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


  • IU and Lee Jong Suk confirmed their relationship through letters to their fans.

Debuts & Comebacks

  • Mirae rang in the season with “Snow Prince.”
  • Moonbyul also had her own “Present” for fans.
  • Vernon was on his worst behavior in “Black Eye.”
  • To ring in the new year, DKZ released “2022 (Forever).”
  • Stray Kids celebrated their “Fam” in a special MV.
  • NCT Dream shared the MV for their b-side “Graduation.”
  • VeriVery shared their holiday MV for “Christmas Day.”
  • Ateez started the new year off with a bang in “Halazia.”
  • SM artists came together for “The Cure.”

Teasers & Announcements

  • New Jeans return on January 2 with OMG.
  • Moonbin & Sanha shared the character teaser for “Madness,” out on January 4.
  • Ily1 shared individual MV teasers for “Twinkle Twinkle” which will drop on January 5.
  • H1Key‘s Rose Blossom will be released on January 5.
  • SF9 will be back on January 9 with The Piece OF9.
  • Given the overwhelming fan reaction to Loona‘s announced comeback in the wake of Chuu‘s removal, Blockerberry Creative decided to delay their January comeback.
  • GOT the Beat will be back on January 16 with “Step On It.” The group debuted the new single at SM Town Live 2023.

Other News

  • Shindong (Super Junior) confirmed his relationship with a non-celebrity.
  • Song Joon-ki also confirmed his relationship with a British woman.
  • After Daesung and Taeyang‘s move to The Black Label, similar rumors surfaced regarding Black Pink. However, YG clarified that Black Pink will remain under YG — at least until their contracts expire.
  • iKon, however, did officially move to 143 Entertainment following the expiration of their contracts with YG.
  • Kang Dong-won left YG as well.
  • Lee Seung-gi will continue to work under his own agency, Human Made, following his contract dispute with Hook Entertainment.
  • G I-dle‘s Soyeon tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Pentagon‘s Hongseok was discharged from his military service early for medical reasons.

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