2NE1 and Wonder Girls have been voted the top two girl groups with the most potential to become successful in the US.
According to Internet Education Group SevenEduM who polled 378 select individuals from July 27th to August 9th, 184 people (49%) voted 2NE1 as the Korean girl group with the most potential to make it in the States. Behind 2NE1 was Wonder Girls, receiving votes from 50 individuals (13%).
SevenEduM’s representative Cha Gil Young spoke in regards to 2NE1 saying, “will.i.am who is known to be producing 2NE1′s US debut album visited Korea this past May to stop by YG, and he sat down with CEO Yang Hyun Suk, YG’s main producer Teddy, as well the 2NE1 members to discuss their debut. 2NE1 will also be holding their global tour ‘NEW EVOLUTION‘ and perform in New Jersey, LA, and more. So for a number of reasons, 2NE1 looks as though they can successfully break the US market and I think that is why they were selected as #1.”
He continued, “Wonder Girls are also garnering more attention after the release of their new single “Like Money“, and they are receiving a lot of spotlight in the US media due to their history.”
Trailing behind the Wonder Girls were T-ara, Girls’ Generation, SISTAR, f(x), miss A, KARA, After School, and 4minute.