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Lee Ji-eun (Korean: 이지은; born May 16, 1993), known professionally as IU (Korean: 아이유), is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. The name IU is a combination of 'I' and 'you' meaning "you and I become one through music." She signed with Kakao M (formerly LOEN Entertainment, now Kakao Entertainment) in 2007 as a trainee and debuted as a singer at the age of fifteen with her first mini album Lost and Found (2008). Although her follow-up albums, Growing Up and IU...IM, brought mainstream success, it was after the release of "Good Day" (Korean: 좋은 날), the lead single from her 2010 album Real, that she achieved national stardom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of IU has received more than 166,457 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). IU is the 993rd most popular singer (up from 1,233rd in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from South Korea (down from 119th in 2019) and the 10th most popular South Korean Singer.

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  • 170k

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  • 59.84

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.05

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.56

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, IU ranks 993 out of 3,541Before her are Loreen, Franca Raimondi, Marilyn Miller, Bobby Bland, Akina Nakamori, and Lou Rawls. After her are Beverly Sills, Miguel Fleta, Mark Tornillo, Kikki Danielsson, Berta Ambrož, and Wayne Newton.

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Among people born in 1993, IU ranks 11Before her are Paul Pogba, Liam Payne, Mauro Icardi, Raphaël Varane, Marc Márquez, and Julian Draxler. After her are Loris Karius, Samuel Umtiti, Jan Oblak, Rafinha, Yannick Carrasco, and Barbara Palvin.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, IU ranks 183 out of 774Before her are Lee Hae-chan (1952), Ma Dong-seok (1971), Chang Taek-sang (1893), BoA (1986), Ahn Jung-hwan (1976), and Song Seung-heon (1976). After her are Lee Dong-wook (1981), Park Shin-hye (1990), Won Bin (1977), Choi Ji-woo (1975), Choi Jin-sil (1968), and Ji Chang-wook (1987).

Among SINGERS In South Korea

Among singers born in South Korea, IU ranks 10Before her are RM (1994), Jimin (1995), Jisoo (1995), G-Dragon (1988), Sumi Jo (1962), and BoA (1986). After her are Lee Hyori (1979), Leeteuk (1983), Yesung (1984), Kim Seok-jin (1992), V (1995), and Kim Jong-kook (1976).

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