«Orange Caramel» - biography, albums, songs, video clips

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).

History

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"

2014: "Catallena"

Orange Caramel released their third single, "Catallena", on March 12, 2014.

Members

Stage name Birth name Date of birth
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Raina 레이나 Oh Hye Rin 오혜린 (1989-05-07) May 7, 1989
Nana 나나 Lim Jin Ah 임진아 (1991-09-14) September 14, 1991
Lizzy 리지 Park Soo Young 박수영 (1992-07-31) July 31, 1992

Discography

Main article: Orange Caramel discography

Endorsements

  • Baskin Robbins (2014)

Books

  • Youth Travel (2013)

Awards and nominations

Soompi Gayo Awards

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 "Lipstick" Song of the Year Nominated
Lipstick Album of the Year Nominated
Orange Caramel Top Female Group Nominated
"Lipstick" #5 Song of the Year Won

SBS MTV Best of the Best

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 "Lipstick" Best Comic Video Won
Orange Caramel Best Rival (vs Secret) Nominated

Seoul Music Awards

Year Recipient Award Result
2012 Orange Caramel Bonsang Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated
2013 "Lipstick" Bonsang Award Nominated
Popularity Award Nominated

Allkpop Awards

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 Magic Girl Best Choreography Nominated

Korean Visual Arts Festival

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Orange Caramel Photogenic Award Won

Billboard's Girl Group Week

Year Recipient Award Result
2014 Orange Caramel Most Underrated Girl Group Nominated

References

External links

  • (Korean)