It is hard to believe that a full year has already passed since the official debut of Akdong Musician.
YG Entertainment updated their site celebrating the duo’s 1st year anniversary since their debut on April 7, 2014.
This date also entails their 2nd anniversary since winning K-Pop Star 2.
Akdong Musician got their start on the second season of massively popular singing competition, K-POP STAR.
The group impressed the judges beyond all else with their amazing sibling chemistry and harmonization.
While the sister of the duo, Lee SuHyun, takes on their role of main vocal, her brother, Lee Chanhyuk, is in charge of acoustics and occasionally raps.
Ever since K-Pop Star 2, the duo has continuously wowed audiences with their refreshing voices and performances.
Akdong Musician eventually went on to win the entire competition and chose to sign with YG Entertainment as their pick.
While under YG, the group released their first official album ‘PLAY’.
All songs were both produced and written by member Lee Chanhyuk.
The album proved to be a massive success having charted #1 on top Korean music charts including Melon, Bugs, Mnet, Naver, Daum and more.
‘PLAY’ not only saw significant success in Korea but proved to be a world hit having charted #2 on the Billboard World Albums Chart and #20 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums Chart.
Two of the singles from ‘PLAY’, “Give Love” and “200%” saw incredible popularity with a combine sales total of over 2.5 million.
With the two singles, AKMU as well uploaded the music videos via their official YouTube channel.
Both videos followed a continuous storyline starting with “200%” followed up by “Give Love”.
The two videos together gathered a total of over 27.4 million views.
In June 2014, AKMU only continued to impress audiences with their rendition of Taeyang’s track “Eyes, Nose, Lips.” The video alone garnered over 12 million views and is still seeing an increase with each day.
Since the release of ‘PLAY’ Akdong Musician has only released one official single titled “Time and Fallen Leaves”.
The single sold over 722-thousand copies after the release and peaked #1 on Gaon chart.
In November 2014, YG Entertainment put together the sub-unit HI SUHYUN with AKMU’s SuHyun and Lee Hi.
The two released the single “I’m Different” featuring Bobby of YG’s newest boy group, iKON.
Congratulations to the duo and hopefully we can expect another amazing album from AKMU soon!