Davichi (Hangul: 다비치) is a South Korean pop duo formed in 2008. The duo consists of vocalists Lee Hae-ri and Kang Min-kyung. Their name, “Davichi”, is derived from the Korean for “shining over everything” (다 비치).
The duo has released three studio albums and six extended plays to date, and featured on several soundtracks for television dramas such as Descendants of the Sun and It’s Okay, That’s Love. Since their debut with the single “I Love You Even Though I Hate You”, they have experienced consistent commercial success, with six number-one singles in Korea.
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 from 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.
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”. The music video to the lead single featured T-ara’s Eunjung.
On August 16, 2011, it was announced that Davichi would be releasing their third extended play, Love Delight, later in the month. 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.
On October 7, 2012, it was announced that the members of Davichi would be leaving their label to form an independent company. 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.
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 member Hyoyoung. “Turtle” went on to chart at number one on South Korea’s Gaon Single Chart. On March 18, Davichi released the title track “Just the Two of Us”, along with the full album, which featured collaborations with Duble Sidekick, Verbal Jint, Jung Suk-won, and Ryu Jae-hyun. Promotions for “Just the Two of Us” began on March 21 on M! Countdown. The single took the number one spot on M! Countdown, marking Davichi’s fifteenth music show win.
On April 1, Davichi released the digital single “Be Warmed (feat. Verbal Jint)”. The song was originally listed on the track listing for Mystic Ballad, but was taken out for unknown reasons. The song was met with instant success in South Korea. 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.
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’ Seunghee. On June 18, the duo released “Pillow”, a previously unreleased debut song. The EP 6,7 was 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 “괜찮아 사랑이야” (“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.
Davichi released the EP Davichi Hug under their new agency on January 21, 2015, with the two lead singles, “Crying Again” and “Sorry, I’m Happy”. The mini-album was released under the CJ E&M label MMO Entertainment. On December 16, they released the digital single “화이트 (WHITE)” featuring Jay Park, their first releases under CJ E&M label B2M Entertainment.
On October 13, 2016, Davichi released their sixth extended play, 50 x Half with double title track “Beside Me” and “Love Is To Give”. 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.
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 will be held Seoul at Yonsei University Grand Hall from December 23–24.
On January 16, 2018 B2M Entertainment announced that Davichi would be releasing their third studio album to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. Davichi released their third studio album &10 on January 25 with the lead single “Days Without You”.