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Lee Chan-hyuk of K-pop duo AKMU to join military next week

2017/09/13 14:19

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SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Yonhap) -- Lee Chan-hyuk of the K-pop sibling duo Akdong Musician will begin his military duty next week, the group's agency said Wednesday.

The 21-year-old singer-songwriter will enlist in the Marine Corps next Monday through a basic training camp in southern port city of Pohang, according to YG Entertainment. In Korea, all able-bodied men have to fulfill military duty for around two years.

Lee and his sister, Su-hyun, debuted in 2012 after appearing on SBS TV's music audition show "K-pop Star."

   The group, also referred to as AKMU, has been received favorably both by critics and fans for their witty self-produced numbers, including "Don't Cross Your Legs" and "Melted." The duo's most recent work is "Summer Episode," an EP containing the hit song "Dinosaur" released in July.

In this file photo, Lee Chan-hyuk (L) and Lee Su-hyun of the K-pop duo Akdong Musician pose for photos at a press conference in Seoul on Dec. 28, 2016. (Yonhap) In this file photo, Lee Chan-hyuk (L) and Lee Su-hyun of the K-pop duo Akdong Musician pose for photos at a press conference in Seoul on Dec. 28, 2016. (Yonhap)

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