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Wonder Girls Begin Hiatus After Special Olympics Concert
Wonder Girls took the stage Feb. 5 at the closing ceremonies of the Special Olympics Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Korea, the group's first performance since the marriage of member Sun. It was also likely their last as a quintet for some time, following an announcement that Sun would be taking a break to focus on being a newlywed, as well as her charity work.
The K-pop group's label, JYP Entertainment, tells Billboard that the group is still together for the time being with no official decisions made about future performances.
Despite an uncertain future, the group appeared in high spirits pulling out some of their biggest hits and classic choreography including the international hit "Nobody," K-Pop Hot 100 No. 1 "Like This" and a version of the Akon-assisted "Like Money." The girls gave speeches of support to the athletes and did not focus on how it may be awhile until fans can see them together again. Watch the 15 minute performance below:
In late November, Wonder Girls label JYP Entertainment announced that Sun would marry her boyfriend on Jan. 26, making her the first K-pop idol of the current, younger generation of stars to do so. Her record label then released a statement saying that following her wedding, Sun would step away to focus on other matters -- a bittersweet announcement for many fans.
The remaining four members will focus on solo activities. Vocalist Yenny has been cast in the musical, "The Three Musketeers," while rapper Yubin will make her acting debut in the Korean drama "The Virus."
Plans for Sohee and Lim have not been announced but the label did mention the girls would explore solo ventures like acting, producing, solo albums and other television activities.