Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review. Here’s all the news you might have missed over the past week:
- December 2’s 2021 Asia Artists Awards awarded Song of the Year to BTS‘ “Butter”, Album of the Year to NCT 127‘s “Sticker”, Singer of the Year to Seventeen, and Stage of the Year to Aespa.
- The Melon Music Awards 2021 took place on December 4, with IU taking home the awards for Album of the Year with Lilac and Artist of the Year. BTS won Song of the Year with “Butter”, and Aespa won Record of the Year with “Savage”.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Chungha explored two sides of herself in “Killing Me“.
- Kai returned with a soft, ethereal MV for “Peaches“. Don’t miss our MV review!
- Stray Kids released “Christmas EveL” and “Winter Falls“. Check out our album and MV reviews!
- Cignature cut off their terrible “Boyfriend” in the synth-pop MV.
- Ive made a strong debut with the minimalistic dance-pop track, “Eleven“.
- Everglow were ready to conquer the world with “Pirate“.
- Changmin made his Japanese solo debut with the self-penned “Human“, with the album out on December 8.
- ONF were ready to give you “Goosebumps” from their latest MV. Look forward to our MV and album reviews!
- Ateez returned with “Turbulence“, ahead of their album release on December 10.
- BTS‘ Jin dropped “Super Tuna” in celebration of his birthday.
Teasers & Announcements
- Xdinary Heroes debut with the intriguing “Happy Death Day” on December 6.
- The Boyz are ready to welcome Christmas with “Candles” on December 6.
- Winner‘s Mino drops a retro-inspired “Tang!” on December 7.
- Ravi‘s “Ani” releases December 7, featuring G-Idle‘s Soyeon.
- FT Island make an awaited return with Lock Up on December 10.
- Minzy returns with “Fantabulous” on December 12.
- Different NCT units continue to tease their third album, Universe, out on December 14.
- Kim Jaehwan makes his comeback with The Letter on December 27.
- Kep1er‘s December 14 debut has been postponed after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19. The members have tested negative.