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Davichi
180331 Davichi at Incheon International Airport.jpg
Davichi in March 2018
Kang Min-kyung (left) and Lee Hae-ri (right)
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Years active2008 (2008)–present
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Davichi (Korean다비치; RRDabichi) is a South Korean pop duo formed in 2008.[1] The duo consists of vocalists Lee Hae-ri and Kang Min-kyung. Their name, "Davichi", is derived from the Korean phrase "shining over everything" ( 비치).

The duo has released three studio albums and six extended plays to date, and featured on several soundtracks for television dramas such as Big (2012), Iris II (2013), It's Okay, That's Love (2014), Descendants of the Sun (2016) and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016). Since their debut with the single "I Love You Even Though I Hate You", they have experienced consistent commercial success, with seven number-one singles in Korea. They have a less pop aesthetic than usually defines K-pop and Hallyu, focusing more on power ballads influenced with R&B.[2]

Career[edit]

2008–2010: Debut and Breakthrough[edit]

Davichi in May 2010

The duo released their debut studio album, Amaranth, on February 4, 2008. The promotional track "I Love You Even Though I Hate You" won the "Rookie of the Month" award for February at the Cyworld Digital Music Awards. The duo subsequently promoted the track "Sad Promise" from the album. On July 8, they released a repackaged edition of their first album titled Vivid Summer Edition, with "Love and War" as the promotional single.

In the final months of 2008, Davichi won awards for "Best New Artist" at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, and the Seoul Music Awards.[3][4][5]

On March 5, 2009, Davichi released the 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.

The following year on May 6, 2010, Davichi released their second EP, Innocence, with the lead single "Time, Please Stop".[6][7] The music video to the lead single featured T-ara's Eun-jung.

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.[8] On August 27, 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.[9] Love Delight was released on August 29, along with the music video to their lead single, "Don't Say Goodbye".[10] 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.[11]

Davichi at the Iris II: New Generation press conference on February 7, 2013.

On October 7, 2012, it was announced that the members of Davichi would be leaving their label to form an independent company.[12] However, less than one month later, it was revealed that the duo had retracted their decision to leave Core Contents Media and renewed their contracts.[13]

2013–2014: Mystic Ballad and 6,7[edit]

On March 3, 2013, the music video for the pre-release single "Turtle", from Davichi's second studio album Mystic Ballad, was released. The music video starred 5dolls's member Hyoyoung.[14] "Turtle" went on to chart at number one on South Korea's Gaon Single Chart.[15] On March 18, Davichi released the title track "Just the Two of Us",[16] along with the full album, which featured collaborations with Duble Sidekick, Verbal Jint, Jung Suk-won, and Ryu Jae-hyun.[17][18] Promotions for "Just the Two of Us" began on March 21 on M! Countdown.[19] The single took the number one spot on M! Countdown, marking Davichi's fifteenth music show win.[20]

On April 1, Davichi released the digital single "Be Warmed (feat. Verbal Jint)".[21] The song was originally listed on the track listing for Mystic Ballad, but was taken out for unknown reasons.[22] The song was met with instant success in South Korea.[23] On June 27, Davichi released the digital single album Memories of Summer with the track "Because I Miss You Today", which was produced by Choi Kyu-sung.[24]

On February 23, 2014, it was announced that Davichi's contract had expired and that a renewal of their contract with Core Contents Media seemed unlikely. It was soon later announced that the duo had indeed not re-signed, but that they would be releasing a final studio album with the company as a 'parting gift'. On June 4, Davichi released Again, featuring Kim Tae-min, Park Sang-won, and F-ve Dolls's Seunghee. On June 18, the duo released "Pillow", a previously unreleased debut song. The EP 6,7 was digitally released the day after. On July 3, Davichi released "Don't Move" as their last single under Core Contents Media, with the music video featuring T-ara N4's Dani and Speed's Sungmin.

On July 13, Davichi released It's Okay, That's Love, which was featured throughout the SBS drama It's Okay, That's Love. Shortly after that, on July 17, the duo signed an exclusive contract with CJ E&M after their contract with Core Contents Media expired.[25]

2015–2016: Davichi Hug, 50 x Half[edit]

Davichi at KCON Los Angeles in July 2016.

Davichi released new EP Davichi Hug on January 21, 2015, with the two lead singles, "Crying Again" and "Sorry, I'm Happy". The EP was released under the CJ E&M label MMO Entertainment. On December 16, they released the digital single WHITE featuring Jay Park, their first release under CJ E&M label B2M Entertainment.[26]

On October 13, 2016, Davichi released their sixth extended play, 50 x Half with double title tracks "Beside Me" and "Love Is To Give".[27] On October 28, Davichi announced their solo concert entitled Davichi In Tempo <50 X HALF>. Two concerts were held in Seoul at Yonsei University Grand Hall from December 30–31.[28]

2017–present: &10, new singles, and Season Note[edit]

Davichi at OST & Greatest Hits Live in Singapore on January 8, 2017.

On October 11, 2017, Davichi released their digital single titled "To Me". On December 15, 2017 Davichi announced their solo concerts entitled Davichi La êve Concert 2017 would be held in Seoul at Yonsei University Grand Hall from December 23–24.[29]

On January 16, 2018, B2M Entertainment announced that Davichi would be releasing their third studio album to celebrate their 10-year anniversary.[30] Davichi released their third studio album &10 on January 25 with the title track "Days Without You".[31]

Davichi released single "Unspoken Words" on May 17, 2019. The song lyrics about the heart of a woman who still misses her lover after a breakup.[32][33]

Davichi released new single "Just Hug Me" on April 12, 2021.[34] The song was described as a mid-tempo ballad with lyrics about the woman who want her ex-lover to hug her warmly with a loving heart without any excuses or words at the moment we meet again after a breakup.[35]

Davichi released new single "First Loss" on October 18, 2021.[36] They also released the single "Everyday Christmas" on December 6, 2021.[37]

On May 16, 2022, Davichi released their seventh extended play, Season Note, with the lead single "Fanfare".[38]

Concerts[edit]

  • Davichi 1st Concert "The Premiere" In Seoul (2009)
  • Davichi Christmas Concert In Seoul (2010)
  • Davichi Concert 'To Send' (2011)
  • Davichi Concert 'Davichi Code' (2013)
  • Davichi Concert 'Winter Hug' (2015)
  • Davichi In Tempo <50 X HALF> (2016)
  • Davichi OST & Greatest Hits Live In Singapore (2017)
  • Davichi La êve Concert (2017)
  • Davichi Live Tour '&10' (2018)
  • Davichi Winter Party (2018)
  • Davichi Concert In Taipei (2019)
  • Davichi Concert In LA & San Francisco (2019)
  • Davichi Concert ‘DAVICHI CONCERT’ (2019)

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / work Result Ref.
Brand Customer Loyalty Award 2022 Best Female Group Davichi Won [39]
Cyworld Digital Music Awards 2008 Rookie of the Month (February) Won
Song of the Month (July) "Love and War" Won
2009 Song of the Month (March) "8282" Won
2010 Bonsang Award Davichi Won
2011 Song of the Month (September) "Don't Say Goodbye" Won
Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards 2012 Artist of the Year (September) Won
2014 Artist of the Year (March) "Turtle" Won
Genie Music Awards 2018 Song of the Year "Days Without You" Nominated [40][41]
Vocal Track (Female) Nominated
Genie Music Popularity Award Davichi Nominated
Golden Disk Awards 2008 Best Newcomer Artist Won
2009 Bonsang Award Davichi in Wonderland Won
2014 Digital Bonsang Award "Turtle" Won
2021 Curaprox Popularity Award Davichi Nominated [42]
QQ Music Popularity Award Nominated [43]
Melon Music Awards 2009 Bonsang Award (Top 10 Artists) Won
2013 Won
2020 Best Ballad "Dear." Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards[a] 2008 Best New Female Group "I Love You Even Though I Hate You" Won [44]
2009 Best Female Group "8282" Nominated [45]
2010 Best Vocal Performance by a Group "Stop the Time" Nominated [46]
2011 "Don't Say Goodbye" Nominated
2012 "Will Think Of You" Won
2013 "Turtle" Nominated
Best Original Soundtrack "Don't You Know" Nominated
2014 "It's Okay, That's Love" Nominated
2015 Best Vocal Performance "Cry Again" Nominated [47]
2016 Best Vocal Performance - Group "Beside Me" Won
Best Original Soundtrack "This Love" Nominated
2020 Best Vocal Performance – Group "Dear" Nominated [48]
Song of the Year Nominated
2021 Best Vocal Performance "Just Hug Me" Nominated [49]
Song of the Year Nominated
2022 Best Vocal Performance – Group "Fanfare" Pending [50]
Song of the Year Pending
Seoul Music Awards 2009 Best New Artist Davichi Won
2010 Bonsang Award "8282" Won
Daesang Award Nominated
2020 QQ Music Most Popular K-Pop Artist Award Davichi Nominated [51]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Before 2009, Mnet Asian Music Awards was called the Mnet Korean Music Festival.

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