Red Velvet Members Profile

Red Velvet is a 4-member girl group under SM Entertainment which debuted August 4, 2014 with a single “Happiness“. The group’s concept is somewhere in between f(x)’s electro-modern style and SNSD’s mainstream pop concept. The group consists of multi-national girls namely Irene, Wendy, Joy and Seulgi. All members had previously had television and music video appearances.

Group name explained: “Red” represents a fierce and attractive color. “Velvet” represents womanly and soft image. It shows their ambition to marvel the world by their independent and sophisticated music.

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Stage Name: Irene
Real Name: Bae Joohyun (배주현)
Nickname: Baechu
Birthdate: March 29, 1991
Position: Leader, Sub-Vocalist, Main rapper, Lead dancer
From: Daegu, South Korea
Blood type: A
Favorite Movie: The Notebook
Motto: “Focus on things that bring my mood up”
Specialty: Rapping, Singing, Acting, Modern dance
-She starred in Henry’s “143” MV
-She trained with f(x)’s Krystal and Sulli
-She is a big fan of BoA
-She is nicknamed the 2nd Tiffany

Stage Name: Seulgi
Real Name: Kang Seulgi (강슬기)
Nickname: Kkangseul
Birthdate: February 10, 1994
Position: Lead vocalist, Main dancer, Rapper, Visual
From: Seoul, South Korea
School: Byungmal Middle school & Seoul Performing Arts high school
Blood type: A
Role Model: Beyonce
Motto: “Be a person who shares”
Specialties: Guitar, Japanese, Singing, Dancing
-She trained with f(x)’s Krystal and Sulli
-She is friends with Kai since trainee days
-She can speak both Korean and Japanese

Stage Name: Wendy
Real Name: Wendy Son (웬디 손)/Son Seunghwan (손승완)
Nickname: Olaf
Birthdate: February 21, 1994
Position: Main vocalist, English speaker, Sub-Rapper
From: Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Blood type: O
School: Richmond Hill high school
Motto: “Always think positively. Do your best and work hard”
Specialties: Guitar, Singing, English, Flute, Saxophone
-She is originally from Canada
-She was a soprano choir member in her school
-She acted in musicals
-Preciously released a OST single “Because I Love You

Stage name: Joy
Real Name: Park Sooyoung
Nickname: Doongdoongie
Birthdate: September 3, 1996
Position: Vocalist, Lead rapper, Maknae
Blood type: A
Specialties: Singing, Dancing
-Super Junior’s Eunhyuk helped her in dancing as a trainee
-She was a little chubby during her pre-debut days hence her nickname “Doongdoongie”