Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:
- Bit Hit‘s IPO started off strong, but ultimately share prices fell by 22%.
- BTS also had a rough week following criticism from some Chinese netizens over their 6.25 statement and its lack of mention of China.
- Choi Jong-bum‘s one year sentence was finalized this week. He was found guilty of the assault and blackmail of Goo Hara back in 2019 but appealed his sentence in May.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Things got a bit hypnotic in NCT‘s “Make a Wish (Birthday Song)” MV.
- The group also dropped photo teasers for the the other Resonance Pt 1 title track, “From Home.”
- Our reviewer saw emotional new beginnings in Pentagon‘s “Daisy.”
- VeriVery‘s “GBTB” was a heavier turn for the group.
- Weeekly‘s “Zig Zag” was a fun coming of age story, according to our reviewer.
- Kim Wooseok and Lee Eunsang sang of “Memories.”
- Loco‘s “Can’t Sleep” featuring Heize slowed things down a bit. Look out for our review!
- Chen made a much awaited return with the single, “Hello.” However, the release was bittersweet as he announced his military enlistment date is set for October 26. We wish him all the best!
- Suhyun‘s “Alien” was a lot of quirky fun.
- Blackswan said Goodbye Rania with “Tonight.”
- M.O.N.T. played the “Anti Hero” in their latest MV.
- Gary dropped the mini album 2020.
Teasers & Announcements
- B1a4‘s “Like a Movie” is setting the stage for a cute neighbor romance. The album Origine will be out on October 19.
- Loona is asking “Why Not?” on the same day.
- The highlight medley is out for Seventeen‘s special album Semicolon, also due out on the 19th.
- Crush is using Instagram to tease his October 20 album, With Her. The album will feature collabs with Lee Hi, Lee Sora and Bibi.
- Alexa invited fans to “Enter the Alexa World” in an extended teaser for her October 21 album, Decoherence.
- Individual member teasers keep coming for Twice‘s Eyes Wide Open album, coming on October 26.
- Jeongyeon will not participate in comeback promotions as she plans to take care of her mental health.
- Also dropping concept teasers are TXT for Minisode 1: Blue Hour.
- CIX will be back with Hello, Strange Time on October 27.
- Woollim‘s new boy group, Drippin will debut with “Boyager” on October 28.
- FNC‘s P1Harmony are also scheduled to debut on the 28th.
- JBJ95 set their comeback for the same date.
- CL announced an October 29 comeback.
- Mino will follow on October 30 with the solo mini album, Take.
- On November 9, GFriend will continue their 回 (Return) series with Walpurgis Night.
- Junsu (Xia) will make his first comeback in three years this November.
- Park Kyung will begin his military service on October 19.
- Krystal left SM Entertainment for H& Entertainment.