The Wonder Girls are a South Korean pop sensation that has experienced international fame and success. They made their American debut when they toured as the opening act for the Jonas Brothers in 2009. They extended the number of shows they were scheduled to perform with him from thirteen to forty-five. They became a YouTube craze which allowed them to reach national fame within the United States.
The Wonder Girls have now rerecorded their hit songs in English and are currently working on an English album designated for their new American audience. Their single, “Nobody,” went as far as to make it to the Billboard Hot 100 in October 2009 which makes the Wonder Girls the first Korean group to make it onto the chart. This single also reached the Taiwan and Hong Kong music charts.
The international success of the Wonder Girls can be seen based on their talented vocals, catchy tunes, and choreography. The release of their upcoming album will determine whether or not they can actually be widely popular with a western audience. Their success in 2009 with the Jonas Brothers tour makes this seem very promising but only time will tell if their appeal with an American audience will continue to grow and develop.