Wonder Girls will hold a concert in the the states next year, March 2009, with hopes of breaking into the American market eventually.
In an interview with Sports Donga, Sun Ye expressed, “Next February, we will hold our very first concert in Korea, followed by a concert in America in March. So we feel more burdened than ever before.” Sun Ye continued, “Under JYP USA (U.S management), we are getting ready and hoping to break into the American music industry. I am anxious and hope that our concert next year will give Wonder Girls the opportunity to enter the American market.”
Even before they had debuted as the Wonder Girls, they have been steadily preparing for their debut in the States. They have even tackled the hard task of conquering how to speak and understand English fluently which is vital in order to make it into the U.S. The girls have lived with their English tutors so they could learn to speak and use English in their everyday life.
Earlier this year, Wonder Girls experienced the “American Stage” when they were featured in JYP’s American tour in Los Angeles and New York. And so far, they are getting a warm response from America. Last spring, the Wonder Girls were praised by “The San Francisco Chronicle” and this year, the girls were the only Korean artist chosen as one of “the top 8 girl groups to look forward to” by Britain’s famous “Virgin Media” website. They also recently travelled to New York to perform at Flushing Meadows for the 26th Korean Harvest Festival.
More recently, only a day after the Wonder Girls officially released their new music video for ‘Nobody’ Perezhilton.com, a famous American blog, featured the video on his site which created a huge buzz. The Wonder Girls were featured again last week as they posted their old song “So Hot”. To this, Sun Ye replied, “All the members had big expectations for ‘Nobody’, but not in our wildest dreams did we think it would also create this much buzz in America”.
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Korean Wonderfuls have gotten their CDs and they get not 1 but 2 free posters. The joy of living in Korea. Overseas Wonderfuls can only watch in envy.
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