Red Velvet

Red Velvet - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Red Velvet is one of the popular Korean girl groups because of its diverse albums. They received a number of awards for their achievements.

There is some philosophy about the Red Velvet name. Their image and music have duality, ‘red’ side and ‘velvet’ side.

The ‘red’ side shows the captivating and intense image, meanwhile, the ‘velvet’ side represents femininity and softness.

In terms of music, the ‘red’ side of Red Velvet represents the genre of pop. Contrastingly, the ‘velvet’ side represents the genre of ballads and R&B.

Red Velvet was first formed when Seulgi became an SM Entertainment trainee in 2007, followed by Irene joining in 2009.

Two years later, it was Yeri who joined SM. Then finally continued again with Wendy and Joy who joined in 2012.

Before making their debut, SM Entertainment prepared its debut starting in 2013 by introducing Seulgi and Irene. Then, Wendy was introduced in March 2014 through SM Rookies.

Finally, Red Velvet, a girl group from South Korea consisting of Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy, and Yeri made their debut on August 1, 2014.

With their debut single titled Happiness, they managed to occupy the top ranks of K-Pop idol names with an ever-increasing number of fans.

They also won a lot of awards, such as the Golden Disc New Artist Award is given in 2015 and the Award Best Female Group in Mnet Asian Music Award in 2017.

In addition, their songs also received awards. Such as Best Pop Song for the song Red Flavor in 2018 and Song of the Year Award at the Asia Artist Awards for the song Umpah Umpah in 2019.

Red Velvet - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Red Velvet Members

1. Irene

Red Velvet - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Profile

  • Real Name: Bae Joo-hyun
  • Stage Name: Irene
  • Nickname: Irene, Baechu, Baetokki
  • Birthdate: March 29, 1991
  • Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Main Rapper, Lead Dancer, Visual, Center, Sub-Vocalist, Leader
  • Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
  • Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Model, Dancer, Actor, Rapper
  • Education: Haknam High School
  • Hobbies: Dancing, Cooking
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  • Instagram: @renebaebae
  • Tiktok: –
  • YouTube:

Facts

  • Irene likes purple, but her designated color is pink.
  • She has siblings who are younger than her.
  • Irene left for Seoul when she was in the 3rd grade of high school to become an idol.
  • She has a role model, namely BoA.
  • When the other Red Velvet members have birthdays, Irene likes to make seaweed soup for them.
  • Irene was close friends with Amber from the girl group F(X) when they were both still trainees.
  • Irene does not eat chicken because she was sick after eating it since a child.
  • Irene was an MC for the show Music Bank with Park Bo Gum from 2015 to 2016.
  • She has acted in a web drama Women at a Game Company as a female lead.
  • Irene has appeared in Henry’s 143 video clip and SHINee’s Why So Serious.

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2. Seulgi

Red Velvet - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
instagram/redvelvet.smtown

Profile

  • Real Name: Kang Seulgi
  • Stage Name: Seulgi
  • Nickname: Kkangesul, TeddyBear, Seulgi
  • Birthdate: February 10, 1994
  • Birthplace: Ansan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Lead Center
  • Height: 164 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 44 kg (97 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: Buddhist
  • Profession: Singer, Model, Dancer
  • Education: School of Performing Arts Seoul
  • Hobbies: Drawing, Playing guitar
  • Facebook: –
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  • Instagram: @hi_sseulgi
  • Tiktok: –
  • YouTube: –

Facts

  • Seulgi has an older brother than her.
  • Before continuing her education at the School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA), she studied at Ansan Byeolmang Middle School.
  • Seulgi can speak Korean and Japanese.
  • SM Entertainment published Seulgi through SM Rookies with Jeno and Taeyong from NCT.
  • She once starred in School Oz, a musical from SM Entertainment by playing the main character, Dorothy.
  • She has also participated in the JTBC variety show Off to School.
  • She once appeared on King of Mask Singer as a contestant in October 2016. She appeared as ‘Cinema Heaven’.
  • She once released a single with Yesung from Super Junior in January 2017, Darling U.
  • Seulgi along with other female K-Pop idols were cast for the Idol Drama Operation Team program and their group was called Girls Next Door.
  • Seulgi with Girls Next Door released a single titled Deep Blue Eyes and made her debut stage in July 2017.

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3. Wendy

Red Velvet - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
instagram/redvelvet.smtown

Profile

  • Real Name: Shon Seung-wan
  • Stage Name: Wendy
  • Nickname: Wendy, Wan-ah, Olaf
  • Birthdate: February 21, 1994
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Main Vocalist, Sub-Rapper
  • Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
  • Weight: 47 kg (104 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Singer, Dancer
  • Education: Richmond Hill High School
  • Hobbies: Cooking, singing, walking by cafes
  • Facebook: –
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  • Instagram: @todayis_wendy
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Facts

  • Wendy confessed that if she didn’t join SM Entertainment, she would become a dentist.
  • Wendy and Seulgi were born in the same year.
  • The fruit that represents Wendy is a blue-flesh orange.
  • When she was 5 years old, she had dreams of becoming a singer.
  • Wendy reflexively moved her eyebrows all the time.
  • She once shared a room with Seulgi, but now each Red Velvet member already has their own room.
  • According to almost everyone, Wendy is the kindest person to them.
  • Before she joined SM Entertainment, Wendy often posted her videos on YouTube, but they were deleted soon after she joined.
  • She is close friends with Kim Sejeong from the girl group Gugudan.
  • Wendy admitted that the Red Velvet members always helped her during her trainee days.

See full Wendy profile & facts

4. Joy

Joy - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
instagram/redvelvet.smtown

Profile

  • Real Name: Park Soo-young
  • Stage Name: Joy
  • Nickname: Joy, Kkyeopjoy, Malgeumi
  • Birthdate: September 3, 1996
  • Birthplace: Jeju Island, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Lead Rapper, Vocalist
  • Height: 168 cm (5’6″)
  • Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Singer, Model, Dancer, Actor, Rapper
  • Education: School of Performing Arts Seoul
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, Singing
  • Facebook: –
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  • Instagram: @_imyour_joy
  • Tiktok: @_imyour_joy
  • YouTube: –

Facts

  • The color designed for Joy is green.
  • When she appeared on the program We Got Married, her virtual husband was Sungjae of BTOB.
  • Joy is a perfectionist and always does careful planning before doing anything.
  • Her favorite foods and drinks are sushi, chicken, mint choco ice cream, crustless pizza, and grilled eel.
  • Like Irene, Joy likes comfortable clothes to wear. Even so, their fashion style remains different.
  • She is a member of Red Velvet who takes selfies the most.
  • She loves collecting lip balms.
  • She prefers to exercise and eat in small portions rather than excessive dieting.
  • Her favorite number is 31.
  • Ariana Grande is Joy’s favorite singer.

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5. Yeri

Yeri - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
instagram/redvelvet.smtown

Profile

  • Real Name: Kim Yerim
  • Stage Name: Yeri
  • Nickname: Yeri, Squirtle, Yeriana
  • Birthdate: March 5, 1999
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Lead Rapper, Sub-Vocalist, Maknae
  • Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
  • Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Singer, Actress
  • Education: Hanlim Multi Art School
  • Hobbies: Eating, Reading novels
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: –
  • Instagram: @yerimiese
  • Tiktok: –
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Facts

  • Yeri appeared as the female lead for J-Min and Shim Eun-jee’s Way Back Home music video in July 2016.
  • She has also been an MC with Leeteuk for the program The Viewable SM.
  • She has three sisters who are younger than her.
  • The color she was designed for was purple.
  • In vLive, she tells that his English name is Katy.
  • Yeri released a music video that she composed herself for a solo project called Dear Diary.
  • She is also one of the casts of Law of the Jungle in Thailand.
  • In 2020, Yeri started getting her own reality show titled Yeri’s Room through Dum Dum Studio’s YouTube channel.
  • The variety show is released every Monday and Wednesday, and there are special clips posted every Friday.
  • In the first episode, the first guest was Nayeon from Twice.

See full Yeri profile & facts

Red Velvet is one of the most vibrant, colorful, and charming K-pop girl groups. They always put their best effort, kindest personality, and the most genuine love for ReVeluv, their beloved fans.

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