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Ice Cream Cake is the first mini album released by Red Velvet. It also marks the first appearance made by group-member Yeri. The album was released digitally on March 17, 2015 and released physically on March 18. The album has two different versions ("Ice Cream Cake" and "Automatic"). It features 6 tracks, including 2 title tracks entitled "Ice Cream Cake" and "Automatic". "Automatic" was released first on March 14, followed by "Ice Cream Cake" on March 16. The other songs were released digitally on March 17.

Background

During the month of February, Red Velvet was spotted filming in a desert just outside of Palmdale, California. They were seen filming with SM Rookies member Yeri. It was believed that the title track was going to be called "Blonde Girl" because they all had blonde hair. On March 11, 2015, it was then announced by S.M. Entertainment that Yeri will be officially joining Red Velvet. They announced it through a youtube video with fellow members, along with teaser images. Later on in the day, the title of the group's first mini-album was announced.

Promotion

On March 17, 2015, Red Velvet held a show called Ice Cream TV, where they promoted the album and performed the songs live. It was streamed through Naver Music and SHINee's Minho was the host.

They started promotions on March 19 at M Countdown where they performed "Automatic" and "Ice Cream Cake". During the second week of promotions, the girls won their first music show trophy on March 20 at Music Bank.

Commercial performance

Ice Cream Cake debuted at number one on the weekly Gaon Album Chart; this gave the group their first chart-topping title. On the Gaon Singles Chart, all six songs off the album charted during the first week. Ice Cream Cake later on became the best selling album by a girl group in South Korea on the Hanteo Chart for the first half of 2015. Overall, it placed at number 50 for best-selling release on the 2015's Gaon Year-End Album Chart. Ice Cream Cake also became their first charting entry on Billboard's World Albums Chart, it debuted at number two.

Track listing

Ice Cream Cake

No. Title Length
1. "Ice Cream Cake" 3:11
2. "Automatic" 3:30
3. "Somethin Kinda Crazy" 3:20
4. "Stupid Cupid" 3:29
5. "Take It Slow" 3:32
6. "사탕 (Candy)" 4:22

Chart performance

Album

Chart Peak
position
Gaon Weekly album chart 1
Gaon Monthly album chart 8
Billboard World Albums 2
Billboard Top Heatseekers 24

Single chart

Song Peak chart position
KOR
Gaon Chart
"Ice Cream Cake" 4
"Automatic" 32
"Somethin Kinda Crazy" 52
"Take It Slow" 64
"Candy" 66
"Stupid Cupid" 74

Awards and nominations

Music program awards

Song Program Date
"Ice Cream Cake" Music Bank (KBS) March 27, 2015
Inkigayo (SBS) March 29, 2015
The Show (SBS) March 31, 2015
Show Champion (MBC Music) April 1, 2015
M Countdown (Mnet) April 2, 2015
Show! Music Core (MBC} April 4, 2015

Audio

Spotify

Gallery

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