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Wonder Girls (Korean: 원더걸스, Chinese: 奇迹女孩, Japanese: ワンダーガールズ) is a South Korean girl group, whose current line-up is Yubin, Yeeun, Sunye, Sohee and Hyelim. They are managed by their producer, the singer-songwriter Park Jin-Young under his talent agency, JYP Entertainment. They are co-managed in the United States by Creative Artists Agency.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.

It was announced on November 26, 2012, that the group would be taking a break because of Sunye’s marriage, with the other members focusing on their own activities.

Pre-debut

The Wonder Girls were 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. They performed a cover version 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 version 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 version of Janet Jackson‘s “Together Again“.

Members

Current

Name
Romanized Hangul English Position Date of birth
Kim YuBin 김유빈 Yubin Vocalist, Main Rapper October 4, 1988 (age 24)
Park YeEun 박예은 Yenny Lead Vocalist May 26, 1989 (age 23)
Min SunYe 민선예 Sunye Leader, Main Vocalist August 12, 1989 (age 23)
Ahn SoHee 안소희 Sohee Vocalist, Visual, Main Dancer June 27, 1992 (age 20)
Woo HyeLim 우혜림 Lim Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Maknae September 1, 1992 (age 20)

Former members

Name
Romanized Hangul Date of birth
Kim HyunA 김현아 June 6, 1992 (age 20)
Lee SunMi 이선미 May 2, 1992 (age 20)