The sensational sibling duo AKMU, short for Akdong Musician, is gearing up to capture the hearts of fans once again with their upcoming release, “Love Lee.” This highly anticipated digital single is set to drop on August 21, 2023, and the title track shares the same name. Comprising Lee Chanhyuk and Lee Suhyun, AKMU first emerged onto the K-pop scene on April 7, 2014, with their debut full-length album “Play,” under the banner of YG Entertainment. The duo’s unique sound and undeniable chemistry quickly garnered a massive following. The siblings’ musical journey began in the midst of their unconventional upbringing. Born in South Korea, the family’s mission work led them to spend almost five years in Mongolia before returning to their homeland to chase their dreams in the music industry. Due to financial constraints, the duo was homeschooled, giving them the flexibility to focus on their craft.
Their path to stardom gained momentum with their victory in the second season of the reality show “K-Pop Star” in 2013. The duo secured a contract with YG Entertainment, solidifying their position in the industry. AKMU’s discography is marked by a series of milestones. From their debut album “Play” and its hit tracks like “Melted” and “200%” to subsequent projects like “Spring and Winter,” the duo consistently demonstrated their musical prowess. Their second full album “Winter” featured the emotional title track “Last Goodbye,” a testament to their ability to convey complex feelings through their music. A period of hiatus ensued due to Lee Chanhyuk’s military enlistment, but upon his discharge, AKMU made a triumphant return with the album “Sailing.” The title track “How Can I Love the Heartbreak, You’re the One I Love” showcased their ability to blend poignant lyrics with melodious compositions.
Beyond their joint ventures, both Lee Chanhyuk and Lee Suhyun ventured into solo projects. Suhyun made her solo debut with “Alien,” while the duo continued to make waves with the digital single “Happening.” In a recent announcement, AKMU revealed their contract renewal with YG Entertainment, ensuring their partnership for another five years. This strong bond was further solidified by their collaboration album “Next Episode,” featuring tracks like “Nakka” and “Hey Kid, Close Your Eyes.” Now, the duo is all set to captivate audiences once again with “Love Lee.” Following reports from E-Daily, YG Entertainment confirmed the news and unveiled a title poster, hinting at what’s to come. Fans can mark their calendars for August 21, 2023, as AKMU prepares to deliver another musical masterpiece that is sure to leave a lasting impact.