Orange Caramel

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Orange Caramel
2013 Orange Caramel(1).jpg
From left to right: Lizzy, Nana, Raina
Background information
Also known as After School Global Unit
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website orangecaramel.co.kr
Members
Korean name
Hangul 오렌지 캬라멜
Revised Romanization Orenji Kyaramel
McCune–Reischauer Orenji K'yaramel

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).[1]

History[edit]

2010: "Magic Girl", "A~ing♡"[edit]

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"[edit]

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.

2012: First studio album Lipstick[edit]

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.[2][3]

2013: Japanese album Orange Caramel[edit]

2014: "Catallena","Abing Abing", & "My Copycat"[edit]

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.[4] The song was used to promote Baskin Robbins' new line of ice cream bingsoo, or Patbingsu, a Korean shaved ice dessert.[5]

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.

Members[edit]

Orange Caramel[6]
Stage name Birth name Date of Birth
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul
Raina 레이나 Oh Hye-rin 오혜린 (1989-05-07) May 7, 1989 (age 25)
Nana 나나 Im Jin-ah 임진아 (1991-09-14) September 14, 1991 (age 23)
Lizzy 리지 Park Soo-young 박수영 (1992-07-31) July 31, 1992 (age 22)

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

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

MelOn Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2014 Best Song[7] "Catallena" Nominated

SBS MTV Best of the Best[edit]

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

Korean Visual Arts Festival[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2010 Photogenic Award Orange Caramel Won

Billboard's Girl Group Week[edit]

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

MTN Broadcast Advertising Award Ceremony[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2014 The Women CM Star Award Orange Caramel Won

So-Loved Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2014 Best Female Choreography[8] "Catallena" Nominated
Best Single Album[9] Nominated

Soompi Gayo Awards[edit]

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

Allkpop Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2011 Best Choreography "Magic Girl" Nominated

Eatyourkimchi Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2012
[10]
Best Aegyo "Lipstick" Nominated
Best Potential Kpop Music Mondays Nominated
2014
[11]
Best Video of the Year "Catallena" Pending
Best Female Group of the Year Orange Caramel Pending
Catchiest Song "My Copycat" Pending

Endorsements/CF[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Youth Travel (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'The First Mini Album press release". YesAsia. Retrieved November 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Orange Caramel Reveals Additional Individual Teaser Images for "Lipstick"". Soompi. September 9, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Orange Caramel Releases MV for "Lipstick"". Soompi. September 12, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/05/baskin-robbins-release-individual-mvs-for-orange-caramels-abing-abing
  5. ^ http://www.allkpop.com/article/2014/05/baskin-robbins-release-individual-mvs-for-orange-caramels-abing-abing
  6. ^ "After School Profile". misskpop.com. 
  7. ^ "2014 MelOn Music Awards". MelOn. LOEN Entertainment. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "So-Loved Awards 2014 - Choreography Female". YouTube. Colors of Korea. October 1, 2014. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ "So-Loved Awards 2014 - Single Album". YouTube. Colors of Korea. October 1, 2014. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Kpop Awards - 2012". Eatyourkimchi. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Eatyourkimchi Awards Voting". Eatyourkimchi. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 

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