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

The headlines have mentions of rape and sexual assault. Please read with discretion.


  • Kris Wu has been sentenced to 13 years in jail; 11.5 years are for the rape of three women, and an additional 1.5 years for group licentiousness. Upon completion of his sentence, he is to be deported to Canada.
  • Oh Young-soo (Squid Game) has been indicted on charges of sexual assault, but he has denied the allegations.
  • Earlier this month, Dispatch revealed that Hook Entertainment had not paid Lee Seung-gi any of the digital revenue he had earned from his music. It was also revealed that many of the management costs that are usually borne by companies were paid off by Lee Seung-gi himself or his manager. The CEO has also denied taking a USD3.6 million loan from the actor-singer to purchase a luxury apartment. Another update informs that the National Police Agency has undergone a search and seizure process at the entertainment company.
  • Blockberry Creative has announced Chuu‘s departure from Loona. This comes after a long-drawn battle between the idol and the company regarding Blockberry’s refusal to compensate employees and exploitation of labour and Chuu wanting to end her contract. After Chuu won the injunction, the most recent update is that Blockberry have removed her from the group, citing that Chuu has been abusive towards staff. This has been quickly debunked by various staff members.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • BoA made an edgy, powerful comeback with “Forgive Me“.
  • Tempest were relentless with their energy in “Dragon“.
  • BTSJungkook and Fahad Al Kubaisi released “Dreamers” for the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022.
  • Nmixx are all ready for the festive season in “Funky Glitter Christmas“.
  • TO1 were energetic and hyped up in their comeback with “Freeze Tag“.
  • Kang Daniel returned with “Nirvana“, featuring pH-1 and WDBZ.

Teasers & Announcements

  • Red Velvet come back with “Birthday” on November 28.
  • Kara make a long-awaited reunion with “When I Move” on November 29.
  • Itzy‘s “Cheshire” drops on November 30.
  • BTS’ RM releases his next album, Indigo, on December 3.
  • Shinee‘s Minho makes his solo debut with Chase on December 12.
  • Super Junior return with The Road: Celebration on December 15.

Other News

  • Boys Planet, the follow-up to Girls Planet 999, premieres in February next year.
  • The Melon Music Awards 2022 concluded on November 27, with the daesangs going to Lim Young Woong for Artist and Album of the Year, Ive‘s “Love Dive” for the Song of the Year, and BTSProof for Record of the Year.
  • Meanwhile, the 43rd Blue Dragon Film Awards crowned Decision to Leave as Best Picture.

(YouTube: [1] [2] [3], Twitter: [1] [2] [3]. Instagram [1]. Insight Korea: [1]. Naver: [1] [2] [3] [4], Reuters: [1]. Images via: Hybe Entertainment, SM Entertainment, Mnet.)