Famous as one half of the South Korean sibling pop duo Akdong Musician, Chanhyuk, along with his sister Lee Suhyun, was a champion of the second season of K-pop Star. His hit singles with Akdong Musician include "Time and Fallen Leaves," "200%," and "Crescendo."
Before auditioning for K-Pop Star, he and his sister released a single titled "Galaxy" that was featured in a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone commercial.
Akdong Musician's debut album, Play, was nominated for MelOn Music and Bugs Awards and won a 2014 Naver Yearly Ranking honor.
Born in Uijeongbu, South Korea, he and his sister also spent a portion of their childhoods in Mongolia.
He is a contemporary of fellow K-Pop star Nana.