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According to the Gaon chart on May 9, three new singles have been newly certified in Gaon's certification system in the streaming criteria.

The three singles joining Gaon's Platinum certification in the category of streaming this month are: IU's "Bbi Bbi", Lim Chang Jung's "There Has Never Been A Day I Haven't Loved You", and Paul Kim's "Me After You".

With the new certification of "Me After You", Paul Kim is now the only artist with two singles in Gaon's streaming certification category. Back in March, his OST "Every Day, Every Moment" became his first single to receive the Platinum certification.

Meanwhile, IU and Lim Chang Jung will be receiving their first Platinum certifications in Gaon's streaming category, since the certification system went into effect back in January of 2018.

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Korean and international netizens have labelled IU a pedophilia-obsessed sociopath after reading the lyrics to “Zeze” and a quasi-analysis of the lolita concept on Pann by a supposed photographer.

No, seriously, that’s basically what is happening.

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I’ve honestly not been much of a fan of IU’s cutesy, quasi-ballad concepts in the past, so I certainly don’t have much of a vested interest in defending her almost daily for no reason, but I find some of the stuff put out there about her so odd to me.

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Here are the lyrics to her song, “Zeze”.

“It’s amusing,
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Sometimes idols look the most gorgeous when they are wearing little to no makeup. While the rumors are often that idols look awful without makeup, I think we can all agree these idols are stunning.

Check out our new list titled 18 Idols Who Were Caught On Camera Without Makeup!

Girl's Day - Minah
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What do you think IU's real personality is like? When I met IU, she was cheerful and lively but polite.

And it seemed that she has a proper sense of value, while she talked in a clever way. Well, by the way, here's the one who knows about IU's real personality much better than me. It's famous kpop lyric writer Kim Eana.

She wrote lyrics of numerous kpop music such as Brown Eyed Girls' 'Abracadabra', Gain's 'Bloom', and Lee Sun Hee's 'Meet him among them'.

She also worked with IU by taking part in writing IU's 'Good Day' and 'The Red Shoes', and she knows her inside out. Here are Kim Eana's comments...
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A day after the leads of soon-to-start-filming period K-drama Moon Lovers confirmed final casting in Lee Jun Ki and IU, now the rest of the cast is also locked down and more importantly got specific character assignments. This is good news even if fans of the original work in novel and C-drama Bu Bu Jing Xin have issues with the K-version casting, at least there is more certainty around the proceedings now. First off, the K-drama name is going to be Bobogyungsim: Ryeo, which adds the word Splendor behind the Chinese title of Bu Bu Jing Xin, so not sure why the English version is Moon Lovers....
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We all know and love K-pop songs, but there are undoubtedly some fabulous songs in English that even K-pop idols adore! From Bruno Mars to Beyonce, these artists have all been covered by many talented K-pop artists.

While some are sung by native English-speakers turned K-pop artist, others have been covered by people born and raised in Korea. Want to hear some of these gorgeous covers? Just click through the gallery to see “17 Amazing English Covers by K-pop Artists.”

SPICA.S – “Lost Stars” (Adam Levine)
Without a doubt, this song is one of the best of 2014. It’s hard to beat the...
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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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Another Koreaboo article featuring IU! This time, it's "12 Sexy K-Pop Idols & Actors with photoshoots in bed, and like always, IU looks stunning. Taken from koreaboo's blog.

Sometimes, even we’re amazed at the themes of photoshoots that are in K-Pop! We looked through and found a collection of idols, actors, and actresses who have done photoshoots while in bed and put together the best ones.

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Beauty marks (beauty spots/moles/freckles) are marks 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 accents 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...
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IU is definitely in some hot water now. While some fans continued to defend the singer regarding her portrayal of the character Zeze from 'My Sweet Orange Tree' in her song of the same name, the company that publishes the book, Dongnyok Publishing Company, relayed their dismay on November 5 regarding her "misinterpretation" of the story.

Dongnyok wrote on Facebook under the title, "Miss IU. Zeze is not that kind of child." The parts of the lyrics they had a problem with go, "Zeze, quickly come up the tree, put your lips on the leaf / you should not play around, you should not hurt the tree /...
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K-Pop Idols can look incredible in uniform, whether it’s female idols or male idols! From the traditionally sexy sailor outfits to the manly and rugged army uniforms, these idols have it all! We decided to feature a list of them, so that you could get a great start to your Thursday morning!

Check out our list titled, "12 Incredibly Handsome & Cute K-Pop Idols in Uniform"

1. Super Junior Siwon salutes you!

2. What would you do if this handsome policeman pulled you over?

3. Girl’s Day are the chicken police! It better be crispy or else..ㅋㅋㅋ

4. IU so sweet even in uniform <3

5. TVXQ Yunho

6. Rain the defender

7. Girl’s Day Minah

8. Choa & Way look too cute in those uniforms ㅋㅋㅋ

9. Girls’ Generation is here to serve your every wish!

10. Super Junior Shindong will tell you when to stop and go!

11. SHINee in uniform formation

12. Captain Key
Kim Eana (IU's lyricist), Park Yohan (IU's dancer) and Hanteo manager have commented on her photo (I'm way too lazy to scroll all the comments looking for more people I know.)

She is also following several people, like Coordi Noh, that require approval to be followed.

IU's confirmed Instagram account: link

[UPDATE] IU's former producer, Cho Young Cheol, confirmed the account on his twitter via his Instagram: https://twitter.com/cho072/status/563714370463862784 and IU replied.

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photo caption translation:
ee ji geum (wordplay of ‘Lee Jieun’, meaning ‘this now’) Instagram. Why does everyone add # at the back?

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The nation’s female artist of the year IU is currently looking as beautiful as ever in her jet black hair. However, since her debut 7 years ago, she has sported a wide range of beautiful hair colors that she has, without failure, undoubtedly rocked.

And so, Koreaboo presents a compilation of 5 different hair colors IU has effortlessly pulled off!

1. Black

2. Light Brown

3. Bright Red

4. Auburn

5. Blonde

Looking back at all of her amazing hair colors is quite the trip down memory lane, with each hair color representing a different stepping in her journey to where she is now. We hope that she stays amazing in the future, and maybe even venture into bolder hair colors!
New stills for the highly anticipated and star-studded drama Producer has been published, revealing a never-before-seen side of popular soloist IU.

Wearing a striking black outfit consisting of high-waisted shorts, matching top revealing her mid-drift, and a see through over shirt, IU is seen performing on the stage of Music Bank joined by her backup dancers.

On May 13th, officials from the variety-drama Producer revealed that IU is playing a top sexy singer named Cindy, whose sexy and charismatic stage presence was acquired over a 10-year experience having debuted at the age of 13.

This is the first time IU will be performing with a sexy concept, so viewers can expect to see a whole new side of IU as she plays her part of the cold but sexy top star Cindy on Producer.

The first broadcast for the drama is set to air on May 15th via KBS

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“Honorary Police Officer” IU has been promoted from policeman to senior police officer, and an honorary corporate promotion ceremony was held in her honor!

The singer has been an honorary member of the South Korean police force since February of 2013, and on November 6th, she finally earned a promotion for her hard work! IU was positioned as ambassador for anti-bullying, and participated in various activities and events to help stop bullying in schools as well as to publicize the 117 call center for victims of crime.

Life Safety Commissioner Seo Bum Soo jested, “If she gets promoted at...
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Korea has countless beautiful idols, but only a handful of them are acknowledged for their 100% natural beauty. Here’s a collection of idols who are publicly recognized for their natural looks.

Some swear to have never undergone cosmetic procedures, while others have provided x-ray proof. Fans themselves have compared childhood photos to current photos and come to their own conclusions. Whatever it may be, these idols are known as the most naturally beautiful! Check out this list of 15 ‘Naturally Beautiful’ Idols Of Korea!

EXID - Hani

Song Hyekyo

Akdong Musician

f(x) Sulli

Sandara Park

Ailee

Wonder Girls - Sohee

IU

Suzy

Son Dambi

CL

Yoona

Taeyeon

Kim Taehee

Han Jimin

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IU and Hyeon Woo have become closer than ever after the "Scandal". tvN "List of Names" revealed male and female stars who were close to each other.

IU and Lee Hyun-woo came in second place. The two of them were awkward with each other in IU's music video but they became close after co-hosting a music show together.

Even after a "Scandal", they have only become tighter.

In third place came Jeong Yong-hwa, Jang Geun-seok, Lee Min-ho and Park Shin-hye who is close to Lee Jong-suk. In fourth place came Amber and Henry and in fifth place, Baek Jin-hee and Park Seo-joon.

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May 5 marks Children's Day in many countries including Korea, and IU celebrated the day by making a very generous donation.

On May 4, it was reported that IU donated 100 million won (approx. $92,290 U.S.) to Child Fund Korea to support children from needy families.

IU said, "Normally on Children's Day, kids go on happy family trips with their parents or receive presents they've always wanted and have a good time. I've heard that there are children who aren't in a state to be able to do that. I wanted to do something for those children."

The chairman of Child Fund Korea Lee Jae Hoon stated, "Thank...
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K-Pop idols are known for dyeing their hair into any and all types of colors that can be imagined. From each color, there are also different shades that idols take on–some better than others. Here is a list of idols that fulfill the rainbow of colored hair in the K-Pop industry.

Red: 2NE1’s Bom, IU, INFINITE’s Sunggyu, f(x)’s Krystal

Orange: BTS’ V, B1A4’s Sandeul, Miss A’s Jia

Yellow (blonde): BIGBANG’s G-Dragon, Son Dam Bi, 2NE1’s Dara

Green: SECRET’s Jieun, 2NE1’s Bom, Hello Venus’ Lime

Blue: BIGBANG’s T.O.P, B.A.P’s Zelo, EXO’s Tao

Purple: Teen Top’s L.Joe, INFINITE’s Hoya, EXO’s Baekhyun

BONUS: Idols that can’t choose one color and just had to have it all – EXO’s Sehun, SHINEE’s Key, Girls’ Generation’s Hyoyeon
IU and Yoo In Na are like sisters, supporting each other on and off camera.

On June 26, fashion designer Go Tae Yong posted a picture on his Instagram with the caption, “Chef Lee Won Il’s Dear Bread along with IU and In Na. What are the four of us doing? Please take care of my refrigerator? This week is the finale for the ‘Producer’ special and ‘Fashion King!’”

In the image, IU can be seen visiting Yoo In Na on the set of “Fashion King.” The two look like sisters, both radiantly beautiful and seemingly close.

Designer Go Tae Yong and Yoo In Na have been working together on “Fashion...
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