IU once again proved that angels do exist.
It has been revealed that the singer recently donated ₩200 million KRW (about $144,000 USD) to commemorate the 15-year anniversary of her debut. According to news reports, IU’s latest donation means the singer has donated at least ₩4.50 billion KRW (about $3.25 million USD) in her 15-year career.
IU’s label EDAM Entertainment‘s recently posted on their Instagram two certificates of donations.
We were able to share our warm hearts thanks to UAENA, who have given us miracles, both small and large, for the last 15 years. As we were able to verify for ourselves yesterday, we hope all of our hearts can bring miracles to others. Every hour we’ve spent with UAENA is our ‘Golden Hours.’ Thank you, and we really love you.
— EDAM Entertainment
The donations each worth ₩100 million KRW (about $72,200 USD) were donated to help fight children’s cancer and to help support Korea’s youth entering society.
IU is known as one of Korea’s biggest donors to charity. On a recent episode of Mnet’s TMI News Show, the show revealed the signer donated a whopping ₩1.67 billion KRW (about $1.21 million USD) in 2021, which meant her known donations exceeded ₩4.30 billion KRW (about $3.10 million USD) not counting the singer’s latest contributions.
The episode also revealed that the singer had personally asked the brands she sponsors to also donate to charity. It is said that brands that sponsor IU have donated merchandise exceeding ₩800 million KRW (about $577,000 USD) in worth to various charities.
It seems IU can do no wrong. The singer recently successfully ended her two-day concert series, The Golden Hour, which ran from September 17-18. According to reports, the singer put on a signature show for her fans despite her fighting a hearing disorder that she has been receiving treatment for over a year. The concert series was especially significant as it was the singer’s first concert in over three years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The concert is just another cap on a prolific year for the singer, which saw the singer embrace the international stage like never before. Earlier this year, the singer stunned the world when she served all the vibes at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival for her movie Broker, which was nominated for the year’s Palme d’Or. The movie would go on to win the Ecumenical Jury Award for best film and see its actor Song Kang Ho win the festival’s award for best actor.