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


  • SM Entertainment was ordered to pay over 20 billion won following an investigation into the company’s taxes.
  • Both Black Pink and BTS received 2021 Kid’s Choice Awards nominations.
  • Han of Stray Kids released an apology following the discovery of racist lyrics the rapper wrote and shared when he was 13. He said he took full responsibility for his actions.
  • GFriend‘s Sowon also found herself in a controversy this week following her uploading pictures of her posing with a statue of a Nazi soldier to Instagram. The photos were promptly taken down and Source Music released an apology.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • CIX returned with “Cinema.”
  • Hyuna released another MV, this time for “Good Girl.” Check out our review!
  • Kim Myungsoo (L) released the retrospective single “Memory.”
  • Purple Kiss embraced a fitting R&B style for “Can We Talk Again?”
  • Momoland collaborated with German artist Chomance for a remix of the tik tok hit, “Wrap Me in Plastic.” An unintentional fetish anthem? Or entirely too intentional?

Teasers & Announcements

Other News

  • Kim Bo-kyung passed away this week after a long battle with cancer. Our condolences.
  • Swing Entertainment and Beat Interactive will jointly manage A.C.E. going forward.
  • Elkie has officially parted ways with both CLC and Cube Entertainment following a request for contract termination back in December 2020.

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