kim-young-sam-funeralWelcome back to this week’s edition of SB Week in Review. Things are winding down as we prepare for award show season, but regardless, here’s all the news you may have missed this past week:

Serious News

Comebacks and Debuts

  • CL made her official debut as a solo artist with the hype track “Hello Bitches.”
  • GOT7 kicked off the holiday-themed releases with the adorable MV for “Confession Song” as part of their MAD repackage album.
  • Nine Muses released “Sleepless Night,” debuting the track on music shows prior to the angsty MV’s release.
  • Shinhwa‘s Kim Dong-wan returned with his second solo venture, W and its lead single “Du Du Du.”
  • Rookie group April came back with “Muah!”
  • Teen Top‘s brother group UP10TION also returned with their second mini album, Bravo! and “Catch Me!

Teasers and Announcements

  • Following up her Unpretty Rapstar 2 rise to popularity, Yezi reportedly plans to debut as a solo artist sometime in December.
  • TaeTiSeo will return with a special Christmas album Dear Santa on December 4th. Exo also announced their upcoming second Christmas Album Sing For You through Naver V App. 
  • Even though they just wrapped-up promotions for “Ah-choo,” Lovelyz has already released an image teaser for their next release, “Lovelinus.”
  • Yoon Mirae confirmed a December ballad comeback.
  • BTS dropped a series of stunning teaser images and the MV teaser for “Run.”
  • Laboum released a teaser video for “Aalow Aalow.” The official date of their return was yet to be announced.
  • 15&‘s Baek Ye-rin dropped the first video teaser for her upcoming solo release, “Across the Universe.”
  • 20151127_seoulbeats_psy_jyj_junsuPsy released teasers for collaborations on his upcoming album: “I Remember You” with Zion.T“Dream” with JYJ‘s Junsu and “ROCKnROLLbaby” with

Other News

  • Yun Jung-hoon and Han Ga-in are expecting their first child. Congrats!
  • Sulli‘s Instagram was reportedly hacked for the second time this week.
  • The MAMAs may have succeeded in booking YG‘s attendance, but there are still tensions regarding SM artists’ attendance as well as some accusation of vote rigging.
  • The 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards took place in Seoul on November 26. Assassination took home the best film award, while actors, Lee Jung-hyun and Yoo Ah-in took home the best actress and actor awards respectively. Rookie actor awards went to Choi Woo-shik and Kim Tae-yong.


(Naver: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] Nate: [1TV Report, Sports Today, Insight, Sports News. Images via SM Entertainment, the Associated Press, YG Entertainment)