20120309_seoulbeats_insooniWelcome to this week’s edition of SB Week in Review! This week most idols and the rest of the entertainment industry took a break to celebrate Lunar New Year. Well, they took a break from regular promotions to participate in various Lunar New year special broadcasts. Regardless of the slow week, here’s all the news you may have missed:

Serious News

Comebacks & Debuts

  • AOA sub-unit AOA Cream debuted with “I’m Jelly Baby” and proved that revenge is best served…. pink?
  • He may be completing his military service at the moment, but that didn’t stop JYJ‘s Jaejoong from releasing his new album, No. X on February 12. In addition to the 12 new songs, fans will also be tided over with the release of the MV for “Love You More.”
  • Mamamoo dropped their pre-release single “1CM” and a hilarious music video to boot.
  • Yoon Jong-shin teamed up with Seventeen‘s vocal line (Jung-han, Woozi, DK, Seung-kwan and Joshua) for “Chocolate.” Just in time for Valentine’s Day, too!

Teasers & Announcements

  • 20160212_seoulbeat_rainbow_prismJo Kwon of 2AM released the first teaser video for “Crosswalk” starring EXO‘s Suho. This will be the second JYP/SM collaboration this year.
  • Exciting news! Spica announced their plans for an April comeback following a two and a half year hiatus — three and a half if you could the time since their last mini album in 2012. Label mates Nicole and Eric Nam will also be returning over the next couple months.
  • Rookie group April announced their fanclub name. Hello, Fineapples. Let the awful pick up lines begin.
  • Rainbow‘s gearing up for their Prism comeback, and have released the first group teaser image.
  • Hara (KARA) will be acting as the lead in KBS’s upcoming drama Babysitter.
  • JYP and American comedian Conan O’Brien are preparing… something together. Hopefully we’ll have more details soon.

Other News

  • 20150212_seoulbeats_sooyoungA Pink‘s Eunji joined Instagram! SNSD‘s Sooyoung also became one of the first idols to join Tumblr.
  • Actress Jun Ji-hyun gave birth to her first child this week. Congrats!
  • Congratulations are also in order for Park Shin-hye, Yuri and Sooyoung (SNSD) who all graduated from Joongang University this week.
  • EXO embarked on their North American tour this week. Unfortunately, member Kai was unable to secure a visa in time for the Dallas concert. Rest assured, all seems resolved in time for him to make the Vancouver show. Will any readers be attending one of the shows?


(Daum: [1] [2], Naver: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8], Nate. Images via DSP, Rainbow Bridge World, Tumblr.)