Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review. Here’s all the news you might have missed over the past week:
- A third alleged victim of Nam Joo-hyuk came forward with accusations of bullying and sexual harassment. His agency, Management SOOP, continues to deny all claims and said that the latest Kakao screenshots were taken out of context.
Debuts & Comebacks
- Enhypen tried out a new sound in “Future Perfect.” Keep an eye out for our MV and Manifesto: Day 1 reviews!
- Winner returned with the playful MV for “I Love U” and their new mini, Holiday. Don’t miss our reviews for each!
- WJSN were captivating in “Last Sequence.” Check out our review!
- Viviz overcame challenges with “Loveade.”
- Athleisure once again took the spotlight in H1-Key‘s “Run.”
- MCND embraced social media in “#Mood.” Our The Earth: Secret Mission Chapter 2 review will be out soon!
- Aespa attempted to expand on their lore in “Girls.” Our MV review is on the way!
Teasers & Announcements
- Chungha‘s “Sparkling” MV teaser promises retro fun. The MV drops July 11.
- Also taking the retro route are Super Junior, who release “Mango” on July 12.
- A Pink subunit Chobum will debut with “Copycat” on the same day.
- Taking a break from their more serious past concepts, SF9‘s “Scream” will bring summery fun. The MV and The Wave OF9 will be out on July 13.
- Itzy shared the album spoiler for Checkmate while some fans are still scratching their heads over the title track “Sneakers.” Both will be released on July 15.
- J-Hope continues to tease a heavier concept for Jack in the Box and its title track “Arson” — also out on July 15.
- Hyolyn has begun to tease her July 18th mini album, Ice.
- Seventeen will return with their repackage album Sector 17 on July 18.
- Ily:1 have begun to share member teasers for their July 19 single album Que Sera Sera.
- Also dropping a single album on July 19 are StayC with We Need Love.
- The teaser is out for P1Harmony‘s “Doom Du Doom,” which will be released on July 20.
- Xdinary Heroes will also return on the 20th with Hello World!
- Group image teasers are out for Younite‘s Youni-Q, out on July 25.
- Purple Kiss will return with the mini album Geekyland on July 26.
- ATBO will debut on July 27.
- TO1 announced their return with Why Not on July 28.
- The concept trailer for The World Ep. 1 teases that Ateez might be going against the trend of light summer comebacks. The album is set for a July 29 release.
- Youngjae (Got7) tested positive for COVID 19.
- Jessi parted ways with P Nation, and took to Instagram to say that clarification on the reasons for her departure will come in due time.