All posts tagged "IU"

  • South Korean boy band BigBang (Yonhap)
    BigBang edges IU as artist of 2015: survey

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Koreans have chosen boy band BigBang as the artist of 2015, a Gallup survey showed Thursday. The five-member act received 15.5 percent of the votes in interviews conducted by Gallup Korea in July,...

    • Posted December 17, 2015
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    IU accused of illegally sampling Britney Spears’ music

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korean singer-songwriter IU has been accused of using illegal samples of a Britney Spears song from 2007, local media reported Tuesday. A person claiming to be a Spears fan posted on an online...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
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  • IU, Jang Ki-ha (Yonhap)
    S. Korea’s ‘national little sister’ IU dating musician Jang Ki-ha

    South Korean superstar pop idol IU, 22, and Jang Ki Ha & The Faces frontman Jang, 33, are the newest celebrity couple. IU’s agency Loen Tree confirmed news of the pair dating Thursday and said the two...

    • Posted October 8, 2015
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    IU gives $92K to fund for Children’s Day

    In celebration of Children’s Day in South Korea, K-pop singer IU has donated about $92,000 (100 million won) to low-income children, Yonhap reported. According to agency LOEN Entertainment, the 21-year-old gave to ChildFund Korea under her name Monday....

    • Posted May 5, 2015
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    K-pop girls rule S. Korea’s favorite singer rankings

    IU is No.1, followed by Girls’ Generation and Sistar, according to a Gallup Korea poll K-pop idols ruled this year when it came to South Korea’s favorite singers. The crown for the country’s favorite singer of 2014...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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    Chamisul selects K-pop’s IU as new spokesperson

    After taking the alcohol level of its drinks down a notch, Korea’s most popular soju brand has selected a popular singer-songwriter and actress as its new face. IU, known for her dancing and her attractive voice, will...

    • Posted November 21, 2014
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  • Seo Taiji, left, and IU (Yonhap)
    Seo Taiji and IU to release collaboration project

    Old meets new in one of the most unique musical collaborations to come out of South Korea in recent memory: Seo Taiji and IU. According to industry sources Monday, the pair are scheduled to reveal an album,...

    • Posted September 29, 2014
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