Chemistry (styled CHEMISTRY) is a Japanese Pop/R&B duo, composed of Yoshikuni Dōchin (堂珍 嘉邦?, born November 17, 1978) and Kaname Kawabata (川畑要?) born January 28, 1979. They were the winners of the Asayan audition (similar to the American Idol series) in 2000 organized by Sony Music Entertainment Japan.
Their first single "Pieces of a Dream" was released on March 3, 2001, and was the best selling single that year (over 2 million). Most of their singles have reached #1 on the Oricon charts; all five albums have reached #1 the day they were released. Their #1 streak was broken by the KinKi Kids' album H Album: Hand, scoring them a #2 rank for Fo(u)r.
Chemistry is also known in Korea for the popular collaboration song "Let's Get Together Now," featuring talents from both Korea and Japan and for collaborating with Korean singer Lena Park who appears in the b-side "Dance with Me" on the "Kimi ga Iru" single.
On March 6, 2008, Kaname Kawabata married model Miki Takahashi. They met after she appeared in the PV for "This Night."
Their recent single "Period" was selected as the fourth opening for the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.
In 2010, Chemistry worked together with the 4-person dance group Synergy to release "Shawty". Another joint work of the two groups will be released November 3, 2010, titled "Keep Your Love".
In 2011, Chemistry was tapped by Bandai Visual to record a song for the OVA series, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, due to be the title song for the 3rd episode, The Ghost of Laplace. merry-go-round, is due for release on March 2, 2011 as a follow up before the OVA's actual release on March 5, 2011.
Their 15th single "Wings of Words" was used as the last opening theme for Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY from PHASE-38 to 50
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“Science with its retorts would have put me to sleep; it was the opportunity to be ignorant that I improved. It suggested to me that there was something to be seen if one had eyes. It made a believer of me more than before. I believed that the woods were not tenantless, but choke-full of honest spirits as good as myself any day,not an empty chamber, in which chemistry was left to work alone, but an inhabited house,and for a few moments I enjoyed fellowship with them.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)