Welcome to another edition of SB Week in Review. Here’s all the news you might have missed over the past week:
G-Dragon tested negative in a drug test conducted by the Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency’s Narcotics Unit. G-Dragon’s attorneys announced legal action against accusations of evidence tampering in this case. BtoB confirmed that they have left Cube Entertainment.Pentagon‘s Hongseok has also terminated his exclusive contract with Cube.Former YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun-suk was found guilty of attempting to coerce an informant in the drug investigation of B.I. Yang was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for a year.
Debuts & Comebacks
ZeroBaseOne had their first comeback with “Crush.” Look out for our MV and album reviews! Great Guys came back with “Deep in Love.”Youngjae released lighthearted love song “Do It.” Check out our MV review!A.C.E returned after a two year hiatus with English single “Effortless.”Omega X fed fans with “Junk Food.”Soojin made her solo debut with “Agassy.”Kiss of Life displayed a rebellious attitude in “Bad News.”P1Harmony dropped a laid-back digital single “Fall in Love Again.”Aespa brought the “Drama” with their new hard-hitting title track. Keep an eye out for our review! Stray Kids continued to deliver a high energy title track with “Lalalala.” Our MV review will be coming soon!Bang Yedam redebuted under a new label with “Miss You.”
Teasers & Announcements
Red Velvet brought horror movie aesthetics to promotions for their November 13 full album Chill Kill. Giuk of Onewe will release his 2nd solo mini-album on November 15.“Nobody,” a collaboration between members of (G)I-dle, Aespa, and Ive, will drop on November 16.Enhypen posted an album track preview in advance of the November 17 release of Orange Blood.Bibi will collaborate with Becky G on single “Amigos,” out on the same day.The Boyz previewed a darker concept for Phantasy Pt. 2 Sixth Sense, out on November 20.VIXX will return with their 5th mini-album Continuum on November 21.N announced that he was not able to join this comeback. Participating members are Hyuk, Ken, and Leo. Dreamcatcher played the part of VillainS to tease the album’s November 22 release.Twice will put out a remix album on the same day.Jessica Jung (formerly of SNSD) will release Beep Beep, her first album in 6 years, on November 22.Taeyeon will come back on November 27 with To. X.ATBO released winter-themed teasers for their single album Must Have, also out on November 27.Babymonster will also debut on the same day.Mave created a puzzle for fans to discover their comeback date for their EP What’s My Name? — it is November 30.Ateez dropped a trailer for their December 1 comeback The World EP.Fin: Will.
Hyuna has signed with a new agency, At Area. Teo from DKB has left the group after a drunk driving arrest. DKB will continue as an 8-member group.HYBE and MBC signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a fair working relationship.MustM Entertainment announced the termination of MustB‘s exclusive contract.Astro‘s MJ was discharged from the military band after completing his service. Pink Fantasy will go on a hiatus beginning in 2024.Singer-songwriter Nahee passed away at 24. May she rest in peace.