Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:
- Lee Kwangsoo will be leaving Running Man. Lee cited his car accident last year and subsequent leg injury as reasons for his departure.
- Youn Yuh-jung became the first South Korean actress to win Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards for her role in Minari.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Check out our playlist of all the week’s releases above!
- Ab6ix returned with the intricate, but forgettable MV for “Close.”
- Things got pretty bloody in the MV for Enhypen‘s “Drunk Dazed.” Check out our review!
- ONF kept with the virtual aesthetic in “Ugly Dance.” Our reviewer found it brilliant.
- Hot Issue debuted with the fast-paced MV for “Gratata.”
- Itzy declared themselves “Mafia in the Morning” in their latest MV. Keep an eye out for our review!
- Anyone else pick up the Millenium Mambo vibes from eAeon‘s “Don’t” featuring RM?
Teasers & Announcements
- Yesung‘s “Beautiful Night” teaser promises a romantic night in. The MV drops on May 3.
- Florals abound in the MV teaser for Highlight‘s “Not the End,” due out on May 5.
- Ailee kept things simple and intimate in the MV teaser for “Make Up Your Mind.” Her pre-release album Lovin’ will be released on May 7.
- There are a lot of image teasers for NCT Dream‘s Hot Sauce comeback. The group will return on May 10.
- Also back on the 10th is Oh My Girl with “Dun Dun Dance.”
- Oneus are dropping individual concept teasers for their May 11 release, “Black Mirror.”
- TO1 will return with a new mini album in May.
- WJSN is launching their second sub-unit, WJSN: The Black composed of members Seola, Exy, Bona, and Eunseo. The group will debut on May 12 with the single album My Attitude.
- Tri.be shared the comeback schedule for their May 18 single album, Conmigo.
- GWSN will return with a mini album on May 20.
- BTS shared the first concept teaser for their May 21 English track, “Butter.”
- Labelmates TXT will return with The Chaos Chapter: Freeze on May 31.
- Monsta X will return on June 1 with the mini album One of a Kind.
- Naeun has announced her departure from Play M Entertainment. She is currently in talks with YG Entertainment. The remaining A Pink members re-signed with Play M.
- Ye Ah and Sunn have left Cignature and J9 Entertainment.
- B.O.Y is disbanding after a little over a year of activities.
- Got7‘s Mark has signed with Creative Arts Agency with a focus on promoting in the United States.
- Lee Hyunjoo (formerly of April) announced legal action against a former DSP Entertainment employee over their online posts about her behavior.
- D-Crunch‘s Hyunwook and O.V tested positive for COVID 19. Wishing them a speedy recovery!
- Actress Cheon Jeong Ha was found deceased in her home after a suspected heart attack. Our condolences.