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Early Life and Beginnings (1993-2007): IU was born on 16th May (1993) in Seoul, South Korea. She developed a great melody since young age and began taking singing and acting lessons. IU's talent was discovered by a talent scout when she was a teenager, leading to her signing with LOEN Entertainment (now Kakao M) in 2007.
Debut and Early Career (2008-2010): IU made her official debut in the South Korean music industry on September 18 (2008) . She released single album "Lost and Found" on that day. Her breakthrough came in 2010 with the release of her single "Good Day", which became a massive hit in South Korea and solidified her status as a rising star.
Rising Popularity (2011-2015): IU continued to release successful albums and singles, establishing herself as one of South Korea's top female solo artists. She explored various types of music genres, from pop and ballads to folk and jazz, showcasing her versatility as a singer-songwriter. Her albums, such as "Last Fantasy" (2011) and "Modern Times" (2013), received critical acclaim and commercial success. IU also ventured into acting during this period, appearing in popular dramas like "Dream High" and "You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin" etc.
Continued Success and Maturation (2016-2021): IU's 2017 album "Palette" was a major success, with the title track featuring G-Dragon. The album marked her transition into a more mature and confident artist. She continued to release different hit songs, including "Love Poem" and "Eight" (featuring BTS's Suga), which topped charts and received widespread acclaim. IU's acting career also flourished, with roles in dramas like "My Mister" (2018) and "Hotel Del Luna" (2019), which further showcased her acting skills.
Expanding Influence : IU is known for her philanthropic efforts, including donations to various causes and charities. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to the entertainment industry and her social work.