CHEMISTRY is a Japanese R&B duo, composed of, Yoshikuni Dochin and Kaname Kawabata. After winning the Asayan audition in 2000 which was organized by Sony Music Entertainment Japan, they debuted in 2001 with three #1 singles ("Pieces of Dreams," "Point of No Return," and "You Go Your Way") and a #1 album (The Way We Are).
In June 2002, CHEMISTRY participated in "Voices of KOREA/JAPAN," a Korean/ Japanese collaboration vocal unit that sang the official theme song of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. They co-recorded the first Korean/Japanese collaboration song entitled "Let's Get Together Now." The song, performed at the pre-opening festival of the World Cup held in Korea, was hailed as the first national broadcast of a Japanese language song in Korea since WWII. Their performance at the World Cup opening ceremony was broadcast in 160 countries worldwide.
Not ones to rest on their laurels, CHEMISTRY went on to produce #1 album after #1 album. Hits include songs "Your Name Never Gone" and "Tokage feat. John Legend."
In August 2010, CHEMISTRY recorded "a better tomorrow," the world wide theme song for a Korean remake of the Hong Kong film "A Better Tomorrow" starring Song Seung- Heon.
The year saw the duo building on their successful career within Japan as well as highlights of increasing their presence in the rest of Asia including their endeavor to sing in Korean for the first time and in November, performing at the M-net Asian Music Awards held in Macao, receiving the Best Asian Male Artist award.
Also in 2010, CHEMISTRY worked together with the 4-person dance group Synergy to release "Shawty." Another joint work of the two groups was released November 3, 2010, titled "Keep Your Love."
This March, CHEMISTRY released their best of album, "CHEMISTRY 2001-2011," which commemorates their first decade together as a duo.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Otakon 2011 - July 29-31, 2011 in Baltimore, MD