Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:
- Amber of f(x) announced she is leaving SM Entertainment after over a decade with the company. Her departure came as no surprise given her contract ending this month, and past struggles with the company.
- Yang Hyun-suk went through 23 hours of police questioning for suspicions of illegal overseas gambling.
- Seungri was also questioned for 12 hours and admitted to some charges of gambling.
- After a series of controversies, Lee Jonghyun officially announced his departure from CNBlue.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Park Jimin made her final comeback under JYP with “Stay Beautiful.” Check out our review!
- Sunmi cemented her aesthetic with “Lalalay.”
- Longguo came back with “Irresistible.”
- X1 debuted with Emergency: Quantum Leap and the MV for “Flash.” Be sure to check out our reviews!
Teasers & Announcements
- Woolim‘s W Project 4 will release their first digital single “1’11”“on September 2.
- Mamamoo‘s Wheein has been sharing the making prologue for her solo release “Soar,” due out on September 4.
- Crayon Pop’s Choa and Way will release their own digital single “My Universe” on September 5.
- CLC will come back with the digital single “Devil” on September 6.
- Bolbbalgan4 will be back on September 5 with their new mini album Two Five.
- Seventeen will release their third full album on September 16.
- Laboum released the comeback schedule for their September 19 comeback, Two of Us.
- Chen will embark on his second solo endeavor this October. He also undertook an extensive busking tour around Korea this week.
- SM Entertainment released the intro trailer for super-group Super-M. Fan reaction has been mixed to say the least.
- Jungjook might have teased a future English language release in a recent Twitter post.
- Sulli was cast in the upcoming Persona 2.
- Following the investigation into the final results of Produce X101, Produce 48 is now also under suspicion for vote manipulation.
- Heechul will not be participating in Super Junior‘s upcoming tour, nor the variety show SJ Returns 3.
- Kangnam and Lee Sang-hwa will be married in October.
- B.A.P.‘s Youngjae signed with Dmost Entertainment.