Caramella Girls

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Caramella Girls is a Swedish virtual-idol group consisting of three characters: Vera, Mindy, and Nadine. The group is a spin-off from the original Swedish music group called

, which was active from 1998 until 2002.

According to their biography on Spotify, their mission is "to spread love and positive energy around the world".

They are best known for their music video for the song Caramelldansen. As of July 2021, the original English music video has over 50 million views on YouTube.

Members

  • Mindy - Voiced by Racheal Alicost
  • Vera - Voiced by Lucky McSozzen
  • Nadine - Voiced by Karin Ellis

History

The Caramella Girls were originally created in 2008 by the Swedish record company, Remixed Records, as a way of marketing the Caramelldansen meme following its massive internet popularity on YouTube in the previous year. Remixed Records was the former record label for Caramell, the original band that created the song in 2001. The group first debuted on May 1st, 2008 with the release of the album Supergott (Speedy Mixes).

The group would later debut on YouTube with the release of their official music video for Caramelldansen on May 19th, 2008. They would follow up with an English version of the music video on September 17th, 2008 and German version on April 29th, 2009. They would also release a Christmas version of Caramelldansen in English on November 26th, 2009, but there was no music video to accompany. The Christmas version would be removed from YouTube in 2020, being replaced by a reupload featuring a new cover design. A Japanese version of the song was released on December 3rd, 2009 with the same music video as the Swedish, English, and German versions, however the song was actually a cover by the band Fruits and were never credited. The lyrics are notably not a direct translation from the original Swedish lyrics to Japanese, but the popular Japanese misheard lyrics.

On November 13th, 2009, they would released a demo video for their iOS mobile game, which was a rhythm game centered around Caramelldansen. They would release an official trailer on January 5th, 2010 for their mobile game before the group went on hiatus until spring 2011.

In April 2011, the Caramella Girls would emerge again with previews for their new single called "Boogie Bam Dance", which was sung in English, German, and Spanish. The official music videos for the English and Spanish versions released on May 6th, 2011 and May 18th, 2011 respectively. The German version of the song did not get an official music video despite a trailer being teased. The band then went on another hiatus, which was broken by the release of the EP Caramelldancing (Remix Version). The original Caramelldansen music videos (except for the Japanese one) were reuploaded in 1080p following the release of the EP.

On New Years Eve of 2012, they would release another new music video for their single called "We Love To Party". Following it's release, fans noted that the pitching of the girls voices were too high. The Caramella Girls then removed the music video and reuploaded it on January 6th, 2013 with a fixed pitch.

On December 24th, 2013, the Caramella Girls would release a new music video for their single "Get the Gold".

On November 24th, 2014, they would release a new music video for their single "Tokyo". Following this, the Caramella Girls upload pattern had started shifting to semiannual.

On March 22nd, 2015, they would release a teaser for their new music video for their single "Cheerleaders", however on December 26th, 2015, they would release the music video for "Candy Girl", a cover of Aqua's song "Barbie Girl", instead. This music video became infamous amongst Caramella Girls fans for the uncanny 3D animation utilized in the music video. The full music video for "Cheerleaders" would release on April 4th, 2016. The group would then go on another year-long hiatus.

On May 24th, 2017, they would release a new music video for their single "Holiday". Their upload pattern returned to semiannual.

On December 19th, 2017, they would release a short video called "Merry Christmas", featuring the Caramella Girls wishing everyone a merry Christmas.

2018 marked the 10th anniversary of the Caramella Girls, and began with the release of their single "Saw You Standin' There" on February 23rd, 2018. Their upload pattern for this year would become erratic with many uploads throughout the year in celebration of the anniversary.

On May 22nd, 2018, the Caramella Girls would release a remake of their 2008 Caramelldansen music video called "Caramelldansen 2018". The song itself is the same as the 2008 English version of Caramelldansen.

On September 7th, 2018, they would release a music video for their single "Ooh Aah Just a Little Bit". Due to the Caramella Girls doing the floss dance in the music video, backlash ensued in the comments section to the point where the Caramella Girls themselves responded in the comments saying "Normal cases we don’t publish this but we wonder. Why are people taking time and writing crap on our channel? We mean if you don't like us, there are lots of others to watch. Our goal is to be kind to each other and have a positive mind no matter what, the world will be so much better then. Instead to be rude to each other, let's help and be kind to each other. Please TRY..! ❤️".

On November 16th, 2018, they would debut a video called "Caramella Girls presents Mike Crack" which details a collaboration with Spanish YouTuber Mikecrack regarding Caramelldansen.

On December 7th, 2017, the Caramella Girls would release a music video called "100K MegaMix", which is a compilation of all their songs from "Boogie Bam Dance" to "Ooa Aah Just a Little Bit" remixed together. This was released in celebration of hitting the 100k subscriber milestone.

Following the previous year's anniversary celebrations, the Caramella Girls would release a new music video for their single "How Can You Say Goodbye". This song became notable as this was the Caramella Girls' first emotional ballad style song in contrast to their usual bubblegum-dance genre music.

On November 7th, 2019, the Caramella Girls would upload a video called "Caramelldansen Compilation", which was a video compilation of TikTok users dancing to Caramelldansen. Later that month, on the 22nd, they would release a music video for their single "Lollipop".

On December 20th, 2019, they uploaded a music video for their single "Wish Upon a Star".

On January 15th, 2020, the Caramella Girls uploaded a video titled "Caramelldansen ウッーウッーウマウマ (゚∀゚) Japan 2008 Version (UK)" to their channel. This music video was not made by Remixed Records or the Caramella Girls, but by the Japanese record company Exit Tunes in 2008 to market Caramelldansen in Japan with their own mascots. This upload notably upscaled the music video quality to 1080p from its original 360p quality, as well as the first time the music video was synced to the English version of Caramelldansen. They would upload the same music video but with the Swedish version of the song on February 27th, 2020.

On February 21st, 2020, they would upload a promo video for their new album called "Sweet Decade", featuring all their original songs created from the last 10 years. This is notable as this is the groups first original album, as Supergott (Speedy Mixes) was a re-release of Caramell's 2001 album Supergott, but with all the songs sped up to 1.2x speed.

Because of the ensuing COVID-19 pandemic that began in early 2020, the Caramella Girls uploaded a brief video titled "Corona Virus Tips", which included instructions on how to remain safe and sanitary during the pandemic to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

On August 27th 2020, the Caramella Girls would release a second, shorter music video for "Holiday" called "Holiday (Summer Edit).

On September 25th, 2020, they would upload a promotional video for their official merch store.

On November 6th, 2020, the Caramella Girls released a music video for the single "Back in My Life", which was a cover of Alice DeeJay's song of the same title.

On December 11th, 2020, they would upload a video titled "Caramelldansen Piano Mix" which is a piano cover of Caramelldansen that they would also release as its own single. The music video also featured a consolation for the hectic events of 2020, a thank you to fans, and an uplifting message of unity.

On December 18th, 2020, they would re-release the Christmas version of Caramelldansen in an upload replacing the original 2009 upload.

On January 8th, 2021, they released a teaser for their new single "Samurai", which released in full length on January 15th.

On February 3rd, 2021, they released a music video for their new single "Valentine". This song also strays away form the group's usual bubblegum-dance genre of music, and opts for a late 90s/early 2000s R&B pop.

On April 2nd, 2021, the Caramella Girls would upload an official Spanish version of Caramelldansen, with the original 2008 music video upscaled to 4K. Following this the original English, Swedish, and German Caramelldansen music videos would be re-uploaded in 4K on April 4th, April 9th, and April 16th respectively. This music video would also made the critical edit of removing Caramell's name from the music video and replacing it with Caramella Girls.

On June 11th, 2021, a teaser for their new music video "Venezia" was released, with the full video being released on June 25th.

Albums

  • Supergott (Speedy Mixes) (2008)
  • Sweet Decade (2020)

Singles and EPs

  • Caramelldansen (Speedy Mixes) - (2008)
  • Caramelldancing - (2009)
  • Caramelltanzen - (2009)
  • Caramelldancing (Christmas Version) - (2009)* Re-released in 2020
  • Boogie Bam Dance (English) - (2011)
  • Boogie Bam Dance (Spanish) - (2011)
  • Boogie Bam Dance (German) - (2011)
  • We Love To Party - (2013)
  • Get The Gold - (2013)
  • Tokyo - (2014)
  • Cheerleaders - (2015)
  • Candy Girl - (2016)
  • Holiday - (2017)
  • Saw You Standin’ There - (2018)
  • Caramelldansen (2018) - (2018)
  • Ohh Aah Just A Little Bit - (2018)
  • 100K MegaMix - (2018)
  • How Can You Say Goodbye - (2019)
  • Lollipop - (2019)
  • Wish Upon A Star - (2019)
  • Back In My Life - (2020)
  • Caramelldansen (Piano Mix) - (2020)
  • Samurai - (2021)
  • Valentine - (2021)
  • Caramelldansen (Spanish Version) - (2021)
  • Venezia - (2021)

Trivia

  • Vera and Nadine's original designs were derived from Exit Tunes mascots.
  • The Caramella Girls were still under the name Caramell until the lauch of the Caramella Girls website in 2009. Even then, it wasn't until 2011 that they officially rebranded to the website to say "Caramella Girls".
    • The girls also did not have names until the release of Boogie Bam Dance in 2011.
  • In 2015 it was observed on Twitter that the Caramella Girls dislike the band, Dolly Style. The Caramella Girls official Twitter had retweeted a hostile post by user Miquela Vuitton saying "EVERYONE!! Go find @dollystylemusic and tell them that they are copying @Caramellagirls ! It's very embarrassing.".
  • While not officially confirmed, it's been noted that singers Dinah Nah and Katia Löfgren, the original singers for Caramell, returned to do the vocals for the English and German versions of Caramelldansen, as well as all three versions of Boogie Bam Dance.
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