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


  • South Korea has legalised the use of marijuana for rare diseases with limited treatment options, such as epilepsy, and is the first East-Asian country to do so.
  • The 2018 Melon Music Awards took place this weekend, with iKon clinching Song of the Year for “Love Scenario”, Wanna One getting Best Record of the Year, and BTS claiming Album of the Year for Love Yourself: Tear, as well as Artist of the Year.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • Check out our playlist above for a compilation of all the comebacks this week!
  • Mino showed off a powerful performance in “Fiance” that impressed our reviewer with it’s lyrics.
  • Shinee‘s Key sang of “One Of Those Nights“, featuring Crush.
  • Red Velvet continued to emphasise the badness of the boy in “Really Bad Boy.”
  • Super Junior‘s Ryeowook previewed his upcoming mini-album with “One and Only One“.
  • Minzy returned with her first English single, “All Of You Say“.
  • B.A.P‘s Daehyun expressed his gratitude for his fans in “Baby“.
  • Loco and Gray asked to be hit up on a “Late Night” for the former’s final track before his enlistment.
  • G.O.D. portrayed a painful heartbreak in “Snowfall“.
  • Yubin said “Thank U Soooo Much” in a retro video.
  • Amber returned with a self-directed music video for “Countdown“.
  • Tiffany geared up for the Christmas season with “Peppermint“.
  • NCT‘s Lucas and Jonah Nilsson asked for a “Coffee Break” in latest SM Station collaboration.
  • The Boyz claimed they need “No Air” if they have their lover in the group’s latest comeback.
  • Mamamoo made an emotional comeback with “Wind Flower“.
  • Huh-gak was sick of “Empty Words” in his latest music video.
  • Nu’est W cried out for help in “Help Me“.
  • Lovelyz tried to figure out their feelings in “Lost N Found“.

Teasers & Announcements

  • Following fellow Shinee member Key, Onew will be releasing his first solo mini-album, Voice, on Dec 5.
  • Laboum will teased their sixth singleI’m Yours, featuring members of U-Kiss and UNB. The single will be out on Dec 6.
  • Up10tion also teased their return with “Blue Rose” on Dec 6.
  • Kim Dong-ryul and IU will be releasing a duet, “Fairy Tale”, on Dec 7.
  • Ryeowook will make a solo comeback with his second mini-album on Dec 10.
  • Day6 will return with their fourth mini-album, Remember Us: Youth Part 2 on Dec 10.
  • BTOB‘s Changsub will release his first solo mini-album, Mark, mid-December.
  • T-ara‘s Jiyeon, too, will make a solo comeback with a digital single sometime in mid-December.
  • TVXQ will release a special album, New Chapter #2: The Truth of Love on Dec 26, which coincides with their 15th anniversary.

Other News

  • Wanna One will launch a Global Social Contribution Campaign, #WannaOneForEveryChild, in collaboration with UNICEF Korea.
  • Actress Jun Hye-sung will leave FNC Entertainment once her contract expires.

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