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


  • On May 21, Choi Jung-bum (Goo Hara‘s ex-boyfriend), pled guilty to intimidation, destruction and damage of property, assault causing bodily harm, and coercion. However, he pleaded not guilty to filming sexual acts/body parts without consent.
    • Last year, he had been charged with all the aforementioned crimes against Hara and had been sentenced to a year and a half in prison with additional three years of probation.
    • After his not-guilty plea, the court ruled for Choi to only serve a year in prison, with no additional probation. This was on the basis that there was nothing beyond reasonable doubt that filming occurred with consent.
    • Hara’s brother, Goo Hooin, has filed an appeal for the latest ruling, pushing for a harsher punishment.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • Red Velvet‘s Irene & Seulgi were bold and powerful in their subunit debut with “Monster“. Read our MV review here!
  • Great Guys returned with “Run” and We’re Not Alone_Chapter2: You&Me. See what our writer had to say about the MV here!
  • Chungha was funky and fresh for the summery “Play“.
  • Exo-SC debuted with “Telephone” ahead of the release of their first album.
  • Solji was sentimental and emotive in her latest MV: “Rains Again“.
  • The members of (G)I-dle were all about having fun in “i’M THE TREND“.
  • As Lay gears up for second part of Lit, he dropped “Boom” as a pre-release track.

Teasers & Announcements

  • Exo-SC’s 1 Billion Views releases on July 13.
  • Gfriend returns with “Apple” on July 13.
  • Apink‘s Eunji drops her fourth mini-album, Simple, on July 15.
  • AleXa will be teasing her August comeback with the July 16 pre-release track “Villian“.
  • AteezZero: Fever Part 1 is due to be released on July 29.
  • Eric Nam‘s next album will be out on July 30. Further details remain unknown for now.
  • Kang Daniel will be returning with Magenta on August 3, after a pre-release track slated for release on July 27.

Other News

  • Former T-ara member Soyeon has signed on with Think Entertainment after parting ways with MBK Entertainment.

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