Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:


  • It’s year end awards and Gayo season. Unfortunately, this year came with more incidents than celebrations.
    • Red Velvet‘s Wendy took a 2.5 meter fall off a platform during rehearsals for the SBS Gayo Daejeon. She sustained a wrist and pelvic fracture, as well as damage to her face and cheekbones. She is currently still in hospital recovering. SBS has issued an apology and promised an investigation into the incident, but many are dissatisfied with the lack of proper apology after such serious injuries. We at Seoulbeats wish Wendy a thorough recovery.
      • The four other Red Velvet members will participate in upcoming year end celebrations in a limited capacity. No clear statement has been given on “Psycho” comeback promotions.
    • At the KBS Song Festival, A Pink‘s performance was abruptly cut short. Both fans and the A Pink members took to social media to express their disappointment with the incident.
    • MBC was accused of blocking performances by G Friend and TXT after it was revealed BTS would not be participating in the MBC Music Festival. MBC has since denied the claims.
  • The SBS Entertainment Awards saw less controversy, with Lee Jae-suk taking home the Daesang and Baek Jong-won being honored with a Lifetime Achievement award.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • Red Velvet stunned in the Gothic MV for “Psycho.” Check out our review!
  • Jiyeon made a solo return with the flashy MV for “Take a Hike.”
  • Henry released the Chinese track, “But, I Love You.”
  • Exo‘s Chanyeol released the first official MV through his project studio NNG. “Getting Used to It” is performed by him (under the name Loey) and his studio partner, MQ.
  • Stray Kids‘ “Mixtape: Gone Days” MV played like a mid-class hallucination.

Teasers & Announcements

  • Individual teasers are dropping for AteezTREASURE EPILOGUE : Action To Answer comeback on January 6.
  • B.O.Y will return on January 7 with their first mini album, Phase One: YOU.
  • SF9 will also return on January 7 with their first full album, First Collection.
  • We can expect something from BTS and Big Hit Entertainment in April of 2020.

Other News

  • Raina will be leaving Pledis Entertainment.
  • Song Seung-hyun has officially left FT Island. Both he and the remaining members expressed their thankfulness to each other and their fans through social media.
  • April‘s Jinsol took to social media to ask fans to stop posting slow motion edited gifs of her in short or tight clothing.
  • It was revealed that AOA‘s Yuna has been composing songs under the name E.NA. She has credits on both Twice and Itzy albums.
  • AOA’s Hyejung and Ryu Ui-hyun have broken up.

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