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IU talks about feeling depressed and inadequate in the past

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IU opened up to fans during her concert over the weekend!


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She sang her songs that were huge hits in 2014 and then spoke honestly about how she felt during that year.  IU said, "That was the year lots of people liked me.  But in one way, I felt weird and grew depressed.  It made me wonder if I deserved such compliments.  


"I was unable to enjoy those compliments and, if anything, while pondering over it, I started to disparage myself.  It was the year with the best conditions for my happiness, but I couldn't trust myself that year and had a hard time.  It was hard for me to promote.


"And that is how I got insomnia.  I couldn't sleep at all, so I was unable to properly do the things I had to during the daytime.  That's why I was dispirited and in a vicious, repetitive cycle."


Hope next year is far better!


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    lovelygirl19 Monday, December 5, 2016

    Glad to see that she's in a happier place now and that she's supported by wonderful friends and family. She seemed burdened by the extreme fame and that "nation's sweetheart" image that people forced on her. Now that she feels comfortable releasing the music that she likes and being less conscious of public opinion, it must be a huge relief. ^^

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    smokeee Monday, December 5, 2016

    i'm really disappoint in IU's career.  she should have been on top for a lot longer, but its really disappointing she went her own way then became practically irrelevant if not for the memory people had of her in her prime,, and it happened so quickly.  like one day IU was on top, then shortly after eunhyuk scandal and her own 'grown up' music album/concert of music she wanted to do she went into obscurity.  there havent' been many people bigger than IU was at her peak in korean entertainment.  its funny tho how her stans keep pretending like she is just as famous now, and her music is just as good.  stans lol...never honest.

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    Gummix3 smokeee Monday, December 5, 2016

    what are you talking about? she is STILL famous. sure, she reached her peak in good day and you and I, but IU STILL holds the records for the top most downloaded songs SINCE 2010 (she's in first place!). She is often almost always trending on MELON charts and she won infinite challenge over GD and Taeyang. You can't deny that she is still famous in Korea. If she wasn't you wouldn't even bother making this comment. You wouldn't even be paying attention to her and be commenting all on so many of her articles that I have seen you in.

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    smokeee Gummix3 Monday, December 5, 2016

    goddamnit learn2fukkin read u low IQ''s. i never said IU wasn't still famous, i said she's mainly still famous for her early career of which u just reinforced by citing all of her early fame as reasons she's still famous. u actually just agreed with everything i've been saying, that every butthurt IU stan has been arguing with me. FYI i said IU's career has spiraled downward a LOT, and u can't deny that.

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    smokeee Gummix3 Monday, December 5, 2016

    or really no HONEST person would, only dishonest stans keep make believing it hasnt, and that she has gotten better lol....

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    lovelygirl19 smokeee Monday, December 5, 2016

    "practically irrelevant" LMAO. She's obviously not at her peak, but she's still one of the top female idols. She's still ranking high in surveys and polls and getting positive comments, it's just never translated. She's constantly being chosen as a role model or ideal type by new gen groups. She randomly trends on Naver and Melon for no reason. The biggest indicator of her popularity is that she had over 3.5 million digital downloads this year WITHOUT a comeback. Obviously the general public are thirsty for her and her music. She was on hiatus this year, so obviously her fame is rooted in her past music. Wait for her to comeback next year lol.

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    Gummix3 smokeee Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    OH IM SO SORRY THAT I read YOUR I, 'practically irrelevant' as you believing that she is not famous anymore. learn how to phrase your own words and stop twisting mine to fit your own argument . thanks.

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    smokeee lovelygirl19 Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    lol how is she still one of the top female idols lol? she's practically irrelevant in the idol world today like i said, and the only reason she still is, is based on her old music. period. to pretend she is as popular today as twice, ioi, bp, etc. is such a stan'ing made up farce.

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    smokeee lovelygirl19 Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    and who the hell are thirsty for IU these days other than her stans? doesn't the article about her album not doing well and receiving criticism contradict what you're pretending?

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    smokeee Gummix3 Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    look up the term 'practically', then get back to me low IQ...

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    Sweet_Milk_Tea smokeee Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    lol "gone into obscurity"?? She's still the top female soloist in Korea, her songs especially Friday can be heard everywhere in Korea, and Friday and Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms continue to rank high on Kpop charts. Do you see any of her older songs like Good Day or You and I continuing to rank in the top 100 on Melon like Friday or Not Spring, Love or Cherry Blossoms? Oh and when I was in Korea two summers ago, her Producer OST song Heart was playing everywhere.

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    smokeee Sweet_Milk_Tea Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    how do u all kill when u dont go on any music shows? i'm curious.

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    Sweet_Milk_Tea Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    oh and before you call me "low IQ" I'm currently in graduate school thank you very much.

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    Sweet_Milk_Tea smokeee Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    you know nothing about how charts work, do you? You do NOT need to promote on music shows to "get an all kill." Keep denying yourself.

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    smokeee Sweet_Milk_Tea Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    lol so what? there are plenty of book smart people who are retarded in RL TBH.

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    smokeee Sweet_Milk_Tea Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    oh, so you're talking about just real time charts? like what Sejong just did?

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    sonertimotei smokeee Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    it's funny how you keep pretending that your assumptions are facts.

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    lovelygirl19 sonertimotei Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    What??? Of course she's popular for her PAST releases because she did not release anything at all THIS YEAR. What else would people be listening to? lmao. And I don't where you get your incorrect info from, but Chatshire (the so-called "album that didn't do well) is the highest selling album digitally of 2015. Check GAON for receipts. And you obviously don't know how charts work because from that same album, title track 23 received a Perfect All Kill, which is the highest possible achievement on the charts. The all-kill you're talking about is real-time charts, whereas what IU got was #1 on all real time charts and #1 on weekly charts...again check Instiz I-chart and Gaon for receipts. As for the the 3.5 million downloads she got in 2016 alone...you don't get those from fans alone. It's because of the general public otherwise boy groups with big fandoms would be dominating the digital charts lmao.

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    lovelygirl19 sonertimotei Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    So sorry!! My reply was meant for smokee.

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    lovelygirl19 smokeee Tuesday, December 6, 2016

    What??? Of course she's popular for her PAST releases because she did not release anything at all THIS YEAR. What else would people be listening to? lmao. And I don't where you get your incorrect info from, but Chatshire (the so-called "album that didn't do well") is the highest selling album digitally of 2015. Check GAON for receipts. You obviously don't know how charts work because from that same album, she lined up all her tracks 1-7 on the charts (something only Big Bang or 2ne1 can do) and title track 23 received a Perfect All Kill, which is the highest possible achievement on the charts. The all-kill you're talking about is only on real-time charts, whereas what IU got was #1 on all real time charts and #1 on weekly charts...again check Instiz I-Chart and GAON for receipts. As for the the 3.5 million downloads she got in 2016...you don't get those from fans alone. It's because of the general public otherwise boy groups with big fandoms would be dominating the digital charts lmao.

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    luminoushadow smokeee 29 days ago

    It's funny to see one who doesn't know much pretending he knows it all! IU has updated several records after the time so-called "went into obscurity" by you. FACT, she didn't make a comeback in 2016, but she still rank 2nd in the Gallup Korea reveals 2016

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    ROXX25 Monday, December 5, 2016

    IU Fighting !! You're a very talented  and really hard working girl . I can't wait for your album in 2017

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    kpop2334 Monday, December 5, 2016

    IU<3

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    krell Monday, December 5, 2016

    IU went through that ZEZE song controversy. And came out of it okay. I will guess that IU now realizes that she has her set of 'core fans' who are NOT going to desert her. And also, permanent friends in the K-pop business too (SUZY, etc). And quite a bit of MONEY in the bank. With likely MORE MONEY on the way too. MONEY does not solve all problems. But, it can 'smooth the road' to some extent! ... ;-)

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    NoonaVip Monday, December 5, 2016

    She went emo 😳. Laws of attraction iu because if you don't yourself enough credit of love yourself enough, incidents like 2015 will happen. Get well boo

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    NoonaVip Monday, December 5, 2016

    * don't give yourself enough credit or love yourself enough

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    Jojo_Dancer Monday, December 5, 2016

    IU is such a princess. Someone worth looking up to. Not like that snake, Tayeon.

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    Hyeriioo Jojo_Dancer Monday, December 5, 2016

    right????

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    Jojo_Dancer Hyeriioo Monday, December 5, 2016

    Yes, noona is such a role model. She's not plastic and loves all people. On the other hand Faekyeon hates black people and has changed her nose more times than Michael Jackson.

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    Hyeriioo Jojo_Dancer Monday, December 5, 2016

    LAMOOO bitchyeon monster plastic surgery

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    LovelySerenity Monday, December 5, 2016

    Aw hope you're doing better IU <3 We love you

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