20160902_seoulbeats_ohmygirl_jine_wmeWelcome back to this edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:

Serious News

  • The first woman to file charges against Park Yoochun has been indicted for false charges.
  • Jessica Jung is seeking charges against malicious online commenters.
  • Oh My Girl member JinE was officially put on hiatus in order to address her anorexia. WM Entertainment says she in back in Pohang, focusing on treatment and recovery. We wish her the best.
  • Uhm Tae-woong was summoned for questioning regarding the sexual assault allegations raised against him.
  • The One‘s tax evasion charges have surpassed the statute of limitations.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • Still not sure what “Love Paint” is, but I’m enjoying the sultriness of this Nu’est comeback.
  • Ballad duo Homme is back with “Dilemma.”
  • Sistar‘s Hyorin and Yang Da-il came together for the stripped-down ballad, “And Then.”
  • Cosmic Girls‘ “Secret Time” now has a dance practice version!
  • Which Mamamoo sub-unit track do you prefer:  Solar and Wheein‘s “Angel,” or Hwasa and Moonbyul‘s “Dab Dab” ?
  • Brave Girls are keeping summer alive with “Yoo Hoo.”
  • Halo want you to have a “Happy Day.”

Teasers & Announcements

  • 20160901_seoulbeats_joy_red_velvetFormer Unpretty Rapstar contestant Tymee dropped a diss track for the current contestants of season 3. But given the recent cultural insensitivity on the show — not to mention the quality of rapping — it seems more than a little deserved.
  • 2PM confirmed a September comeback.
  • “Flower, Wind, and You” will be a special track released by I.O.I. members Cathy, Somi, Yoojung and Chungah. I.O.I. plan to make a full group comeback soon.
  • Casting news: Park Hae-jin and Oh Yeon-seo will play the leads in the film version of Cheese in the Trap.
  • MC Mong will drop U.F.O. on September 6.
  • Ga-in put out the first round of teasers for End Again. The first part of the comeback will take place on September 9th, while the second half of the full album, Begin Again, is slated for later down the road.
  • Infinite will be back September 19. What can you gleam from the teaser video?
  • Any guesses as to what to anticipate from Secret member Song Ji-eun‘s second solo mini?
  • Classic K-pop group Sechs Kies‘ special return under YG will be aided in part by Tablo.
  • Fiestar‘s Yezi is teaming up with a mystery collaborator for “Chase.”
  • Jay Park gifted us a double release this week with “Me Like Yuh,” and “Aquaman.”
  • Kanto will be teaming up with Seventeen‘s Woozi for his first release in two years.
  • Speaking of long hiatuses, Se7en plans to return after nearly four years, with an album in October.
  • YG began dropping teasers for both Mino and Bobby‘s solo debuts on September 8 and September 7, respectively. Alongside these solo debut announcements, came YG’s supposed plan for the remainder of 2016. If all goes according to plan, nearly every YG artist will return. But… this is YG we’re talking about.
  • Produce 101‘s Kim Joo-na is making a solo debut on September 12 with “Summer Dream.”
  • The Red concept is making a comeback for Red Velvet‘s Russian Roulette, out on September 7.
  • It’s been over a year, and we can finally expect A Pink‘s 3rd album on September 26.

Other News

  • 20150723_seoulbeats_got7_jacksonActress Jo Bo-ah was admitted to the hospital for encephalomeningitis. Despite being told that she should rest following her diagnosis, she returned to the set of Monster to finish filming before returning to the hospital.
  • MC the Max have moved on from Music & New to 325 E&C.
  • Psy wins the boutique label trend with the creation of PSYG.
  • Got7‘s Jackson was injured in a car accident en route to the airport. According to JYPE the accident was caused by fans trailing Jackson’s vehicle too closely. No word yet on the severity of the injury, and there’s a chance he won’t be able to participate in the JYP family concert in Japan on September 4th.
  • Vixx‘s Leo was also injured during the MBC Idol Star Athletic Championships.
  • MBK wins the award for most awkward dating confirmation with their press release that T-ara‘s Soyeon and Japanese wakeboarder Shota Tezuka are transitioning from friends to something more.


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