The Wonder Girls, one of South Korea’s top pop groups, has hit the front page of a leading U.S. daily newspaper.

In a story, which is accompanied by photos, in the Seattle Times, it is reported that the quintet will open for the Jonas Brothers concerts in Portland and Seattle.

The newspaper referred to the three No. 1 hits the group _ made up of Sun, Yenny, Mimi, Sohee and Yubin _ has had in Asia.

The Times quoted Sun as saying, “Performing on this tour is such an honor.” The Wonder Girls was speaking on a conference call from Dallas, where they were rehearsing at the first stop on the Jonas Brothers’ tour. She added that the Jonas Brothers “are very talented. They have been so kind. … It’s a great opportunity for us.”

According to the newspaper, the largest daily in the state of Washington, the Wonder Girls plans on showcasing English versions of two of its popular Korean songs _ “Nobody” and “Tell Me.”

“We just want them to enjoy our songs, and be happy from them, and then we’ll be so happy,” Yenny, the most talkative of the band mates, was quoted as saying.

“Our music is retro-funky-pop music, a mix of the old and the new,” Yubin, who, like all the Wonder Girls, uses her first name only. “Our songs are very easy to follow, no matter how old you are.”

The Wonder Girls is produced by singer-songwriter Park Jin-Young and each of the five original members were selected through auditions. Debuting in early 2007, they became popular in the fall of that year with the song “Tell Me.”

{source: koreatime.co.kr}

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