Red Velvet released its fourth extended play (EP), Rookie, on February 1, 2017. The EP featured 6 songs that reflect Red Velvet's unique musical approach: a combination of "red" (primarily bright pop) and "velvet" (more r&b and ballads) songs. It was released in five different version of each cover, featuring a different member.
II. Commercial Performance
The EP debuted at the top of the Gaon Album Chart in Korea and the U.S. Billboard World Albums chart. Additionally it reached #21 on Billboard's Heatseekers Album Chart and #43 on the Japanese Oricon Albums Charts. All of the songs charted on the Gaon Singles Chart, with the lead single "Rookie" reaching #3.
III. Promotional Videos
Rookie Dance Practice
IV. Promotional Single
|Rookie||Red||February 1, 2017|
V. Music Video
|Rookie||Red||Jo Yoon-kyung||Jamil "Digi" Chammas, Leven Kali, Sara Forsberg, Karl "KP" Powell (The Colleagues), Harrison Johnson (The Colleagues), MZMC, Otha "Vakseen" Davis III, Jeremy "Tay" Jasper||The Colleagues, Jamil "Digi" Chammas|
|Little Little||Velvet||JQ (Makuemine Works), Jo Min-yang (lalala Studio), Park Seong-hee||Gifty Dankwah, Bruce Fielder||Gifty Dankwah, Bruce Fielder|
|Happily Ever After||Red||Baek Geu-min (Song Carat), Lee Soo-jung (Song Carat)||Sebastian Lundberg (Trinity Music), Fredrik Haggstam (Trinity Music), Johan Gustafsson (Trinity Music), Courtney Woolsey, Deez||Trinity Music, Courtney Woolsey, Deez|
|Talk to Me||Velvet||Lee Seu-ran||Kervens Mazile, Annalise Morelli (LYRE), Alina Smith (LYRE), Mats Ymell||Kervens Mazile, LYRE, Mats Ymell|
|Body Talk||Velvet||Misfit, Jo Yoon-kyung||Sebastian Lundberg (Trinity Music), Fredrik Haggstam (Trinity Music), Johan Gustafsson (Trinity Music), Ylva Dimberg (The Kennel)||Trinity Music, Ylva Dimberg (The Kennel)|
|Last Love||Velvet||John Hyunkyu Lee||Park Geun-tae||Don Spike|