Akdong Musician( Korean :악동뮤지션, also known asAKMU) is a South Korean duo under YG Entertainment , consisting of siblingsLee Chan-hyuk( Korean :이찬혁) andLee Soo-hyun( Korean :이수현). They won the second installment of theK-pop Starseries.Akdong Musician's album was released online on April 7 while physical copies of the album were released on April 9. The debut album of AKMU, "Play" has more than three million downloads.Also Lee So Hyun is the daughter of Young Jung Hwa in the series " Heartstrings " Series.
Akdong Musician'sChanhyuktalked about Papa YG during his appearance on 'Tei's Dreaming Radio'.Chanhyuk revealed that he was upset withYang Hyun Sukseveral times, and explained,"He always promises to eat with me 3 days after. I eagerly wait for that meal time together and during the 3 days, I wr…
Akdong Musician'sSuhyunexpressed love forGong Yooand not so much love for her brotherChanhyukon the January 17 airing of 'Tei's Dreaming Radio'.Suhyun first talked about her celebrity friends and revealed,"I bring my friends to my house often. I meet withKim Sae Ron,Kim Yoo Jung, and alsoKim Bo…
DuoAkdong Musiciantalked about the money the earn from their music.On January 17, the Akdong siblings appeared onSBS Power FM's 'Choi Hwa Jung's Power Time', introducing their new album sayingLee Chanhyukwrote and composed the entire album. DJ Choi commented, "Your album royalties must be…
Under the company, they did several stage performances and even released an original song called "Galaxy", which was later used as a soundtrack for a Samsung Galaxy S4 commercial.
In spite of this, they eventually won the competition.
All About My Romance.
, the siblings signed an exclusive contract with YG Entertainment .
, SBS Variety Department’s Nam Seung Yong CP revealed toStar Newson January 7 that Akdong Musician will make their long awaited debut through SBS'sGood SundayTV programK-pop Star 3on April 6, with the release of their first full length album on April 7.
Through a post on YG-Life, it was announced that Akdong Musician will have a total of 3 title tracks along with 3 different music videos to accompany it. The first title song is "200%", which was chosen by Yang Hyun Suk CEO himself. "200%" is a mid-tempo track and the music video will be showcased on April 7 along with the digital album release. The second title song is "Melted" which was chosen by Akdong Musician. "Melted" is a slower song and the music video will be released on April 14. The last and third title song will be determined by the fans. The song that achieves the most popularity and charts high on Music charts will become the third title track and will have a music video aimed to be released before the end of April.
This album debuted on number two in Billboard’s U.S. World Albums Chart.
On April 7, the album was released online with two title songs. The first title song "200%", shortly after its release, topped the music charts with the rest of the songs on the album charting high. The last and third title song was "Give Love", which was the third high-charting song, after "200%" and "Melted". The music video for 'Give Love" was released on May 2, 2014.
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Sales||Album|
|2014||"200%"||1||1||*KOR : 894,481+ (DL)||PLAY|
|"Give Love"||4||3||*KOR : 638,303+ (DL)|
|"얼음들 (Melted)"||5||8||*KOR : 554,493+ (DL)|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Sales||Album|
|2012||"Don't Cross Your Legs" (다리꼬지마)||2||2||*KOR : --||K-pop Star Season 2: Don't Cross Your Legs|
|"You are Attractive" (매력있어)||1||2||*KOR : --||K-pop Star Season 2: You are Attractive|
|2013||"Is It Ramen?" (라면인건가)||3||2||*KOR : --||K-pop Star Season 2 Top 10 Part 1|
|"Crescendo"||1||2||*KOR : 1,278,263+(DL)||K-pop Star Season 2 Top 6|
|"Love in the Milky Way Cafe"||11||14||*KOR : --||K-pop Star Season 2 Top 4|
|"Foreigner's Confession" (외국인의 고백)||4||6||*KOR : --||K-pop Star Season 2 Top 3 Part 2|
|"Officially Missing You"||11||11||*KOR : 580,075+(DL)||K-pop Star Season 2 Top 2 Special|
|"I Love You"||3||3||*KOR : 1,131,136+(DL)||All About My RomanceOST Part 3|
|4||2||*KOR : 758,794+(DL)||Bean Ice Flakes with Rice Cake|
|"인공잔디 (Artificial Grass)"||7||12||*KOR : 359,354+(DL)||PLAY|
|"지하철에서 (On The Subway)"||8||15||*KOR : 349,562+(DL)|
|"작은별 (Little Star)"||9||13||*KOR : 345,003+(DL)|
|"안녕 (Don't Hate Me)"||10||21||*KOR : 296,346+(DL)|
|"Galaxy"||11||20||*KOR : 303,402+(DL)|
|"길이나 (Anyway)"||12||22||*KOR : 296,532+(DL)|
|"가르마 (Hair Part)"||13||26||*KOR : 278,947+(DL)|
|"소재 (Idea)"||14||31||*KOR : 262,095+(DL)|
|2012||"You are Attractive" (매력있어)||Cyworld Digital Music Awards||Won|
|2013||"I Love You"||MelOn Music Awards||OST Award||Nominated|
|2014||"200%"||World Music Awards||Worlds Best Song||Pending|
|"Give Love"||World Music Awards||Worlds Best Song||Pending|
|"Melted"||World Music Awards||Worlds Best Song||Pending|
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