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


  • P Nation addressed PSY’s Summer Swag 2022 concert in Gangneung that resulted in a foreign worker passing during the stage’s take down. P Nation noted that actions will be taken to prevent further incidents and will take responsibility for the individual’s wake.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • NewJeans made their debut with “Cookie,” which caused some discourse surrounding the song’s lyrics. Look out for our review! 
  • Yena returned with a bright and colorful MV for “Smartphone.” Keep an eye out for our reviews!
  • Benny Blanco teamed up with BTS and Snoop Dogg to make “Bad Decisions.” 
  • Girls’ Generation are “Forever 1” in their latest release to celebrate the group’s 15 year anniversary. 

Teasers & Announcements

  • Golden Child shared an album preview for upcoming album Aura, set to drop August 8. 
  • The Boyz are also returning August 8 with “Timeless,” ahead of their album Be Aware scheduled to release on August 16.
  • Kard’s BM teased his August 9 comeback with “Strangers.”
  • Pentagon’s Kino is set to make solo debut with “Pose” on August 9.
  • Junny shared the tracklist for Blanc that is scheduled for release on August 12.
  • ONF teased their August 16 comeback with Storage of ONF.
  • Bae173 shared concept photos for Odyssey:DaSH set to drop August 17. 
  • Luminous also dropped concept photos for Luminous in Wonderland, out on August 17
  • Skyle announced they will return with “Bye Bye Bye” on August 18. 
  • Blackswan’s Fatou will make her solo debut with Pwapf on August 19. 
  • Ive released their comeback schedule for After Like, drops on August 22. 
  • CIX revealed “458” will be their title track for their August 22 comeback. 
  • Vixx’s Leo shares the tracklist for Piano Man, out on August 23. 
  • Twice will return August 26 with “Talk that Talk.” 
  • Mark Tuan gave a sneak peak for his August 26 return with The Other Side
  • Lee Jinhyuk announced his return with 5ight on August 29. 
  • Blackpink will release a pre single in August before their album Born Pink’s release in September.
  • Lucy confirmed to be releasing an album sometime this month

Other News

  • SBS Inkigayo bans cheering/shouting to comply with new Covid regulation and guidelines. 
  • NCT 127’s  Jaehyun and Johnny have tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Rainbow’s Woori will be getting married on October 3. 
  • Nuksal will tie the knot with his non-celebrity girlfriend in September. 
  • Judy and Youngheun are leaving Blackswan.

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