Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review. Here’s all the news you might have missed over the past week:
- Hybe has terminated their contract with Kim Garam. Le Sserafim will continue on a five-membered group.
- Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook will be coming to an end after a thirteen-year run. This comes after supposed plagiarism allegations of Yoo copying Ryuichi Sakamoto‘s “Aqua”, though these allegations were denounced by Sakamoto himself.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Hyolyn was feeling herself in the summer-inspired MV for “No Thanks“.
- Seventeen were ready to offer the “_World” in their latest comeback. Stay tuned for our MV and album reviews!
- NCT U released a relaxed “Rain Day” video as part of SM Station.
- StayC released an ethereal MV for the synth-pop “Beautiful Monster“.
- Zico dropped “Seoul Drift” as a pre-release for his upcoming album.
- Hyuna made her comeback with the funky “Nabillera“.
- P1Harmony returned with the beat-heavy “Doom Du Doom“.
- Xdinary Heroes were ready to be put to the test in “Test Me“. Keep your eyes out for our MV and album reviews!
- Enhypen dropped a video for “Paradoxxx Invasion“, a b-side off Manifesto: Day 1.
- Monsta X teamed up with Sam Feldt for “Late Night Feels“.
- TXT collaborated with Iann Dior for “Valley of Lies“.
- NewJeans (pre)debuted with “Attention“, followed up by four different MVs for “Hype Boy“.
Teasers & Announcements
- Purple Kiss release Geekyland on July 25.
- Loco and Mamamoo‘s Hwasa return as a duo for “Somebody” on July 25.
- Younite make a comeback with “Aviator” on July 25.
- Sunye (of Wonder Girls) returns with her first solo album, Genuine, on July 26.
- Zico releases Grown Ass Kid on July 27. The album is the soundtrack of his movie of the same name.
- ATBO debut with The Beginning: 開花 on July 27.
- Yuju‘s “Evening“, featuring Big Naughty, drops on July 28.
- To1‘s Why Not? will be out on July 28.
- Ateez return with Ateez the World Ep. 1: Movement on July 29.
- DPR Ian teased the 29 July drop of MIITO with a documentary preview.
- Yena‘s Smartphone drops on August 3.
- BTS will be collaborating with Snoop Dog and Benny Blanco for “Bad Decisions“, which drops on August 5.
- Black Pink‘s Jennie makes her US TV Drama debut with her appearance on The Idol.
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