Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:
- COVID cases continue to rise in South Korea and impact daily life as well as the entertainment industry.
- Yoo Jae-sook is currently self-isolating after testing negative.
- Ateez will resume activities following San‘s recovery and the member’s quarantine.
- Hani tested positive for COVID and is following government isolation guidelines.
- BtoB‘s Minhyuk also tested positive.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Exo‘s Baekhyun featured on Colde‘s latest, “When Dawn Comes Again.”
- Seventeen released an MV for their b-side, “Anyone.”
- The group also renewed their contracts with Pledis Entertainment.
Teasers & Announcements
- The highlight medley for D.O.‘s Empathy was essentially a short film. The album and it’s title track “Rose” will be out on July 26.
- On the same day, AkMu will release “Nakka” (featuring IU) as part of their collaboration album, Next Episode.
- Mamamoo‘s Solar and Moonbyul will release a special cover of Vibe‘s “Promise U” on July 28.
- Dreamcatcher are embracing summer vibes for their July 30 mini, Summer Holiday.
- Golden Child are dropping individual member teasers ahead of their August 2 album, Game Changer.
- Somi will release Dumb on the same day.
- Astro, as well, will return on the 2nd with the mini album Switch On.
- Weeekly are keeping things sweet in the teasers for Play Game: Holiday, out on August 4.
- Sunmi will be back with 1/6 on August 6.
- ONF are looking to cool things down in the teasers for their August 9 album, Popping.
- TXT will return with the repackage album The Chaos Chapter: Fight or Escape on August 17.
- CIX will also return on the 17th with Ok.
- Ha Sungwoon will return with the repackage, Select Shop on August 9.
- Stray Kids teased their August 23 return with the “Thunderous” trailer for NoEasy.
- JayB (Got7) will drop his first solo mini album on August 26.
- A handful of other August comebacks have been confirmed, but do not yet have a set date including: The Boyz, Hyoyeon (DJ Hyo), Cravity, Park Ji Hoon, and Red Velvet.
- Infinite‘s Sunggyu and his agency DHTNE expressed their disappointment with KBS over the singer’s removal as a fixed cast member on Two Faced following his recovery from COVID.
- Aespa has signed with Creative Artists Agency for future international promotions.
- Monsta X‘s Shownu began his military service this week.
- Mingi will resume activities with Ateez ahead of their first Japanese single, “Dreamers.”