Akdong Musician is an upcoming brother-sister duo under YG Entertainment, who became very famous after winning #1 on “K-Pop Star” Season 2.
The duo lived with their parents in Mongolia for almost two years before they returned to South Korea to pursue a career in the music industry. They became part of Proteurment, a company that helps amateurs develop their skills as musicians.
They first auditioned for “K-Pop Star” with their own song “Don’t Cross Your Legs” and were selected because of their awesome lyrics and vocal abilities.
Akdong Musician draw the attention of the judges of “K-Pop Star” right from the beginning. They not only had a concept that was very rare in K-Pop but because they wrote their own songs and had lots of multiple talents.
During the rest of the show, they presented many self-composed songs, including “You Are Attractive,” “Give Love,” “Is It Ramen?” and “Crescendo,” which ranked really high on charts.
The duo also became very popular for the covers they did during the show because they were able to transform their songs and give them their own color. Check out some of the most famous.
After winning #1 in “K-Pop Star” they were able to choose between the “Big 3” (YG, JYP and SM) to sign with. After a long time, they decided to sign with YG and have been training with it since then.
Even though the siblings haven’t officially debuted yet, they are very loved by many fans and have already released two music videos: “I Love You” for “All About My Romance” OST and “Bean Dduk Bing Song” for “Bean Dduk Bing” CF.
Akdong Musician became close friends to Lee Hi, who was in the first season of “K-pop Star” and also signed with YG Entertainment. Their latest appearences was on “WIN” (YG’s TV Show that would decide which of their trainees were debut first).
Lee Chan Hyuk
Born on September 12, 1996, Chan Hyuk is the leader, lyricist, composer, and arranger of the duo. He said they have already composed over 50 songs.
The thing he loves the most about his sister is her voice, because it’s charming and goes well with his. He also likes the fact that they can shared everything between them, but he hates it when she wears heels because she gets higher than him.
He said that when he began to write songs, he was really bad at singing and didn’t even think he’d be able to write songs. “I was only into dancing, painting and that kind of stuff. But then I saw one of my friends writing songs and it looked pretty cool so what I tried out for fun started getting serious.”
Lee Soo Hyun:
Born on May 4, 1999, Soo Hyun is the main vocalist of the duo, but she also knows how to rap and to play the harmonica.
Soo Hyun said that when all the girls were eliminated from “K-Pop Star” and she was the only one left, she felt really lonely but then Chanhyuk was able to move into the girls’ dorm and that helped her a lot. Once, her brother asked her “What are you going to do when I leave for my two-year mandatory military service?” and she answered that she is going to form a girl group.
She had never been taught to sing but had like to sing since she was young and used to go a lot on talent shows with her friends.
Soo Hyun performed “Missing You” at the final concert of his G-Dragon‘s “One of a Kind World Tour” with him.
Her official Instagram account is @am_suhyunlee.
The duo is set to debut during one of the upcoming episodes of “K-Pop Star” Season 3, so stay tuned!
Article by: Ingrid Schmidt
Edited by: Karolina
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