Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! This week we celebrated Valentine’s Day with a lot of special releases, as well as a ton of comeback teasers. Without further ado, here’s all the news you might have missed:


  • Crayon Pop‘s Soyul and Moon Hee-jun tied the knot last weekend to the backdrop of a scandal that he used concerts to raise funds for his wedding. All the bad press aside, congratulations to the couple!
  • Following his controversial leaked comments that surfaced last week, Lee Hwayoung has been removed from Boys24. The company also apologized on his behalf.
  • Actor Yoo Ah-in announced that he has been diagnosed with a benign bone tumor. While many fans expressed support for the celebrity in battling his diagnosis, misunderstandings also arose including the belief that he was using the diagnosis to dodge his military enlistment. Not only did his agency respond to clarify that his health is in good standing, but Yoo Ah-in also penned an eloquent personal letter to fans. We wish him all the best with his treatment.
  • Following an appearance by Hwayoung on Mnet‘s Taxi, the T-ara controversy has re-emerged and continues to take its toll on the remaining members: Jiyeon has put her solo comeback on hold for the time being.
  • Contestant Jang Yong-joon has left the Mnet show High School Rapper, following the realization that he is the son of a politician and the uncovering of some controversial past comments regarding his attending “conditional meetings” — which is a euphemism for soliciting prostitution. His father Jang Je-won not only issued an apology letter for his son’s comments, but resigned from his position in Busan City Hall. Jang Yong-joon himself shared a heartfelt apology in the wake of his removal from the show.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • Check out all this week’s releases in the playlist above!
  • Seventeen‘s Dino dropped a special mixtape via Soundcloud to celebrate his recent high school graduation. Congrats!
  • Duet powerhouses Soyou and Baekhyun soothed away the past with “Rain.”
  • BTS broke all sorts of records — and tugged on heartstrings — with the release of “Spring Day.” And if “Spring Day” isn’t your cup of tea, we still have “Not Today” to look forward to on February 20.
  • B.I.G. are back with “1, 2, 3.
  • Bigflo are ready for “Stardom.” Do you think the new single will help them achieve their goal?
  • Royal PiratesMoon Kim put out a special solo track for Valentine’s day titled “Dark Chocolate.”
  • Melody Day didn’t quite manage to make it sizzle with “Kiss on the Lips.”
  • f(x)‘s Krystal participated in the recent art project “I Don’t Wanna Love You” alongside June One Kim. What did you think of the new MV?
  • Dean and Baek Yerin came together for “Come Over,” off his new album Limbo.
  • Co-ed group K.A.R.D. returned with “Don’t Recall,” and we might be a little more in love.

Teasers & Announcements

  • Boy group VAV invite you to dance with them in a recent series of MV teasers.
  • Astro members are posing to be your Winter Dream in the latest batch of teaser pics. Watch out for the new album on February 22.
  • CNBlue plans to come back soon.
  • Pledis‘ new girl group Pristin is gearing up for debut, as proven by their new sets of introductory photos on Twitter.
  • Gugudan began dropping teasers this week for their new album Act.2 Narcissus. The MV for “A Girl Like Me” will drop on February 23.
  • NCT Dream will sing the official song for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea games.
  • We have a lot of SM artist collaborations in store:
    • Instagram buddies Jungigo and Exo‘s Chanyeol confirmed their upcoming collaboration “Let Me Love You” — which will be released on February 23.
    • Label mate Yesung (Super Junior) will also release a new track with his friend, singer Ali, before the end of the month.
    • Rounding out the duets, Red Velvet‘s Seulgi will join Hwang Chi-yeol for “Fall, in Girl.”
  • Yoon Jong-shin‘s February collab will be with Zico.
  • The puzzle pieces are finally coming together for B.A.P‘s Rose. The new album is slated for March 7.
  • The Twice comeback is ‘a Knock Knock-ing. Mark February 20 on your calendars for what looks to be the most adorable get together of the year.
  • 100% will also return on the 20th with Sketchbook.
  • Taeyeon will put out her first full length solo album soon. In the meantime, we can appreciate the pre-release track “I Got Love”  — which essentially looks like the love child of “You Think” and Seohyun‘s “Don’t Say No.”
  • To celebrate her birthday, Mamamoo‘s Solar will gift fans with a special solo track.
  • SS301‘s Kim Hyung-jun will comeback once more as a soloist before his military enlistment later this year. The new mini, AM to PM 5-11-1, is due out in March.
  • Casting news:
    • T-ara‘s Eunjung will appear in the MBC daytime drama All Kinds of Daughters in Laws.
    • Yoo In-young has been cast in the film adaptation of Cheese in the Trap. What do you think of the casting so far?
    • Block B‘s P.O will host his own cooking show, Bizarre Restaurant. Cute guys and food? Doesn’t get much better.
    • Red Velvet’s Wendy will leave the mukbang broadcast Raid the Convenience Store — and I wonder how much SM’s micromanaging of her eating factored into that decision.

Other News

  • Former Rainbow member Jisook has signed with Dmost Entertainment. Former After School member Jung Ah has signed with B.A.M Company.
  • Relationship news:
    • Reports surfaced this week that Jessi and Dumbfoundead were dating. Her agency quickly clarified that the two had been dating, but have already broken up.
    • Ivy and Go Eun Sung also confirmed the end of their relationship this week.
    • Actor Joo Jin-mo confirmed his relationship with Chinese actress Zhang Li.
    • Nada is dating Cycadelic Records‘ CEO Kirk Kim.
  • Eric Nam tweeted the complaint “My company don’t respect me,” followed by “Naw this ain’t hacking. This is just the truth.” Before he deleted the two tweets, screen caps were already taken and circulating online. B2M responded to concerned fans by saying that there is no tension between Eric Nam and the company, and emphasized that Eric Nam was simply stress tweeting due to tiredness. Well, we’ll see how this plays out.
  • SM’s International K-pop Academy is set to open later this year. So basically, this will be like a real life Dream High?


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