K-Pop Debut Look Back: How Davichi Delivered A “Love Delight” To The World

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Twelve years ago, two singers began to walk a path that was lit up with success and serenaded their way to everyone’s hearts

Derived from the Korean term for “shining over everything,” Davichi has lived up to their duo’s name ever since they debuted in 2008. Through the course of their career, they produced three studio albums, six extended plays, and numerous live performances. Lee Hae Ri and Kang Min kyung prove time and time again why their music continues to endure.


In order to celebrate their twelfth year in the industry, let us take a look back at how they broke through the mainstream success in the industry. Today, we’re turning back the clock to look at how Davichi delivered a “Love Delight” to the world.

A blooming Amaranth

On February 4, 2008, the pop duo broke out onto the music scene through their debut studio album, Amaranth. The title track, “I Love You Even Though I Hate You,” was produced by balladeer Ryu Jae Hyun and made into a mini drama instead of a music video.

The track’s performance gave a glimpse into the success the duo would be facing for the years to come. “I Love You Even Though I Hate You” bagged the February “Rookie of the Month” award at the Cyworld Digital Music Awards.

Later on, their debut album was repackaged as Vivid Summer Edition, lead by the track “Love and War”— which featured Haha’s vocals and earned the top spot on shows such as Music Bank, M! Countdown, and Inkigayo.

As a way of capping of their debut year, Davichi won the “Best New Artist” awards at the Mnet Asian Music Awards, Golden Disk Awards, and the Seoul Music Awards.

Delivering a “Love Delight”

After Davichi’s brilliant start to their career, their breakthrough came a few years later with the release of third extended play. In the midst of their rise, the pair encountered problems—such as the contents of their Love Delight extended play being leaked to the internet way before its intended release.

Despite this, Core Contents Media chose to push through with the original release date of August 29, 2011—and was still met with commercial success. Its title track, “Don’t Say Goodbye,” topped the Gaon Digital Chart and Billboard’s K-Pop Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks.

Moreover, “Don’t Say Goodbye” proved to be a hit on music shows. The track was #1 on Inkigayo, and topped Music Bank twice: earning the duo two K Chart awards.

Here’s to &10 more years!

As a way of celebrating ten years in the industry, Davichi released their third studio album titled &10 on January 25. Its title track, “Days Without You,” has a music video that starred Wanna One alumni Kang Daniel.

Davichi also celebrated their tenth anniversary through the Davichi Live Tour “&10” in February 2018. The duo embarked on a tour of South Korea, performing for their fans in Daegu, Busan, and Seoul. Their tour name was taken from the third studio album which marks their latest release thus far.

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