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K-pop songstress IU to drop new single 'Celebrity' this month

K-wave 11:50 January 15, 2021

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Yonhap) -- K-pop soloist IU is set to release the new single "Celebrity" later this month ahead of releasing her long-awaited fifth studio album, her agency said Friday.

The song, which Edam Entertainment described as an "upbeat pop sound track that IU will be experimenting with for the first time," will drop on Jan. 27.

A teaser image for the upcoming single showed IU standing in between light green-colored doors, donning an elegant peach-colored gown and sparkly jewelry.

This photo, provided by Edam Entertainment on Jan. 15, 2021, shows a teaser photo for singer IU's upcoming single "Celebrity." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

"Celebrity" is IU's first new song since "Eight" released in May last year. The single, a high-profile collaboration between IU and Suga of BTS, had swept global music charts.

While no details on her fifth full album have been released, the K-pop queen had hinted on the upcoming album during the Golden Disk Awards ceremony last week.

"(The album) carries stories of encouragement more than ever," she said, hoping to spread positive vibes through music to people who are exhausted.

IU's latest studio album was "Palette" released in 2017. It was a critical and commercial success, carrying hit tracks like "Palette" featuring G-Dragon and "Through the Night."

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