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    Chemistry (ケミストリー, Kemisutorī?) (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."[1]

    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 2nd, 2011 as a follow up before the OVA's actual release on March 5th, 2011.

    Also known as Kemi
    Origin Japan
    Genres Pop, R&B
    Years active 2001–present
    Labels DefSTAR Records
    Associated acts Kiyoshi Matsuo, Shigeaki Tanaka, Lena Park, John Legend, Dohzi-T, Synergy
    Website Official Website
    Yoshikuni Dōchin
    Kaname Kawabata


    # Title Release date Ranking[2]
    1 The Way We Are 2001-11-17 #1
    2 Second to None 2003-01-08 #1
    3 Between the Lines 2003-06-18 #1
    4 One X One 2004-02-18 #1
    5 Hot Chemistry 2005-01-26 #1
    6 Fo(u)r 2005-11-16 #2
    7 Re:fo(u)rm 2006-08-09 #25
    8 All the Best 2006-11-22 #1
    9 Face to Face 2008-01-30 #3
    10 Winter of Love 2008-11-19 #7
    11 the CHEMISTRY joint album 2009-03-11 #10
    12 regeneration 2010-02-24 #7
    13 CHEMISTRY 2001-2011 2011-03-02 #


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