Orange Caramel (Hangul: 오렌지 캬라멜; Katakana: オレンジカラメル), is the first unit group formed from the South Korean pop group After School. This unit was formed with the third generation members: Nana, Raina and Lizzy. Orange Caramel’s concept is the Candy Culture (it involves a cuteness and colorful style).
2010: "Magic Girl", "A ing♡"
They debuted on June 16, 2010, with the single "Magic Girl". They released their debut mini-album The First Mini Album on June 21, 2010. The album was a commercial success, peaking at No. 2 on the Gaon Chart and the lead single "Magic Girl" peaking at #18. The mini-album was released in Taiwan, where they included a Mandarin version of "The Day You Went Away", which is a cover from Cyndi Wang and originally by M2M.
On November 18, 2010, they released The Second Mini Album with the lead track, "A~ing♡." The album peaked at No. 10 on the Gaon Chart and the lead single, "A~ing♡", peaked at #5. The second single released from the album, "Not Yet..." (Hangul: 아직...), peaked at #42.
2011: "Bangkok City", "Shanghai Romance"
On March 30, 2011, the group released "Bangkok City" as part of their "One Asia" project. The single peaked at #3, thus being the group's most successful single to date. Orange Caramel continued the "One Asia" project with the release of "" on October 13, 2011, which peaked at #8 on the Gaon Chart. A Japanese version of "Shanghai Romance" was released as a bonus track on After School's debut Japanese album, Playgirlz.
2012: First studio album "Lipstick"
Orange Caramel debuted in Japan in September 2012 with a cover of 1970's pop group Candies song "My Sweet Devil". Pledis Entertainment had also revealed that after the release of Orange Caramel's debut Japanese single, the group would return to Korea the following week and release their first full-length album on September 13, 2012 titled "Lipstick".
2013: Japanese album "Orange Caramel"
Orange Caramel released their third single, "Catallena", on March 12, 2014.
||Date of birth
||Oh Hye Rin
May 7, 1989 |
||Lim Jin Ah
September 14, 1991 |
||Park Soo Young
July 31, 1992 |
Main article: Orange Caramel discography
- Studio albums
The First Mini Album (2010)
The Second Mini Album (2010)
- Single albums
Bangkok City (2011)
Shanghai Romance (2011)
- Studio albums
- "Yasashii Akuma" (2012)
- "Lipstick / Lamu no Love Song" (2012)
Awards and nominations
Soompi Gayo Awards
SBS MTV Best of the Best
Seoul Music Awards
Korean Visual Arts Festival
Billboard's Girl Group Week