[NEWS] Wonder Girls Becomes 1st Korean Group on U.S. “Top 40” Rotation

21 10 2009

Idol group the Wonder Girls may be working its magic in the United States, becoming the first Korean group to enter the rotation playlists of some of the top 40 American radio stations, according to their agency on Tuesday.

“Of the 167 ‘Top40 Radio Stations’ located throughout major U.S. cities, their U.S. debut single ‘Nobody’ has entered the rotation playlists of 18 stations,” said JYP Entertainment. A song which goes on the rotation list will play at least once or twice a week for a month.

JYP also said that according to an airplay analysis chart by music website Mediabase, ‘Nobody’ was played over 65 times by radio stations between October 12 to 18 to increase the group’s airplay ranking by 16 spots from the previous week to No. 107.

“From what we’ve seen so far, we expect to see them enter more rotation playlists and their airplay ranking to increase,” JYP explained.

The popular five-member group released their first U.S. digital single in late June and performed the opening acts for all 53 shows of the Jonas Brothers’ U.S. tour. ‘Nobody’ is the English version of the song originally released in Korea which was a hit throughout several countries Asia.

Source: asiae.co.kr

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