20131116_seoulbeats_jung_joon_youngHello, and welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed.

Serious News

  • Horan of Clazziquai was caught drunk driving. All her activities have been suspended for the time being.
  • At the start of the week, it was revealed that Jung Joon-young had been accused of sexual assault by his ex-girlfriend back in August. The singer was also accused of secretly filming a sexual encounter between himself and the woman.  On the 25th, the same woman filed a petition to withdraw the charges. However, the media storm has prompted a public apology and Jung’s removal from 2 Days & 1 Night.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • A Pink love those soft focus aesthetics in the MV for “Only One.”
  • Crayon Pop are keeping campy K-pop alive with “Doo Doom Chit.”
  • Got7 kicked up the intensity — and confusion — for “Hard Carry.”
  • Dal Shabet are living for the weekend with “FRI.SAT.SUN.”
  • Park Hyo-Shin‘s I am a Dreamer comes out on October 3. Until then, you can tide yourself over with the pre-release MV for “Breath.”

20160929_seoulbeats_davichiTeasers & Announcements

  • Sandeul (B1A4) dropped the first couple of audio and visual teasers for his solo debut on October 4 with “Stay as You Are.”
  • Crush is releasing his new EP Wanderlust on October 13.
  • Amber and Luna continue to team up for EDM bangers. “Heartbeat” will drop through SM Station, and also serve as the theme song for the upcoming Spectrum Music Festival.
  • We can expect the return of Twice towards the end of October! Ladies Code is also shooting for an October comeback.
  • I.O.I. will be back on October 17 with their next album.
  • Big Hit certainly knows how to build anticipation for a comeback. First, BTS dropped the concept teaser “Boy Meets Evil” followed by a handful of concept image teasers. Wings will drop October 10.
  • Shinee – or should I say 5HINee – have gone full 90’s retro for “1 of 1.” As a lead-up to the comeback, they’ll introduce one song a day through their new Instagram. (Check out their website for heaps of nostalgia.)
  • Ailee‘s coming “Home” on October 5.
  • Davichi will return with a fan-voted lead single and the new album, 50 X half on October 13.
  • FNC is gearing up to debut new dance group SF9 with “Fanfare” on October 5. Cube’s new boy group Pentagon will follow on October 10.
  • Lee Hong-ki will take over Kiss the Radio following the departure of Super Junior‘s Leetuk.
  • Lay will release a special song for fans on his birthday. Is this a warm up for his Chinese solo debut?

Other News

  • 20160810_seoulbeats_seolhyun_dispatch1Young-ji continues to insist that Kara has not disbanded. Uh…
  • Private pictures of Exo‘s Chen and an ex-girlfriend were leaked online. The fandom remained sane for the most part.
  • Sunwha has officially left Secret. She left a hearfelt goodbye message on her Instagram, and fellow member Hyosung wished her the best.
  • Brown Eyed GirlsNarsha will walk down the aisle soon. She also is launching her own fashion line! Congrats!
  • Bada also announced that she’s in a relationship.
  • Zico and Seolhyun‘s six month relationship has come to an end.


(Naver: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11], Nate: [1] [2], PannKpop Herald, Sports Donga, Busan, Newsen, My Daily. Images via: SM Entertianment, Ceci, CJ E&M, Dispatch.)