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The Red Summer is the first summer mini album by South Korean girl group Red Velvet that was released on July 10, 2017. The album features 5 tracks, with "Red Flavor" serving as the album's title track.

Background

On June 23, 2017, S.M. Entertainment announced that Red Velvet would be releasing an album in July for a summer comeback (a first for the group) and had recently finished filming the music video. At around midnight on June 30, the first set of teaser images were released through the company's official website, the group's official Instagram, and the group's promotional Twitter account, which was created the same month.

Later that day, they posted another set of teasers which revealed the album title and the full track list which includes the title track, "Red Flavor". The album was officially released digitally on July 9 and physically on July 10.

Promotion

The single "Red Flavor" had an unconventional release and was performed live by the group at an SMTOWN concert in Seoul on July 8 before the song's digital release along with its music video a day later. Hours after its release on July 9, the group had their first music show performance on Inkigayo where they also performed "You Better Know". They continued appearing on several music shows such as The Show, M Countdown, Music Bank and Show Champion where they earned their first music show trophy for "Red Flavor" on July 20, 2017.

Track listing

The Red Summer

No. Title Length
1. "Red Flavor (빨간 맛)" 3:09
2. "You Better Know" 4:11
3. "Zoo" 3:24
4. "Mojito (여름빛)" 3:04
5. "Hear the Sea (바다가 들려)" 3:22

Chart performance

Album

Weekly charts

Chart (2017) Peak

position

Japanese Albums (Oricon) 27
South Korea (Gaon Album Chart) 1
Taiwan (Five Music Taiwan Album Chart) 1
US World Albums (Billboard) 1
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard) 8
French Digital Albums (SNEP) 108
Billboard US Independent Albums 25

Monthly charts

Chart (2017) Peak
position
South Korean Albums (Gaon) 4

Single

Weekly charts

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Philippine (Philippine Hot 100) 24
South Korea (Gaon Singles Chart) 1
US World Digital Song (Billboard) 4

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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Events
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)
Filmography
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