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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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It has been revealed that solo artist IU has decided to maintain her loyalty to her current agency, LOEN Entertainment.

On June 3, a representative of LOEN Entertainment shared, “We have recently completed a contract renewal with IU, who has stayed with us for the past 7 years.”

IU’s exclusive contract with LOEN Entertainment will be expiring this coming June 9. However, the singer has already wrapped up the renewal of her contract early, and it is even said that she chose not to receive the deposit for her new contract.

Meanwhile, IU is currently appearing in KBS’ drama “Producer.”

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News by mitsuki963 posted over a year ago
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For Music Bank‘s Year End Special, the show had performances of many of this year’s biggest hits as well as special stages to celebrate the Christmas season.

Check out page two to see what song topped the show’s K-Chart this year.

Performers: SHINee, Kara, 2PM, IU, BEAST, 4minute, EXO, Infinite, Teen Top, K.Will, SISTAR, miss A, AOA, Teen Top, M.I.B, Ailee, Girl‘s Day, A Pink, Dynamic Duo, Nine Muses, Crayon Pop.

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“Happy Together” & “Last Christmas” – Naeun, Wooyoung, Hyorin, Niel, Seojun, Bora, Ailee, Dynamic Duo

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News by mitsuki963 posted over a year ago
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IU and four-member male vocal group Brown Eyed Soul (Jung Yeop, Naul, Young Jun and Sung Hoon) are dividing and conquering major music charts with their new releases.

“Modern Times – Epilogue” is a repackaged version of IU’s third album, and contains two new songs, her self-composed title song, “Friday” and new song “Crayon” (which was featured on her currently airing drama “Beautiful Man”). The album was released on December 20 at noon.

“Fridayy” topped Melon, Olleh Music, Bugs and Genie charts within an hour after its release. The song itself has a swing rhythm and addictive melody; its lyrics straightforwardly express a girl’s fluttering heart before a date. IU took on writing and composing the song, roping in History’s Jang Yi Jeong for a featuring on the song. The music video for “Friday” features a kiss scene with top model Jang Ki Yong.

Brown Eyed Soul released their new song, “You,” on December 19, topping Soribada, Monkey3, Naver Music and Daum Music real-time charts the same day, and continuing to keep their number one spot a day after release.
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News by mitsuki963 posted over a year ago
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The new KBS drama “Beautiful Man” will be premiering this week, and the cast and media gathered yesterday to open the doors with a press conference.

During the event, lead actress IU answered many of the media’s questions, including her different roles as a singer and actor, as well as her interaction with her “Beautiful Man” castmates.

About her leading man, Jang Geun Suk, she said, “When Jang Geun Suk is acting, I think, ‘How did he think of that?’ I was shocked after watching him reading his script and making the gestures. He developed them himself, and they were fresh.” IU showed her amazement and respect for Jang Geun Suk’s acting skills.

IU then spoke about her other co-star Lee Jang Woo. She commented, “It was strange, but we were friendly right from the beginning of filming. We play each other’s soulmate, and even in acting, we are soulmates. I spoke comfortably to him right away. We talked about various things, and because there are a lot of scenes with David (Lee Jang Woo’s role), it was comfortable.”
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Article by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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On August 26, the Korean Business Research Institute published their monthly results for brand reputation rankings among singers, both male and female.

The institute analyzed 116,221,875 sources of data from July 25 to August 26 in the categories of participation, media coverage, communication, and community awareness.

Wanna One topped this month’s brand reputation rankings with a total score of 17,658,317. BTS followed up in second place with a total score of 6,915,325, while Red Velvet came in third place with a score of 6,238,027.

Check out the top 25 rankings below:

Wanna One
BTS
Red Velvet
EXO
IU
TWICE
Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon
PSY
WINNER
BLACKPINK
LOVELYZ
NU’EST
Highlight
SEVENTEEN
Apink
GFRIEND
Heize
MAMAMOO
Block B’s Zico
Yoon Jong Shin
Dean
Chungha
BTOB
VIXX
Young B (Yang Hong Won)
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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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IU's official light stick has been revealed!

Along with the announcement about her official fan club, Fave Entertainment released photos of the singer's official light stick. Light green and white are the theme colors. The light stick will be available in white and silver and it will illuminate a neon yellow light.

Fans are glad that IU is finally having an official light stick after 10 years since her debut.
How do you like the design of IU's light stick?

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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IU praised makeup artist Shin Ae, who has helped her look gorgeous for the past 8 years in her career.

Shin Ae guested on a recent episode of 'Get It Beauty', chatting it up with IU over the phone during the show. IU first revealed that she's a fan of 'Get It Beauty', then complimented her makeup artist luxuriously.

IU said, "I've worked with Shin Ae sun-saeng-nim for 8 years. She's a very discreet, feminine, and charismatic woman and a makeup artist. I really love her." She continued, "Shin Ae sun-saeng-nim catches what's best for the person just by looking at one's face. Also, she's very good at red lips, and they usually end up with positive feedback. She really has great sense."

Sounds like Shin Ae is the secret to IU's perfect makeup all these years!

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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Kakao has enlisted the help of the lovely IU as the spokesperson for their brand new game, 'Come Play! My Home' for Kakao!

In her new CF, IU invites you to her house, just as you might invite your friends to your artificial reality house within the game.

Sounds like fun, especially when IU invites you to play!

https://youtu.be/AoA4B9D7g64

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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'Kakao' announced on July 20 that they have appointed IU as the new model for its 'Kakao Game.'

IU has been active as the main character for 'Kakao Game's splash video clip since early June, promoting as the brand's official model.

Now, IU will be modeling for 'Kakao's latest game called 'Come over to my home for Kakao,' which is set for release some time in August.

'Kakao' relayed, "Because the special youthful aura and happiness showcased by IU was a good match for the 'Kakao Game,' we have decided to have her be [our game's] spokesmodel."

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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The lovely IU has stepped up to aid Korea's youth with her very own 'IU Scholarship'!

A netizen who recently graduated from IU's alma mater, Dong Duk Women's High School, recently uploaded photos of the singer in the high school newspaper for her generosity!

The 'IU Scholarship' will be an annual scholarship funded by the singer each year beginning in 2016, and will consist of 5,000,000 KR₩ (approximately $4300) awarded to 4 students from underprivileged families. In addition to the newly established 'IU Scholarship', the singer also donated an amount of 10,000,000 KR₩ (approximately $8600) to go toward school improvement funds.

What an incredibly kind deed!

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List by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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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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Jung Eung-ji in "Reply 1997" (tvN)
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 soju with beer.
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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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Singer-songwriter IU visited her friend Yoo In-na, on her last day on KBS radio program “Let’s Crank Up the Volume’ aired on Sunday.

The two flaunted their close friendship with a photo together, with IU holding up a placard written “I can’t live without DJ Yoo.” In contrast to IU who seemed to be on the verge of crying, Yoo In-na smiled at the camera, looking happy due to her little friend’s visit.

IU wore an adorable but comfy black hoody with her hair tied back. On the other hand, Yoo In-na donned a more dressed-up look with a feminine blouse and a burgundy cardigan.

Actress Yoo In-na marked the end of her 5-year-long DJ life as of Sunday. She has been replaced by Cho Yoon-hyee.

By Kim Ji-young (christinekim@heraldcorp.com)

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News by sohigh posted over a year ago
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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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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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Solo singer IU is known in the industry for having an incredible voice as well as a cute and charming personality.

And while the LOEN Entertainment singer has been known for her innocent image, she recently showed that she has a sexy side as well by shooting a hot pictorial with magazine GQ.

Donning a black tank top and matching shorts, IU showed that she can definitely pull of a sexy concept as well, wowing fans with her new mature look.

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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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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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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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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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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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.

The drama will also feature an all-star cast that includes Lee Joon Gi, IU, Kang Ha Neul, Hong Jong Hyun, Nam Joo Hyuk, EXO’s Baekhyun, and Ji Soo, to name a few.

Will you be watching this drama when it airs?

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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DRAMA CASTING & NEWS
SBS delays Advance, schedules Scarlet Heart: Goryeo for August
by girlfriday | May 5, 2016 | 14 Comments


There’s been a lot of flip-flopping over at SBS lately, with their Wednesday-Thursday drama Deal being replaced with the new thriller Wanted. Now the same thing is happening with their Monday-Tuesday shows: The new drama from writer Park Kyung-soo (Punch, Empire of Gold, Chaser) about cops called Advance was being planned for the post-Doctors slot in August, but it’s been put on hold while fantasy romance Scarlet Heart: Goryeo has secured that timeslot.


It actually seems the smarter thing to do, given that Scarlet Heart: Goryeo is already shooting and will be 100% pre-produced for its run, while Advance has yet to cast. I also remember writer Park Kyung-soo collapsing during Chaser and having to go to the hospital, so I don’t think the live-shoot is his friend. Is it anybody’s friend?

Scarlet Heart: Goryeo is the remake of Chinese drama Bu Bu Jing Xin that stars IU (The Producers) as a woman who gets time-warped back to the Goryeo dynasty, and becomes involved with a very large...
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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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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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Article by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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World famous pedonoona IU, who was definitely never the victim of a targeted witch-hunt by a specific group of individuals, is now having positive comments about her on news articles being deleted.

[It's funny because top comments on IU article (Dongju Movie Premiere) is talking about positive comments keep getting deleted..]

[I translated some top comments on IU article about Dongju movie premiere tonighthttps://twitter.com/melloviciousiu/status/695227756095778817 …]

Netizen Buzz, K-POP K-FANS, and dumbass international netizens everywhere just creamed themselves.

#KimchiIljinPedoSlutSlyFox

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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Sulli recently uploaded a picture to Instagram of herself with IU, captioning it with, “Spending the last day of 2015 with the person I love.”

I just want to know what they were saying before they decided to take this picture to upload publicly. Is that too much to ask?

“Hey, want to do something that’ll troll the fuck out of those bitter-ass netizens?”

“Yeah! Too bad Jiyeon isn’t here.”

Probably.

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IU will be making a special appearance for her Chinese fans after being invited to one of the biggest events of the new year.

On January 27, an entertainment industry representative told a Korean media outlet, “IU will be appearing on the live broadcast of the Hunan Television New Year Special on February 2.”

Hunan TV is one of China’s major broadcasting stations and has adopted the format of many successful Korean reality shows such as “Running Man,” “Dad, Where Are We Going?” and “I Am a Singer.”

The New Year special will ring in the Chinese new year, featuring appearances by Jang Baek Ji, Liu Wen, Tian Liang, and Zhang Jie (Jason Zhang). Other broadcasting stations in China air similar programs around the same time.

IU’s agency confirmed that after appearing on the show, she will be returning to Korea to celebrate the lunar new year with her family.

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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The clothes that IU wore for 'Mexicana's 2016 calendar are fetching huge prices through an auction sponsored by an internet retail company.

IU's clothes were reported to have received bids upwards of 4 million KRW (~$3,312 USD) in just three hours! 'Mexicana' began this auction on Tuesday, selling all the outfits, items, and accessories worn by IU for its 2016 calendar photo shoot.

The bids started at just 1000 KRW (~ $1 USD) but soon went as high as 4 million KRW and one auction in particular went over 5 million KRW (~$4,141 USD) in a day.

This special auction will end on January 29 and all the proceeds will be donated to a food bank to help the less fortunate.

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News by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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YG Entertainment announced on January 25 that they will be jointly investing in an upcoming drama titled 'Scarlet Heart' (also known as 'Moon Lovers') with American media company NBCUniversal.

News of this joint investment between NBCUniversal and YG is making headlines as it is NBC's first investment in an Asian drama series.

'Scarlet Heart' was originally published as a novel in China back in 2006, and came to the small screen in 2011 as a drama of the same name. The series was a smash hit in China, recording first place in viewership ratings.

The Korean remake, as you know, will star some of the biggest names in Hallyu such as Lee Jun Ki, IU, Kang Ha Neul, Hong Jong Hyun, Baekhyun, Nam Joo Hyuk, Ji Soo, Sung Dong Il, Kim Sung Kyun, and more! It really is a star-studded cast, isn't it?

The Korean version of 'Scarlet Heart' is set to air simultaneously in Korea and China sometime in the second half of the year, so keep your eyes peeled for updates!
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List by MissDIU posted over a year ago
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The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.

Check out the chart rankings for the month of October 2015 (October 1 - October 31) below!

Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking
Rank    Artist & Title     Agency & Distributor
1    Taeyeon ft. Verbal Jint - I    SM / Kt music
2    Lim Chang Jung - Love Again    NH EMG / CJ E&M
3    Zion.T - No Make Up    Amoeba Culture / Loen
4    IU - Twenty Three    Loen
5    Soyou & Kwon Jung Yeol - Lean On Me    Starship X / Loen
6    Gary ft. Miwoo - Get Some Air    Leessang / Loen
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