Wonder Girls: Nobody for Anybody

Wonder Girls
Wonder Girls

Crystal S. Anderson, PhD

Associate Professor of English, Longwood University

Wonder Girls debuted in 2007, the same year as Girls’ Generation, 8eight, Kara, T-Max, FT Island and Supernova. The group often makes the list of major female K-pop groups, along with 2NE1, S.E.S and Girls’ Generation.  Wonder Girls is credited with spearheading K-pop in the United States years before Psy (Billboard). The group also features a “signature retro sound and concept, which borrows from the 60s, 70s and 80s” (POPCRUSH).  The Wonder Girls announced their disbandment on January 26, 2017.


Park Jin Young | 2AM | 2PM | Miss A | Day6 | Twice | G.Soul | Got 7


  1. Wonder Girls X Big Bang: Tell Me | 2. Wonder Girls X BigBang: 2008 MBC Gayo DaeJun | 3. Wonder Girls X Dynamic Duo: Nobody/Anybody | 4. Wonder Girls X 2PM: Nobody Tango  | 5. Wonder Girls X JYP: Irony/Tell Me/She Was Pretty | 6. Wonder Girls X KARA X Black Pearl X Girls’ Generation: Battle of the Princess | 7. Yubin (Wonder Girls) X IVY: I Dance/Sonata of Temptation | 8. Yubin (Wonder Girls) X Jonghyun (SHINee): Deja-Boo | 9. Wonder Girls X 2PM X Miss A: Heartbeat



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DonghaeELFSuJu. 151227 JONGHYUN 종현 (SHINee 샤이니) (feat. Wonder Girls Yubin (원더걸스 유빈))- 데자-부 (Déjà-Boo) @ 가요대전 Live.” YouTube. https://youtu.be/JLMZgMswtRM, (12 Dec 2016).  

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4Minute: Plenty of Time to Woo You

4Minute, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/962
4Minute, KPOPIANA, http://kpoparchives.omeka.net/items/show/962

4Minute is a female group with members Ji Hyun (Nam Ji Hyun), Ga Yoon (Heo Ga Yoon), Ji Yoon (Jeon Ji Yoon), Hyuna (Kim Hyuna) and So Hyun (Kwon So Hyun). Since their debut in 2009, the group has been signed with Cube Entertainment.

To see the enhanced profile, including discographies and videographies, click the image to go to KPOPIANA, KPK’s multimedia database on Korean popular music of the Hallyu era!


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Dok2 (Lee Joon Kyoung) Source: http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/70611088/Dok2+4.png


 Dok2 (Dokki; Gonzo The Notorious Kid; The Dirty South Korean) (Lee Joon Kyoung)


November 2009




  • Map the Soul, Inc
  • 1llionaire Records (CEO)

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Heo Young Saeng

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Credit: http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/program/ program_artist_detail.htm?No=106022
Name Heo Young Saeng
Debut May 12, 2011
Status Active
Label B2M Entertainment (2010-present)
Fan Name Y.E.S.
Origin of Fan Name Young Saeng’s Eternal Supporters
Official Website http://www.young-saeng.com/
Related Websites http://www.hysmystyle.com/

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Rainy Heart

Let It Go

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Let It Go
Released: May 12 2011
Label: B2M Entertainment
1. Out The Club (featuring Taewan)
2. Let It Go (Featuring Hyuna)
3. Rainy Heart (featuring Kim Kyu Jong)
4. I’m Broken
5. Let It Go (Instrumental)

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