Lipstick (Orange Caramel album)

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Lipstick
Studio album by Orange Caramel
Released September 12, 2012 (South Korea)
Recorded 2010 - 2012
Genre Dance-pop, electropop
Length 45:28
Label Pledis Entertainment
LOEN Entertainment (distribution)
Orange Caramel chronology
The Second Mini Album
(2010)
Lipstick
(2012)
Orange Caramel
(2013)
Singles from Lipstick
  1. "Bangkok City"
    Released: April 18, 2011
  2. "Shanghai Romance"
    Released: October 13, 2011
  3. "Lipstick"
    Released: September 12, 2012

Lipstick is the first full-length album by After School sub-unit Orange Caramel. It was released on September 12, 2012 and contains 13 songs (including a new recording of their song "Bangkok City".) The title track "Lipstick" was used as the album's lead single.[1] The album includes previous hits such as "Magic Girl", "A~ing♡" and "Shanghai Romance" and each member also has their own solo song.

Background[edit]

Early May 2012, Pledis Entertainment's managing director announced that Orange Caramel will be releasing their first full-length album later that year and that the album demo is "nearly finalized".[2] Several months later, in September, Pledis revealed three photo teasers through their official Twitter page of each member.[3] The following day, the track list was revealed and a special teaser was released on September 7, 2012.[4][5] Two days later, another three individual member photo teasers were revealed through Pledis's Twitter page and a music video teaser was posted the following day, with the final music video being released at 12PM Kst on September 12, 2012 along with the album being released through Korean online music stores and iTunes worldwide.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Bubble Bath"   3:42
2. "Milkshake" (밀크쉐이크) 3:35
3. "Lipstick" (립스틱) 3:21
4. "A~ing♡" (아잉♡) 3:28
5. "Magic Girl" (마법소녀) 3:09
6. "Not Yet..." (아직…; Raina solo) 3:29
7. "Superwoman" (Raina solo featuring Choi Seung Cheol of Seventeen) 3:20
8. "One Love"   3:22
9. "Shanghai Romance" (샹하이 로맨스 (上海之戀)) 3:46
10. "Clara's Dream" (클라라의 꿈; Lizzy solo) 3:58
11. "Close Your Eyes" (눈을 감아; Nana solo) 4:09
12. "Love Does Not Wait" (사랑을 미룰 순 없나요; Raina solo) 3:25
13. "Bangkok City" (방콕시티; 2012 New Recording) 2:50
Total length:
45:28

Promotion[edit]

Promotions for "Lipstick" began on Mnet's M! Countdown on September 13, 2012 and they also performed a shortened version of "Milkshake" as a part of their special comeback stage. Orange Caramel continued to promote the song on various Korean music shows such as Music Bank, Music Core, Inkigayo and Show Champion.

Chart performance[edit]

The title track, "Lipstick", was a commercial success having managed to stay in the top 10 of various Korean online music stores such as MelOn, Mnet and Olleh for three weeks as well as reaching #1 on many music charts real-time ranking after a few hours of being released. It also managed to stay in the Top 10 singles on the Gaon Chart and Korea K-Pop Hot 100 for over a month. To date, the title track has been downloaded more than one million times in South Korea according to the Gaon Download Chart.[8] The album itself charted well, peaking at #3 on the Gaon Weekly Album Chart, #9 on the Gaon Monthly Album Chart and it also charted on Japan's Oricon Weekly Album chart at #92, selling 2,187 copies.[9][10]

Album chart[edit]

Chart Peak
position
South Korea Gaon Weekly Album Chart 3
South Korea Gaon Monthly Album Chart 9
Japan Oricon Weekly Album Chart 92

Sales[edit]

Chart Sales
South Korea Gaon physical sales 15,324
Japan Oricon physical sales 2,187
Total 17,511

Single chart[edit]

Lipstick

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Singles chart[11] 5
Gaon Local Singles chart[11] 5
Gaon Streaming Singles chart[11] 5
Gaon Download Singles chart[11] 3
Gaon BGM chart[11] 18
Gaon Mobile Ringtone chart[11] 3
Gaon Karaoke chart[11] 10
Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100[12] 2

Other charted songs[edit]

Song Peak chart position
KOR US
Gaon Chart[11] K-Pop Billboard[12]
"Love Does Not Wait" 192
"Not Yet..." 42
"Close Your Eyes" 145
"Milkshake" 198

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
South Korea September 12, 2012 Digital download Pledis Entertainment
LOEN Entertainment
Worldwide
South Korea September 14, 2012 CD
Japan September 24, 2012 Avex Marketing

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