Akdong Musician


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.

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  • by HyonJoo.Kim  -  December 12, 2018 07:54 PM

    WINNER’s Song Mino Talks About Changing His Rapping Style

    On December 12, WINNER’s Song Mino appeared on the radio show “Akdong Musician Soo Hyun’s Raise the Volume” to chat with his YG Entertainment labelmate Lee Soo Hyun of Akdong Musician about his solo album and more. Lee Soo Hyun asked Song Mino whether he finds it harder ph…

  • by robotman  -  September 10, 2017 07:44 PM

    Gaon Chart releases chart rankings for July 30 - August 5

    The Gaon Chart is the national chart of South Korea and is intended to be the equivalent of Oricon in Japan and Billboard in the United States.Check out the chart rankings for July 30 to August 5 below!< Gaon Chart National Digital Singles Ranking >…

  • by desire  -  September 9, 2017 06:47 PM

    Akdong Musician talk beauty and fashion in 'Dazed and Confused'

    Sibling duoAkdong Musicianwas featured in 'Dazed and Confused's latest issue!Suhyunrelayed,"To be honest, I'm more interested in beauty than fashion. However, it's fun to take on different challenges while on set. My oppa (Chanhyuk) likes fashion more than myself."Chanhyuk agreed with…

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 Akdong Musician's History

2012-2013:K-pop Star 2edit

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 .

2014: Debut underYG Entertainmentedit

, 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.

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 Akdong Musician's Members

Lee Chan-hyuk (이찬혁)
Instruments: acoustic guitar , lead vocals , backing vocals
, the judges praised his skills as a lyricist and as a guitarist.
Lee Soo-hyun (이수현)
Instruments: lead vocals, backing vocals

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 Akdong Musician's Discography

Studio albums

TitleAlbum detailsPeak
  • KOR: 19,021+
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


YearTitlePeak chart positionsSalesAlbum
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)

Other charted songs

YearTitlePeak chart positionsSalesAlbum
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)

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 Akdong Musician's Awards and nominations

2012 "You are Attractive" (매력있어) Cyworld Digital Music Awards Won
2013 "I Love You" MelOn Music Awards OST AwardNominated
2014 "200%" World Music Awards Worlds Best SongPending
"Give Love" World Music Awards Worlds Best SongPending
"Melted" World Music Awards Worlds Best SongPending

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 Akdong Musician's Notes

  1. ^English translation of the song is provided by Billboard Charts.

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 Akdong Musician's References

  1. http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/87566/20140411/akdong-musician-spotlighted-by-wall-street-journal-blog-for-being-a-different-kind-of-k-pop.htm
  2. "Episode 1" (in Korean). K-pop Star 2. November 18, 2012. SBS.
  3. "우정공무원교육원, 악동뮤지션 초청 음악회 개최" (in Korean). Acrofan. Retrieved June 25, 2013. 
  4. Kang, Seon-ae (April 7, 2013). "'K팝스타2' 악동뮤지션, 방예담 누르고 최종 우승" (in Korean). Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  5. Park, Soo-jin (March 26, 2013). "가요계 흔드는 ‘악동 뮤지션’... "우리가 부르면 인기 검색어가 바뀐다"" (in Korean). The Kyunghyang Shinmun. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  6. Park, Jun-yong (May 15, 2013). "악동뮤지션 소속사는 아니지만 우리도 공연해요" (in Korean). OhmyNews. Retrieved May 21, 2013. 
  7. "악동뮤지션 귀국, 양현석-박진영-보아 '그들의 선택은?'" (in Korean). May 9, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  8. Yoon, Sang-geun (August 3, 2012). "'K팝★ 시즌2', 국내오디션 돌입..제2의 박지민은?" (in Korean). StarNews. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  9. Kang, Seon-ae (November 19, 2012). "양현석 예언 적중, '다리꼬지마' 가사 어떻길래?" (in Korean). SBS & SBS Contents Hub. Retrieved May 12, 2012. 
  10. "악동뮤지션 '매력 있어' 관심 폭발 "매력학과 전공했나"" (in Korean). SBS & SBS Contents Hub. December 10, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  11. "Episode 4" (in Korean). K-pop Star 2. December 9, 2012. SBS.
  12. "Episode 7" (in Korean). K-pop Star 2. December 30, 2012. SBS.
  13. "Episode 11" (in Korean). K-pop Star 2. January 27, 2013. SBS.
  14. "Episode 13" (in Korean). K-pop Star 2. February 10, 2013. SBS.
  15. "악동뮤지션 못나니 무대에 최초 혹평, 원래는 어땠기에?" (in Korean). SBS & SBS Contents Hub. January 21, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 
  16. "Episode 10" (in Korean). K-pop Star 2. January 20, 2013. SBS.
  17. Kim, Jae-yun (February 10, 2013). "[K팝] 악동뮤지션, 6번째 자작곡 선보이며 ‘절치부심’" (in Korean). SBS & SBS Contents Hub. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  18. "Gaon Singles Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  19. "'K팝스타2' 악동뮤지션 ‘매력있어’, 음원 공개 직후 ‘실시간 1위’" (in Korean). SBS & SBS Contents Hub. December 13, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2013. 
  20. "'YG행' 악동뮤지션, 이틀째 음원차트 석권 '돌풍'" (in Korean). JCube Interactive Inc. May 24, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  21. "악동뮤지션 YG행 "이하이 이어 양현석 품으로"...이유 들어보니". SBS CNBC (in Korean). SBS Contents Hub & SBS Business Network. May 24, 2013. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
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  23. http://www.soompi.com/2014/04/02/akdong-musician-releases-track-list-for-debut-album-play
  24. "악동 뮤지션 데뷔, 'K팝스타3'에서 데뷔 무대 "전곡을 직접 프로듀싱" 기대만발" [Akdong Musician Debuts with all the songs they produced by Live Performance in "K-POP STAR 3"] (in Korean). Chosun.com. March 31, 2014. 
  25. http://www.yg-life.com/archives/30788?lang=en
  26. Yang Hyun Suk CEO (March 31, 2014). "NEWS ABOUT AKDONG MUSICIAN". YG Life Blog. yg-life. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  27. Chung, Ah-young. "AKMU's album ranks second on Billboard". THE KOREA TIMES. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  28. "이찬혁 : Daum 뮤직". Daum (in Korean). Daum Communications. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  29. "악동뮤지션 > 인기차트". Daum (in Korea). Daum Communications. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  30. "이수현 : Daum 뮤직". Daum (in Korean). Daum Communications. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
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  32. "The Winners Of 2012 Rookie Of The Month". Cyworld BGM (in Korean). Cyworld. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 

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