The Wonder Girls released a new mini-album, Wonder Party, on June 3 with “Like This” as its lead track. On the same day, Big Bang also released a special album, Still Alive. The rivalry between the two groups is receiving favorable reviews.
In an interview with news reporters on June 19, the Wonder Girls said, “It would be a lie if we said we didn’t care about Big Bang’s new album, which was released at the same time as ours. But we’re happy because we’re friendly rivals. It’s our first time to go head-to-head with Big Bang. There were a few times we promoted our albums during the same period of time, but this time, we released our new albums on the same day at the same time. We of course cared a lot about it.”
Ye Eun said, “We made this album for many people to enjoy rather than to win. We’re happy that our ranking is getting higher week by week, but we don’t think we can always top the charts.”
It’s quite unusual for such popular idol groups as Big Bang and the Wonder Girls to release albums simultaneously. It’s said that the rivalry between the two groups has helped both groups receive wide attention and also promote their albums.
The Wonder Girls will soon hold a flashmob festival under the title of “Let’s dance and have a good time together.” Having attracted many people’s attention with easy choreography, the Wonder Girls will also hold a live concert on July 7.