

She continued, "It hasn't been long since it's been revealed, but it's been two years...
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IU revealed that she actually hates filming for music videos. At the showcase for her fourth mini album 'CHAT-SHIRE' on October 23, the singer met with fans around her age and discussed the making of her album.

After performing her title song "Twenty-three", IU shared, "Personally, I hate filming for music videos. It's such a hard thing to do. Filming for commercials is difficult, but there's a goal there. The point is to sell a lot of a product. However, an MV is just for me, which makes it hard."

She added, "This MV was the first time I had fun filming... It was really fun. It ended with one shot."

How did you like IU's "Twenty-three" MV?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42Gtm4-Ax2U

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Leave it up to IU to debut at the top of music charts for her newest title track "Twenty-three"! The song and MV is a unique style for IU and for the whole music industry, and people are really responding to it.

"Twenty-three" has ranked number one on all 8 main real-time music charts. That includes Melon, Genie, Naver Music, Olleh Music, Mnet, Soribada, Bugs and Monkey3!

Her other songs in her album 'CHAT-SHIRE' are also ranked very high on charts.

Congratulations to IU!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42Gtm4-Ax2U

IU is back with "Twenty-three," which will get you up on your feet to dance with her!

Although she's been mostly active in the indie sphere as of late with guitar-laden, sweetly sung tracks, she has returned with a catchy dance track! She's as lovable and cute as ever as she talks about being twenty three.

[IU, who showed the development as a musician by creating the bond of sympathy among many fans with her delicate and unique emotions expressed through previous albums and songs made by herself, expanded her scope of participation to producing and tightly filled the album with her voice.] Added by MissDIU.

Listen above!

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https://youtu.be/jotydBgTEOY

Move over Taylor Swift's "22," IU is now here with an MV teaser for a new song, "Twenty-three."

However, she doesn't seem all that excited about it... perhaps she's feeling the quarter-life crisis already. In the short teaser, that barely shows even a second of the track, a lovely IU walks to a table with a cake that has candles in the shape of her age, 23.

She then seems awestruck by the taste of the cake before sighing in defeat and planting her face into the cake instead of eating it, making all cake lovers gasp.

Check it out above!

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IU has shown off her artistic charms with the reveal of her album cover! Her upcoming mini-album 'CHAT-SHIRE' already looks captivating, with the unique drawings shown on IU's flowing hair as she sleeps.

It's definitely a one of a kind jacket image, but that's because IU is a one of a kind artist. Before this, she's released multiple MV teasers. Have you been enjoying them?

Her fourth mini-album will drop on October 23.

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While fans rejoiced at the news that IU will be making her return with fourth mini-album, 'CHAT-SHIRE,' their excitement has definitely toned down a bit upon hearing that she won't be promoting on music shows!

This is her first music release in about a year and five months since her repackaged album, 'A Flower Bookmark,' but she won't be seen on broadcasts.

Loen Tree stated on October 19, "We're focusing on offline performances for the promotion of IU's fourth mini-album. Since the early stages of her album production, her focus was on meeting her fans through good stages," revealing that she wanted to get up close and personal with her fans rather than stay behind a screen. This explains her upcoming concert series!

Meanwhile, 'CHAT-SHIRE' will be out on the 23rd!

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[Naver: OSEN] (Music Talk Talk) Generation of vocal color beauties

1. [+1075, -81] Where's Baek Yerin? Wouldn't it be Baek Yerin rather than Park Boram?

2. [+943, -207] IU has the best vocal color among them. tbh, isn't Soyu being too overestimated?

3. [+822, -126] Singing ability is another matter of discussion, but if we're only talking about vocal color, it's IU from start to finish;;

4. [+511, -86] IU! A singer I put my faith in~

5. [+375, -46] IU has a really unique voice that is also comfortable and easy on the ears.. You can tell how unique it is seeing...
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[Naver: TV Report] IU releases 'Zeze' video teaser, 'Daebak concept'

1. [+1969, -597] Ah, so cute ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ I expected the 'My Sweet Orange Tree' concept, but I never imagined Lee Jieun as the tree ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Ah, freaking cute

2. [+1896, -738] How does her dating damage her in anyway when she's not even an idol? IU was always seen as a singer-songwriter

3. [+1452, -545] Freaking pretty ㅠㅜㅠㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜ All her songs this time around seem like they'll be the best

4. [+1290, -484] Let's hit daebak as always~

5. [+1178, -470] I always put my faith into IU's songs~~♥ I'm really...
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IU has shared a seriously cute second teaser for her upcoming mini album!

This time around we’re given a sneak peek at the cheerful and upbeat song “Shoes.” In the teaser, IU seems to be having a great time as she goofs around, swings on a swing set, and does some adorable happy dances.

At the end of the teaser, she opens a present to find a pair of red heels. When she sits on her swing again and clicks her heels, she disappears!

The song is off IU’s fourth mini album entitled “Chat-shire,” which will be released online on October 23 at midnight KST, and then be available in stores...
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On October 18, IU made a guest appearance at “THE STORY by JONGHYUN,” a solo concert by SHINee’s Jonghyun that is part of SM’s new relay concert series “The Agit.”

Throughout his concerts, Jonghyun had invited many different guest performers and IU was the last to appear. She and Jonghyun are known for being close and sharing their thoughts on music with each other. In 2013 Jonghyun wrote the song “A Gloomy Clock” for her album “Modern Times.”

On the day of the concert, IU wrote a letter to Jonghyun expressing her admiration for the idol singer. “He and I have a lot of similarities,”...
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IU dropped another MV teaser for another one of her tracks, "Zezé," ahead of her comeback!

The video, filmed in stop motion, has a cute and quirky Indie touch with the adorable IU not minding all the things in her hair. The track heavily uses an upbeat piano-laden tempo that introduces her echoey vocalizations and ends with her stating the title.

Watch the teaser below!

https://youtu.be/qSWL5I2Z5Mo

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Well lo and behold, guess who the guest was on KBS 2TV's 'Yoo Hee Yeol's Sketchbook' on October 16! None other than Chang Kiha.

While introducing group Kiha & the Faces, Yoo Hee Yeol shot a meaningful smile at their first song, "Let's Meet Right Now." He stated, "I heard that we should meet on Friday," mentioning the lyrics from IU's song as he and IU were revealed to be in a relationship recently.

Yoo Hee Yeol stated, "I'm saying this again, but since 'Sketchbook' airs on Fridays, let's meet on Friday." He then added, "I heard that Kiha & the Faces were coming out so I looked forward to it a lot." Oh, Yoo Hee Yeol.

Watch the performances below!

https://vid.me/M9XS

https://vid.me/eOPT

https://vid.me/KFrY

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IU gets in touch with her inner kid in the teaser for "Shoes," another song on her upcoming album!

In the monotone, modest teaser, IU's smile is the only thing lighting up the dreary set. The singer bounces up and down on a mattress, plays on a swing, blows confetti, and gets into all sorts of other shenanigans. The song sounds to be a lighthearted melody, enriched by IU's vocals which are lovely as always.

Give a listen above and hold your horses until the full release on October 23!

https://youtu.be/IUd2826Dmjo

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IU is back and we're loving her new look!

Loen Entertainment recently updated the fans of IU, releasing a teaser image for the singer's comeback 4th mini album. In the teaser image, the singer is seen draped around in purple ribbon, biting into it like a feisty kitten.

According to the recent tweet, IU's 4th mini album, 'CHAT_SHIRE' is set to be released on October 23.

Stay tuned for more updates on IU and her comeback!

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It has been revealed that IU will not be promoting her new songs on music programs.

IU will be releasing her new mini album, “Chat-shire,” on October 23. This will be her comeback after her remake album “Flower Bookmark” one year and five months ago. Unfortunately, it will be difficult to see her on music programs this time around.

IU’s agency stated, “IU will be focusing more on offline performances for her new album. From producing the album to promoting it, IU wanted to make the experience better by giving her fans more personal performances. She does not want to focus on being...
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Looks like Yoo Hee Yeol likes poking fun at the new couple!

On the recent episode of “Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook” on October 16, Jang Ki Ha appeared as a guest. When Yoo Hee Yeol introduces Jang Ki Ha and the singer mentions his song “Let’s Meet Now,” the MC has a smile on his face.

Then Yoo Hee Yeol says, “People are saying let’s meet on Friday,” and teased Jang Ki Ha by referencing IU‘s “Friday.”

He continues, “I say this again, but ‘Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook’ airs on Fridays so let’s meet on Fridays.”

The audience immediately laughs at the sly reference.

Watch the clip here (starts around 0:40).
https://youtu.be/4bY4_buJR10

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