On January 26, YG Entertainment confirmed that AKMU's Chanhyuk and Suhyun have decided to renew their contracts with the company for the next 5 years.
In particular, Chanhyuk and Suhyun's response regarding their decision to renew their contract with YG Entertainment is gaining interest. AKMU's Chanhyuk commented, "In all honesty, it's hard to find other companies who prioritize their artists as much as YG. In the past 7 years, we have never dealt with a single instance of disagreement or conflict. YG is a company that has always supported us in the direction that we wanted to go in, leading us from our young age," while Suhyun added on, "Maybe if we were to retire, but we've never thought about leaving YG, not even once."
YG Entertainment and AKMU will continue their stable and reliable musical partnership as the duo renews their contract with the agency. Many anticipate AKMU's new songs and activities for 2021 and are expected to receive more love for their high-quality music.
After the news of the group's contract renewal, netizens have gathered to an online community to share what they think about AKMU renewing their contracts with YG Entertainment. They commented, "I heard YG Entertainment treats their artists really well, I guess it's true," "I'm glad the two like the company," "This was really unexpected," "I was boycotting all YG Entertainment music and I was hoping to listen to AKMU, I guess I can't," "I don't care since the two are happy with the company but I don't think I'll listen to their songs," "They should've signed with another company," "The company just has a bad image because of the previous CEO, but the company is pretty good," "YG did treat AKMU really well," and "YG does let their artist do things they want, the company respects their music style and helps them make the music they want to."