On May 16, IU just turned 28 years old. IU’s birthday celebration gives a positive vibe to her fans around the world. Her fans greet her to celebrate the Nation’s sweetheart on Twitter with a hashtag #지은아_스물에잇번째_생일축하해 which means Jieun happy 28th birthday. The hashtag became trends on that day. To celebrate her birthday, the kindhearted KPop singer did not forget to make some donations to express her gratitude.
Born in Seoul with a name Lee Ji Eun, IU has started her career since she was 14 years old. She signed her first contract as a trainee and had her first debut with LEON Entertainment (now Kakao M) in 2007. Her stage name, IU, was given by her agency. It is from the phrase “I and You.” Her fandom is called UAENA, which means You love me.
IU’s 28th Birthday Celebration
Beautiful “Eight” Acoustic Performance
A day before IU’s birthday, she received presents with a beautiful bouquet and a blue cake. IU celebrated her birthday on the set of upcoming film called “Dreams” with the staff and casts.
IU’s birthday, May 16, she sang “Eight” in an acoustic version. Wearing a white dress and let loose her lengthy hair, she looks pretty as usual. She was so relaxed, and although there was no BTS Suga, she did the rap part.
Earlier on May 6, one of the singles from IU’s new album called “Eight” launched. The song is an excellent collaboration between IU and BTS Suga.
[CHARTS] 200519 23:30, 200520 00:30 and 01:30 KST #IU – #eight— 아이유 차트 • #EIGHT #에잇 (@iu_charts) May 19, 2020
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106th, 107th and 108th Perfect All Kill 🍊🧡✨🎉 #EIGHT #에잇 #아이유 #IU #IUxSUGA pic.twitter.com/y6uWfenW9o
Many fans were making some theories once the song was out. But the fact is, 8 is her favorite number. The song became a massive success after topping music charts in South Korea and internationally.
UIAENA Generous Donations
She is known as one of the KPop idols who are generous. Her mother’s kind heart inspired her to help others in need. Since her debut, IU has made donations for more than 1.5 billion KRW. Some of the causes that she helped like Sewol tragedy (250 million KRW), elderly citizen (15 million KRW), disadvantaged children (600 KRW), Sokro Fire (100 million won), and the latest is Covid-19 (260 KRW).
On IU’s birthday celebration this year, on behalf of IU, EDAM entertainment gave donations as much as 51.6 Million KRW. Here the statement of EDAM Entertainment on Instagram:
“IU celebrates her 28th birthday by donating 51.6 Million Won to Green Umbrella Children’s Foundation & another 51.6 Million Won to ‘Children Walking Together’ social welfare institute under the name “IUAENA,” a combination of IU & UAENA, her official fan club name.”
IU’s Birthday Greetings
She is known by her fans as an amicable person and cares a lot about her fans. UAENA, IU’s fans from around the world, made a wonderful present for IU’s birthday to show their attention and support to their idol during coronavirus home quarantine.
The present is a fantastic video project called “Happy Day IU Heart Project.” There are about 200 UAENAs from 25 countries who participated in this exclusive video. To responds her fans’ creative and wonderful present; she performed the acoustic version of “Eight.”
Besides her beloved fans, many South Korean artists greeted her on SNS.
Like, Lee Joon Gi, IU’s co-star in “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” drama, greeted her on Instagram. He commented, “Happy Birthday too.”
A fan of IU noticed that Tao ex EXO often likes IU’s post and greet her on Instagram. Do you think he is a UAENA or just an admirer?