Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review. Here’s all the news you might have missed over the past week:
- The Seoul Music Awards were held on January 23, with NCT and NCT Dream taking home the daesang and best album awards, respectively. Meanwhile, IU was awarded best song.
- In the appeal process, Seungri‘s sentence was reduced to 18 months (from the original 3 years) following his admission of guilt and regret for his participation in the Burning Sun scandal.
- DSP announced the abrupt disbandment of April. Additionally, RBW acquired DSP Media.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Pentagon returned with “Feelin Like” and In:vite You. Keep an eye out for our reviews!
- Yein made her solo debut with “Plus n Minus.”
- Ravi released “Virus” ahead of his February 8 comeback with Love&Fight.
Teasers & Announcements
- Jamie‘s “Pity Party” is set for a February 3 release.
- Song Soowoo will return the same day with “Love Me or Hate Me.”
- Mark (NCT) will release his first solo single “Child” through SM Station on February 4.
- Wonpil‘s Pilmography will be out on February 7.
- Ha Sungwoon will release the special album YOU on February 9.
- Viviz dropped their mood sampler for Beam of Prism also out on February 9.
- The release schedule and first teaser images are out for A Pink‘s Horn. The special album will be released on February 14.
- Taeyeon‘s INVU will also drop on February 14.
- Epik High will release part 2 of Epik High is Here on the 14th as well.
- The visual teaser trailer is out for Treasure‘s JikJin, out on February 15.
- Wonho will put out his first single album Obsession on February 16.
- Rumble-G‘s “Every Other” is also out on the 16th.
- Rookie boy group Tempest will debut on February 21.
- Cravity will return with Liberty: In Our Cosmos on February 22.
- Craxy‘s Dance With God will be released on February 24.
- The debut trailer is out for JYP‘s new girl group, NMIXX.
- Billlie, StayC, and BtoB are confirmed for February comebacks.
- ACE‘s Jun will begin his military service next month.
- Sungjong (Infinite) has left Woollim Entertainment.
- As the Omicron variant takes hold on South Korea, multiple celebrities have tested positive including: Yoobin (Oh My Girl), Jo Se-ho, Umji (Viviz), Yuna (Brave Girls), Younghoon, Eric, Haknyeon, and Hyunjae (The Boyz), Jaehee (Weeekly), Kwon Eunbi, Chanwoo (iKon), Hyuksuk, Junkyu, and Mashiho (Treasure), Chaehyun and Seoyoung (Kep1er), Hyolyn, Donghan, Yongha, and Seokhwa (Wei), Seunghoon (Winner).