The still photos of K-pop girl group Red Velvet went viral Tuesday.
Red Velvet’s agency SM Entertainment released the photos on Aug. 8 taken at the group’s debut performance on the TV music program “Music Bank.”
The photos of group member Irene, in particular, are heating up online communities. “Red Velvet Irene” became one of the “hot topic keywords” on the nation’s largest portal site Naver as of 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday.
The four-member group dropped its EP “Happiness” online on Aug. 4 and debuted with an onstage performance on the KBS-2TV music show “Music Bank” on Aug. 8.
Red Velvet is SM Entertainment’s first group to debut since idol group f(x) five years ago. The new group consists of Seul-gi, Irene and Wendy, all from SM’s predebut team “SM Rookies,” and Joy, who also trained under the agency.