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The Red is the first album to be released by Red Velvet. It was released on September 9, 2015. The album features 10 tracks and the title track is entitled "Dumb Dumb". Teaser images and videos were released from both their Instagram account and the SMTOWN Youtube channel. Prior to the release, the group has held a "comeback showcase" through the Naver V-Live app in a broadcast entitled "Red VS Velvet" to promote and discuss the various concepts in the album.

This album focuses on the "Red" image of the group. On March 2, 2016, the company revealed that Red Velvet will release The Velvet album to follow their first album promotions.

The group began comeback promotions of "Dumb Dumb" (with the inclusion of "Huff n Puff" stages on the first week) on September 10 on M Countdown.

Reception and commercial performance

The music video for "Dumb Dumb" debuted at #1 on YinYueTai's V-Chart Korea. It is also the most viewed k-pop video in America and worldwide for the month of September. In December, "Dumb Dumb" was included in Rolling Stone's "10 Best Music Videos of 2015" at 9th place, praising the video for its "distinct aesthetic and muted palate". Noisey stated that it's "perhaps the strongest top-to-bottom K-pop album to date", praising its "daredevil song forms, harmonies richer and smarter than anything on western dials in a quarter-century, and nonstop virtuoso songsmith hooks—without so much as a single English inflection out of place". Billboard also included it in their "10 Best K-Pop Albums of 2015" and called it "one of the year's most enjoyable and experimental pop LPs.

Track listing

The Red

No. Title Length
1. "Dumb Dumb" 3:23
2. "Huff n Puff" 3:01
3. "Campfire" 3:17
4. "Red Dress" 3:02
5. "Oh Boy" 3:09
6. "Lady's Room" 3:16
7. "Time Slip" 3:39
8. "Don't U Wait No More" 2:51
9. "Day 1" 3:26
10. "Cool World" 4:06

Chart performance

Album

Chart (2015) Peak
position
South Korea Gaon Weekly Album Chart 1
South Korea Gaon Monthly Album Chart 3
US Billboard World Albums 1
US Billboard Top Heatseekers 24
Japan Oricon 47

Single chart

Song Peak chart position
KOR
Gaon Chart
"Dumb Dumb" 2
"Oh Boy" 35
"Huff n Puff" 36
"Campfire" 68
"Don't U Wait No More" 69
"Day 1" 74
"Red Dress" 78
"Lady`s Room" 83
"Time Slip" 88
"Cool World" 95

Awards and nominations

Music program awards

Song Program Date
"Dumb Dumb" The Show (SBS) September 15, 2015
Show Champion (MBC Music) September 16, 2015
M Countdown (Mnet) September 17, 2015
Inkigayo (SBS) September 20, 2015
M Countdown (Mnet) September 24, 2015

Award ceremonies

Year Award Award Category Result
2016 Golden Disk Awards Disk Bonsang Won

Audio

Spotify

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Discography
Mini-albums Ice Cream CakeThe VelvetRussian RouletteRookieThe Red SummerSummer MagicRBB'The ReVe Festival' Day 1'The ReVe Festival' Day 2MonsterQueendom
Albums The RedPerfect Velvet
Repackage albums The Perfect Red Velvet'The ReVe Festival' Finale
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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)
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