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The Red Summer is the fifth mini-album by South Korean girl group Red Velvet that was released on July 9, 2017. The album features 5 tracks, with "Red Flavor" serving as the album's title track.


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.


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 listingEdit

The Red SummerEdit

No. Title Length
1. "Red Flavor"   3:09
2. "You Better Know"   4:11
3. "Zoo"   3:24
4. "Mojito"   3:04
5. "Hear the Sea "   3:22

Chart performanceEdit


Monthly chartsEdit

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

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak


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


Weekly charts'Edit

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

Gallery Edit

To view Red Flavor Gallery, click here.

To view individual photos of each member, click here for: Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy and Yeri.

Video Gallery Edit

Red Velvet 레드벨벳 빨간 맛 (Red Flavor) Music Video Teaser-1499554915

Red Velvet 레드벨벳 빨간 맛 (Red Flavor) Music Video Teaser-1499554915

"Red Flavor" teaser.

Red Velvet 레드벨벳 빨간 맛 (Red Flavor) Music Video

Red Velvet 레드벨벳 빨간 맛 (Red Flavor) Music Video

"Red Flavor" official music video.

Red Velvet 레드벨벳 The Red Summer Memories

Red Velvet 레드벨벳 The Red Summer Memories

"The Red Summer" memories video.