Orange Caramel

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Orange Caramel
2013 Orange Caramel(1).jpg
(From left to right: Lizzy, Nana, Raina)
Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-Pop, J-Pop
Years active 2010 – present
Labels Pledis Entertainment
LOEN Entertainment (South Korea)
Gold Typhoon (Taiwan)
Universal Records (Philippines)
Avex Trax (Japan)
Associated acts After School
Happy Pledis
Website Official Korean website
Official Taiwanese website
Official Japanese website
Members Raina
Nana
Lizzy

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[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 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".[1][2]

2013: Japanese album "Orange Caramel"[edit]

2014: "Catallena","Abing Abing"[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.[3] The song was used to promote Baskin Robbins' new line of ice cream bingsoo, or Patbingsu, a Korean shaved ice dessert.[4]

Members[edit]

Stage name Birth name Date of birth[5]
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 22)
Lizzy 리지 Park Soo Young 박수영 (1992-07-31) July 31, 1992 (age 21)

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Soompi Gayo Awards[edit]

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[edit]

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

Seoul Music Awards[edit]

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

Allkpop Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2011 Magic Girl Best Choreography Nominated

Korean Visual Arts Festival[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
2010 Orange Caramel Photogenic Award Won

Billboard's Girl Group Week[edit]

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

MTN Broadcast Advertising Award Ceremony[edit]

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

Endorsements[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Youth Travel (2013)

References[edit]

External links[edit]