Davichi

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Davichi
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Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2008–present
Labels Core Contents Media, CJ E&M Music
Associated acts SeeYa, T-ara, The SeeYa, YangPa
Website davichi.ccment.com
Members
  • Haeri
  • Minkyung

Davichi (Hangul: 다비치) is a South Korean pop-ballad duo that consists of Lee Haeri (이해리) and Kang Minkyung (강민경). The duo was formed in 2008 by Mnet Media.[1] Davichi was derived from the word "Dabichi" which means the light to shine over the world, illustrating their voices to be spread over the world, explained by Lee Haeri during one of the episodes of Pops In Seoul.

Career[edit]

2008–10: Amaranth, Davichi in Wonderland and Innocence[edit]

The duo released their debut studio album, Amaranth, on February 4, 2008. The promotional track "I Hate You, I Love You" won 'Rookie of the Month (February)' from the Cyworld Digital Music Awards. After finishing promotions for "I Hate You, I Love You", the duo went on to begin promotions for the song "Sad Promise". On July 8, 2008, the duo released a repackaged edition of their first album, Vivid Summer Edition, with "Love and War" as the promotional single.

In the final months of 2008, Davichi won 'Best New Artist' at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, and the Seoul Music Awards.[2][3][4]

On March 5, 2009, Davichi released their first extended play, Davichi in Wonderland, with the lead single "8282". The song proved to be popular among the general public and continued Davichi's chart success.

On April 30, 2010, it was announced that Davichi would be releasing their second EP, Innocence, with the lead single "Time, Please Stop".[5] On May 6, 2010, Davichi's second mini-album was released to the public.[6] The music video to the lead single, "Time, Please Stop", which featured T-ara's Eunjung, was released three days later.

2011–2012: Love Delight[edit]

On August 16, 2011, it was announced that Davichi would be releasing their third extended play, Love Delight, later in the month.[7] On August 27, 2011, it was revealed by Davichi's label, Core Contents Media, that the entire Love Delight album had been leaked on the internet. Despite the leak quickly making its way through internet portal sites, the company chose not to change the release date.[8] On August 29, 2011, Davich released their third mini-album, as well as the music video to their lead single, "Don't Say Goodbye".[9] The song went on to chart at number one on Korea's Gaon Digital Chart and the Billboard K-Pop Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks.[10]

On October 7, 2012, it was announced that the members of Davichi would be leaving their label to form an independent company.[11] However, less than one month later, it was revealed that the duo retracted their decision to leave Core Contents Media and re-newed their contracts.[12]

2013: Mystic Ballad, Be Warmed, Memories of Summer & Code[edit]

On February 27, 2013, Davichi released jacket photos for their second studio album, Mystic Ballad. The jacket photos informed fans that the album would be released on March 20, 2013, and that the duo would be working with artists Duble Sidekick, Verbal Jint, Jung Suk Won and Ryu Jae Hyun.[13] On March 3, 2013, Davichi pre-released the music video for the track, "Turtle", which featured 5dolls member Hyoyoung.[14] The song quickly climbed real-time charts and placed number one on South Korea's Gaon Single Chart.[15] On March 18, 2013, Davichi released the music video for their title track, "Just the Two of Us".[16] Their second studio album, Mystic Ballad, was released hours later and quickly topped South Korea's digital real-time charts.[17] Promotions for "Just the Two of Us" began on the March 21, 2013, broadcast of M! Countdown.[18] On March 28, 2013, "Just the Two of Us" achieved the number one spot on M! Countdown, securing Davichi's fifteenth televised music show win.[19]

On April 1, 2013, Davichi released the digital single "Be Warmed (feat. Verbal Jint)", as well as the accompanying music video.[20] The song was originally listed on the track listing for Mystic Ballad, but was taken out for unknown reasons.[21] The song was met with instant success in South Korea, and even managed to place number one on every single digital real time charting, obtaining the coveted 'all-kill'.[22]

On June 27, 2013, it was announced that Davichi would be returning with a digital single album on July 4, 2013. The single, Memories of Summer, contained the title track "Because I Miss You Today", which was produced by Choi Kyu Sung.[23]

On November 4, 2013, Davichi announced they would be returning with Code on November 12. The duo revealed their jacket image on the same day, showing off a new mature and chic concept.[24]

2014: Don't Move, Pillow, Again[edit]

On February 23,2014, it was announced that Davichi's contract has expired. A rep said,"Davichi's contract has expired and their contract renewal does not seem likely." So right now they are free agents. Davichi then announced they will release one more album with Core Contents Media as a goodbye.

On June 4,2014 they released "Again", featuring Kim Taemin, Park Sangwon, and F-ve Dolls, Seunghee. On June 18, 2014 Davichi released "Pillow" showing an old debut tune.

On July 3, 2014 Davichi released "Don't Move" their last music video under Core Contents Media featuring T-ara N4's Dani and Speed's Sungnim.

On July 13, 2014 Davichi released "괜찮아 사랑이야" (also known as "Its Alright, This is Love"), which featured throughout SBS's K-Drama's: 괜찮아 사랑이야, as well as the television's soundtrack, Its Alright This is Love (Original Television Soundtrack), Vol. 1; and 괜찮아 사랑이야 (Original Television Soundtrack), Pt. 2 - Single.

Discography[edit]

Main article: Davichi discography
Studio albums
Compilation albums
Extended plays
Single

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davichi". KBS World. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  2. ^ 2008 MNET Asian Music Award Winner. http://mwave.interest.me/index.m. Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  3. ^ Golden Disk Awards. Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  4. ^ Seoul Music Awards Nominee, Voting and Winners. http://www.nate.com/. Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  5. ^ 다비치 `시간아 멈춰라`로 컴백. http://www.hankyung.com/ Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  6. ^ 다비치, 오늘(6일) 미니앨범 전곡 공개..네티즌 "대박예감". http://www.asiae.co.kr/news/ Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  7. ^ 여성듀오 다비치가 돌아왔다…1년3개월만에 컴백. http://www.nate.com/. Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  8. ^ 다비치, 새 앨범 전곡 유출 '비상' "경로 파악중". Naver News (August 27, 2011). Retrieved on January 17, 2012.
  9. ^ 다비치, 미니앨범 '러브 딜라이트' 음원 공개 '환상의 하모니' 자랑. http://tvdaily.mk.co.kr/main.html/ Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  10. ^ 다비치, 3주연속 美 빌보드 K-팝 차트 1위...'대단해'. http://www.naver.com/ Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  11. ^ 다비치, 티아라와 다른 배 탄다...독립하기로 최근 결정. http://news.naver.com/ Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  12. ^ 다비치 코어콘텐츠 잔류…2월 블록버스터 음반 발매 예정. http://www.ajunews.com/ Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  13. ^ 다비치, 새정규앨범 재킷 최초공개..타투 베이근녀. http://www.naver.com/. Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  14. ^ 효영 마릴린먼로 변신, 다비치 MV속 '몽환적 소녀'. http://stylem.mt.co.kr/. Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  15. ^ 다비치, ‘거북이’ 단숨에 정상 등극. http://www.ebuzz.co.kr/. Retrieved on March 14, 2013.
  16. ^ 다비치 ‘둘이서 한잔해’ 뮤비 장신영 몰입도 어땠길래 ‘오열’[포토엔]. http://www.newsen.com/. Retrieved on March 18, 2013.
  17. ^ 다비치 정규 2집, 온라인 차트 휩쓸었다. http://sports.hankooki.com/. Retrieved on March 18, 2013.
  18. ^ 엠카 다비치, 짙은 감성으로 ‘둘이서 한잔해’. http://star.mk.co.kr/. Retrieved on March 21, 2013.
  19. ^ 다비치, '엠카' 1위…"불안한 마음으로 컴백했는데 감사하다". http://enews24.interest.me/. Retrieved on March 28, 2013.
  20. ^ 다비치 신곡 ‘녹는 중’ MV, 남심 녹이는 각선미. http://etv.donga.com/. Retrieved on April 2, 2013.
  21. ^ 강민경 버벌진트, 폴라로이드 사진 공개 ‘다비치 녹는중 녹음 중’. http://star.fnnews.com/. Retrieved on April 2, 2013.
  22. ^ 다비치 '녹는 중', 신곡 발표 후 차트 '1위 석권'. http://stylem.mt.co.kr/. Retrieved on April 2, 2013.
  23. ^ 음원강자 다비치, 여름 겨냥 디지털싱글 공개. Nate. Retrieved on June 27, 2013.
  24. ^ 다비치, 여름 겨냥 디지털싱글 공개. Star MK. Retrieved on November 6, 2013.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Wonder Girls
M.NET KM Music Festival - Best New Female Group/Artist
2008
Succeeded by
2NE1