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"Power Up" is a Korean song recorded by Red Velvet. It is the first track in the group's first summer mini-album, Summer Magic. The single and its music video was released on August 6, 2018.


After making their official debut in Japan with the release of their first Japanese EP #Cookie Jar, the group's company SM Entertainment announced in July 2018 that Red Velvet will release their sixth Korean extended play in the next month which they revealed would be a special summer mini album titled Summer Magic. Amidst a tight schedule, the song and its parent album was recorded while the group was on tour.

The song was marketed as their second special summer single after "Red Flavor" which was released in 2017. The group shared during a press conference for their second solo concert "REDMARE" in Seoul that they felt burdened by the success of their first summer single but were confident that the new track would be "another summery earworm". Member Wendy compared "Power Up" to "Red Flavor" and said that if the latter "reminded people of fresh fruits" then the former would "give energy, like its title". Similarly, the group's leader Irene thought that in comparison to "Red Flavor", the song "takes a little more time to stick", initially not liking it immediately herself.


Weekly chart[]

Chart (2018) Peak
Singapore (RIAS) 16
South Korea (Gaon) 1
South Korea (Billboard Kpop Hot 100) 1
US World Digital Songs (Billboard) 6

Awards and Nominations[]

Music Show Wins[]

Song Music Show Date
"Power Up" Show Champion August 15, 2018
Music Bank August 17, 2018
Show! Music Core August 18, 2018
Inkigayo August 19, 2018
The Show August 21, 2018
Show Champion August 22, 2018
M Countdown August 23, 2018
Music Bank August 24, 2018
Inkigayo August 26, 2018
M Countdown August 30, 2018

Melon Popularity Award[]

Award Date
Weekly Popularity Award August 20, 2018

Award Ceremonies[]

Year Award Show Category Result
2018 Genie Music Awards Song of the Year Nominated
Dance Track (Female) Nominated
Korea Popular Music Awards Song of the Year Nominated
Group Dance Award Won
2019 Gaon Chart Music Awards Song of the Year (August) Won



To view the Power Up gallery, click here.



Video Gallery[]


  • Red Velvet got their first All-Kill, Certified All-Kill and Perfect All-Kill with "Power Up".


Mini albums Ice Cream CakeThe VelvetRussian RouletteRookieRBBMonsterQueendomCosmic
Summer Mini albums The Red SummerSummer Magic
Special Mini albums 'The ReVe Festival' Day 1'The ReVe Festival' Day 2The ReVe Festival 2022 - Feel My RhythmThe ReVe Festival 2022 - Birthday
Albums The RedPerfect VelvetChill Kill
Repackage albums The Perfect Red Velvet'The ReVe Festival' Finale
Japanese mini albums #Cookie JarSAPPY
Japanese albums Bloom
Singles HappinessBe NaturalWish TreeWould URebirthOur Beloved BoA #4
Solos Like WaterHello28 ReasonsWish You Hell
OSTs YossismSee the starsFuture
Concerts Red Room (2017) • Red Room Japan (2018) • REDMARE (2018) • REDMARE Arena Tour in Japan (2019) • La Rouge (2019) • La Rouge Arena Tour in Japan (2020) • R to V (2023)
Dramas The Female Employees of a Game CompanyThe Liar and His LoverIdol Drama Operation TeamLet's Only Walk The Flower RoadTemptedBlue Birthday
Reality Level Up Project!