Lee Ji Eun Biography
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Songjeong-dong,Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
Singer, Actress, Model, Songwriter and Social media star
High School Graduate
45 kg (99slbs)
Lee Ji Eun – Age, Boyfriend, Height, Family, Siblings, Movies, Drama list, Net Worth
Who is Lee Ji Eun?
Lee Ji-Eun, also known as IU is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress who is best recognised for her work as IU. IU began auditioning for talent agencies while still in middle school, with the goal of one day being a professional singer. She is a great and really stunning actress who is now signed to EDAM Entertainment. She made her television debut on September 18, 2008, when she appeared on M Countdown to perform the song “Lost Child.”
“I and You” is her stage name, which is inspired from the phrase “I and You,” which represents how individuals may become one via music.
IU made the decision to become a singer when she was 14 years old after performing in her school’s sports competition and receiving enthusiastic praise from the crowd. She began attending auditions, but failed all 20 of them, and she was also the victim of a swindle by fictitious entertainment businesses. When IU was in the seventh grade, her family began to experience financial difficulties as a result of the loss of her father’s business venture. After being separated from her parents for about a year and a half, IU was forced to live with her grandmother, younger brother, and cousin in a studio apartment in the midst of extreme poverty.
Lee Ji Eun’s Age and Height
Lee Ji Eun was born on the 16th of May, in the year 1993 and is currently 26 years old. She is 1.62 m tall with a beautiful build. She is also known to be a fitness freak and keeps her figure in check by following a strict diet. She also exercises on a regular basis to keep herself fit, energetic and in shape.
Lee Ji Eun’s Boyfriend
Lucky for her fans, IU is currently single and is focusing on her career. However, IU was said to be dating Jang Ki Ha, a Korean radio personality and actor who was previously on the market. In 2015, they acknowledged their relationship and said that they always made time for one another despite their hectic schedules—the most casually dressed and using masks to avoid being identified in order to remain out of the public spotlight, respectively. However, after four years of dating, IU and Jang Ki Ha decided to call it quits.
Aside from Jang Ki Ha, IU also dates Jang Woo Young, the couple first crossed paths with one another on the set of a TV show called “Dream High”. However, after a couple of years of dating, they had broken up, when asked for the reason, they never disclosed it to the public.
Lee Ji Eun’s Background and Struggles
While many K-pop artists came from rich homes before becoming famous, there are others who come from more humble backgrounds as well.
One such idol is Lee Ji-eun, best known by her stage name as IU, who struggled financially before her career took off, living with her grandmother in a cramped, cockroach-infested apartment before her breakthrough. Prior to it, she was being shuttled between different relatives’ houses as a result of her parents’ massive debt.
Despite the fact that her family laughed at her for having such lofty ambitions, she knew she wished to be a part of the entertainment industry from an early age.
In fact, from the beginning of her professional career, IU established herself as a popular solo artist. In fact, the lead single from her third EP, “Good Day,” which was released in 2010, performed so well that she was able to pay off her parents’ entire debt with the proceeds.
Lee Ji Eun’s Charity
IU delivers extravagant presents to her fellow K-pop artists – and she also donates generously to charitable organisations. This year, in honour of Children’s Day, which is typically observed in Korea in May, she gave a contribution of US$90,000 to the Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation, which will benefit children from low-income families or who were brought up by their grandparents. Since 2015, she has also made regular contributions to the international non-profit. In the same month, she made a donation of US$8,150 to children who were raised by single parents in Yangpyeong.
Lee Ji Eun’s Career as Singer
IU made her Mnet M! Countdown debuted on September 18, 2008, with her first song “Lost Child.” She has released a huge number of other singles ever since then. On September 24, 2008, it was released as the title tune for her first mini album Lost and Found, which was also released as a single. However, it wasn’t until her follow-up and first studio album Growing Up that she gained widespread recognition in the public.
On April 16, 2009, IU released her debut full-length studio album, Growing Up, which included the lead promotional single “Boo.” Within three weeks, “Boo” had risen to the top of the SBS Inkigayo contenders list, and her name had also appeared twice on Take 7, with other prominent artists such as SG Wannabe and Younha, among others. As well as on KBS Music Bank K-Chart, Mnet M! Countdown chart, and several internet music charts, the song received positive reviews.
Idol-winning actress and singer IU recorded both the closing title song, “Araro,” and the song “Wind flower” for the critically praised MBC drama Queen Seon Duk in 2009. The director, Sam Kim, selected IU because of her “clear tone” and “lyrical sensitivity,” among other qualities. IU was also included in the song “” from Mighty Mouth’s album Love Class, which was released in 2011. “Love Letter to You,” a song written by MC Mong and featuring SHINee’s Key as the rapper, was recorded by IU in late 2009.
She is now a very popular actress and singer, with a million fans worldwide.
Lee Ji Eun’s Awards
During the Golden Disc Awards, one of South Korea’s most famous music competitions, Lee Ji Eun made history by being the first female soloist to win two grand honours.
Despite competing against big-name singers such as BTS and Blackpink, the 27-year-old Edam Entertainment star won the digital song of the year and the best digital song award with her hit Blueming after going head-to-head with them.
She has won several other awards too, the list goes on and on.
Lee Ji Eun’s Social Media
Lee Ji Eun has a social media presence on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. She has attracted more than 7.7 million Instagram followers, more than 112 thousand Twitter followers, more than 926 YouTube subscribers, and more than 2 million Facebook followers since launching her account in 2012.
Lee Ji Eun’s Net Worth
Lee Ji Eun has a net worth of US$28 million, owing to the success of top-rated K-dramas such as Hotel del Luna and chart-topping K-pop songs such as Good Day. She donates a large portion of her wealth to charitable causes.