Finally, one of the famous South Korean singers, Lee Ji Eun or known as IU, has made a comeback with her new 5th full-length album “LILAC” on March 25 at 6 p.m KST. To celebrate her comeback, IU made generous donations for two important causes. Check out seven fun facts of IU’s comeback in 2021 with her new album “LILAC.”
10 Fun Facts of IU (Lee Ji Eun) Comeback with New 5th Full Album LILAC
1. IU celebrates her twenties in her 5th album
IU’s fifth album, “LILAC,” is a tribute to those who have been there for IU in her twenties. Born on May 16, 1993, she will be 28 years old, or 29 years old in Korean age.
If you pay close attention to Lilac MV, a train schedule board that displays the date, destination, and platform are IU single albums, EP, and full-albums released since she was turning 20 years old. Meanwhile, the ticket and train portray she is ready for a new journey from her 20’s to her 30’s with a smile.
2. IU wrote the song lyrics in her 5th album
IU wrote all the song lyrics on her 5th album. There are ten catchy songs with various genres which is including the title track Lilac. Also, a song featuring Dean, titled Troll, is written together with him. While in the song Ah Puh, IU was assisted by AKMU’s Chanhyuk both in lyrics and music composition.
3. LILAC blooms on NYC Time Square
The new 5th full album of IU, “LILAC,” was displayed on NYC Time Square.
NYC 타임스퀘어에— EDAM Ent. (@edam_ent) March 26, 2021
아이유의 LILAC이 피었습니다🌸
우리 봄날을 따스하게 만들어줄
Do LILACs bloom in NYC?
Yes, they do!
Check out the new album on@spotify @spotifykr @SpotifyKDaebak
🎶 https://t.co/sbBUNtK5rb#아이유 #IU#라일락 #LILAC pic.twitter.com/doRJGuugnX
4. LILAC by IU has topped Korean charts and International charts
IU’s LILAC is topping iTunes charts in 12 countries (Brazil, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Israel, Lithuania, Macau, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka & Taiwan). Then, IU LILAC debuting at #3 on the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart and at #9 on Global Digital Artist charts.
🔝🔟💿🌎ITUNES— World Music Awards (@WORLDMUSICAWARD) March 26, 2021
4⃣THE BOX #CHANYEOL #EXO
9⃣Scions&Sinners #THEPRIMALS #Keiko
5. IU releases two music videos – Lilac & Coin
IU released two music videos in just two days. Lilac was released on March 25. Meanwhile, Coin was released on 26.
6. #1 on MelOn 24Hits
LILAC by IU – Lee Ji Eun is 2nd fastest song that reached #1 on MelOn 24Hits.
“LILAC” by @_IUofficial becomes the 2nd fastest song to reach #1 on MelOn 24Hits (16 hours).— IU Charts #LILAC 03.25 (@iu_stats) March 26, 2021
#1. #IU "Celebrity" — 3 hrs
#2. #IU "LILAC" — 16 hrs
#3. SSAK3 "Summer Sea Again" — 18 hrs
#4. Refund Sisters "Don’t Touch Me" — 21 hrs pic.twitter.com/X5MMtawdQ6
7. IU songs in Top 10 of MelOn 24hits charts
IU is the first artist to hold eight spots in the Top 10 of MelOn 24hits charts.
.@_IUofficial is the FIRST artist to hold 8 spots in the top 10 of MelOn 24Hits Chart— IU Charts #LILAC 03.25 (@iu_stats) March 26, 2021
#6. Hi spring Bye
#7. Troll (Feat. Dean)
#9. My Sea
#10. Empty Cup (+1)#IU #아이유 #LILAC pic.twitter.com/PtZs3p83AQ
8. Lee Ji Eun – IU sold more than 100,000 sales units on Honteo on the first day
IU breaks the record for the first Female Solo Artist with two different albums surpassing 100,000 sales units in Korea on Hanteo on the first day of release.
#IU becomes first Female Solo Artist in history to have 2 different albums surpassing 100,000 sales units in Korea on Hanteo on first day of release! 👏👑💜 @_IUofficial https://t.co/HQ9t3SHPab pic.twitter.com/IoAZC8F4TY— World Music Awards (@WORLDMUSICAWARD) March 26, 2021
9. Good Day’s lyrics, melody, and dance in Lilac
In ‘Lilac,’ IU put lyrics, melody, and dance from her previous hit song, Good Day.
IU giving credit to the “Good Day” era by embedding its elements in the “Lilac” lyrics, melody and dance. ✨ Lee Jidong even gave a spoiler on it. 😲 IU and her genius mind! 🤯 #IU #아이유 #LILAC pic.twitter.com/B5gUbCVheW— 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐢 | ꧁• 𝙻 𝙸 𝙻 𝙰 𝙲 •꧂ (@choobimii) March 26, 2021
10. Lee Ji Eun, a.k.a IU, made generous donations
IU is known as a generous celebrity. She often makes donations for various causes. This time, she celebrates her first comeback with her new full album “LILAC” after Palette in 2017 by giving donations. IU gave donations of 100 million Won to help single-parent families & the hearing impaired.
3월 25일인 오늘— EDAM Ent. (@edam_ent) March 25, 2021
아이유의 정규 5집 발매를 맞이해
봄의 따스함을 나누려고 합니다.
마음을 전달받는 분들께도,
사랑하는 우리 유애나에게도
따뜻한 봄이 찾아오길 바라요!
늘 같은 자리를 지켜주는 유애나
고맙고 사랑해요♥ pic.twitter.com/DmlJvF2z4K
What do you think about IU or Lee Ji Eun’s comeback with the new 5th album “LILAC” and generous donations?
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