Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:
- Covid-19 cases soared in Korea this week, increasing from 58 on Wednesday to over 600 by Sunday. In addition to general public health precautions, many promotional activities have been postponed.
- After a personal apology letter from Chen, SM also released a statement clarifying that he will remain a member of Exo because it’s what the group wants.
- Naver will suspend the commenting option on entertainment articles.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Iz One released the metaphorical MV for “Fiesta.” Our review is coming right up!
- Dream Catcher returned with the haunting, “Scream.”
- Weki Meki kept things a bit lighter with “Dazzle Dazzle.” See what our reviewer had to say about it soon.
- Crush came back with “Digital Lover.”
- BTS made a record-breaking comeback with “ON” and Map of the Seoul: 7. Look forward to our reviews!
Teasers & Announcements
- Luna will release a remake of “It Hurts it Hurts” as part of the X-MAS Project on February 25.
- Alexa will also share a pre-release track on February 25 as a lead-up to her March comeback.
- Victon shared the tracklist for their March 9 album, Continuous.
- Itzy will also be back on March 9 with “IT’z ME.”
- Suho is preparing his first solo album, most likely to be released ahead of his enlistment.
- Crayon Pop‘s Gunmi got married this weekend. Congrats!
- Wendy (Red Velvet) updated fans on her birthday with promises to recover quickly.
- Lee Shin-young‘s agency, Forest Entertainment, will pursue legal action against a former classmate who spread false rumors about the actor’s school years.
- P.L. Thenappan, the producer of the Indian film Minsara Kanna, has accused Bong Joon-ho‘s Parasite of plagiarism.
- Ha Jung-woo responded to accusations of illegal Propofol use through his agency, Walkhouse Company. In an official statement, the company admitted that Ha visited a dermatologist using his brother’s name in order to protect his privacy, but clarified that any medical treatments were done with the intent of fixing a scar on his face.
- Post-JYPE, Yubin will be starting her own company, rrr Entertainment.
- Lee Kwang-soo was injured in a car accident last weekend. While he was not seriously injured, he will be taking a break from Running Man and all other schedules while he recovers.
- Yunkyoung will sit out Rocket Punch promotions to focus on her health.
- ACE experienced a “glue terror” attack on their car. Thankfully, no members were hurt.