AKMU Suhyun Shares How Chanhyuk Acted Differently Towards Her from IU during Recording Sessions

AKMU Suhyun revealed how her brother and bandmate Chanhyuk treated her differently from IU while they were recording their new song "NAKKA."

On July 26, YG Entertainment's sibling duo, AKMU, conducted an online press conference for the release of their new album, "Next Episode."

During the interview, AKMU members Suhyun and Chanhyuk discussed the album's title track, "NAKKA," as well as the recording process.

(Photo : Official Instagram Accounts)

AKMU Suhyun Reveals How Chanhyuk Favors IU Over Her during Recording Sessions

AKMU's "Next Episode" is a collaboration album featuring numerous singers including Crush, IU, Zion.T, Sam Kim, Lee Sun Hee, Beenzino, and Choi Jung Hoon.

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The album's title song "NAKKA" with IU was based on the movie "The Greatest Showman." It is about promising to always stay by someone's side when they are going through a difficult time.

AKMU Chanhyuk
(Photo : AKMU Chanhyuk Instagram)

AKMU Suhyun revealed that Chanhyuk got the inspiration for the title track from a scene from "The Greatest Showman."

Not to mention, Lee Chanhyuk was the one who penned the lyrics for "NAKKA" and also co-composed it with MILLENNIUM.

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The female singer added that when thinking about how to make "NAKKA" more approachable for the people, they thought IU is the perfect featuring artist for it.

Lee Suhyun mentioned how a lot of fans had wanted them to collaborate with IU and they thought that this was the right time for it, so they reached out to her and she quickly agreed.

AKMU Suhyun
(Photo : AKMU Suhyun Instagram)

Lee Suhyun then joked that there had been a difference between Lee Chanhyuk's approaches to directing her and IU during their recording sessions.

(Photo : IU Instagram)

She said that AKMU Chanhyuk was very strict with her, but when IU was the one who was recording, he kept on praising her by shouting "That's great!" and giving her a thumbs-up.

"I was a little hurt, but it was IU, so I had to agree with him," AKMU Suhyun concluded.

Lee Chanhyuk then said that he hoped that the artists all had a fun experience in recording the songs for their "Next Episode" album.

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AKMU NAKKA Trends on MelOn and Debuts High on Korean Music Charts and iTunes Charts

On July 26 at 6 p.m. KST, AKMU officially dropped their collaboration album "Next Episode," together with the music video for the title song "NAKKA" featuring IU.

AKMU Next Episode
(Photo : YG Entertainment Twitter)

AKMU and "NAKKA" were trending at No. 2 and No. 3 on MelOn search, respectively, following the release of the album.

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AKMU's "NAKKA" then debuted on several Korean music charts shortly after it was revealed. The title track entered at No. 1 on Bugs, No. 8 on Genie, No. 99 on FLO, and No. 83 on MelOn 24Hits.

(Photo : AKMU Facebook)

As of 9 a.m. KST on July 27, "NAKKA" peaked at No. 1 on Genie and Bugs, and rose to No. 14 on FLO and NO. 16 on MelOn 24Hits.

On iTunes charts, AKMU's "NAKKA" debuted at No. 124 on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart. The album, "Next Episode" also landed on the Worldwide iTunes Album Chart, taking the No. 2 spot.

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Written by Mhaliya Scott

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