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[News] Asian superstars Wonder Girls open for Jonas Brothers 090626

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By Marian Liu
Seattle Times staff reporter

JYP ENTERTAINMENT

The Jonas Brothers may be the main draw for all the screaming girls Sunday night at the Tacoma Dome, but opener the Wonder Girls are an Asian sensation.

Hailing from South Korea, the Wonder Girls kick off their American tour in the Northwest, opening for the Jonas Brothers in Portland and Seattle; the tour includes other dates along the West and East coasts, too.

The pop quintet — Sun, Yenny, Mimi, Sohee and Yubin — have launched three No. 1 hits in Asia.

“Performing on this tour is such an honor,” said Sun, calling with the entire Wonder Girls group on a conference call from Dallas, where they were rehearsing on the first stop on the Jonas Brothers’ tour. The Jonas Brothers “are very talented. They have been so kind. … It’s a great opportunity for us.”

The Wonder Girls plan on showcasing English versions of two of their popular Korean songs — “Nobody” and “Tell Me.”

“We just want them to enjoy our songs, and be happy from it, and then we’ll be so happy,” said Yenny, the most talkative of the bandmates.

The Wonder Girls are like a throwback to the 1960s, when groups like the Supremes reigned with their sugary pop sound and some Motown flavor. They even rap on some songs.

“Our music is retro-funky-pop music, a mix of the old and the new,” said Yubin, who like all the Wonder Girls, uses her first name only. “Our songs are very easy to follow, no matter how old you are.”

And unlike racy American girl groups such as the Pussycat Dolls, the Wonder Girls are much tamer, with ’60s-style matching clothes and hairstyles.

“Asians like more cute and pretty girls. They’re more like conservative,” Yenny said. “Americans like more sexy and funky, like Lady GaGa.”

Each of the girls — who range in age from 16 to 20 — had to try out for the group. Due to their busy touring and recording schedules, the Wonder Girls lineup already has seen some changes, even though the band formed only two years ago. And two of the youngest girls — Mimi and Sohee, both 16 — recently dropped out of high school to make the tour.

“I think school and studying can be delayed,” Mimi said. “This chance will not come again, so I choose this chance. But, later I want to study more than now. This is really the priority right now.”

Before this tour, the Wonder Girls already made an online impression in the States. Entertainment tabloid blogger Perez Hilton featured the girls’ video on his blog, and plenty of American fans have uploaded to YouTube their imitations of the girls dancing. The Wonder Girls’ simple choreography from their hit “Tell Me” was widely imitated online and spread across the world — the so-called ” ‘Tell Me’ virus.”

“It was neat for us,” Yenny said of the dancing clips. “They really don’t know us, but they cover us.”

The Girls are at work on their American debut album, which will have songs off their past material, as well as new ones.

“It’s very difficult because English is our second language,” Mimi said. “There are so many things we have to learn, but we are trying hard and we hope to be more comfortable in English.”

And like regular teenagers, in their free time from the tour, they go shopping.

“It’ll be great if we can go to Disneyland,” Yenny said.

[Source: Seattle Times]
[credits: seattle times / kimyoobin.wordpress.com]

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[Photos] Wonder Girls Sponsor clothes, 090610

MinAhn extras 😀

[credit: gyalmo@soompi.com]

[News]APA Top Ten: YouTube Clips of Celebrities Being Mobbed at Airports

Wonder Girls part- hahaha go SGwonderfuls

‘Nobody’ but you, Wondergirls

Korean girl group Wondergirls are on the rise to becoming international pop stars. They’ve been recognized numerous times by celebrity blogger Perez Hilton on his website, they’ve had US concerts, and they are slowly working their way to debuting in America. Even more fitting, like nearly almost every American celebrity now, they “Twitter.” And while some fans exhibit crazy behavior, the Wondergirls fans in Singapore greeted the Korean pop stars with a sweet rendition of their hit, “Nobody” – in Korean! It’s definitely much more pleasing to the ear than the usual bloodcurdling screams.

[credit: wickerman@soompi, lequynhanh46@Youtube]
[source: Aisian Arts UCLA ]

[NEWS] Wonder Girls To Heat Up Event For China’s CCTV


On the 11th of June , 3PM , Wonder Girls will appear as guests for a CCTV event . They will take part in the first phase of recording and will bring the house down with four of their hit songs from their new album , performing it live for the very first time .

Special point to note is that, Wonder Girls will be performing “Nobody” mandarin version together with their usual “korean style” dance step. & it is the girls’ first time singing live in mandarin.

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Also on the 11th of June , 10:30AM , producer JYP will bring along Wonder Girls as guests for CCTV.com’s “Idols on the Line” (?). Please leave behind questions that you might want to ask, and you might win tickets to CCTV’s programme recording on the 11th (applies to China residents only).

{Source: CCTV.com}
{Translations: onederbang ♥ @ kjpopbands.blogspot.com & kimyoobin.wordpress.com}

[Info] Wonder Girls look-a-like shirt at Forever 21, 090525

Have you always wanted a shirt with the Wonder Girls on it but didn’t want to have to pay $30 + I’m sure to order it off the internet? Then take yourself down to your local Forever 21 and pick one up!

Even though the shirt looks exactly like very strongly resembles the Wonder Girls…it’s not listed with all the other licensed shirts as such. Instead, the shirt is titled “Window Shopping Tank” in the products info, with no mention of the Girls at all… but I’ll let you be the judge. And plus, I’m sure we all can recognize the notorious “Nobody” outfit that Ye Eun is wearing on the left with So Hee on the right, donning the same exact shirt she’s worn in real life.

Wonder Girls or extreme, ridiculous, unearthly coincidence?

[Source : AllKpop.com ]

[photo] Wonder Girls’ Facebook Update, 090429

“Thank you for all the gifts!!!”

Mimi’s birthday is only 2 days away!!

Source: Wonder Girls’ facebook