It’s finally here!
UPDATE (Aug. 22 at 12 AM KST)
Red Velvet have hit No. 1 on iTunes in Canada and Lebanon, making The ReVe Festival Day 2 the top-ranking album on iTunes in 37 countries! It is now the third best-ranking K-pop girl group album on iTunes, preceded only by BLACKPINK’s Square Up and Kill This Love.
Here is another fun fact for you:
Bow down to Red Velvet, the ultimate summer queens!
UPDATE (Aug. 21 at 2 AM KST)
Less than six hours after its debut on the charts, Red Velvet’s new title track “Umpah Umpah” took the No. 1 spot on major real-time music sites: Bugs, Genie, Naver, and Soribada. The song is also fourth on Melon, Korea’s largest music site, as well as on Flo, while it’s in sixth place on Mnet.
The ReVe Festival Day 2 has become the No. 1 album on iTunes in 35 countries, including the United States (full list below). This makes Red Velvet the first Korean girl group to reach the number one spot on the U.S. iTunes Album Chart twice (!!), the first time being with The ReVe Festival Day 1 in June.
- Costa Rica
- El Salvador
- Hong Kong
- the Netherlands
- New Zealand
- the Philippines
- Saudi Arabia
Moreover, The ReVe Festival Day 2 now joins Summer Magic (August 2018) and The ReVe Festival Day 1 (June 2019) as Red Velvet’s third No. 1 (Korean) album in a row on Worldwide iTunes Albums Chart! We stan K-pop icons.
Congratulations to Red Velvet and ReVeluvs!
UPDATE (6 PM KST)
Red Velvet’s 7th mini album The ReVe Festival Day 2 has just been released! It belongs to the R&B/soul genre and features a total of six tracks, including: “Umpah Umpah”, “Carpool”, “Love Is The Way”, “Jumpin'”, “Ladies Night”, and “Eyes Locked, Hands Locked”.
The queens of B-side tracks do not disappoint! What is your favorite song on the album?
Original article (Aug. 20 at 12 AM KST)
Red Velvet return as reigning summer queens with their latest title track “Umpah Umpah”! It’s an up-tempo dance song with disco house rhythms. In the lyrics, the girls are telling someone who fell in love with their charms to breathe, i.e. saying “um” as they inhale and “pah” as they exhale, resulting in the catchy verse “Umpah Umpah”.
The swimming motif is present in the lyrics as well as the fun summery music video which premiered at midnight on August 20. Check it out below!
This title track is connected to Red Velvet’s previous summer hits “Red Flavor” and “Power Up”, and they even mention some of their title tracks in the lyrics of “Umpah Umpah”! The last part of the rap verse goes as follows:
Keep being dumb dumb, huh?
Curious about this re-red flavor, yeah
Happiness is nearby like ice cream cake!
Isn’t that cute? Meanwhile, ReVeluvs must be on cloud nine enjoying this new summer bop, as the hashtag #SayUmpahUmpah was trending worldwide on Twitter just moments after the MV premiere!
Don’t forget that the new mini album The ReVe Festival Day 2 will be released today, August 20, at 6 PM KST. If you’re still unfamiliar with the tracklist or curious about anything related to Red Velvet’s comeback, we recommend that you check out our Comeback Countdown for all the info🧐
In addition, we bring you Red Velvet’s August schedule, as listed on their official website (all times reflect KST):
- Aug. 21, 9 PM: “Umpah Umpah Camping Date” V LIVE
- Aug. 22, 2 PM: SBS-R POWER FM Cultwo Show
- Aug. 23, 6:30 PM: Soribada Best K-Music Awards; 11 PM: Yoo Heeyeol’s Sketchbook on KBS2 (source: Daum)
- Aug. 24, 3:30 PM: MBC’s Music Core; 7:30 PM: first fansign at White Wave Art Center White Hall, Seoul
- Aug. 25, 3:50 PM: SBS’ Inkigayo; 6:30 PM: M2U fansign at Nuri Dream Square International Conference Hall
- Aug. 28, 5 PM: Weekly Idol on MBC Every1 (source: Naver)
- Aug. 31, 7 PM: 2019 Sky Festival at Incheon International Airport Culture Park
What do you guys think of “Umpah Umpah”? How did you like the MV? Let us know down below.