After much speculation, JYP Entertainment has finally confirmed that Wonder Girls will be making a comeback and that Sunmi, who left the group in 2010 to pusue her academic career, will be joining them.
A JYP representative has just stated, “The Wonder Girls — Yubin, Yeeun, Hyerim, and Sunmi — filmed their new music video on June 24 in the Namyangju neighborhood. They will make their comeback after July.”
This will be the Wonder Girls’ first comeback in more than three years, their last release being “Like This” in June 2012.
This is not the first time that the group has changed its members, though it is a step closer to the original lineup. Sunmi debuted with Wonder Girls in 2007, along with Sunye, Yeeun, Sohee, and Hyuna (that’s right, 4minute Hyuna). Hyuna left the group shortly after their debut in 2007 due to health issues, and Yubin filled her place shortly after. In 2010, Sunmi withdrew from the group to pursue her academic career, which is when Hyerim entered the group as a replacement. Then, in November of 2013, Sunye announced that she would be getting married and in October of the next year, she gave birth to her daughter. In December of 2013, Sohee made the decision to not renew her contract with JYP Entertainment, thus leaving the Wonder Girls as a result.
Meanwhile, Sunmi was busy with solo activities, making her solo debut in August of 2013 under JYP Entertainment, stimulating speculation that one day she might return to the group, and it seems that that day has finally come 5 years after her departure from the group.
More details are sure to be released surrounding the group’s comeback in the next few weeks, so be sure to stay tuned to moonROK for updates.
Source: Sports Chosun
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