K-pop duo AKMU announces name of new fan club for 10-year anniversary

Singer-songwriter duo AKMU [YG ENTERTAINMENT]

Fans of singer-songwriter duo AKMU finally have a name: Akkademy.

AKMU kicked off celebrations for the 10-year anniversary of the duo’s debut by announcing the official fan community name on Thursday.

“The name is a combination of AKMU and academy and means an organization that is the center of art,” the duo’s agency YG Entertainment said in a press release on the same day.

Memberships for Akkademy can be purchased at AKMU’s Weverse shop from Thursday until April 4.

Titled "AKMU 10th Anniversary Project," the celebrations will entail a variety of programs prepared as thanks to the fans who have loved and supported AKMU on their musical journey for 10 years, YG Entertainment said.

A poster welcoming fans to Akkademy and announcing the project was uploaded to YG Entertainment's social media pages on Thursday.

AKMU kicked off celebrations for the 10 year anniversary of the duo’s debut by announcing the name for its fan club on Thursday. [YG ENTERTAINMENT]

AKMU, also known as Akdong Musician, consists of siblings Lee Chan-hyuk and Lee Su-hyun. The two shot to fame after appearing on and winning the second season of SBS’s audition program “K-Pop Star” (2012-13). The duo debuted under YG Entertainment in April 2014 with its first album “Play” and has since released hits including “200%” (2014), “Dinosaur” (2020) and “Love Lee” (2023).

The duo will perform at the upcoming Summer Sonic music Festival on Aug. 17 in Tokyo.

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