IU (KR: 아이유) (b. 이지은 / Lee Ji Eun, May 16, 1993) is an award-winning South Korean singer-songwriter and actress signed to LOEN Entertainment. She debuted in 2008 to much acclaim for her vocal ability but did not find mainstream success until 2010 with 잔소리 ("Nagging") which became her first number one hit. She is now best known for her number one singles 좋은 날 ("Good Day"), 너랑 나 ("You and I"), Someday, 나만 몰랐던 이야기 ("The Story Only I Didn't Know"), 그대네요 ("It's You"), 복숭아 ("Peach") and 하루 끝 ("Every End of the Day").
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Lee Ji-eun (Korean: 이지은; born May 16, 1993), better known by her stage name IU (Korean: 아이유), is a South Korean singer and actress. Her stage name is derived from the phrase "I and You", symbolizing that we can become one through music. In her home country of South Korea, she is often referred to as the "Nation's Little Sister" due to her various personality traits. Her fan club name is U-ana (Uaena), where each syllable has a different meaning: "you" is from English, "ae" is Sino-Korean for "love", and "na" is Korean for "me". In 2012, IU ranked #19 on "The 23rd Annual Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces."