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 albums chronology
The Second Mini Album
(2010)
Lipstick
(2012)
Orange Caramel
(2013)
Singles from Lipstick
  1. "Lipstick"
    Released: September 12, 2012
Orange Caramel Korean singles chronology
"Shanghai Romance"
(2011)
"Lipstick"
(2012)
"Catallena"
(2014)

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]

Promotion[edit]

Promotion 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 singles on the Gaon Digital 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 number 3 on the Gaon Weekly Album Chart, number 9 on the Gaon Monthly Album Chart and it also charted on Japan's Oricon Weekly Album chart at number 92, selling 2,187 copies.[9][10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Bubble Bath"   Kim Ina East4A 3:42
2. "Milkshake" (밀크쉐이크) Team M49
  • Daishi Dance
  • Blacc Hole
  • DJ R2
3:35
3. "Lipstick" (립스틱)
  • Igi
  • Seo Yongbae
  • Igi
  • Seo Yongbae
3:21
4. "A~ing♡" (아잉♡) Wheesung Jo Yeongsu 3:28
5. "Magic Girl" (마법소녀; Mabeopsonyeo) Wheesung Jo Yeongsu 3:09
6. "Not Yet..." (아직…; Ajik...) (Raina solo) Raina
  • Jang Jaein
  • Yu Hyeonsang
  • Park Sehyeon
3:29
7. "Superwoman" (Raina solo featuring Choi Seung Cheol of Seventeen) Yu Chiyeon Yu Chiyeon 3:20
8. "One Love"  
  • Jeongun
  • Rado
  • Jeongun
  • Rado
3:22
9. "Shanghai Romance" (샹하이 로맨스) Space Big Star Jo Yeongsu 3:46
10. "Clara's Dream" (클라라의 꿈; Keullaraui Kkum) (Lizzy solo) Jeong Yunhwa Park Sangheon 3:58
11. "Close Your Eyes" (눈을 감아; Nuneul Gama) (Nana solo)
  • Park Sangheon
  • Lee Yera
Park Sangheon 4:09
12. "Love Does Not Wait" (사랑을 미룰 순 없나요; Sarangeul Irul Sun Eopsnayo) (Raina solo) Oh Seunghun Park Deoksang 3:25
13. "Bangkok City" (방콕시티) (2012 New Recording) Won Taeyeon
  • Daniel Barkman
  • Jorgen Ringqvist
2:50
Total length:
45:28

Charts[edit]

Album charts[edit]

Country Chart Peak
position
South Korea Gaon Album Chart (weekly) 3
Gaon Album Chart (monthly) 9
Japan Oricon Albums Chart (weekly) 92

Sales[edit]

Chart Sales
South Korea Gaon physical sales 15,324[11]
Japan Oricon physical sales 2,187
Total 17,511

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orange Caramel Vol. 1 - Lipstick". YesAsia. September 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Pledis Entertainment’s managing director drops details on After School’s upcoming releases". Allkpop. May 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Orange Caramel releases ‘Lipstick’ Image teasers". Allkpop. September 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Orange Caramel reveals tracklist for their first full-length album". Allkpop. September 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Orange Caramel releases special teaser for "Lipstick" MV". koreaboo. September 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Orange Caramel Reveals Additional Individual Teaser Images for "Lipstick"". Soompi. September 9, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Orange Caramel Releases MV for "Lipstick"". Soompi. September 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/online/download/list.gaon
  9. ^ http://www.gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/album/list.gaon
  10. ^ http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/ja/w/2012-10-08/
  11. ^ Sales references:

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