Welcome to a double edition of SB Week in Review. Here’s all the news you might have missed over the past week:


  • The latest on Ilhoon‘s trial: after his previous sentence of two years of prison and a 133 million won fine, Ilhoon and the prosecution appealed the sentence, requesting for a two-year sentence along with a fine of 126.6 million won. Ilhoon also prepared a lengthy statement acknowledging the consequences of drug usage, and has submitted 87 statements of repentance since the beginning of appeal trials.
  • After a grueling lawsuit lasting two years, Samuel has won the lawsuit to invalidate his contract with Brave Entertainment.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • Oneus made a theatrical return “Luna.” Check out our MV review and album review!
  • Victon enjoyed their time together in the MV for “Sweet Travel.”
  • Billlie debuted with “Ring x Ring.”
    • Girls Planet 999 contestant Kim Suyeon was also announced as a new member of the group.
  • B.I. was imaginative in “Cosmos.” Don’t miss our review!
  • Mark Tuan showed off another side of himself in “Last Breath.” Check our review!
  • IChillin made a “Fresh” debut.
  • Lilli Lilli went retro for “Barcode.”
  • Twice played “Scientist” in their latest MV.
  • T-ara made a much awaited comeback with “Tiki Taka” after four years.
  • Younha made an ethereal comeback with “Stardust“.
  • Weki Meki were ready to wake up from their “Siesta” in their comeback. Stay tuned for our review!
  • Ha Sungwoon lit up the scene with “Electrified“.
  • Monsta X wanted to speed to the top in “Rush Hour“.

Teasers & Announcements

Other News

  • HYBE launched yet another label, ADOR, headed by former SM creative director Min Hee-jin.
  • Minhyuk has withdrawn from D-Crunch. Member Dylan will also be taking a hiatus.
  • Kim Junsu left C-Jes to start his own agency, Palmtree Island.
  • Netflix hit Squid Game is confirmed for a second season.
  • In a follow up to Mnet‘s vote rigging scandal, the network was ordered on November 8 to pay a fine for vote manipulation on Idol School.
  • LovelyzJiae has signed with YG KPlus, while Mijoo has signed with Antenna.
  • Sorn has left CLC and Cube Entertainment.

(YouTube: [1] [2]. Twitter: [1] [2] [3] [4]. Naver: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5], Sports Kyeonghyang, Korea Herald. Images via Daily Sports, FNC Entertainment, RBW, Palmtree Island.)