Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review. Here’s all the news you might have missed over the past week:
- Cha In-ha passed away on December 3. The team at Seoulbeats offers their sincerest condolences.
- There have been further allegations about the manipulation on the Produce 101 series.
- The lineups of X1 and Iz*one were reportedly decided before the final voting even occurred.
- The same is being said for one member of Wanna One, who has been kept unnamed.
- After being sentenced to five and six years of jail respectively, Choi Jong-hoon and Jung Joon-young have appealed their sentences. Therefore, a second round of trials will take place.
- On September 25, Minzy filed for an injunction against The Music Works, her current agency, to suspend her exclusive contract along with a claim for 50 million won. On Dec 4, it was reported that the court has denied her request.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Lee Junyoung (U-Kiss’ Jun) was “Curious About U” in his solo debut.
- CL made her comeback with two music videos: +REWIND170205+ and +DONE161201+.
- Monsta X dropped “Middle Of The Night” ahead of their English album release in 2020.
- BTS’ Suga and Halsey joined hands for a “SUGA’s Interlude“, a track off Halsey’s upcoming album.
- Vixx‘s Ravi, Chillin Homie, Xydo and Cold Bay collaborated for “Asura“.
- The members of JBJ95 sang that there’s “Only One” who could make them smile in their latest music video.
- Park Jihoon showed off all his angles in “360“.
- Produce 101‘s Baekjin and Yuri debuted as with “Element” as JxR.
Teasers & Announcements
- IU will be collaborating with Sung Si-kyung for her upcoming winter single, Because It’s The First Winter, which is out on Dec 9.
- Stray Kids will be making a comeback with Cle: Levantar on Dec 9.
- Park Bom‘s “First Snow” drops on Dec 10, and it features Sandara Park.
- BoA returns with her second mini-album, Starry Night, on Dec 11.
- Kim Jaehwan will release his second mini-album, Moment, on Dec 12.
- As part of SMTown’s 2019 Winter Project, NCT U will release the second song, out of a total four, on Dec 13. The track is titled “This Is Your Day”.
- Vixx’s Hyuk will grace fans with his first solo mini-album, Title Song, on Dec 18.
- The 2019 MNet Asian Music Awards took place on Dec 4:
- All four daesangs were swept up by BTS.
- Twice took home the title of Favourite Female Artist, as did Chungha with Best Female Artist.
- Mamamoo went home with “Favourite Vocal Performance”, Got7 with “Favourite Dance Performance”, and Monsta X with “World Performer”.