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Wonder Girls Cause they're so hot hot 140 replies to this topic Started by Molly , Oct 19 2011 12:16 AM · 

#1 Molly

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:16 AM

Well, Wonder Girls are having their comeback soon, and now is the perfect time for the Queens of Kpop to have their own thread. Excuse the way it's written please. I wrote it for tumblr, and I'm too lazy to rewrite it.

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Chapter 1; Irony
Wonder Girls debuted in early 2007 as a 5 member girl group, the members being (from left-right) Sunmi, Sohee, Yeeun, Hyuna, and Sunye. Their debut song was Irony. After their debut, fans of the Wonder Girls were give their official fanclub name Wonderfuls. The beginning days were not easy. They didn’t have a huge amount of success with their first album, Sohee missed a part of the promotions due to an injury after falling from a moving motorcycle while filming. They also suffered their first major setback. Member Hyuna left the group after suffering from fainting spells and other health problems. She later went on to debut with the group 4Minute.

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Chapter 2; Tell Me, So Hot, Nobody
After Hyuna left the group, the girls continued to promote as a 4 member group. However, for their comeback they added a new member. The members were (From left-right) Yeeun, Sunmi, Sunye, Sohee, Yubin. Yubin had only 3 days between joining the group, and her debut. So, the album version of Tell Me does not feature her rap. Tell Me, was her debut song. It was also the start of Wonder Girls explosive popularity. Tell Me launched a dance craze across South Korea, their dance being copied by everyone from students, to police and soldiers. It was also their first win on a music show. This was also when Wonder Girls earned the title of Korea’s Little Sisters.

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The girls popularity continued to rise with their next song So Hot. Another dance craze swept Asia and the world, and the girls continued to dominate the charts.

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Nobody was the 4th and most popular to date song. Not only did yet another dance craze explode across the world, but this was the year of the Wonders, cementing their status as Korea’s Girl Group. From the Wonder girls Wikipedia:


After a very brief hiatus, the Wonder Girls made a comeback in early fall of 2008. The full music video for “Nobody” was revealed, and the single was digitally released simultaneously. They performed the following weekend on Show! Music Core, Music Bank, andInkigayo. The song went to #1 on KBS‘ Music Bank, staying there for four consecutive weeks,[16] and also won Cyworld’s “Song of the Month” award in September and October 2008.[17] Like “Tell Me”, “Nobody” also sparked a dance craze.[18]

At the 2008 MNet KM Music Festival Awards, the Wonder Girls took home three awards, including the highly-desired “Song of the Year” award, as well as “Best Music Video” for “Nobody”, and “Best Female Group”.[6] The group also won an award at the 2008 Golden Disk Awards a month later for high digital sales.[19] At the 18th Seoul Music Awards, the Wonder Girls won the Daesang (“Artist of the Year” award), the highest award offered, for “Nobody”, along with two other awards.[5]

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Chapter 3; American Debut
In 2009, it was announced that the Wonder Girls would make their American debut! They released an English version of Nobody, and opened for the Jonas Brothers tour. Later in the year they headlined their own tour across parts of America and Canada. The majority of their time in New York was spent adapting to the new culture, and practicing the language.

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Chapter 4; Member Change
In early 2010, the Wonder Girls held a press conference, and member Sunmi announced that she would be going on hiatus. She was incredibly homesick in America, and decided to return to Korea to go to college and be closer to her family. She is still training under JYP, and is still a member of the Wonder Girls, just simply not promoting at this time.

It was also announced that there would be a new addition to the Wonder Girls. The active line up is now (from left to right) Yeeun, Sunye, Sohee, Yubin, and Hyerim (Lim). Together they’ve released an English album with their new song 2 Different Tears (English, Chinese, Korean), English versions for So Hot, Nobody, and Tell Me, and two remixes of Nobody.

Despite many claiming that 2DT was a flop, it actually wasn’t. They promoted for only 2 weeks in Korea, and during one of those weeks they won an award, beating Super Junior who was promoting at the same time. It also landed in the top 10 songs of the year despite limited promotion.

Since then they have met many famous Americans, been featured in magazines, performed all over the world, won awards, were the first Korean artists to land a spot in the top 100 billboard chart. They’re working with Claude Kelly on their debut American album, and were just recently featured on Billboards Mashup Monday, singing a cover of Bruno Mars and B.o.B.’s ‘Nothin on You’. They also won Mashup of the Year with 68% of the votes.

Since then they've filmed a movie for Teen Nick that will debut in the first quarter of 2012, and now they're back in Korea getting ready for their comeback, which we've been told will not be a retro concept.

Other Videos:

Wishing on a star

It’s Not Love

Take It

This Time

Now

Nobody (Jason Nevins Remix)

If you want to download their discography, go here.

#2 Petit Melon

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:34 AM

That is an outrageously great OP.

I actually hope the girls will do well in America, or, at the very least, give us the first great crossover album. =3=

#3 Shoujo Q

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:38 AM

Despite the fact that I don't care for many of their songs, I'm interested to see how American life has effected their music if any.

Kinda sad that Wonder Girls are working so hard for their American debut and then SNSD just sorta kicks them aside and plants their flag down. I hope all this promotion they are doing behind the scenes helps when they finally do break out in America. Because JYP seems to be more smart about it then whatever the hell SM seem to think they are doing.

#4 Molly

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:56 AM

Well, Wonder Girls have worked with some pretty well known (much moreso than Teddy Riley) producers, and ever Timbaland has publicly praised them. So I'm hopeful!

#5 Mugi

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:09 AM

I'm really just excited to see that they are coming back with something. I'm hoping they are well rested even though they have been doing alot of traveling back and forth between the U.S. and Korea.

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:13 AM

I'm really excited for their comeback. I've been waiting really since they first announced a full English album, (which I preordered and everything) it will be nice to see them back in music and I hope they do well in America!!

#7 Molly

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 11:01 PM

Two pictures from the filming of their MV have been released

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#8 Molly

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:52 PM

Double post! Comeback is November 7th, and we have pictures!
Sunye:
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Yoobin:
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Sohee:
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#9 Plum

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:02 PM

Whoa nelly, Yubin. Whoa nelly.

I'm actually pretty excited about this. Yay for a song that isn't Nobody! (I know 2DT exists, but it didn't seem to stop the Nobody train.)

#10 Shoujo Q

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:50 PM

Lim gives me shades of Bom. I think it's the lips.

Can't wait!

#11 Anderei

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 10:27 PM

I LOVE Sohee's. Even Lim (love her but she's got an awkward face) is looking good.

#12 sadude

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 05:11 AM

Whoa whoa WAIT. The non-Sohee girls have names?!

#13 Molly

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 03:53 AM

Whose ready for round two?
Sunye:
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Yoobin:
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I'm dead. I'm fucking dead. :nosebleed:

#14 Plum

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 03:46 PM

Whoa whoa WAIT. The non-Sohee girls have names?!


Sohee has almost always been my least favorite. I've warmed up lately though. A little. :hmph:

#15 Anderei

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:27 PM

I like Sohee!

Also, I'm glad Sunye is back to the short hair, because she rocked it the last time she had it, even if it wasn't this short.

#16 Molly

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 10:03 PM

Sohee is the supreme goddess of the universe :lesson:

#17 Plum

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:32 AM

Before I go to bed, feast your eyes on our first video teaser.

Ohh, it's definitely different. I'M PRETTY EXCITE YOU GUYS. :wub:

#18 Mukuro

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:47 AM

So excited now! That trailer is just WHOA.

#19 Shoujo Q

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 03:59 PM

Posted ImageThat teaser was awesome!

#20 Molly

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:17 PM

I think it goes without saying that I'm dead.

#21 Plum

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:05 PM

BRING BACK THE FIRST SONG.

#22 Molly

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:39 AM

The first song is another track on the album according to Yeeun. There's 11 new songs, and one remix of Be My Baby, and G.N.O is a song composed by Yeeun.

#23 Ap2000

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:56 AM

Of course this is not helping anybody (aka "nobody") in any way, but when they played "Nobody" in the club lately everybody was going apeshit.
They even had some pretty cool live-club remix going on. I did not realize Wondergirls were that known/liked in the west ! Of course this is just a very narrow and singular point of view.

As for the new preview... I absolutely think of Wondergirls as "classy divas" (because, again, Nobody was my first song) and this does not fit them at all imho. =/

#24 Farrah

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 05:21 PM

I like what I hear so far, personally. It sounds very Miss A to me, and I do quite adore Miss A.

#25 Anderei

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 11:08 PM

I like Be My Baby. Sounds like typical Wonder Girls to me, only with an upgrade.

#26 Molly

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:38 PM

And the Wonder Girls..... ARE BACK
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=3fy4cqWMhyI :dance: :puppyeyes: :nosebleed: :danceman:

#27 Plum

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:29 PM

You can listen to the album here. I'm digging Stop! and Me, In so far. Reserving judgement until I've had a couple more listens.

#28 Molly

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:56 PM

It's been reported they're also going to promote Me,In so waiting for the MV for that!

#29 Shoujo Q

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:44 PM

When they said they got the choreographer for Single Ladies, they didn't say they were going to outright copy it.

Love the subtitles though. JYP you be so awesome. (But the English version is better then the Korean. D:)

Can't wait for Me, In. I want the MV for that so bad.

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#30 Shoujo Q

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 12:55 AM

Uhm... Wonder Girls are releasing a new single in the US with a group called School Gyrls (That was VERY painful for me to write.) called The DJ is Mine, it'll be used for the new Teen Nick drama both groups will be in.

Watch the MV

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