Welcome 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:
- Singer Insooni has been accused of tax evasion.
- Jun Min-woo, also known as Little Psy, passed away this week. Our condolences to his friends and loved ones.
- Following the North Korean rocket launch, Presidents Park Geun-hye, Barack Obama and Prime Minster Shinzo Abe plan to meet in Washington for security talks.
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
- Jo 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.
- A 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?