Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review. Here’s all the news you might have missed over the past week:
- South Korean has passed a law that gives successful, accomplished artists to defer their mandatory military enlistments until they turn 30, as compared to the previous age requirement of 28 years-old.
- The 2020 Melon Music Awards took place on Dec 5. BTS took home the awards for Artist, Album, and Song of the Year with Map of the Soul: 7 and “Dynamite“, respectively. Congratulations to the team!
Debuts & Comebacks
- Got7 found the missing “Last Piece” in their latest music video.
- Enhypen made a strong and dark debut with “Given-Taken“. Check out our MV review!
- Exo‘s Kai debuted with the alluring “Mmmh“. Read our album review here!
- For her 20th anniversary, BoA is back “Better” than ever. Stay tuned for our album review.
- Oneus made a colorful and fun comeback with “Bbusyeo“.
- NCT‘s “Resonance” was an interesting mash-up of four tracks off their albums: Resonance Pt 1 and Resonance Pt 2.
- For his birthday, BTS’ Jin released an emotional “Abyss“.
- Super Junior remade and re-released a new version of their 2014 track, Raining Spell for Love.
- Henry dropped a melancholic piano ballad titled “Just Be Me“. See what our writer had to say about the album.
Teasers & Announcements
- The Boyz are ready to be “Christmassy!” on Dec 7.
- Iz*One makes a comeback with “Panorama” on Dec 7.
- 2PM‘s Jun K teased the Dec 9 release of 20 Minutes with a track film titled “Parallel Lines“.
- Lee Seunggi makes a long-awaited return as a singer with “I Will” on Dec 10.
- Ghost9‘s Pre Episode 2: W.All drops on Dec 10.
- Chungha‘s third pre-release single, X, releases on Dec 10.
- Infinite‘s Sunggyu returns with Inside Me on Dec 14.
- Dec 15 welcomes Taeyeon‘s return with What Do I Call You.
- Some updates about upcoming award shows and music festivals:
- The 41st Blue Dragon Film Awards will be held on Dec 11.
- KBS’ Song Festival will take place on Dec 18, with TVXQ‘s Yunho, Astro‘s Eunwoo and Shin Yeeun as emcees.
- The 35th Golden Disc Awards will be held on Jan 9 and 10, 2021.
- MBC‘s Music Festival takes place on Dec 31, of which one host will be Kim Seon-ho.
- Twice made their US debut with “I Can’t Stop Me” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.