Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed over the past week:
- On the March 4 hearing regarding the East Light Members, former Producer Moon Young-il pled guilty for chronic violence. President Lee Jung-hyun and CEO Kim Chang-hwan of the company denied charges. They were accused of the violation of Child Welfare Law, and for child abuse and aid in child abuse, respectively.
- It looks like Seungri‘s Burning Sun scandal is just getting bigger and complicated: the latest development is that the idol will be enlisting into activity duty on March 25. This comes after one of Seungri’s clubs was under suspicion of tax evasion. However, YG CEO Yang Hyun-suk was revealed to be the actual owner of a club, and not Seungri. Stay tuned for a detailed write-up from us!
Debuts & Comebacks
- Infinite‘s Dongwoo said he didn’t need a “Party Girl” after getting the “News” of his breakup. Our writer had some thoughts about the latter.
- Sunmi made some dark and witty statements with “Noir“, according to our writer.
- TXT cutely debuted with “Crown“s on their heads. Check out our MV and album reviews!
- Key gifted his fans with “I Wanna Be” before enlisting.
- Dal Shabet‘s Soobin took a retro route with “Katchup“.
- Vixx‘s Ravi showed off a luxurious side with his suit and tie in “Tuxedo“.
- Jisook brought about a sense of serenity with the MV for “Big Dipper“.
- Members of Jus2 asked viewers to “Focus On Me” for Got 7’s first subunit debut.
- YGX‘s first artist, Anda, asked “What You Waiting For” for her debut video.
- S.I.S claimed they would “Always Be Your Girl” in their latest video.
Teasers & Announcements
- Epik High‘s “Lovedrunk” seems to feature a face-off between IU and Jin Seo-yeon. The album, Sleepless in _______, drops on Mar 11.
- 100 Percent continues to tease Re:tro with lyric teasers.
- Park Bom teamed up with Sandara Park for her solo return with “Spring“, which comes out on Mar 13.
- GWSN is gearing up for their second mini-album, The Park in the Night, which drops on Mar 13.
- Mamamoo continues to generate excitement for the Mar 14 comeback with White Wind.
- Red Velvet‘s Yeri will be coming back with her first solo track, “Dear Diary”, for SM Station on Mar 14.
- B.A.P.‘s Yongguk releases his first album on Mar 15.
- Yuehua‘s new girl group, Everglow, will be debuting on Mar 18 with Arrival of Everglow.
- Stray Kids “Unveil”-ed the teaser for their comeback with I am You on Mar 25.
- Park Jihoon‘s agency confirmed his solo debut to be on Mar 26.
- Exo‘s Chen excited his fans with the news of his solo album, though further details remain unknown.
- Seohyun (former member of SNSD) has shifted companies to Namoo Actors as of Mar 7.