IU, the stage name of Lee Ji-eun, is one of K-pop’s most successful solo artists, winning nearly 100 awards and scoring more than a dozen No. 1 hits on Billboard’s K-pop Hot 100 singles chart.
∙ She scored her first No. 1 single with 2010’s “Nagging,” which was followed up by two more consecutive chart-topping hits: “Good Day” and “The Story Only I Didn’t Know.”
∙ “Every End of the Day,” from 2012, was her first Japanese No. 1 hit, while also selling more than three million copies in South Korea.
∙ At the 2012 Korean Music Awards, she won three honors: Female Musician of the Year, Song of the Year (“Good Day”), and Best Korean Pop Song (“Good Day”).
∙ IU’s 2017 LP, Palette, marked her US-market breakthrough, resulting in her first No. 1 on the Billboard World Albums chart.
∙ To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of her debut, in 2018 she released “Bbibbi,” which became her first Platinum-selling single.
BORNMay 16, 1993