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Lee Ji-eun (Korean: 이지은; born May 16, 1993), also known by her stage name IU (아이유), is a South Korean singer-songwriter and actress. She signed with LOEN Entertainment (now Kakao Entertainment) in 2007 as a trainee and debuted as a singer at the age of fifteen with Lost and Found (2008), her first extended play (EP). Although her follow-up albums, Growing Up and IU...IM, brought mainstream success, it was only after the release of "Good Day", 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 216,235 page views. Her biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). IU is the 755th most popular singer (up from 990th in 2019), the 154th most popular biography from South Korea (up from 183rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular South Korean Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 220k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 58

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.81

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, IU ranks 755 out of 3,528Before her are Naná Vasconcelos, Eva Cassidy, George Baker, Hande Yener, Riccardo Fogli, and Alfred Deller. After her are Blaze Bayley, E-Type, Emmy Destinn, Mikel Laboa, Indila, and Polad Bülbüloğlu.

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Among people born in 1993, IU ranks 9Before her are Paul Pogba, Mia Khalifa, Paulo Dybala, Liam Payne, Mauro Icardi, and Hande Erçel. After her are Raphaël Varane, Hakim Ziyech, Marc Márquez, Jan Oblak, Julian Draxler, and Samuel Umtiti.

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In South Korea

Among people born in South Korea, IU ranks 154 out of 944Before her are Park Won-soon (1956), Son Heung-min (1992), Ha Ji-won (1978), Choi Min-sik (1962), Kim Ung-yong (1963), and Lee Beom-seok (1900). After her are Kim Boo-kyum (1958), Hong Song-nam (1929), Lee Dong-wook (1981), Lee Nak-yeon (1951), Jo Jung-suk (1980), and Chung Hong-won (1944).

Among SINGERS In South Korea

Among singers born in South Korea, IU ranks 9Before her are Jimin (1995), RM (1994), Kim Seok-jin (1992), J-Hope (1994), Jisoo (1995), and Kim Jung-sook (1954). After her are BoA (1986), G-Dragon (1988), Sumi Jo (1962), Jennie (1996), V (1995), and Seo In-guk (1987).

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