I love how fucking iconic Wonder Girls still are within K-pop despite the fact that they were technically only stratospherically huge for about two years. They couldn't keep their sky-high popularity going in the same way that Girls' Generation or BIGBANG have (JYP's fault, obviously), but their initial success left such a deep mark that they're still more relevant than most of the top active K-pop acts today.
When I first wrote aboutSunmi's sizzling debut single, "24 Hours," I said that the former Wonder Girl had won herself a place among the new generation of top female soloists. As it turns out, I'm not the only one who feels that way: According to JYP Entertainment, Sunmi's scheduled for multiple solo releases right up until the end of 2014.
There's been a storm of hype and controversy surrounding the solo debut of former Wonder Girls star, Sunmi, and rightly so. Wonder Girls are arguably the most iconic and influential Korean girl group of the past ten years, and they were at the absolute peak of their popularity when Sunmi split more than three years ago. The Korean public has never quite forgiven the now 21-year-old for choosing to leave the spotlight so abruptly, so when JYP Entertainment announced earlier this month that Sunmi was coming back as a solo artist with a sexy new image, the reaction from netizens was largely negative. But fuck 'em all, right?