IU 'Celebrity': Release date, concept, teaser, how to live stream and all about K-pop queen's track before her fifth album

IU’s new album along with the track ‘Celebrity’ will be her venture into more energetic, pop beat genres, her agency EDAM Entertainment has stated


                            IU 'Celebrity': Release date, concept, teaser, how to live stream and all about K-pop queen's track before her fifth album
IU (Getty Images)

K-pop queen IU has dropped her pre-release track ‘Celebrity’ as a preview of what to expect from the ‘Eight’ crooner’s fifth full album. Alongside release of the track, here are all the details you need to catch up on. 

 



 

IU, one of the most famous K-pop soloists of South Korea, made the announcement about her new track, while receiving the ‘Album Daesang’ for ‘Blueming' at the Golden Disc Awards on the digital division day. She said she is soon going to drop new music for her fans. Later, her agency EDAM Entertainment has confirmed that IU is making a full-length album after three years. As a preview of the fifth full album, which is yet to see a release date, IU will be dropping a pre-release track ‘Celebrity’ on January 27.

Loving the new track? Catch the behind the scenes of IU's celebrity here.

 



 



 

IU aka Lee Ji-eun has established herself as one of the most formidable soloists of her generation in the last 10 years. The 27-year-old singer who debuted with Kakao M in 2007 as a trainee and debuted at the age of 15 with her album ‘Lost and Found’, got mainstream success with her lead single ‘Good Day’ of her 2010 album ‘Real’. The single stayed up in Korea’s Gaon Chart for consecutive five weeks and also made a place in 2019’s Billboard’s Greatest K-Pop Songs of the 2010s.

IU performs onstage during the MelOn Music Awards at Olympic Gymnasium on November 14, 2013, in Seoul, South Korea (Getty Images)

IU recently won a number of accolades for her iconic collaboration with BTS’ Suga on the track ‘Eight’ including the Best Collaboration award at the Mnet Music Asia Awards, Best Rock Track at the Melon Music Awards, Song of the Year-May at the Gaon Chart Music Awards. 

IU’s new album along with the track ‘Celebrity’ will be her venture into more energetic, pop beat genres, her agency EDAM  Entertainment has stated. “[The song] has a bright and cheerful pop sound that can energize those listening to it. It’s a genre of music that IU is trying for the first time," Soompi quoted the agency saying.



 

Release date 

‘Celebrity’ is slated to release on January 27.

How to live stream?

The track will be digitally released on all major music platforms including YouTube, Apple Music, Melon and more.

Concept 

IU who was previously making a ‘coming-of-age’ series with her albums such as ‘Twenty-three’ (2015) and ‘Palette’ (2017). She will now be venturing towards more energetic and groovy beats with a feel-good aftereffect. The teaser photo of the track ‘Celebrity’ shows IU in a dazzling and peppy pink dress adorned with a diamond headband that looks like a tiara and diamond necklace, fully embodying the ‘Celebrity’ vibe. 

Pre-buzz

IU with her ever-rising popularity and her striking brilliance in musical artistry always remains a fan-favorite. After the news of her new music dropped, here’s what the fans had to say about it. A user said, “Yess queen is coming to take all of the charts.... Iu never disappoint me..” Another said, My theory: CELEBRITY = CELEBRATING LIBERTY as she enters and anticapate turning 30!” An excited fan announced, “SHE CAME BACK TO SAVE THE MUSIC INDUSTRY!” Another said, “I can tell this is gonna be a bop omg can’t contain the feelsssss, come through Queen!!”



 



 



 



 

Teaser

A teaser photo of the track has been released. Check back to this space for more updates.



 

Stream IU’s ‘Eight’ here.



 

Check IU's 'Celebrity' teaser below:



 

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