20160422_seoulbeats_bts_young_foreverWelcome back to another edition of SB Week in Review! It’s only the first week of May, but it already looks like we’re in for quite a ride this month. Here’s all the news you might have missed this week.

Comebacks & Debuts

  • SHINyan is real, and there’s a minute and a half MV to prove it.
  • Dongjun is the third ZE:A member to release a solo these past few weeks with “Healing.”
  • Rookie group Mixx debuted with “Oh Ma Mind” on May 3.
  • Produce 101 girl group, I.O.I debuted with the cliched, but motivational, “Dream Girls.” They also released their first mini, Chrysalis. Interestingly, Jellyfish Entertainment will debut a new girl group next month, but it looks like Sejung and Mina will not be part of the line-up, as they are busy with I.O.I promotions.
  • BTS got more than a little crazy in the MV for “Fire.” How are you liking the special album, Young Forever?
  • Akdong Musician charmed their way back into our hearts (as if they ever actually left) with the dual single release of “Re-Bye” and “How People Move” off their new mini, Spring Vol. 1. 
  • SM brought the EDM this week for Station, with f(x) Amber and Luna‘s “Wave.”

Teasers & Announcements

  • 20160504_seoulbeats_Tiffany_snsdFor a special pre-release, MonstaX will team up with Mamamoo‘s Wheein for “Ex Girl” on May 9. Their mini, The Clan Part 1: Lost, is due out on the 18th!
  • Speaking of survival show groups, FNC and Mnet are planning to create another boy group on the network.
  • Former Kara member, Nicole, will be making her sophomore solo comeback sometime this month.
  • AOA have gone full Baywatch for their “Good Luck” teaser images.
  • Jessica Jung dropped the first teaser for “Fly.”
  • Gearing up for the face off, SM Entertainment released the first teaser pics for Tiffany‘s solo endeavor, I Just Wanna Dance, out May 11. SM then “accidentally” prematurely released some of the track. Oopsie, indeed.
  • In other SNSD news, Sunny and Hyoyeon will be appearing on new Korean-Chinese variety show, Star Advent. 
  • According to Cube, Beast will return as a five-member group this summer.
  • Gird up your loins, Exo is also expected to release their third studio album this June.
  • SanE will return on May 13.
  • We can also expect another solo release from JYJ‘s Junsu sometime this month!
  • Shinee‘s Jonghyun is set to debut his first studio album towards the end of May. His debut mini, Base, certainly set the bar high, but we’re looking forward to his sophomore solo effort!
  • Amber is reportedly set to make her acting debut in the Korean remake of Entourage. 

Other News

  • Sech Kies reunited for the first time in 16 years on Infinite Challenge.
  • Park Soo-jin and Bae Yong-joon are expecting their first child!
  • Congratulations to new couple, UEE and Lee Sang-yoon! The Grace‘s Dana also revealed she has been a relationship for the past three years.
  • Minzy left a heart-felt, handwritten letter to fans on her Instagram following her departure from 2NE1. Reports also surfaced that she has signed with Music Works, however the company stepped forward to say that no official contract has been signed.
  • Lee Min-ho has moved to a new agency, MYM Entertainment.

(Naver: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11], Nate, Newsen, Osen, XSportsNews, MyDaily. Images via FNC, Bit Hit, SM.)