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


  • The 2021 Mnet Asian Music Awards were held on December 11 with BTS sweeping all top four categories.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • Xdinary Heroes debuted with “Happy Death Day.”
  • Mino played with virtual reality in “Tang.”
  • Ravi and Soyeon got imaginative in “Ani.”
  • Monsta X tried out disco for the English release, “You Problem.”
  • FT Island made a long awaited return with “Unthinkable.”
  • Lucy tried to just make it through another monotonous day in “Rolling Rolling.”
  • Ailee and Wheein (Mamamoo) teamed up for “Solo Christmas.”
  • A lot of musical influences and visual references came together in Ateez‘s “The Real” MV.
  • NCT pre-released their title track “Universe.” The second title track MV for “Beautiful” will be out on December 14.
  • Minzy declared herself “Fantabulous.”

Teasers & Announcements

  • Billlie will mix the holidays and mystery in their “Snowy Night” comeback on December 14.
  • Purple Kiss will release their holiday single “My My” on December 18.
  • Kang Hyewon (formerly Iz One) will put out her special album, W on December 22.
  • Kep1er‘s debut has been postponed to January 3.
  • Alexa will make a comeback on January 6.
  • Enhypen will be back with their repackage album Dimension: Answer on January 10.
  • Victon shared a comeback spoiler ahead of their January return.
  • Up10tion announced their January comeback with Novella. An official date has not yet been given.
  • Kyuhyun also confirmed a January comeback.
  • After introducing the members over the past couple of months, JYP‘s new girl group will debut soon.

Other News

  • Yoo Hee-yeol, Choi Siwon (Super Junior), and Yoon Eun-hye, have tested positive for COVID 19.
  • Jang Gyuri will be taking a short break from formis_9 activities following her doctor’s advice.
  • Taeyang and Min Hyo-rin welcomed the birth of their son. Congratulations!

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