Pop group Wonder Girls have been chosen as “Koreans’ Favorite Singer” for two consecutive years. According to research company Gallup Korea Wednesday, the group was voted No. 1 among 4,330 Koreans who participated in three individual surveys carried out from last June to November. The ages of the recipients ranged from 13 to 59.
The five-member pop group topped the list with 22.2 percent of votes, while male pop group Big Bang came in second with 21.2 percent. Trot (Korean style pop genre) singer Jang Yun-jung made third place with 9.9 percent, while fellow pop group Girls’ Generation, singer Lee Hyo-ri and veteran trot singer Tae Jin-ah followed with 7.8 percent, 6.5 percent and another 6.5 percent, respectively.
The Wonder Girls’ song “Nobody” was also voted as the “Most Popular Song of the Year,” with 11.4 percent of recipients choosing the catchy song as their favorite. Big Bang’s “Day By Day,” Wonder Girls’ “So Hot,” Lee’s “U-Go-Girl” and SG Wannabe’s “La La La” made it to the top five.
Making their debut in 2007, the Wonder Girls started out a bit rough as one of singer and head of JYP Entertainment Park Jin-young’s creations. The group reached the top with its hit song “So Hot” earlier this year and continued to gain popularity with their follow up “Nobody.” (Han Sang-hee, Staff Reporter, The Korea Times)
Here’s a video of Wonder Girls’ performance at One Love Concert on Dec. 13, 2008: