From:The Straits Timesposted on 10 April at 2:12 PM
10 April at 2:12 PM

Akdong Musician tops charts with debut album Play

(ASIA NEWS NETWORK/ THE KOREA HERALD) - K-pop Star 2 winners Lee Chan Hyuk, 17, and Lee Soo Hyun, 14, of the brother-sister duo Akdong Musician finally released their debut album Play on Monday after taking the K-pop Star crown more than a year ago.

Within hours of its release, the album hit the top of the K-pop charts. It took the top 11 spots on Naver’s real-time music chart while a handful of the album’s singles ranked in the Top Ten list on various online charts with the single 200% topping all nine local charts.

Chan Hyuk took the wheel as the lyricist, composer and producer of the entire 11-track album, which features three title tracks including the sibling’s selection Melted, YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk’s track selection 200% and the final lead track to be selected through fans and the music chart rankings.

The duo took to the stage with its newly released album for the first time on Sunday’s live episode of K-pop Star 3 and held a special live showcase at Seoul Forest the day before.

It has been reported that Akdong Musician plans to release three official music videos. The music video for 200% was released first, on the same day as the album release. 

The members of Akdong Musician are best known for their creative and light-hearted compositions and once revealed that they have more than 50 original songs. The young teen siblings garnered a huge fan base while competing on K-pop Star 2, and the group’s playful tunes such as Don’t Cross Your Legs, A Foreigner’s Confession, Crescendo and It Is Ramen also landed them on the top of the charts even when they were still competing on the show.

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