The girl band Wonder Girls gave a live performance of the song “Nobody” on the U.S. terrestrial TV show “The Wendy Williams Show,” which airs across America. The group’s agency, JYP Entertainment, said the Wonder Girls mesmerized the show hostess and American viewers with their costumes and performance.
Wendy Williams introduced the Wonder Girls as the “sensation and big stars of Asia.” After hearing “Nobody,” she lauded the group and embraced each member, while the audience gave the group a standing ovation.
Williams also told the audience that the Wonder Girls perform as the opening act of the Jonas Brothers’ tour and asked if the Jonas Brothers’ father, Kevin Jonas, was the Wonder Girls’ manager in the U.S.
The Wonder Girls said they were nervous prior to their performance but had great fun on the show.
So-hee and Sun-mi, two teenage members of Wonder Girls, have dropped out of high school to focus on their careers in America. The girls’ representative at JYP Entertainment admitted that the two girls voluntarily left school a while ago. They were both born in 1992.
According to their agency, So-hee and Sun-mi thought long and hard about dropping out of school with their families before making their final decision. They could have stayed in school if they were working only in Korea, but their overseas career necessitated a long absence from school, compelling them to stop their studies.
Meanwhile, Wonder Girls plans to release a single album for the first time in the United States on June 27th. The songs in the album are the English versions of their biggest hits, “Nobody” and “Tell Me.” The girls will also open the concerts for American pop idol Jonas Brothers from June 27 through mid-August. The first regular album of Wonder Girls in America will roll out sometimes in ! September or October of this year.
The girl-band Wonder Girls has been picked as Koreans’ favorite music group for the second straight year.
According to the Korea Gallup, the Wonder Girls received 22.2 percent of the votes in a public poll that was conducted three times from June to November on 4,330 people ages 13 to 59 nationwide. The Wonder Girls have produced two big hits this year — “So Hot” and “Nobody.”
They were trailed by Big Bang (21.2 percent), Chang Yun-jung (9.9 percent), Girls’ Generation (7.8 percent), Lee Hyo-ri (6.5 percent) and Tae Jin-ah (6.5 percent).
The song “Nobody” was picked as the most popular song of the year. It has obtained 35 percent of votes among teenagers and people in their 20s, with its overall approval ratings reaching 11.4 percent. It was followed by Big Bang’s “Day By Day” (9.3 percent), the Wonder Girls’ “So Hot” (5.5 percent), Lee Hyo-ri’s “U-Go-Girl” (3.6 percent) and SG Wannabe’s “La La La” (3.1 percent).