Welcome to this week’s edition of SB Week in Review, where we round up all the news you may have missed this past week.


  • On November 12, the captain of the sunk Sewol ferry has been convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. The remaining crew of 14 people were sentenced to prison ranging from one year and 6 months to 7 years.
  • The lawsuit between Junsu and the construction companies for his Jeju hotel has come to an end, as it has been announced to be a false charge.
  • Police have arrested the shaman who helped Lee Jung-hee and her sons in their scandal.



  • 20151114_seoulbeats_hongki_parkshinhyeExid has released a bunch of smoking hot concept teasers for their “Hot Pink” comeback, set for November 18.
  • Songstress Navi will be back on November 18 with “Don’t Miss You”.
  • Leessang‘s Gil will be breaking his hiatus with a solo album set for November 25th.
  • Hongki‘s solo debut is something fans have been waiting impatiently for, with a video teaser and some poster images keeping fans on the edge of their seats. His longtime-friend Park Shin-hye has been revealed to play the female lead in the MV.
  • Dynamic Duo gets ready to release their 8th album Grand Carnival on November 17th.
  • Stay tuned for B.A.P.‘s comeback with “Young, Wild & Free” on November 16th!
  • Nine Muses will be making their third comeback for this year, recently dropping the tracklist for the album.
  • The Legend is set to return with “Nail” on November 17.
  • B.I.G will set you on fire with “Taola” on November 17.
  • JJCC releases a video teaser for “Insomnia”.
  • iKon has started teasing for their “Apology” comeback with member teasers, and Yang Hyun-suk personally uploading snippets of the MV filming on his Instagram.
  • Snuper has released a teaser video for their upcoming debut on November 16.
  • Who else is excited for Oh My Venus? The new drama starring Shin Mina and So Ji-sub just released a trailer in time for its premiere on November 16.


  • 20151114_seoulbeats_hangrooJung Hyung-don will be taking a hiatus from his activities due to severe anxiety disorder. Programmes that will be affected include Infinity Challenge and Weekly Idol.
  • Music Core has decided to once again do away with its ranking system, which it put back in place in April 2013.
  • Congratulations to Nam Sang-mi for giving birth to a beautiful baby girl!
  • Han Groo ties the knot with her non-celebrity boyfriend of one year.
  • The results for the controversial Unpretty Rapstar 2 are finally out, and spoiler takes the win.
  • Enes Kaya, the ex-panelist from Abnormal Summit who was revealed to be having multiple affairs as a married man, has signed on to another agency and plans to pursue more activities in Korea.
  • April‘s leader, Somin, has announced her departure from the group.
  • Follow Winner on Instagram!

(Mydaily, Osen, Sports Donga, Newsen, Yonhap News, Naver, 10asia)