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After 2NE1, K-pop group Wonder Girls to disband as well

A promotional photo featuring the members of Wonder Girls for their 2016 single “Why So Lonely.

It’s been a difficult few month for fans of K-pop. They had to deal with the split of 2NE1, as well as come to terms that Big Bang will be going on hiatus

Add to that this latest news about Wonder Girls. On Thursday, JYP Entertainment announced that the girl group, who rose to fame with their hit single “Nobody,” have decided to call it quits after 10 years in the business. 

According to a statement from JYP Entertainment, as reported by several news websites, only two of the four current members — Yubin and Hyerim — have renewed their contracts with the label. Yeeun and Sunmi, meanwhile, will leave and “pursue new paths.”

The statement added that the group will release one final single as a way of expressing their gratitude towards their fans — a move similar to what YG Entertainment did with 2NE1. It will be released on February 10, which also falls on the 10-year anniversary of the group’s debut. 

Wonder Girls is considered one of the most popular K-pop groups. “Nobody,” their first single, broke into the Billboard Hot 100, charting at 76. It was the first time that a South Korean group managed to enter the chart. 

Their other hits include “Tell Me,” “So Hot,” “Why So Lonely,” and “Be My Baby.” They have released three studio albums, namely “The Wonder Years” (2007), “Wonder World” (2011), and “Reboot” (2015).

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