Wonder Girls in Billboard Hot 100
, one of South Korea's top girl groups, are the first Korean singers to enter the top 100 of main Billboard chart in 2009.
After five months of being released in the United States, their single “Nobody” ranked 76th on the Billboard Hot 100
, which is one of the two most important charts in the country. This is especially significant as the US music market is the largest in the world. This chart lists the top 100 songs of the moment regardless of genre and is frequently used as the standard measure for ranking songs in the U.S.
The song –which was written by Park Jin-young- had already taken Asia by storm, turning Wonder Girls' five members into K-pop superstars. Their sensual and striking voices and moves along their catchy and contagious single caused sensation and furor inside and outside of South Korea's boundaries.
The band made their debut in the United States with the release of an album in English after signing a management contract with the Jonas Group and Hollywood's Creative Artist Agency (CAA). This was the agency chosen to manage the band's career in the U.S.
This acknowledgement of Wonder Girls by the Billboard Top 100 is a milestone for K-pop music and the band members (Sun, Yenny, Mimi, Sohee and Yubin). Undeniably, the key to the U.S. music market opens the doors to the rest of the world. And this proves that Wonder Girls really are “the girls who can amaze the world”.
In 2010, the band entered the Chinese market with the compilation album Wonder Girls that included Chinese language versions of “Tell Me”, “Nobody”, and “So Hot”. In 2012, the group signed with DefStar Records
, a subsidiary of Sony Music Japan
, for their Japanese debut.
In late 2012, Wonder Girls announced the group would be going on provisional break owing to Sunye's marriage.