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

Debuts & Comebacks

Teasers & Announcements

  • D.O.‘s second mini-album Expectation will be out on September 18.
  • Evnne, consisting of 7 contestants from Boys Planet, will debut with Target: Me on September 19.
  • Tempest teased their title track “Vroom Vroom” from their upcoming single album Into the Storm, set for a September 20 release.
  • The Rose released a teaser for their album Dual, out on September 22.
  • Kep1er will be back with Magic Hour, to be released on September 25.
  • Oneus posted sea-themed teasers for their 10th mini-album, La Dolce Vita, out on September 26.
  • ONF will make their first post-military comeback with Love Effect on October 4.
  • Yesung (of Super Junior) will release his 5th mini-album Unfading Sense on the same day.
  • Epex shared a gritty story film for their 6th EP Prelude of Anxiety Chapter 2, also scheduled for an October 4 release.
  • NCT 127 will return with their 5th full album, Fact Check, on October 6.
  • Jini, formerly of NMixx, plans to release a debut album, An Iron Hand in a Velvet Glove, on October 11.

Other News

  • Hwasa (of Mamamoo) was questioned by Seoul police over accusations of indecency.
    • A parent group filed a complaint against Hwasa on June 22 following her performance at Sunghyunkwan University.
  • Billlie’s Moon Sua will temporarily suspend activities for health reasons.
  • Stray Kids and TXT won awards and performed at MTV‘s Video Music Awards. Blackpink and Jungkook (BTS) also took home prizes.
  • The K-pop Lux x SBS Super Concert in London, a weekend festival with headliners The Boyz, TXT, and Itzy, was “postponed” just 10 days before the shows.
  • YG Entertainment stated that Blackpink‘s Lisa is still undergoing contract negotiations, responding to rumors that she rejected their offers.
  • BTSSuga will begin his required military service on September 22.

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