Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:
- Goo Hara passed away on November 24. We at Seoulbeats give our sincerest condolences.
- Mnet has stopped airing past Produce series episodes.
- Lai Kuan Lin‘s injunction against Cube Entertainment was dismissed by a judge.
- Wooyeop and Taeson have left the group TRCNG as well as filed a lawsuit against TS Entertainment for child abuse.
- In a Dispatch interview the members also pointed to lack of payment and inadequate living conditions.
- Things got even messier when TS Entertainment blamed the group’s delayed comeback on Wooyeop’s relationship with a staff member.
- Furthermore, an unnamed employee at TS Entertainment has been accused of extorting money from Wooyeop.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Check out our playlist of the week’s releases above!
- Golden Child kept things sensual in “Wannabe.”
- TXT explored a “Magical Island” in a special b-side MV.
- As expected, IU charmed her way to the top of the charts with Love Poem. The comeback came with two MVs for “Blueming” and “Above the Time.”
- CIX felt “Numb” in their latest MV.
- WJSN were space station genies in “As You Wish.”
- Astro came back with “Blue Flame.”
- Super Junior‘s Sungmin released his first solo album Orgel with the lead single of the same name.
- Amber shared the self-directed MV for “Curiosity.”
Teasers & Announcements
- Kang Daniel will be back with the digital single “Touchin‘” on November 25. Even better news for fans: he will be promoting the track on music shows!
- Blue.D will also debut on November 25 with “Nobody” featuring Mino.
- Fresh off their Queendom success, AOA are ready to comeback with New Moon on November 26.
- All the individual member teasers are out for Exo‘s Obsession. Looks like team Exo won in the lead up to the albums November 27 release.
- Limitless has added two new members — C.I and J-jin — ahead of their November 28 Wish Wish comeback.
- Park Jihoon will release his new mini album 360 on December 4.
- Baek Yerin will make her first comeback under her new independent label on December 10.
- TXT will share an MV for the b-side “Angel or Devil.”
- The Blue Dragon Film awards were held on November 21 with Parasite taking home top honors. Swing Kids and EXIT also took home multiple awards.
- Kim Woo-bin made his first public appearance in over two years at the awards. Its great to see him back!
- Amber apologized for her racist comments this week after reacting to this YouTube video by saying “He deserved it.”
- S.Coups will be taking a break from Seventeen promotions to focus on his health.
- Kim Sae Ron parted ways with YG.
- Actress Rebel Wilson will produce a “K-pop” Hollywood film, Seoul Girls. Thoughts?