Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review! Here’s all the news you might have missed:
- Year-end award season is upon us, starting with The Fact Music Awards. This year’s daesang went to BTS, with bonsangs going to TXT, Astro, Ateez, Brave Girls, The Boyz, Kang Daniel, Oh My Girl, Seventeen, Itzy, Super Junior, Enhypen, and Stray Kids.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Key‘s “Bad Love” was a theatrical masterpiece, according to our reviewer.
- AB6IX grew through love in “Cherry.” Check out our review!
- Dowoon (Day6) collaborated with Song Heejin for “Out of the Blue.”
- Ciipher went retro for “Blind.”
- E’Last played an intricate game in “Dark Dream.”
- CL switched up sounds once again for “Lover Like Me.”
- Hot Issue proclaimed themselves “Icons.”
- BTS and Coldplay came together via holograms for “My Universe.”
- Twice released their first English language single “The Feels.” Check out our review!
- The group also announced a November full album comeback.
Teasers & Announcements
- Ateez released concept photos for their October 4 “Eternal Sunshine” MV release.
- Aespa‘s “Savage” MV teaser was released ahead of it’s October 5 release.
- Luna will return with “Madonna” on October 5.
- Woodz will also be back on the 5th with “Waiting.”
- Youngjae‘s “Vibin'” MV teaser promises an upbeat comeback. The mini album Colors From Ars will be out on October 5.
- Cravity shared image teasers for their b-side MV “Veni Vidi Vici,” out on October 7.
- Pixy teased a performance video of “Addicted,” the title track of their October 7 mini album Temptation.
- In addition to multiple member and group teasers, the track list is out for Enhypen’s October 12 comeback, Dimension: Dilemma.
- Also out on the 12th will be Tri.be‘s Veni Vidi Vici.
- Lightsum‘s second single “Light a Wish” will be released on October 13.
- Up10tion‘s Lee Jinhyuk shared the comeback schedule for Ctrl + V, which will be released on October 16.
- On October 19, Nam Woohyun will make his first comeback after completing his military service.
- Seventeen are ready to return with their 9th mini album Attacca on October 22.
- Epex have begun to share individual member teasers ahead of their October 26 comeback with Bipolar Pt 2: Prelude to Love.
- Super Junior D&E shared a comeback parody ahead of their first full album release.
- IU teased a comeback, though no official date has been announced.
- Infinite‘s Dongwoo has moved to Big Boss Entertainment.
- Park Seoham withdrew from KNK following the completion of his contract.
- Some baby news:
- Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin are expecting their first child.
- iKon‘s Bobby celebrated the birth of his first child.