Akdong Musician (악동뮤지션) (often abbreviated as AKMU) is a Korean pop sibling duo who debuted under YG Entertainment in April 2014 with studio album PLAY after winning SBS' K-Pop Star 2. The siblings lived with their missionary parents in Mongolia for almost five years before returning to South Korea to pursue a career in the music industry. They are famous for their creative and witty lyrics as well as original music.
Their first audition song "Dalikkojima" became a sensation prompting K-Pop Star 2 to release the song digitally even when they were just contestants on the show. Their debut album PLAY was well received by the public and critics, having sold more than 6.9 million downloads, and was awarded "Best Pop Album" in the 12th Korean Music Awards. The follow up albums Sachungi (Sang) and Sachungi (Ha) furthered their success. As of March 2017, they have sold over 23 million digital sales in South Korea.
Their collaborative mini-album NEXT EPISODE is released this week on July 26th.