Mystery solved–American singer and rapper Akon is on board for the Wonder Girls‘ US debut. JYP Entertainment released the news through Twitter this morning after two days of vague teasers and hints of just who the featured artist would be. Wonder Girls’ digital single “Like Money” drops on July 10.
The first two clips don’t share much information–just a set and some neat graphics. The real teasing begins with the third video, in which we see and hear a bit of the song, styling, and choreography. Not to mention we can really start wrapping our heads around the idea of Akon on a K-pop track.
We have to say, we’re surprised. The “40 million Facebook Likes” hint was a very broad one, but the multi-platinum recording artist was nowhere on our mystery guest radar screen. Domestic and international Wonder Girls fans are on the fence about the unexpected pairing, but gave a generally positive response to the song itself. Judging from these clips, “Like Money” will be much more futuristic electro-pop than their last English single, “The DJ is Mine,” and hopefully a little heavier on the dubstep, too.