Sibling-duo, Akdong Musician (Lee Chanhyuk, Lee Soohyun) expresses their gratitude to YG Entertainment’s seniors.
During the broadcast of SBS ‘Good Sunday Kpop Star2’ and winning the competition, they signed a contract with YG Entertainment. Afterwards, Akdong Musician debuted on April 7 with their album “PLAY,” then proceeded to do various activities.
On May 13, Akdong Musician’s Chanhyuk sat for an interview with Newsen. He talked about YG Entertainment’s representative producer, Yang Hyunsuk, and said, “He creates this comfortable atmosphere that allows us to create music how we want to. Actually, before entering YG Entertainment, we were nervous. We thought that Yang Hyunsuk as a judge in Kpop Star2 and the Yang Hyunsuk as YG’s producer would be different. We heard that he really strictly looks over his artists which made us nervous but compared to when we were in ‘Kpop Star2,’ he’s much kinder and takes good care of us now.“
YG Entertainment has a lineup of talented groups like Big Bang and 2NE1. They also have Psy and Epik High as well as Lee Hi and Winner, all who display great talent in the world of music. So which senior frugally takes good care of rookie Akdong Musician?
To this, Soohyun said, “All of the seniors in the company take good care of us. The closest senior to us is Lee Hi. Also, the person who really takes good care of us is Big Bang’s Seungri. When there’s a company dinner, he comes to our side and personally cooks the meet for us.“
Chanhyuk said, “It was when Big Bang’s G-Dragon was the one who had to pay for the meal, and Seungri secretly ordered an expensive meat for us. Also, TOP said to that he wants to be closer to us. He also takes good care of us.” Soohyun added, “2NE1’s Gong Minzy also looks over us. She once invited us to watch a movie with her.“
Meanwhile, Akdong Musician will start promoting their song “Give Love” through Mnet’s M!Countdown this coming May 15.
Translated by: KellyJane@EROMAKNAE