SM Entertainment’s 5-member girl group “Red Velvet”.
It has been about 5 years and 3 months since f(x) debuted in May 2009 to produce a girl group from their agency SM Entertainment!
This time, I will introduce the members of Red Velvet, who are now active as the main group of 3rd generation K-POP idols alongside popular girl groups such as TWICE and BLACKPINK!
About Red Velvet
Red Velvet Debut Song
Red Velvet released its debut song “Happiness” on August 4, 2014. At the time of its debut, the group consisted of four members: Irene, Wendy, Joy, and Seulgi.
Just two months after their debut, they released their 2nd single and made a comeback. After that, in March 2015, additional member Yeri joined Red Velvet with her first mini-album “Ice Cream Cake”.
As a result, Red Velvet, which became a five-member group, became even more attractive as a group and gained popularity with new performances!
Origin of the Group Name
The origin of the group name “Red Velvet” is that it attracts the world with its colorful and sophisticated music and performances, as imaged by the intense and fascinating red and the classic and gentle velvet.
Fans Club Name
Red Velvet’s fan club name is “ReVeluv”.
It means “to love each other generously”.
Red Velvet Members Profile
Recommended: Fromis_9 Members Profile
|Name||Bae Joo Hyun|
|Date of Birth||March 29, 1991|
|Birthplace||Guam-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu, South Korea|
|Position||Leader, Main Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Center|
Irene, who was scouted in 2009 and debuted as an SM Entertainment trainee for about 5 years, is the oldest member of Red Velvet and the leader of the group!
She has a shy personality and cannot smile when she meets someone for the first time. When member Joy first met Irene, she was a little scared, but once they get along, she seems to play innocent pranks like a child!
She likes to hold people’s arms and hands, and she’s not good at being alone, so she has a timid side. However, despite her fear of heights, she loves the thrill of riding roller coasters!
|Name||Kang Seul Gi ( 강슬기 )|
|Date of Birth||February 10, 1994|
|Birthplace||Danwon -gu , Ansan- si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea|
|Hobby||drawing a guitar|
|Personal Instagram||Seulgi (@hi_sseulgi)|
|Position||Main Dancer, Lead Vocal|
Seulgi passed the “Saturday Public Audition”, which is known as a difficult SM audition, and became an SM Entertainment trainee in 2007. After about seven years of training, she made her debut as a member of Red Velvet.
Actually, her father applied for the audition. She said that her father, who had a dream of becoming a singer in the past, wanted her daughter who loves singing and dancing to have a chance, so she applied.
However, since she didn’t hear from her for about a year after participating in the audition in 2006, she thought she had failed, but she got a call saying she had passed!
Her hobby is drawing, and she surprises everyone around her by showing off her drawing skills on variety shows. In addition to drawing pictures, she also has knowledge of art and has a detailed side of the painter’s work.
|Name||Song Seung Wan ( 손승완 )|
|Date of Birth||February 21, 1994|
|Birthplace||Seongbuk- dong, Seongbuk- gu, Seoul, South Korea|
|Blood Type||Type O|
In the middle of the fifth grade of elementary school, she left South Korea, where she was born and raised, and moved to Canada. Therefore, she is fluent in English and can speak French, Spanish, etc. as well as Korean.
Wendy, who dreamed of becoming a singer since she was little, became an SM Entertainment trainee through the SM Global Audition held in Canada in 2012. After becoming a trainee, she became a public trainee as SM Rookies and debuted with Red Velvet after about 2 years of trainee period!
She is also good at cooking and her hobby is making sweets! At a fan autograph session, Wendy even handed out sweets made by her to fans! In addition to being good at cooking, she is also called as RedVelvet’s father and mother because she can clean, operate machines, catch bugs, and repair things.
Also Read: ITZY Members Profile
|Name||Park Soo Young|
|Date of Birth||September 3, 1996|
|Birthplace||Dobong-gu, Seoul, South Korea|
|Blood Type||Type A|
|Position||Lead Rapper, Sub Vocal|
Unlike other members, Joy debuted as a private trainee for about 2 years and 6 months. She became an SM trainee in 2012 through SM Global Audition in Seoul!
When she was a trainee, she didn’t smile much and wasn’t good at being charming, so she started by practicing “smiling” at first. For that reason, her stage name was named JOY by a vocal trainer so that she could have a good time!
|Name||Kim Ye Rim ( 김예림 )|
|Date of Birth||March 5, 1999|
|Birthplace||Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea|
|Position||Sub Vocal, Sub Rapper|
Yeri is the youngest (maknae) member of Red Velvet and a member who joined Red Velvet halfway through the album activities of “Ice Cream Cake” released in March 2015!
Before Red Velvet’s debut, SM Entertainment did not have any additional debut members after the group’s debut, so Yeri became the “first member who joined the agency midway”.
SM Entertainment’s senior group “Girls’ Generation” is an idol group that Yeri was a fan of and the reason she dreamed of becoming a singer!
Challenge the audition at the office where the group she admires is! After taking the public audition, she was recommended to take the SM Global Audition in Seoul, passed it, and became an SM trainee in 2011.
Red Velvet Official SNS
Follow Red Velvet’s official SNS and check the latest information as soon as possible. Also, check each member’s personal Instagram from their profile!
・Official Site [Japan]
Since their debut on August 4, 2014, Red Velvet has permeated the K-POP world as a K-POP artist representing the third generation!
Seven years after their debut, their popularity is still strong, and the members are active not only as singers but also in variety shows and dramas!
I think they will still be active as an active presence in K-POP! Follow their SNS and be updated with their upcoming releases!