Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:
- South Korea continues to win medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, earning some athletes shout-outs from their favorite K-pop artists like Kang Daniel, Jennie, and Yeji.
- Kris Wu has been detained in China on suspicion of sexual assault.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Exo‘s D.O. made his solo debut with “Rose” and the mini Empathy. Be sure to check our reviews of both!
- AkMu returned with their collaboration album Next Episode, featuring IU on the title track “Fall.” Our reviewers were surprised by both releases.
- Kangta made a bright return with “Christmas in July.”
- BiBi asked “Why Y” in her latest, featuring Tiger JK.
- Despite the bright image teasers, Dreamcatcher stayed true to form in “BEcause.”
- Jinyoung (Got7) shared the performance MV for his song, “Dive.”
Teasers & Announcements
- Astro‘s “After Midnight” MV teaser shows off the group’s funkier side. The group will return on August 2 with Switch On.
- Somi previewed the cover for her August 2 single, “Dumb Dumb.”
- The highlight medley and intense MV teaser are out for Golden Child‘s Game Changer, out on August 2.
- Weeekly also shared the highlight medley for their August 4 mini album, Play Game: Holiday.
- Sunmi continues to share image teasers for her August 6 release, You Can’t Sit With Us.
- ONF teased their summer mini, Popping, by declaring “Summer is Pool.”
- The Boyz released the track list as well as member teasers for their August 9 album, Thrill-ing.
- The track list is also out for Park Jihoon‘s My Collection, set to be released on August 12.
- The first video teaser is out for TXT‘s The Chaos Chapter: Fight or Escape. The repackage is set for release on August 17.
- CIX will also return on the 17th with OK.
- Cravity previewed their comeback schedule ahead of their August 19 return with The Awakening: Written in the Stars.
- VeriVery want to know who trapped them in a “Hole” ahead of their August 23 comeback.
- Red Velvet took a trip down memory lane with their Archive Project ahead of their August comeback.
- Brave Entertainment addressed fan concerns over their management of Brave Girls and issued a written apology.
- Victon‘s Seungwoo began his mandatory military service.
- T-ara teased a comeback during their 12th anniversary live chat.