Akdong Musician


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Group Name: Akdong Musician (AKMU)

Group Members: Lee Chan-hyuk, Lee Soo-hyun

Record label (if known): YG Entertainment

Genre: Pop

Debut date: 6th April 2014 (active pre-debut since 2012)

Key events

Akdong Musician are a brother/sister duo who were the winners of the music reality show Kpop Star 2 (a talent reality show.) During the show they released several self composed songs and are well known for their quirky approach and song writing skills.

The brother and sister grew up in Mongolia and have been rather outspoken about not wanting to be forced to have plastic surgery whilst in the industry.

They signed with YG Entertainment after their win on Kpopstar 2 and on April 6th they made their official debut with the album PLAY. PLAY will have 3 title tracks that will have music videos: “200%” chosen by Yang Hyun Suk CEO of YG Entertainment, “Melted” chosen by AKMU and the 3rd track will be decided by the fans.


Akdong Musician have a fresh quirky sound, reminiscent of a hip hop Crayon Pop.

Recommended music videos

Other songs to check out

  • Galaxy
  • Don’t cross your legs
  • you’re attractive



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  1. Pingback: Akdong Musician – 200% | Hallyu Noona

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