JYP quashes rumours of Wonder Girls comeback
JYP Entertainment, home to K-pop star acts such as 2PM and Miss A, yesterday cautiously denied rumours surrounding the possible comeback of one of its top idol groups, Wonder Girls, saying "nothing has been confirmed yet".
It is still uncertain whether the group will finally end their three-year-long hiatus and, if so, what changes will be made to the original line-up.
Wonder Girls became hugely popular in 2007 and 2008 with retro hits Tell Me and Nobody, with which they became the first K-pop act to land on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in 2009. They briefly enjoyed fame overseas, touring in the United States and Japan.
However, the group disintegrated in 2013 when leader Sunye decided to wed and relocate to Canada, where she is now a mother; and member Sohee decided not to renew her contract with JYP, instead pursuing an acting career with BH Entertainment.
For a number of years now, the remaining members have been reduced to low-key individual entertainment activities. Should the group decide to reassemble, they would be redeeming themselves after fading away since their last EP release, Like This, in June 2012.
THE KOREA HERALD/ASIA NEWS NETWORK