Music Charts Stagnate with Akdong Musician, HIGH4, and Park Hyo Shin Among Top Five

Following the general pause in the music industry following the Sewol ferry accident, the top 10 on the music charts at the time of the accident on April 16 have been maintaining their spots for a week, due to groups postponing their comebacks and holding back from promotions for the time being. Akdong Musician’s “200%,” HIGH4 and IU’s “Not Spring, Love, or Cherry Blossoms,” A Pink’s “Mr. Ch...

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Akdong Musician’s Soo Hyun Found Dieting Difficult

Akdong Musician, who has been topping charts with their debut album “Play,” not only worked hard to the best music they could, but also physically prepare themselves for the camera. The sister member of this sibling duo, Lee Soo Hyun, saw how people’s perspective of her changed as she became a celebrity. People would tell her that her small nose was cute but she should lose some ...

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Akdong Musician’s “M! Countdown” Win Posted Online Due to Sewol Ferry Tr...

Akdong Musician won their first live music program award! On April 17, Akdong Musician took first place on Mnet’s “M! Countdown” with their hit track, “200%.”  However, the results were instead posted on Mnet’s official website since no episode was broadcast to pay respect to the victims and their loved ones affected by the Sewol Ferry tragedy.  A Pink came in second place as the competitor for fi...

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12 Must-Listen Songs for Spring Fever!

Spring is here! It should be. If not, something’s wrong! Like your location. Wherever you are, in the spirit of beautiful weather, whether you have it or not, here are some great songs to get you in the swing of things! Check it out: 10cm, Eric Nam, Akdong Musician, and more! jun2yng is a Soompi intern who loves spring, she thinks? Maybe? At least it’s better than summer.  Acoustic C...

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Akdong Musician’s “Galaxy” Ruled Unfit for Broadcast by KBS

KBS has been on a roll lately. On April 16, it was revealed that KBS banned one of Akdong Musician’s songs, “Galaxy,” from the duo’s debut album “Play.” The reasoning was that the lyrics of the song include the word ‘galaxy’ a total of nine times, which could potentially lead listeners to think that it is an endorsement for the Samsung brand of the same name. MBC and SBS, however, did not fi...

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