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.

Other News

  • 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”.

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