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After nearly ten years, Wonder Girls disband

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Girl group sensation Wonder Girls are disbanding after nearly ten years. The group will be releasing a final single on Feb. 10.

The quartet’s agency JYP Entertainment delivered the unfortunate news in an official statement on Thursday.

“We came to the decision to disband the group after a long discussion with the members,” said the company. “Yubin and Hye-Rim decided to renew their contracts with [us], and we plan on displaying their abilities in new areas such as music, acting, hosting, etc.”

The company said that the remaining members Ye-eun and Sunmi decided to leave the company to walk their own paths.

The fate of the girl group has been a topic of discussion recently, as popular idol acts such as 2NE1 and Rainbow have disbanded due to the ending of their record contracts.

Since their debut as a five-piece in 2007, Wonder Girls has been a cultural powerhouse in the earlier half of the past decade with their hit songs “Tell Me,” “So Hot,” and “Nobody.” They regrouped as a four member band in 2015 and released their latest single, “Why So Lonely,” last July.

By Chung Jin-hong
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