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.”

Other News

  • 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?

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