Welcome back to another edition SB Week in Review! With South Korean presidential elections being held this week, we didnt see a lot of comebacks. However, theres a lot to look forward to for the second half of May! Heres all the news you might have missed.
This week in news was largely overshadowed by South Koreas presidential elections. Out of the fifteen candidates, front-runner liberal candidate Moon Jae-in won the presidency with over 40% of the vote. Following Moons taking office, Prime Minster Hwang Kyo-an the acting president since Park Geun-hyes impeachment in December officially resigned. Moon campaigned on a lot of big changes for both South Korea domestic and foreign policy, including stronger ties with China and the US, a more firm approach to North Korea, and chaebol reform. His landslide victory marks a significant shift for South Korea, and after the tumult of the Park administration, Moon stands as a beacon of hope for many at least for now.
Produce 101 trainee Ha Min-ho was pulled from the show, and dropped from his agency, after accusations of bullying and sexual assault.
Moon Hee-jun and Soyul (Crayon Pop) celebrated the birth of their first child on May 12. The couple had previously denied pregnancy rumors leading up to their wedding back in February. However, on May 8 they made the sudden but perhaps not surprising announcement that Soyul would give birth in the coming week. Regardless of the mixed messages, congratulations to the couple!
Day 6 came through with their May single Dance Dance.
A Pinks Naeun, the PPAP guy, and Lee Byung-hun all made cameos in Psys double-billed 42=8 comeback. Which MV did you prefer? I Luv It or New Face?
The Unnies Slam Dunk Season 2 cast dropped their single Right? on May 12. Hopefully, we can expect an MV soon!
Our SM Station track of the week is Hitchhiker and Taeyongs (NCT) Around. And well, its exactly what Ive come to expect from a Hitchhiker MV.
The video teasers continue to drop for Twices Signal. Any guesses as to the concept?
Prior to his enlistment on May 25, Kyuhyun will gift fans the bittersweet single Goodbye for Now.
The MV teaser for Roy Kims Suddenly is finally here. The full album Blooming Season will be released on May 16.
Astros 4th mini album Dream Pt.01 will drop on May 29.
Seventeens begun releasing a series of mysterious individual teaser videos for their impending comeback.
Sistar will officially ring in summer on May 31.
FNC will debut their acoustic boy band Honeyst on May 17.
We can look forward to Fiestars Yezis solo comeback later this month.
Highlight will also return on May 29 with a repackage of Can You Feel It?
Korean-American rapper Dumbfoundead is releasing his first Korean language mini album on May 23. His digital single will drop on May 17.
Looks like KNK are going intergalactic for their Gravity comeback on May 25.
RB trio Urban Zakapa will return on May 19.
Fave Entertainments boy group History will be disbanding after four years.
Exos D.O. (Do Kyungsoo) will star in the upcoming film, Swing Kids. Kyungsoo tap dancing? Yes please.
Lee Hyoris launching her own interactive reality show Hyoris Homestay.
Fans noticed that Choa has been absent from AOAs recent schedules, FNC assured that shes just taking a break.
SM Entertainment confirmed Sullis relationship with non-celebrity brand director Kim Min-joon.
Moon Hee-jun and Soyul were not alone in welcoming children into the world this week:
g.o.d.s Park Joon-hyung and his wife welcomed their introduced their first child through Instagram.
Im Chang-jungs wife also gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
Following in YGs footsteps, LOEN Entertainment is looking to start their own drama production company in partnership with Studio Dragon.
Lee Min-ho officially began his public service conscription this week. Wishing him all the best!
It looks like UEE might be gearing up to become a free agent. Pledis Entertainment announced that they are still currently undergoing contract renewal negotiations with the singer-turned-actress, but no official agreements have been made.
After it was announced that Soyeon and Boram would not be participating in T-aras final release nor their Hong Kong concert MBK released another statement saying the two idols have been out of touch with the agency for nearly a week. Their worrisome absence comes before the groups scheduled concert in Taiwan this weekend. Is this another case of MBK media playing to throw members under the bus?
(YouTube, Naver:           , Nate:    , XSportsNews, Osen, Insight, . Images via Pledis, Hankyoreh, Antenna.)
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