Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review. Here’s all the news you might have missed over the past week:
Your Seungri/Jung Joon-young Weekly Update:
- The latest is that Jung will be placed in a detention centre following a court-issued arrest warrant for the charges of filming and sharing hidden-camera videos. It has also come up that Jung has deleted information off his phone before handing it in as evidence. The phone had undergone a factory reset and lost all its information; the reason and time for this reset is being investigated by the police.
- As for Seungri, the former idol continues to make numerous excuses regarding his involvement in the controversy, calling himself a victim as he was supposedly unaware of the illegal activities (minors entering, drug-usage, allegations of date-rape drugs and sexual assault videos) taking place in his club. MBC has recently reported on a Burning Club staff member sexually assaulting and filming victims.
- Regarding the texts about prostitution that were sent out by Seungri, his lawyer claimed that they were typos. Seungri also claimed that it was impossible to remember texts from 2015, and that “[he] truly believe[s] they were fabricated.”
- Our team at Seoulbeats gathered for a Roundtable regarding the matter, with a more detailed write-up for events dated till March 15.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Baek Yerin of 15& returned with “Maybe It’s Not Our Fault“.
- Everglow made an energetic debut with “Bon Bon Chocolat“.
- Gikwang said it’ll all be fine if you “Don’t Close Your Eyes“.
- Dia wowed in “Woowa“. Check out what our writer had to say!
- Heize claimed “She’s Fine” in her latest music video.
- Jeong Sewoon and Penomeco sang about knowing the “Feeling” of love.
- The members of VAV were thrillers and killers in “Thrilla Killa“.
- The ladies of Momoland were feeling confident in “I’m So Hot“.
- Taeyeon stunned viewers as she phased through the “Four Seasons“.
Teasers & Announcements
- The members of Stray Kids are returning with Clé 1: Miroh on Mar 25.
- JBJ95 shared a colourful teaser for “Awake“, which drops on Mar 26.
- Park Jihoon previewed O’ Clock for his fans; the album will be out on Mar 26.
- Kard is gearing up for their comeback on Mar 27 with “Bomb Bomb“.
- Pentagon‘s eighth mini-album, Genie:us, will release on Mar 27.
- Minho will be gifting fans with “I’m Home” on Mar 28 before enlisting.
- Block B Bastarz continue to tease I’m A Mess with a highlight medley. The mini-album releases on Mar 28.
- Iz One will be starting off April with Heart*Iz, which drops on Apr 1.