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 (which involves a cute and colorful style).
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.
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 "Shanghai Romance" 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.
Orange Caramel debuted in Japan in September 2012 with a cover of 1970s 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.
2014: "Catallena","Abing Abing", & "My Copycat"
Orange Caramel released their third single, "Catallena", on March 12, 2014.
They made a follow-up comeback music video for their single, Abing Abing, on May 20, 2014. The song was used to promote Baskin Robbins' new line of ice cream bingsoo, or Patbingsu, a Korean shaved ice dessert.
Orange Caramel made their 2nd comeback of the year with their 4th single "My Copycat" on August 18. The music video theme is based on "Where's Waldo" and viewers interact to find the Orange Caramel members in different scenes.