Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:
- BtoB‘s Ilhoon was been accused of illegally purchasing and using marijuana over the past five years. Both bank records and a hair follicle test have been cited as evidence. For their part, Cube Entertainment said they were previously unaware but will comply with the investigation.
- Hong Jin Young, who was previously accused of plagiarizing her masters and doctoral thesis, has officially had her degrees revoked by Chosun University.
- The Gwangju Family Court ruled that Goo Hara‘s estate shall be split 60/40 between her father and mother. Goo Hara’s estranged mother’s claims to her estate prompted the proposal of the Goo Hara Act to reform inheritance policies — banning parents who abandoned their children from access to any inheritance.
Debuts & Comebacks
- There were only a handful of comebacks this week… but plenty of seasonal releases and covers. Check out our playlist above!
- Baekhyun (Exo) gifted fans the special performance MV for “Amusement Park.”
- Uhm Jung Hwa, Hwasa, and DPR Live collaborated for “Hop In.”
- Giriboy reflected on a lost romance in “It Was Love.” Our review will be out soon!
- Stray Kids‘ Hyunjin shared the special song “Baby Star” in memory of his dog, Kkami.
- Mamamoo‘s Moonbyul celebrated both her birthday and the holiday season with “A Miracle 3 Days Ago.”
- Suhyun (AkMu) and Seungkwan (Seventeen) came together to cover Straight No Chaser‘s “Text Me Merry Christmas.”
- 10cm returned with “Winter Breath” starring Gong Myung.
- V (BTS) and Peakboy teamed up for the winter single, “Snow Flower.”
- Jimin also shared a bit of “Christmas Love” with fans.
- Naeun (Twice) covered Ariana Grande‘s “Love is Everything” while Dahyun also shared her piano version of “The First Noel” and “Silent Night.”
- Lee Hi shared a special Christmas medley.
Teasers & Announcements
- Rain and JYP will reunite for “Switch to Me” on December 31.
- Cravity will be back on January 19 with a new mini album, Season 3 Hideout: Be Our Voice.
- Itzy will release an English mini album of their previous singles on January 22.
- Taeyong suffered a herniated disk and will therefore be sitting out future activities, including NCT‘s Beyond Live concert.
- Both Henry and RM were recognized by Arts Council of Korea as 2020 Patrons of the Arts.
- The SBS Entertainment Awards were held last weekend with Kim Jong Kook taking home the award for Entertainer of the Year. Congrats!