Wonder Girls

2nd Generation February 2007 January 26, 2017

Wonder Girls
(원더걸스) was a South Korean girl group formed by JYP Entertainment. The group debuted in February 2007 with the single „Irony“ and five members: Sunye, Yeeun, Sunmi, Hyuna and Sohee. After Hyuna’s departure in July, Yubin was added into the group prior to the release of their debut studio album, The Wonder Years (2007). The album spawned the hit single „Tell Me“, which topped various South Korea’s on and offline music charts.

Wonder Girls further established themselves as one of the top girl groups in the country with the hit singles „So Hot“ and „Nobody“, which were released in 2008. After being released as a single in the United States in late 2009, „Nobody“ charted at number seventy-six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Wonder Girls the first South Korean group to enter the chart. The group began their entry into the American market the same year as an opening act for the Jonas Brothers‘ World Tour, performing the English version of their songs.

In 2010, Sunmi left the group to pursue an academic career and was replaced by Hyerim. From 2011 to 2012, the group released the successful singles „2 Different Tears“, „Be My Baby“ and „Like This“ before going on a three-year long hiatus. In 2015, it was announced that Sohee and Sunye decided to leave the group while Sunmi would resume promotion with the remaining members. The four-piece adapted a band-oriented concept for their acclaimed third and final studio album, Reboot (2015), and the number one 2016 single „Why So Lonely“.

Wonder Girls are known as „South Korea’s Retro Queens“, as their music has been noted to contain elements from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. In 2017, Billboard ranked Wonder Girls at number three on their „Top 10 K-pop Girl Groups of the Past Decade“ list. The group officially disbanded on January 26, 2017, after unsuccessful contract renewal negotiation with some of its members. On February 10, 2017, they released their final single „Draw Me“, which also served as a celebration of their tenth anniversary.

OriginSeoul, South Korea
GenresK-pop, retro, pop-rock
Years active2007–2013 (Hiatus)
2015-2017
LabelsJYP Entertainment, DefStar, Jonas, Studio J
Associated actsJYP Nation
Websitewondergirls.jype.com
Past MembersYubin (2007- 2017)
Yeeun (2007- 2017)
Sunmi (2007-2010, 2015-2017)
Hyerim (2010- 2017)
Sunye (2007- 2015)
Sohee (2007- 2015)
Hyuna (2007)
Feb 2007
Jul 2007
Sunye
Sunye
Yeeun
Yeeun
Sunmi
Sunmi
Kim Hyuna
Hyuna
Sohee
Sohee
July 2007
Jan 2010
Sunye
Sunye
Yeeun
Yeeun
Sunmi
Sunmi
Yubin
Yubin
Sohee
Sohee
Jan 2010
Dec 2015
Sunye
Sunye
Yeeun
Yeeun
Hyerim
Hyerim
Yubin
Yubin
Sohee
Sohee
Dec 2015
Jan 2017
Yeeun
Yeeun
Hyerim
Hyerim
Sunmi
Sunmi
Yubin
Yubin

Yubin (유빈)
Gim Yu-bin (김유빈)
Main Rapper Vocalist
Face
★ 04.010.1988  (30 years)
Gwangju 
@hi_yubin
Singer Dancer Actress Solo Yubin

Yeeun (예은)
Bag Ye-eun (박예은)
Main Vocalist
★ 26.05.1989
Goyang 
@hatfelt
Singer Dancer Solo hat:felt

Sunye (선예)
Min Seon-ye (민선예)
Leader Main Vocalist
Lead Dancer
★ 12.08.1989 (29 years)
Seoul
@sunye.m

She left the group in 2015

Sunmi (선미)
I Seon-mi (이선미)
Main Dancer Lead Rapper
★ 02.05.1992 (27 years)
Iksan
@miyayeah
Sunmi
Left January 22, 2010

Hyuna (현아)
Gim Hyun-a (김현아)
Main Dancer Main Rapper
Vocalist Face of the Group
★ 06.06.1992 (27 years)
Seoul 
@hyunah_aa
Singer Dancer Solo Hyuna
Left group June 30, 2007

Sohee (소희)
An So-hui (안소희)
Main Dancer Vocalist
Face
★ 27.06.1992 (27 years)
Seoul 
@ssoheean
Singer Dancer Actress
Left group December 21, 2015

Hyerim (혜림)
U Hyerim (우혜림)
Lead Rapper Vocalist
Maknae
★ 01.09.1992 (26 years)
Seoul 
@wg_lim
Singer Dancer