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Red Velvet (Hangul: 레드벨벳; Romanization: Re-deu Belbet) is a South-Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment which debuted on August 1 2014. The group consists of Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy and Yeri. Red Velvet has received a total of six main music awards, including two awards for choreography; Best Dance – Female and Best Dance Performance – Female Group, as well as three new artist awards.

Red Velvet members are active as television personalities, most notably Irene and Yeri as hosts for Music Bank and Music Core, respectively, and Joy for her participation in her simulated marriage to BtoB’s Yook Sungjae on the variety show We Got Married. Joy also recently made her acting debut as the lead actor for her drama "The Liar and His Lover" with actor Lee Hyunwoo in March 2017.

Pre-debutEdit

Four of the five members of Red Velvet were previously part of S.M. Entertainment's pre-debut team, S.M. Rookies. Seulgi, the first member who joined the agency, was brought in through an audition in 2007. Irene, the next member to join the company, was cast in 2009. 2 years later, newest member Yeri was casted through the SM Global Auditions. Wendy auditioned through the SM Global Audition in Canada in 2012. Joy, the member who wasn't part of S.M. Rookies, auditioned through the SM Global Audition in Seoul in 2012.

2014: Debut, "Happiness" and "Be Natural"Edit

Red Velvet's debut single, "Happiness", was digitally released on August 4, 2014, through various South Korean online music charts. The song made its way up to the number one spot on Genie's real-time chart, as well as top 10 of various other ones. Internationally, it debuted at No. 3 in Singapore and Taiwan, No.4 in Malaysia, No.5 in Thailand and No.9 in Hong Kong. Its music video was released on August 1, reaching 1 million views within 11 hours, and becoming the second most viewed K-pop video worldwide in August 2014. The group made their official debut stage on the music program Music Bank.

Red Velvet released their 2nd digital single "Be Natural", a remake of a S.E.S's song, on October 13. The group started their promotional activities for this new release on October 9, making their first appearance on the music program, M! Countdown. The music video for the song was released during the same day.

2015: Ice Cream Cake, new member Yeri and The RedEdit

On March 11, 2015, S.M. Entertainment announced that the group's first album will be called Ice Cream Cake and was released on March 15. On the same day, they released a video announcing the addition of a new member, Yeri, to the group's lineup. Yeri was formerly part of S.M. Rookies with Irene, Seulgi and Wendy. "Automatic," the group's first music video featuring Yeri, was released on March 14.

On March 13, S.M. Entertainment announced that the group will be promoting their album through the program, Ice Cream TV, which will be streamed through Naver Music and will be hosted by SHINee's Minho. The members will talk about the album, share their thoughts about their upcoming 'comeback', and perform their songs live in the show. On March 15, it was announced that both "Automatic" and "Ice Cream Cake" will be promoted as double lead singles off the album. The music video for "Ice Cream Cake" was released on March 15. ice Cream Cake topped Gaon's Weekly Album Sales Chart in its first week. It also debuted at #2 on Billboard's World Albums Chart and "Ice Cream Cake" peaked at #3 on Billboard's World Digital Songs Chart. On March 27, they won their first music show trophy on Music Bank, as well as multiple trophies from Show! Music Core and Inkigayo. They are the first girl group debuting in 2014 to garner music show awards and sweep local digital charts in South Korea. For the first half of 2015, the album would go on to become the best selling album by a girl group in South Korea on the Hanteo Chart.

In August 2015, Red Velvet held their first United States performance during the annual KCON convention and music festival in Los Angeles, California. They performed their song "Ice Cream Cake" and a cover of "STICKWITU" by the Pussycat Dolls.

On September 3, 2015, Red Velvet announced their first full-length album The Red through their official Instagram account. It was released on September 9 with a total of ten tracks, including the single "Dumb Dumb". On 8 September, 10:00P.M. KST, the agency released the music video for "Dumb Dumb". The music video reached over 1 million views within 12 hours and the group has won multiple trophies on The Show, Show Champion and M Countdown. The Red debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Albums Chart and South Korea's Gaon Album Chart.

On December 6, SM Entertainment revealed that the group, alongside label mates f(x) and BoA, will take part in the agency's special winter project, entitled "Winter Garden", by releasing a digital single, "Wish Tree" on December 18th. Red Velvet was the tenth most reblogged kpop group for 2015 according to Tumblr's Year in Review series, previously at the seventeenth spot in 2014.

2016: The Velvet, Russian RouletteEdit

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S.M. Entertainment revealed on March 2, 2016 that Red Velvet had recently finished filming the music video for a new song, aiming for a March comeback. The group was set to release their 2nd mini album, The Velvet, at midnight (KST) on March 16, 2016, along with the lead single "7월7일 (One Of These Nights)", teasing fans through the use of the official Red Velvet Instagram account, much like the promotions of their previous full length album. The official S.M YouTube channel released the music video teaser of lead single "7월7일 (One Of These Nights)" on March 14. However, just minutes before the scheduled release date of the album on digital charts and as a physical copy, along with the music video, S.M.Entertainment released an official statement that the album and music video would be delayed and released the following day, March 17. The album showcases the smooth R&B-influenced "velvet" side of the group's concept and is a direct follow-up album to The Red, which highlighted the band's bright and bold "red" persona.

2017: Rookie Mini Album Edit

On January 20, 2017 SM Entertainment announced that Red Velvet will have a comeback in February. On January 24, the group's comeback was confirmed with the release of their fourth mini album Rookie, on February 1. The EP contains new six tracks, with the title track "Rookie" and a solo song of Wendy entitled "Last Love" (마지막 사랑). The album topped the Weekly Gaon Album Chart and also become their next album to topped the Billboard World Albums Chart.[40] Red Velvet took home their first music show win for "Rookie" on The Show on February 7, followed by wins on the Show Champion, M Countdown, Music Bank, and SBS's InkigayoTHe wins amounted to a total of 9 trophies. The album, along with their song, remained on the chart for more than 6-7 weeks after their promotion had ended. On March 31, 2017, the group released the first single for SM Station 2, titled "Would U". However, member Joy was not included due to her drama filming. Joy also officially finished filming her drama in the first week of May 2017, returning her to her group activities. SHe also released more than half of the ost's for the drama.

And finally after almost 3 years of waiting, Red Velvet released their official fandom name through their official instagram account! Welcome to the fandom, Reveluvs!

Reve in Reveluv stands for dream in French. The story behind the name is that the fans, us, make Red Velvet's dreams come true, so in return, Red Velvet gave us their love!

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR CHN US World
"Happiness" 2014 5 11 4
  • KOR: 436,588+ (DL)
Non-album single
"Be Natural" 33 16 6
  • KOR: 70,920+ (DL)
"Automatic" 2015 32 9
  • KOR: 80,662+ (DL)
Ice Cream Cake
"Ice Cream Cake" 4 11 3
  • KOR: 1,098,709 (DL)
"Dumb Dumb" 2 14 3
  • KOR: 1,237,224+ (DL)
The Red
"세가지 소원 (Wish Tree)" 33
  • KOR: 128,382+ (DL)
Winter Garden
"7월 7일 (One Of These Nights)" 2016 10 6
  • KOR: 365,450+ (DL)
The Velvet
"Russian Roulette" 2 2
  • KOR: 1,275,564+ (DL)
Russian Roulette
"Rookie" 2017 3 4
  • KOR: 721,766+ (DL)
Rookie
"Would U" 13
  • KOR: 138,371+ (DL)
SMSTATION 2

TelevisionEdit

Television shows Edit

Year Channel Title Members Note
2014 KBS Escape Crisis No.1 All (except Yeri) Episode prior to Yeri's debut.
Hello Counselor
JTBC Hidden Singer 3
Mnet EXO 90:2014 Seulgi, Wendy Guests
MBC Every 1 Weekly Idol All (except Yeri) Episode prior to Yeri's debut.
SBS Star King Seulgi, Joy Guests
Arirang TV After School Club All (except Yeri) Episode prior to Yeri's debut.
MBC Quiz to Change the World Irene, Wendy Guests
KBS2 Let's Go! Dream Team 2 Irene, Seulgi, Wendy Girl Group Bubble Suit Championship
2015 ArirangTV After School Club All Guests
KBS World Hello Counselor Joy, Yeri Guests, Episode 220
JTBC Off to School Seulgi
Mnet Yaman TV All With Lovelyz
JTBC 100 People, 100 Songs Seulgi, Wendy Guest Contestants
MBC We Got Married (Season 4) Joy Paired with BtoB's Sungjae
MBC Every 1 Weekly Idol All Guests, Episode 217
MBC MBC Idol Athletics Championships Competitors
KBS World A Song for You Guests, Episode 12
SBS Running Man Joy Guests, Episode 268
KBS2 Immortal Song 2 Seulgi, Wendy, Joy Guests
MBC We Got Married (Season 4) All
The Geeks Irene Guest
KBS2 Vitamin Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Yeri Guests
Mnet Today's Room All Guests, Episode 8, 9
2016 JTBC Two Yoo Project Sugar Man Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Yeri with Orange Caramel, Episode 13
MBC MBC Idol Athletics Championships All Competitors
King of Masked Singer Wendy Contestant as "Space Beauty Maetel", Episode 43
MBC Every 1 Weekly Idol All Guests, Episode 242
KBS2 Vitamin Irene, Seulgi, Yeri Guests
KBS2 Sketchbook All Guests
KBS2 Hello Counsellor Irene, Wendy Guests
JTBC Knowing Brothers Seulgi, Wendy, Joy, Yeri Guests
MBC Duet Song Festival Wendy Contestant

Drama seriesEdit

Year Title Role Member/s Notes
2016 Descendants of the Sun (KBS2) Red Velvet All Cameo appearance
2016 The Female Employees of a Game Company A-reum Irene Supporting Cast
2017 The Liar and His Lover (tvN) Yoon Soorim Joy Lead Role

Musical theatreEdit

Year Title Role Member/s Notes
2014-2015 School Oz Dorothy Seulgi Lead Role

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Member(s) Note
2015 SMTOWN The Stage Themselves Red Velvet Biographical Film

MC Edit

Music Programs Edit

Year Date Channel Title Member(s)
2014 August 15 KBS Music Bank Seulgi, Joy
2015
May 9 - November 14 MBC Show! Music Core Yeri
October 2 KBS Music Bank Seulgi, Wendy
2015-2016 May 1 - June 24 KBS Music Bank Irene

Radio DJ Edit

Year Radio Member(s) Note
2015 Kiss the Radio Seulgi, Wendy Special DJ (October 13)

EndorsementsEdit

Year Title Members Notes
2013 Burberry Trench Coat Irene Pre-debut
2014 Ivy Club With EXO
Lotte Pepero Red Velvet With EXO-K
2015 Baskin Robbins
Meters bonwe
Black Martine Sitbon
2016 Toreore Chicken

Concert toursEdit

SM TownEdit

  • SM Town Live World Tour IV (2014–2015)
  • SM Town Live World Tour V (2016)

Best Of BestEdit

  • Best Of Best in Guangzhou (November 16, 2014)
  • Best Of Best in the Philippines (April 12, 2015)

KCONEdit

  • KCON in LA at the Staples Center (August 2, 2015)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Gaon Chart K-Pop AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result
2016 Popular Singer of the Year Red Velvet Nominated
Hot Performance of the Year Red Velvet Won

Golden Disk AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result
2015 Digital Bonsang "Happiness" Nominated
New Artist Award Red Velvet Won
2016 Digital Bonsang "Ice Cream Cake" Won 
Disk Bonsang The Red Nominated 

KBS Entertainment AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result
2015 Female Rookie of the Year (Entertainment) Irene Nominated

Korean Entertainment Art AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result
2015 Best Rookie Award Red Velvet Won
2016 Netizen's Choice Award Red Velvet Won

MBC Music Show Champion AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result
2015 Best Performance Girl Group "Dumb Dumb" Nominated

MelOn Music AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result
2014 Newcomer Award Red Velvet Nominated
2015 Best Female Dance "Ice Cream Cake" Won

Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)Edit

Year Category Recipient Result
2015 Best Dance Performance - Female Group Red Velvet Won
UnionPay Song of the Year Nominated

SBS MTV Best of the BestEdit

Year Category Recipient Result
2014 Best New Artist Red Velvet Nominated
Best Remake Song "Be Natural" Won

Seoul Music AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result
2014 Bonsang Red Velvet Nominated
New Artist Award Won
Popularity Award Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated
2015 Bonsang "Ice Cream Cake" Won
Popularity Award Red Velvet Nominated
Hallyu Special Award Nominated

Simply Kpop AwardsEdit

Year Category Recipient Result
2015 Best Performance Girl Group Red Velvet Won

Music programsEdit

Music BankEdit

Year Date Song
2015 March 27 "Ice Cream Cake"
2016 March 25 "7월 7일 (One Of These Nights)"
2017 February 10 Rookie
February 17

InkigayoEdit

Year Date Song
2015 March 29 "Ice Cream Cake"
2016 March 27 "7월 7일 (One Of These Nights)"
September 25 Russian Roulette
2017 February 12 Rookie
February 19

The ShowEdit

Year Date Song
2015 March 31 "Ice Cream Cake"
September 15 "Dumb Dumb"
2016 March 22 "7월 7일 (One Of These Nights)"
September 13 Russian Roulette
September 20
2017 February 7 Rookie

Show ChampionEdit

Year Date Song
2015 April 1 "Ice Cream Cake"
September 16 "Dumb Dumb"
2016 March 23 "7월 7일 (One Of These Nights)"
September 21 Russian Roulette
2017 February 8 Rookie
February 15

M CountdownEdit

Year Date Song
2015 April 2 "Ice Cream Cake"
September 17 "Dumb Dumb"
September 24
2016 March 24 "7월 7일 (One Of These Nights)"
September 22 Russian Roulette
2017 February 9 Rookie
February 16

TriviaEdit

  • Official Fanclub Colour: Pastel Coral
  • Official Fanclub Name: ReVeluv
  • Official Supporting Merchandise: Pastel Coral Official Balloon (Primary), Pastal Coral Official Lightstick (Secondary)
  • "Red" in Red Velvet represents a fierce and attractive colour while "Velvet" in Red Velvet represents feminime and soft.

GalleryEdit

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