February 4, 2008
Davichi is a South Korean pop, R&B duo. They’ve enjoyed great success since their debut date in 2008. The duo consists of Lee Hae-ri, a South Korean singer who is also well known for acting in musical theater productions. The second half of the duo is singer Kang Min-kyung, herself an actress also.
The duo debuted in 2008 and have released music all the way through 2018. Their music has been well received and risen to the top of the charts. They collected awards ranging from Rookie of the Month to Artist of the Year.
On February 4, 2008, they released their debut studio album titled Amaranth. The title track “I Love You Even Though I Hate You,” won Rookie of the Month on Cyworld Digital Music Awards.
From there, they released two more studio albums, six EP’s, and multiple singles. They’re also featured on three singles from other artists and collaborated with many more artists. They’re credited on several soundtracks as well.
In 2011, their label, Core Contents Media, announced that their entire new album, Love Delight, was leaked on the internet before its release. It quickly made the rounds on the internet; however, they decided not to change the release date which was August 29, 2011.
Davichi’s label then made an announcement that the duo was leaving their label to create their own independent company. They then retracted that statement less than one month later and announced they were indeed renewing their contracts with Core Contents Media.
On March 3, 2013, Davichi released a teaser music video featuring the new single “Turtle,” from their second studio album Mystic Ballad. The single reached number one on the Gaon Single Chart.
The duo’s contract was set to expire in 2014, and there was no renewal planned. They released their final studio album as a “parting gift” to their fans along with some previously unreleased tracks. Their last single with Core Contents Media was released on July 3, 2014. It was titled “Don’t Move.”
In early 2015, they released the mini-album, Davichi Hug, under their new label, CJ E&M. A digital single “White,” was released later in the year. In later 2016, their EP 50 x Half was released.
On January 16, 2018, Davichi released their third and final studio album to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. It was titled &10, with the title track “Days Without You.”
Davichi toured and performed concerts about once a year, coinciding with the release of their new music.
Lee Hae Ri
Leader, Main Vocalist
February 14, 1985
160 cm (5’3″)
43 kg (94 lbs)
Lee Hae Ri is a South Korean Kpop and R&B singer and theater actress who goes by the stage name Haeri. She comes from a family of five including her two younger sisters who are twins. Before debuting as a singer, Lee majored in piano.
Lee debuted in 2008, as one half of the duo Davichi, along with her bandmate Minkyun. Their first studio album entitled Amaranth was released on February 4, 2008. They then re-packaged the same album as Vivid Summer, in July 2008. Most of their music charted in the top ten on music charts in South Korea.
Fans would have to wait until March 18, 2003, for their next studio album Mystic Ballad. It was followed by &10, in January 2018. Davichi released six EP’s during their career including Davichi in Wonderland, Innocence, Love Delight, 6,7, Davichi Hug, and 50 x Half.
Davichi has consistently released singles during their career. The first being the single “I Love You Even Though I Hate You,” with their debut album. Their last single titled “Unspoken Words” was released in 2018.
Lee debuted as a solo artist on April 19, 2017, with her first mini-album h. It included seven tracks with the title track being “Hate That I Miss You.” The teaser song “Pattern” was released on April 12.
Lee was named as a lead artist on 12 different songs. Her last being “Maybe,” on the soundtrack from “Her Private Life,” in 2019. Lee is also credited as a featured artist on six songs with other artists. The artists include Yangpa, The See Ya, Wonder Boyz, Kim Jin-ho, Highbrow, and Mad Clown.
Lee played in three different musicals including 2011’s “Tears of Heaven,” 2012’s “Mozart,” and 2014’s “Hero.”
Lee appeared on the musical reality competition show “Immortal Songs,” 20 different times between 2011 and 2016. She participated in two other music shows including “Two Yoo Project Sugar Man,” and “King of Mask Singer.”
Lee’s nickname is Hae Pa Ri. She lists her hobby as singing.
Kang Min Kyung
Lead Vocalist, Maknae
August 3, 1990
167 cm (5’6″)
48 kg (106 lbs)
Kang Min Kyung is a South Korean singer and actress who goes by the stage name Minkyung. She was born in Goyang, South Korea. Kang attended Sae Hwa High School and Kyung Hee University. She majored in postmodern music.
Kang is one half of the duo Davichi and the other singer is Lee Hae Ri, known by the stage name Haeri. Davichi has an eleven-year career in the music industry. Most of their music debuted in the top ten on the music charts, starting with their debut album Amaranth, in 2008. The title track from that album “I Love You Even Though I Hate You,” won Rookie of the Month Award from Cyworld Digital Music Awards.
Davichi went on to release a total of three studio albums, six EP’s, multiple singles and soundtracks. They also collaborated on nine different singles.
Kang was in no hurry to become a solo artist as she did not release her solo EP until February 27, 2019. It was titled Kang Min Kyung Volume 1, and it included six tracks. The album’s title track was “Because I Love You.”
Kang is credited as a featured singer on eleven different tracks. Some of the artists and groups she worked with include Kim Jong-Wook, Lee Seung-gi, Son Dong-Woon, Vibe, and Flowsik.
Kang has appeared in four television series including “Smile, Mom,” “Vampire Idol,” “Lovers of Haeundae,” and “The Dearest Lady.” She was also on two variety shows, “Immortal Songs 2,” and “Duet Song Festival.” Kang was in one musical in 2012, titled “Our Youth, Roly Poly Musical.”