Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:
- Yang Hyun-suk is once again in the headlines. This time, he faces accusations of gambling, with reports dating as far back as the early 2000’s. Seungri also became implicated in the charges after he was reportedly spotted with Yang at a casino in the USA.
- Twice‘s Jihyo and Kang Daniel are confirmed to be in a relationship since earlier this year. In the backlash of the reveal, Kang Daniel and his agency Konnect Entertainment will be taking legal action against false rumors and edited images posted online.
- Fellow Twice member Momo also encountered dating rumors with Super Junior‘s Heechul, but both agencies quickly denied the accusations and clarified that the two are only close friends.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Check out our playlist of the week’s releases above!
- Trcng came back with the EDM-inspired “Missing.”
- Seventeen hit hard with the choreography for “Hit.” Check out our review! There also might be something new in store with An Ode 2: Fear on September 16.
- Oh My Girl “Bungee” jumped into hearts in their latest comeback.
- In2it tried out some heavy metal guitar for their “Run Away” comeback.
- Rocket Punch made a memorable debut with the help of a CGI leopard in “Bim Bam Bum.”
- Fanxy Child, made up of Zico, Dean, Crush, Millic, and Penomaco released the MV for “Y.”
- AOMG artists shared the MV for “Signhere,” as part of promotions for the upcoming MBC program of the same name.
- BTS‘ V shared his first English language track, “Winter Bear.”
Teasers & Announcements
- Weki Meki shared a super-short spoiler for their “Tiki Taka” comeback on August 14.
- Everglow will be back on August 19 with “Hush.”
- Fresh off of the Produce X 101 finale, X1 is already gearing up for their debut with Quantum Leap.
- Up10tion will return on August 22.
- Sunmi will make a comeback on August 27.
- SM plans to launch their new “super boy group” SuperM, made up of Shinee‘s Taemin, Exo‘s Baekhyun and Kai, and NCT‘S Taeyong, Mark, Lucas and Ten. The group is set to debut in the USA in October.
- TXT‘s August comeback has been delayed.
- Labelmates BTS will also be taking an official period of rest and relaxation for the first time since their debut in 2013.
- Reports surfaced accusing Park Hyo-shin of fraud after failing to pay an interior design company. Glove Entertainment denied the charges and will be taking legal action.
- Park Jimin and JYP are officially parting ways.
- Kangta will no longer participate in the Hedwig musical.