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[100604/WONDER GIRLS] TO EMBARK ON A 27-STOP ON NORTH AMERICA

Wonder Girls [JYP Entertainment]

Korean female pop group Wonder Girls will kick off a 27-stop tour in the North Korea on Friday (EST), according to their agency JYP Entertainment (JYPE) today.

JYPE announced through a press release that the first solo tour titled “Wonder World Tour,” promoted by Live Nation, will start off in Washington D.C. and head to over a two dozen other venues located throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The girls’ concert will be opened by boy bands 2AM and 2PM, also managed by JYPE, to introduce to the groups to the fans.

“We have thoroughly gone through the preparations for our tour and we hope our stage performance will be a way to thank our fans for always supporting us,” the quintet was quoted as saying.

Wonder Girls recently made a successful comeback to the Korean music scene with “2 Different Tears,” the name of both their title track and album released globally, which has been topped numerous online and offline music charts.

The song has been recorded in three languages including Korean, English and Chinese and the English versions and remixes of their previous hits in Korea, “Tell Me,” “So Hot” and “Nobody,” are also featured in the album.

Dates for the “Wonder World Tour” are as follows:

United States
JUNE 4 – Washington DC / Warner Theater
JUNE 5 – Atlanta / Tabernacle
JUNE 6 – New York / Hammerstein
JUNE 8 – Chicago / House of Blues
JUNE 9 – Houston / House of Blues
JUNE 10 – Dallas / House of Blues
JUNE 11 – Los Angeles / House of Blues Sunset Strip
JUNE 12 – Anaheim, CA / House of Blues
JUNE 13 – San Francisco / The Fillmore
JUNE 25 – Honolulu, HI at Pipeline Cafe
JUNE 26 – Honolulu, HI at Pipeline Cafe
JUNE 30 – TBA
JULY 1 – TBA feat. special guest 2AM
JULY 2 – TBA feat. special guest 2AM
JULY 3 – TBA feat. special guest 2AM
JULY 6 – TBA feat. special guest 2AM
JULY 7 – TBA feat. special guest 2AM
JULY 8 – TBA feat. special guest 2AM
JULY 9 – TBA
JULY 13 – Westbury, NY at Theatre at Westbury
JULY14 – Englewood, NJ at Bergen PAC
JULY 16 – Atlantic City, NJ at Tropicana Casino & Resort
JULY 18 – TBA
JULY 20 – TBA

Canada
JUNE 29 – TBA
JULY 10 – TBA
JULY 12 – Mississauga, ON at Living Arts Centre

cre: Asiae.co.kr

woah! the Queens are really into dominating the world. All work and no play makes our Wonder Girls the best among the best. ^^


[100603/WONDER GIRLS] CELEBRATING 2ND WIN ON GAON CHARTS

Asia pop sensation Wonder Girls [JYP Entertainment]

Asia pop sensation Wonder Girls has once again placed atop Gaon’s singles chart with their new single “2 Different Tears” during the week of May 23 to 29.

According to the data released on Thursday, the female idol group held onto the No. 1 spot, scoring their second consecutive win on the chart.

The girls have been promoting the new record “2 Different Tears” in Korea, topping various music charts with their title track of the same name. They left the country on Tuesday to begin their solo tour in 20 cities in the United States starting June 4.

Making an incredible 20-spot jump from the previous week to No. 2 is the new tune “Love” by rock quartet CNBLUE and rounding out the top three singles is “HUH” by girl group 4minute.

Meanwhile, Veteran singer Lee Seung-hwan’s 10th album “Dreamizer” successfully bowed into the No. 1 position on Gaon’s albums chart.

Super Junior’s fourth studio release “BONAMANA” fell one slot to second place, followed sequentially by MBLAQ’s single album “Y” which bounced up two spots to third.

cre: Asiae.co.kr


[100601/WONDER GIRLS] JYP TOLD THEM TO WAIT TO DATE

Korean pop group Wonder Girls [Asia Economic Daily]

Female pop group Wonder Girls have revealed that they want to date but producer Park Jin-young is telling them to wait a few more years.

The girls made the remark while appearing on celebrity talk show “Win Win,” which airs tonight on KBS2 TV.

“When we first debuted, Park Jin-young told us to wait just three years,” the girls said on the show. “And when we went to the U.S., he said to wait another two years… We don’t know how much longer we have to wait.”

When asked what they would like to do if they have a boyfriend, Yenny answered that she wants to “wear a couple ring and write his name in a secret code in the ‘thanks to’ section in the album.”

“When I return to Korea after an overseas concert, I would like my boyfriend to greet me at the airport with a hug,” said the group’s youngest member Sohee.

The members also demonstrated various individual talents on the show; Sohee did a vocal mimicry of popular female emcee Choi Hwa-jung while Yubin unveiled her thick Jeolla province dialect.

Wonder Girls recently made a splashing comeback to the local music scene with “2 Different Tears,” their first full-length album since “The Wonder Years” in 2007.

The girls, who have been promoting the record since arriving in Korea two weeks ago, have been topping various music charts with their latest single “2 Different Tears.”

They will be wrapping up their schedule in Korea this week and leave for the U.S., where they will go on a 20-city tour across the country.

cre: Asiae.co.kr


[100528/KPOP] WONDER GIRLS CROWNED #1 ON M!COUNTDOWN

Korean pop group Wonder Girls [Asia Economic Daily]

Female pop group the Wonder Girls took the crown on Mnet music show “M! Countdown” yesterday, their latest single “2 Different Tears” taking its first win on a televised music show .

The girls became emotional when they were announced winners for the week, defeating Rain’s boy band MBLAQ for the No. 1 title.

“I would like to thank the people at the agency who worked hard and our fans,” said a teary Sun.

New member Lim also remarked, “Thank you for giving me an award like this.. I will work hard.”

Wonder Girls recently made a splashing comeback to the local music scene with “2 Different Tears,” their first full-length album since “The Wonder Years” in 2007.

The girls arrived in Korea last week and has been making appearances on various TV shows to promote the record.

They will be wrapping up their schedule in Korea this week and leave for the U.S., where they will go on a 20-city tour across the country.

cre: asiae.co.kr


[100527/KPOP] WONDER GIRLS AT IT AGAIN WITH 2DT

Korean female idol group Wonder Girls [JYP Entertainment]

Korean female idol group the Wonder Girls successfully bowed into the No. 1 spot on Gaon’s singles chart with their latest song “2 Different Tears” during the fourth week of May.

According to data released on Thursday, the girls claimed their first win on the chart, pushing out former winners Davichi off from the top slot.

The quintet made a comeback to the local music scene early last week after the global release of their new album, of the same name as their new song, which also marked their official debut in the United States.

Rounding out the top three singles was R&B duo Vibe’s latest tune “Please Come Back Again” which climbed nine slots to second place, while “Time, Please Stop” by Davichi followed behind in third place falling back two ranks from the previous week.

Meanwhile, K-pop male idols Super Junior remained on top of Gaon’s weekly album chart for the week of May 16 to 22 with their fourth full-length record “BONAMANA” for the second consecutive week.

Wonder Girls’ new single album “2 Different Tears” and CNBLUE’s latest second mini-album “Bluelove” entered the charts at No. 2 and 3 spot, respectively.

cre: asiae.co.kr


[100526/KPOP] WONDER GIRLS: MIMI’S HAPPINESS IS IMPORTANT.

Korean pop group Wonder Girls [JYP Entertainment]

Korean pop sensation Wonder Girls, who are currently promoting their latest album “2 Different Tears” with new member Lim, have said that former bandmate “Mimi’s happiness is important” as much as the group’s success.

The girls made the remark while appearing on KBS talk show “Win Win” aired Tuesday, when asked how they felt about Mimi leaving the group last February to attend college and go back to living a normal life.

The members explained that Mimi had often mentioned in the U.S., where they were working particularly hard to promote themselves last year, that she was a having hard time and seriously considered quitting her music career.

“Every time she said that, we would jokingly say ‘Okay, don’t do this, quit.'” said the girls on the show. “If we had known that she was serious, we would have been more supportive of her. We feel bad that we weren’t.”

“It was a really painful and difficult time,” said a teary Yenny. “We tried hard [to get Mimi to stay] and even tried to ignore her decision to quit the group. But it didn’t work.”

“The happiness of the Wonder Girls is important, but I felt that Mimi’s happiness is important as well,” added the group’s leader Sun. “It was a decision we made after a long discussion with Mimi.”

The girls also said that they congratulated their former bandmate after she passed her college entrance qualification exam earlier this month and thanked her for monitoring the group’s comeback performance and sending a text message in support.

On a different note, Wonder Girls’ youngest member Sohee revealed on the show how she felt about Sulli, the youngest in another popular girl band f(x).

“These days, I find people who are younger than me so adorable,” the 17-year-old star was quoted as saying. “I used to be the youngest person working but now it feels like I have younger siblings — it’s wonderful.”

Wonder Girls recently made a splashing comeback with “2 Different Tears,” their first full-length album since “The Wonder Years” in 2007.

With new member Lim replacing Mimi, the girls arrived in Korea last week and has been making appearances on various TV shows to promote the record.

cre: asiae.co.kr


[KPOP] WONDER GIRLS SKIP TO THE TOP OF MNET CHARTS

Wonder Girls [JYP Entertainment]

Korean pop sensation Wonder Girls shot to the top of cable music channel Mnet’s singles chart during the week of May 17 to 23 with their new single “2 Different Tears (2DT).”

The quintet claimed their first win on the chart, making an astonishing 75-slot jump to bump down former week’s winner Davichi to No. 7.

The hit maker group’s latest song “2DT” is the title track of the girls album of the same name released on May 16 which marks their official debut in the United States.

The song has been recorded in three languages including Korean, English and Chinese and the English versions and remixes of their previous hits in Korea, “Tell Me,” “So Hot” and “Nobody,” are also featured in the album.

Meanwhile, Korean boy band MBLAQ made a quick entry into the singles chart with their new song “Y,” unveiled just last week, which placed on the runner-up spot, and male duo Vibe’s latest tune “Please Come Back Again” gained three positions into third place.

On the weekly albums chart, Vibe’s fourth full-length studio release “Vibe in Praha” remained the top seller for the second consecutive week.

CNBLUE ascended seven ranks to second place with their mini album “Bluelove,” whereas Davichi dropped one spot to No. 3.

cre: asiae.co.kr


[100518/KPOP] WONDER GIRLS SWEEP ONLINE MUSIC CHART WITH NEW SONG

Wonder Girls members Yenny, Sohee, Sun, Yubin and Lim [JYP Entertainment]

Pop sensation the Wonder Girls have worked their magic once again, topping every Korean music chart with their new song “2 Different Tears (2DT)” released just days ago, according to their agency on Tuesday.

JYP Entertainment (JYPE) stated that “2DT” topped the online music charts of social networking site Cyworld and major music provider Melon immediately after its release on Monday (Korea time).

The girls then went on to triumph on the remainder of local charts, including Dosirak, Mnet, Soribada, Bugs, Monkey 3 and Hanteo, according to figures released today.

The Wonder Girls’ latest record, also titled “2 Different Tears,” marks the girls’ official debut in the United States, featuring “2DT” recorded in a Korean and English version, as well as the English versions and remixes of their previous hits in Korea “Tell Me,” “So Hot” and “Nobody.”

Wonder Girls, composed of Sohee, Yubin, Sun, Yenny and Lim, returned to Korea yesterday after having held a launching party for the global release of their new album over the weekend.

They will be making several appearances on entertainment programs during their two-week stay in Korea including on “Family Outing Season 2,” “1 Night 2 Days” and “Win Win.”

The girls will then fly back to the United States to prepare for their solo tour which kicks off on June 4.

cre: asiae.co.kr

Here’s their LIVE perf [100523] of 2 Different Tears:

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My first love in Kpop Girl Group.  Love them now that they’re getting mature with everything (i.e music, fashion, etc.). Welcome back to Korea, Wonder Girls. <333


[KPOP] 100408 WONDER GIRLS WRAPS UP MV SHOOT FOR NEW ALBUM

K-pop princesses Wonder Girls have finished shooting the music videos for their U.S. debut album in Korea, according to their agency on Thursday.

“The girls shot their music videos for two days till yesterday in the Gyeonggi Province,” a representative from JYP Entertainment explained, adding they will return to the U.S. next week to finish preparing for their album.

Their new album, to contain their title track recorded in three languages including English, Chinese and Korean, will be unveiled worldwide on May 16.

Their music videos were also produced in each language, the first time in the world for such an attempt to be made.

On the day of the album’s release, the girls are set to hold a launching party which will air live on online service provider Ustream, followed by a live-chatting session with their fans from all over the world and a live performance by the girls.

Wonder Girls made a splash into the music industry in 2007, quickly becoming one of the biggest pop acts in the country with numerous hit singles.

They are also the most successful group to have made a crossover to the U.S., chosen as the opening act for popular boy band The Jonas Brothers and appearing in radio and television shows last year.

The girls continued to celebrate their success, becoming the first Korean artists in Billboard history to enter the Hot100 chart with their U.S. single “Nobody” debuting at No. 76.

However, the quintet –composed of Sohee, Yubin, Sun, Yenny and Mimi– suffered a setback to kick off their singing career in the U.S. full scale when original member Mimi decided to leave the group to pursue her studies. She was replaced with new member Lim in March.

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[KPOP] WONDER GIRLS GEAR UP FOR U.S DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE ON APRIL

Korean pop group Wonder Girls at the Sony Ericsson promotion tour in Singapore: (from left) members Sohee, Lim, Sun, Yubin and Yenny [JYP Entertainment]

Korean pop group Wonder Girls returned to the United States over the weekend to prepare for their debut album due out in the country in April, according to their agency JYP Entertainment (JYPE).

An official at JYPE told Asia Economic Daily over a phone call yesterday that “Wonder Girls members left for the U.S. on March 13,” adding that they will “focus on the release of their studio album which has been delayed.”

“For the time being, they have no other work scheduled and are planning to concentrate on the album to release it by April or May at the latest,” the official was quoted as saying.

He further explained that the delay came due to the group’s member replacement; original member Mimi left the group last month to continue her studies and JYP trainee Lim was brought in to fill her place.

The quintet, including new member Lim, had flown into Korea earlier this month and last week attended a promotional tour in Singapore as the new face for global mobile phone brand Sony Ericsson in the Asia-Pacific region.

Wonder Girls — originally composed of Sohee, Yubin, Sun, Yenny and Mimi — debuted in Korea in 2007 and quickly became one of the most successful pop groups in the country with three consecutive No. 1 singles, “Tell Me”, “So Hot”, and “Nobody”.

They made an impressive crossover to the United States last year when their U.S. debut single “Nobody” entered the Billboard Hot100 at No. 76, becoming the first Korean artists to be placed on the chart in its 115-year history.

Reporter : Cho Bum-ja anju1015@asiae.co.kr
Editor : Lynn Kim lynn2878@asiae.co.kr
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