IU (Singer) Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Feb, 2021
Facts of IU (Singer)
Date of Birth: 1993 , May-16
Age: 27 years old
Name IU
Birth Name Lee Ji-eun
Father Lee Jin-kook
Mother Kim Mi-sam
Birth Place/City Songjeong-dong, Seoul
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Asian
Profession Singer, Actor
Working For movies and series
Net Worth $15 Million
Affair with Jang Ki Ha
Married No
Education Dongduk Girls' High School
Awards Melon Music Awards, Gaon Chart Music Awards, Korean Music Awards, Golden Disc Award
Siblings Lee Jon-hoon
Albums Growing Up, IU...IM, Modern Times, Palette
View more / View Less Facts of IU (Singer)

IU, born Lee Ji-eun, is a famous South Korean singer, songwriter, and actress. She made her debut as a singer releasing her first mini-album titled Lost and Found with Kakao M. Her album titled Growing Up and IU...IM turns out to be her breakthrough. Good Day, The Red Shoes, and Through the Night are some of the promising songs by IU. Furthermore, Ji-eun also has starred in television series such as Dream High, Your Are the Best!, and The Producers.   

Dongduk Girl's High School Graduate

IU was born on 16th May 1993, in Songjeong-dong, Seoul, South Korea as Lee Ji-eun. She is the daughter of Lee Jin-kook and Kim Mi-sam. She has a younger brother, Lee Jon-hoon

Talking about her educational background, she did her schooling at Dongduk Girl's High School, graduating in 2012. During her school years, she made her passion for singing and decided to become a singer.

She holds Korean nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity. As of now, she is 27 years old who stands at the height of 5 feet 3 inches or 1.6 m.

Professional Life

IU is a renowned singer, songwriter, and actress. She made her debut as a singer at the age of fifteen releasing her first mini-album titled Lost and Found with Kakao M.  

IU is a famous k-pop star who holds $15 million net worth SOURCE: Asian Junkie

But, her album titled Growing Up and IU...IM became the first big break in her music career. To date, she has three studio albums: Last Fantasy, Modern Times, and Palette. 

Some of her promising tracks which managed to won millions of peoples heart, include Good Day, The Red Shoes, Through the Night, Twenty-three, You and I, My Old Story, and more.

Along with her singing career, she has also found success in acting. She has starred in television series such as Dream High, Your Are the Best!, and The Producers. 

Whopping Net Worth Of $15 Million

IU has accumulated a net worth of $15 million as of February 2021. Her major sources of income would be her professional career in singing and acting. Likewise, she also adds a decent sum from her endorsements, album sales, and merch. 

Ji-eun has worked in television series such as Dream High, Your Are the Best!, and The Producers, and movies such as A Turtle's Tale 2, Shades of the Heart, and Hotel Del Luna.  

Moreover, she has a good fan following on her social media Instagram. She amassed $37,163 to $61,938 per sponsored post from her account titled @dlwlrma, which has over 18 million followers.

Previously Dated Jang Ki-ha

IU was previously in a relationship with Jang Ki-ha, a singer-songwriter, actor, and radio host. The couple had been dating since March 2015. However, as per tabloids, IU and Jang are no more together as they broke up.  

\IU and Jang Ki-ha broke up SOURCE: Twitter

Prior to Ki-ha, IU was in a relationship with her Dream High co-star, Jang Wooyoung. Both of them has decided not to talk about their breakup and relationship in the media.

Frequently Asked Question

1. Is IU married?

No, IU is not married as of now.

2. Is IU single?

South Korean-born renowned singer, IU is possibly single at the moment.

3. What is IU's personality type?  

As per her Instagram Q&A, she admitted that she is an INFP.

4. Who is her boyfriend?

IU was previously in a relationship with Jang Ki-ha, a singer-songwriter, actor, and radio host. The couple had been dating since March 2015. However, as per tabloids, they broke up.

5. How much is her wealth?

IU has accumulated a net worth of $15 million as of 2021.

Related