IU to make MMA comeback after four years with 'Strawberry Moon' live performance

IU will be making her comeback on the MelOn Music Awards stage in 2021 with her last released single ‘Strawberry Moon’

                            IU to make MMA comeback after four years with 'Strawberry Moon' live performance
IU's 'Strawberry Moon' continues to top charts and win at music shows while the singer announced a live band performance of the song at MMA 2021 (Instagram/@dlwlrma)

The nation's younger sister, IU (Lee Ji-eun) is loved by the entire K-pop industry, and needless to say, she has the best fans in the world. Over the last few weeks, IU has been in the news for the chart performance of her recent digital single ‘Strawberry Moon’. IU released the single on October 19 and within a month of its release, the song has been topping multiple charts. MelOn itself recorded ‘Strawberry Moon’ with the most number of unique listeners (713,054 new listeners) while the song has given IU four new wins without any stage performances so far.

This has also made IU the most awarded artist on music shows with 23 wins in 2021 with her last win for ‘Strawberry Moon’ at SBS’ Inkigayo on November 21. This has taken IU’s total career music show wins to 91. With so much going, the year-end functions are not letting the idol go with only awards as IU has promised a live performance of her single ‘Strawberry Moon’ to fans who have been waiting to see the idol take the stage. IU has been nominated for multiple awards at MMA (MelOn Music Awards) 2021.


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IU makes her MMA stage comeback

​IU has been nominated for Song Of The Year for her song ‘Celebrity’ while her last full-length album ‘Lilac’ has been nominated for Album Of The Year. She is one of the top few artists in running for the award, ‘Top 10 Artists’, while also being nominated for the title of Best Female Solo Singer as well as the title of Netizen Popularity Award. Fans of IU are at work to ensure that their idol bags the most number of wins at the KakaoTalk award show but IU herself has a lot in store for her fans.

On November 22 it was announced that IU will be making a comeback as a performing artist on MelOn’s Music Awards 2021. 2017 marked a big year for IU at the MMA where she won three grand prizes including the Top 10 Artist Award along with the Songwriter Award and the Album of the Year Award. She also graced the 2017 MMA stage with her performance of ‘To The Name’ accompanied by a choir of 60 people who all had dreams of becoming musicians and provided viewers with an out-of-the-world performance.


IU promises a 100% Live Performance

IU's 2017 stage was the last known performance with IU in MelOn Music Awards history and it seems like she has promised fans a very special performance at the show. Four years since her last performance, IU has reported that she will perform ‘Strawberry Moon’ in the form of an eight-member band performance with seven other musicians accompanying her on stage to give out a complete live performance with no recorded vocals. MelOn said, “The whole story is tailored to the story of artist IU, so you will feel as if you are at IU's concert,” while they discussed IU’s performance at the event.

Not only that but IU has also been nominated for a special award at MelOn Music Awards. MelOn introduced Legend Stage where the best-known performances in the history of the award function were nominated under one category with fans voting for the best performance they wish they could see again. IU is one of the artists among many who has been nominated for her 2017 performance of ‘To The Name’ for this award.

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