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source(google.com.pk)Formed: 2007 in Korea
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A South Korean girl pop group under the watchful eye of Park Jin-Young and JYP Entertainment, the Wonder Girls were popular and prone to bouts of bad luck, to put it mildly. Their first appearance, on a Korean pop music television show in February of 2007, was followed by the mini-album The Wonder Begins (which was released a few days later). Before the Wonder Girls could get rolling on their debut album, however, a series of events occurred that threatened to derail them. First, Ahn So Hee was injured in an accident during a video shoot, then Kim Hyun A was pulled from the group by her parents out of concern for her health -- she was later replaced by Kim Yoo Bin. Finally, the entire band was injured in a van accidnt while returning from a gig.
In September of 2007, the group was finally able to release that debut full-length, The Wonder Years. The lead single, "Tell Me," was a hit, and the group made appearances in China and the United States. An EP featuring remixes and new tracks titled The Wonder Years: Trilogy arrived in 2009, and was followed by a world tour that was documented by the Internet reality show Welcome to Wonderland. An English version of the single "Nobody" arrived that same year, along with another tour, this time of America as the opening act for the Jonas Brothers. The group members' school and other obligations also meant that 2009 was a year of lineup changes, and by the Wonder Girls' 2010 tour of America and Canada, the membership included Sun (Min Sun Ye), Yenny (Park Ye Eun), Sohee (Ahn So Hee), Yubin (Kim Yoo Bin), and Lim (Woo Hye Lim). This lineup released the Wonder World album in 2011, followed by the Wonder Party EP in 2012. Chris True, Rovi
The Wonder Girls are South Korean group. They are produced by the singer-songwriter Park Jin-Young and they are signed to his talent agency, JYP Entertainment.
Wonder Girls performing at Wonder World Tour
Origin South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, dance-pop, R&B, electropop, hip-hop
Years active 2007–2012 (Currently on hiatus)
Labels South Korea JYP Entertainment
Japan DefStar Records
United States Jonas Records
Associated acts Alexis Jordan, Akon, JYP Nation, Teriy Keys, School Gyrls, Jonas Brothers
Website Official Korean Website
Official English Website
Official Japan Website
Wonder Girls (Korean: 원더걸스, Chinese: 奇迹女孩, Japanese: ワンダーガールズ) is a South Korean girl group, which current line-up consists of five members: Yubin, Yeeun, Sunye, Sohee, and Hyelim. They are managed by their producer singer-songwriter Park Jin-Young under his talent agency, JYP Entertainment. They are co-managed in the United States by Creative Artists Agency. The meaning behind the group's name 'Wonder Girls' comes from the idea that they are "the girls who can amaze the world". The group began their entry into the American market in 2009 as an opening act for The Jonas Brothers' World Tour, performing the English version of their hit single "Nobody". In late 2009 their song charted at number seventy-six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making the Wonder Girls the first South Korean group to enter the chart.
In 2010, Wonder Girls entered the Chinese market with the compilation album Wonder Girls that included Chinese language versions of "Tell Me", "Nobody", and "So Hot".
In 2012, Wonder Girls signed with DefStar Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music Japan, for their Japanese debut.
The Wonder Girls was introduced through a TV show titled MTV Wonder Girls. The first four episodes outlined the characteristics and profiles of each member and showcased their schedules for the day. Shortly after selecting Yeeun as the fifth member, the Wonder Girls held their first showcase in the MTV Studio. For the showcase, they performed a cover of "Don't Cha" by the Pussycat Dolls as well as their own songs, including "Irony" and "미안한 마음" ("It's Not Love"). Sunye sang her cover of Destiny's Child's "Stand Up for Love", while Hyuna performed a showcase of her dancing skills. The other three members — Yeeun, Sunmi and Sohee — performed a cover of Janet Jackson's "Together Again".
2007: Debut and The Wonder Years
Wonder Girls performing "Irony" at Hanyang University in March 2007. From left to right: SoHee, HyunA, YeEun, SunYe and SunMi
The Wonder Girls officially debuted in early 2007 on MBC's Show! Music Core, performing "Irony", the hip-hop single from their debut single album, The Wonder Begins. The single album sold 11,454 physical copies in 2007. The Wonder Girls official fanclub was established, with the name of "Wonderfuls". Additionally, the group held several showcases in China after receiving Chinese lessons. Throughout the rest of 2007, however, members of the Wonder Girls were beset by various injuries and health problems. On June 25, Sohee was sidelined for a month after tearing a knee ligament in a fall from a running motorcycle during the filming of her movie, 뜨거운 것이 좋아 ("I Like It Hot").
The remaining four members continued performing until late July, when Hyuna was withdrawn from the group by her parents due to their concern over her problems with chronic gastroenteritis and fainting spells. In the autumn of 2007, Good Entertainment, the talent agency sent their trainee Yubin to JYP Entertainment as a replacement for Hyuna. She made her debut three days later in the group's live performance of "Tell Me" on Music Bank.
Their first full-length album, The Wonder Years, was released the following week with "Tell Me". Due to the last-minute addition of Yubin, the album version does not contain her part. However, the performance version of the song was reworked to include a bridge with rapping by Yubin. The single was a hit and reached number one on various Korean television and internet music charts, including KBS's Music Bank. The choreography for the song was simple and widely imitated: by October, many fan performances of the dance circulated on video sharing sites such as YouTube and Daum, including one by a group of policemen who were eventually profiled on SBS's Star King. The dance's popularity was immense and the explosive attention it received became widely known as the "Tell Me Virus", earning the group the title of 'Korea's Little Sisters'. Videos of the dance came from fans in the Philippines and as far away as France, and the song also earned the Number One spot in Thailand.
The Wonder Girls had an extensive promotional schedule for their album and in late 2007 they began performing their second single, "이 바보" ("This Fool"). They made numerous appearances on variety and game shows, sang live on radio shows, at music festivals, on music programs, and in special joint performances with other groups such as Big Bang and Girls' Generation. MTV has also aired four seasons of The Wonder Life, a reality TV series starring the girls. The Wonder Girls returned to Korea in spring of 2008. In May, a picture of each member was released over a period of five days, starting with Yeeun and ending with Sohee. A preview track from the upcoming single was then released. There were rumours that past member Hyuna would be returning to the group; JYP Entertainment however confirmed the story was untrue.
2008: "So Hot: 3rd Project" and The Wonder Years: Trilogy