Posted by germainej AKP STAFF Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Akdong Musician to promote under the name 'AKMU'


Akdong Musician revealed they've chosen to promote under the name 'AKMU'.

Though their full official name has always been Akdong Musician in the past, the duo has been lovingly known as "AKMU" by fans, and it looks like they've decided to move on with the nickname. At the September 25th press conference for their upcoming album 'Sailing', the brother and sister group explained the reasoning behind the decision.

Suhyun expressed, "'Akdong Musician' is created from the Chinese characters 'rak' meaning 'fun' and 'dong' meaning 'child.' We're both adults now, so we took out the 'dong' to be called 'AKMU.' It's so we won't be limiting ourselves in terms of our future music." 

AKMU also addressed the recent controversy surrounding YG Entertainment. In related news, 'Sailing' drops on September 25 KST. 

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BIGBANG_VIP_4eva6,258 pts Wednesday, September 25, 2019 0
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

I think it’s a good idea, + it might make them sound more appealing to foreign fans. AKMU sounds more sophisticated for them I think it suits their music and sound more than Akdong Musician. It was cute when they were younger but I think like they said now that they’re adults, they need to make sure they can continue to grow with their music



magicboxofmusic22 pts Wednesday, September 25, 2019 0
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

I have always called them AKMU even when I search for them and their logo is AKMU too, it's a good thing they change it



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