Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:


  • Big Bang‘s Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin tied the knot at their star-studded #DopeWedding (Congratz).
  • SM, JYP, Big Hit, and SK Telecom are joining forces for a new music distribution venture that will launch this year, and hopefully bring in other entertainment companies along the way.
  • The #MeToo movement picked up steam in South Korea this week when public prosecutor Seo Ji-hyeon came forward in a JTBC interview with the accusation that a senior ministry official groped her at a funeral in 2010. Following the incident, Seo was transferred to an unfavorable post in 2015 and received a disciplinary warning.
    • Sexual assault accusations have also been leveled against a MBC Drama PD, and the network is looking into it.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • Red Velvet are destructive and devious in “Bad Boy.” Look forward to our review soon!
  • Suzy shifted gears for the sweetest “Holiday” MV.
  • Boa is going crazy in “Nega Dola.”
  • Davichi celebrated their 10th anniversary with the MV for “Just the Two of Us.”
  • Yoon Mirae shared the audio MV for her pre-release track “No Gravity.”
  • Accessories take center stage in Gugudan‘s latest, “The Boots.”
  • Henry is beaten and bloody in the Chinese and English MVs for “Monster.”
  • Jay Park wants you to “Forget About Tomorrow” in his latest English language track.
  • A month later, the MV for Dean‘s “Instagram” is finally here — and it’s a trippy ride.
  • VIXX‘s N released track “Cactus” which is the Korean language version of the group’s Japanese track “Saboten.” This version of the track also features lyrics by N and is part of a campaign with Habitat for Humanity.
  • Loona introduced their January member, Go Won through the MV for “One&Only.”
  • 14U tried to win hearts in “Don’t Be Pretty.”
  • Golden Child also made their attempt at a sweet confession in “It’s U.”
  • VAV are back in the “Spotlight.”

Teasers & Announcements

  • As expected, the choreography for Seventeen‘s “Thanks” looks promising. Their new album, Director’s Cut is due out on February 5.
  • Highlight‘s Yeoseob will return as a soloist on February 15 with White — look out for his pre-release track on February 12.
  • Monsta X‘s Jooheon might be dropping a collaboration album on February 8, though the original tweet announcement for the project has been deleted.
  • Cosmic Girls will make a comeback on February 27.
  • H.O.T. plan to reunite on Infinite Challenge‘s “Totoga 3.

Other News

  • It’s graduation season in Korea. Idols like Kim Samuel, Momoland‘s Daisy and Victon‘s Subin all celebrated their completion of high school this week. Congratulations!
  • Changmin (2AM) will be leaving Big Hit Entertainment, reportedly to start his own agency.
  • Kyungri has decided to renew her contract with Star Entertainment.
  • 2PM have been promoted to directors of JYPE.
  • Thanks to their latest single “Hot Potato,” N Flying have become honorary potato ambassadors.
  • The members of B1a4 were involved in a minor car accident, and have since assured fans that they are okay via their personal Instagrams.

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