KPop Events By The Month: 2019
- 1 — New Year’s Day
- 8th Gaon KPop Star Awards app voting begins
- 5 — (Korean) 33rd Golden Disc Awards Day 1, Digital Awards. (Gocheok Sky Dome, Broadcast on JTBC. 5p KST)
Hosts: Lee SeungKi & Park MinYoung
Lineup: BLACKPINK, Bolbbalgan4, BTS, ChungHa, GFriend, (G)I-DLE, iKON, MAMAMOO, Mino, MOMOLAND, Roy Kim, TWICE, Wanna One
- iHeartRadio Music Awards voting opens
- 6 — (Korean) 33rd Golden Disc Awards Day 2, Physical Awards. (Gocheok Sky Dome, Broadcast on JTBC. 5p KST)
Hosts: Sung SiKyung & Kang SoRa
Lineup: BTS, GOT7, IZ*ONE, MONSTA X, Nu’est W, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, TWICE, Wanna One
- 7 — recording for 2019 Lunar New Year ISACs begin
Field MCs: Jeon Hyun Moo, Leeteuk (Super Junior), TWICE
Bowling MCs: Shindong (Super Junior), Kim Shin Young, Yura (Girl’s Day)
Male Lineup includes: 14U, ASTRO, ATEEZ, Black6ix, The BOYZ, D-CRUNCH, EuiWoong, EXO, Golden Child, HyeongSeob, iKON, IMFACT, IN21t, Kim Samuel, MONSTA X, MONT, NCT 127, NOIR, On/Off, Seven O’Clock, SEVENTEEN, SF9, Stray Kids, TRCNG, UP10TION, Voisper.
Female Lineup includes: April, Celeb Five, Cherry Bullet, Dreamnote, Elris, fromis_9, GFriend, (G)I-DLE, Gugudan, GWSN, Hash Tag, Hey Girls, Holics, H.U.B, ICIA, IZ*ONE, LABOUM, Lip Bubble, MOMOLAND, Nature, Red Velvet, S,I.S, TWICE
- 9 — iHeart Radio Awards voting opens
- 11 — 28th SMA voting ends (app vote)
- 14 — recording for 2019 Lunar ISAC bowling
Bowling MCs: Shindong (Super Junior), Kim Shin Young, Yura (Girl’s Day)
- 15 — 28th SMAs (Seoul Music Awards). red carpet 5pm KST, ceremony 6:30pm KST. (Gocheok Sky Dome)
MCs: Kim HeeChul, Kim SoHyun, Shin DongYeop
Lineup: Adoy, BTS, Crying Nut, Drunken Tiger, GFriend, iKON, IZ*ONE, Lim ChangJung, MAMAMOO, MOMOLAND, MONSTA X, NCT, Nu’est W, Red Velvet, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, TWICE, Wanna One, Yang Dali.
- 23 — GAON Chart Music Awards, 7pm KST (Jamsil Arena)
MCs: Kim JongKook & Nancy (MOMOLAND)
Lineup includes: Ben, BLACKPINK, Bolbalggan4, The BOYZ, (G)I-DLE, HaOn, iKON, Im ChangJung, IZ*ONE, MOMOLAND, Punch, Red Velvet, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, TWICE,
- 25 & 26 — K Content Expo 2019 Mexico
Lineup: Hyeongseop & Eulwoong, N.Flying
- 26 — 14th KKBOX Music Awards (KKBOX Billboard, Kaohsiung Dome, Taiwan). Theme: Music Beyond Imagination
- 28 — Shorty Awards voting opens
- 29 — voting for Korean Hip Hop Awards opens (website vote)
- 4 — Seolial holiday begins (Lunar New Year)
- 5 — Lunar New Year ISAC Day 1 (MBC, 5:40p KST)
- 6– Lunar New Year ISAC Day 2 (MBC, 5:10p KST)
- 6 — Seolial ends (Lunar New Year)
- 9 — Under Nineteen final episode (MBC)
- 9 — The Fan final episode (SBS)
- 10 — PKCI voting opens (web vote)
- 10 — 61st Grammy Awards 8pm EST
- 15 — Voting for Korean Hip Hop Awards ends
- 21 — Voting for Shorty Awards ends 11:59 EST
- 22 — ITZY wins 1st place on M!Countdown just 9 days after debut making this the new record for a music show win for rookies.
- 22 — High School Rapper premiere episode (Mnet)
- 23 — Z-POP Dream Live in Seoul. Jamsil Indoor Stadium. 6pm KST. Broadcast KBS World.
lineup: Apink, ChungHa, Lip Bubble, MONSTA X, Rain, Tweety, Wanna.B, Z-Boys, Z-Girls.
- 24 — 33rd Japan Golden Disc Awards
- 25 — Idol students speak out against harassment at SOPA
- 26 — 16th Korean Music Awards (Guro Arts Valley Theater, Seoul.)
- 26 — 6th Edaily Culture Awards (Sejong Center for Performing Arts, Seoul.)
- 26 — PKCI voting ends 11:59pm (web vote)
- 27 — 14th Soompi Awards vote begins (popularity voted web award, Soompi App & Twitter vote)
- 1 — Korean Independence Movement Day
- 1 — One K Concert: One Dream, One World. National Assemby Building. 5:30p KST
lineup: Ali, April, ASTRO, Baek JiYoung, Bem, Cheetah, CLC, DETTO, Dreamcatcher, (G)I-DLE, Gilgu Bonggu, Ha SungWoon, Jungin, KARD, Kim JoHan, Juni, LABOUM, MONSTA X, OH MY GIRL, ONF, Seo JiAn, SF9, SONAMOO, TRCNT.
- 2 — Soompi Award 1st twitter vote (8pm KST to 8pm 3 March)
- 3 — PKCI (Philippine KPOP Convention) & 10th PKCI KPop Awards
- 8 — iHeart Radio award voting ends 11:59 PT for all categories except Social Star
- 8, 9, & 10 — Nike GREAT FESTIVAL 2019. Jamsil Sports Complex.
Lineup: Amber, BoA, Bol4, ChangMo, ChungHa, DJ NaRae, Heize, Hoody, Jay Park, Jessi, Loopy, Moon, Nafla, Paloalto, pH-1, PSY, Simon Dominic, SoYou.
- 14 — iHeart Awards Social Star voting closes 6:00pm PT.
- 14 — iHeartRadio Music Awards. (MIcrosoft Theatre, Los Angeles, CA USA). 8 ET. Broadcast on FOX.
- 16 — Soompi Award 2nd twitter vote (8pm KST to 8pm 17 March)
- 16 — SXSW Korea Spotlight (formerly Kpop Night Out)
Confirmed artists: CIFIKA, Crush, DPR Live, Hyukoh, KARD, Lee Hi, Say Sue Me.
- 17 — Asian Film Awards
- 20 — Korean Hip Hop Awards (8pm KST)
- 24 — 25th Korean Entertainment Awards Ceremony — winners announced on 16 March.
- 27 — 14th Soompi Award voting ends
- 1– voting for The Fact Music Awards begins
- 4 — Immortal Song 400th Anniversary Special Concert, (Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall 1, Japan.)
MCs: Jung JaeHyun, Kim TaeWoo, Moon HeeJun, Shin DongYup
1:30p — 1st Stage lineup: Ben, IZ*ONE, JBJ95, Jung DongHa, Min WooHyuk, PENTAGON, Son SeungYeon.
6:30p — 2nd Stage lineup: Ali, GUMMY, JBJ95, Jung DongHa, Kim JaeHwan, NCT DREAM.
- 12 — 9th Asian Awards (Grosvenor House Hotel. London, UK)
- 12 — High School Rapper final episode (Mnet)
- 16 — Sewol Ferry Remembrance Day
- 19 — voting for the Fact Music Awards ends
- 22 — online voting for BBMAs begins, 9am PDT
- 24 — The Fact Music Awards (Incheon, Namdong Gymnasium). Presented by FANNSTAR.
MCs: Jun Hyun Moo & Seohyun (SNSD)
Attending: The Boyz, BTS. GFriend, G(I)-DLE, iKON, MAMAMOO, MOMOLAND, MONSTA X, NU’EST, Red Velvet, Stray Kids, Super Junior, Twice
- 27 — 17th Korea Times Music Festival (Hollywood Bowl, CA, USA)
Lineup: DJ doc, Jung Eunji (Apink), Lovelyz, Ha Sungwoon (Wanna One/HOTSHOT), Tae Jin Ah, Yuk Joong Wan
- 27 & 28 — Hiphopplaya Fest (Nanji Hangang Park, Seoul)
Saturday Lineup: CHOLIB. Colde, Crush, Dean, DPR LIVE, Kim Seungmin, NO:EL, OLNL, Penomoco, pH-1, SOMA, you.will.know, Zico
Sunday Lineup: Beenzino, BewhY, Changmo, Coogie, E Sens, JUSTHIS, Jvcki Wai, Kid Milli, Legit Goons, MBA, Olltii, Superbee, Uneducated Kid, Young B, XXX
- 28 — SBS Super Concert 2019 (Gwangju World Cup Stadium, 7pm)
Confirmed artists: BTS, Cherry Bullet, Hong JinYoung, IZ*ONE, Momoland, Nature, N.Flying, The BOYZ, TWICE, TXT.
- TBA — 14th Soompi Awards (web award) – presented on YouTube.
- TBA — Korean Cable TV Awards
TBA — 6th YinYueTai V Chart Awards (China)— postponed
- 1 — online voting for BBMAs ends, 12pm PDT
- 1 — BBMA (Billboard Music Awards). MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, USA. Broadcast on NBC. 8pm EST.
- 1– 55th Baeksang Arts Awards Considered the Golden Globe Awards of Korea. (COEX D Hall. 9pm. Broadcast on JTBC.)
- 3 — Produce X 101 premiere episode (Fridays, 11p KST, Mnet)
- 5 — Children’s Day (Korea)
- 5 — 11th Shorty Awards, NYC (honors the best of Social Media) 6p EDT
- 6 — Met Gala, (5pm EST preshow. Red Carpet 7pm EST. Livestream on YT via Vogue.)
- 6 — Children’s Day observed (Korea)
- 12 — Buddha’s Birthday
- 17 — KCON Japan Day 1 (Makuhari Messe)
Confirmed artists: Ha Sung Woon (Wanna One, HOTSHOT), Kim Jae Hwan (Wanna One), The Boyz
- 18 — KCON Japan Day 2 (Makuhari Messe)
Confirmed artists: ITZY, VeriVery, WJSN
- 18 — 25th Dream Concert 2019 (Seoul World Cup Stadium). Broadcast on SBS Plus.
Confirmed artists: 1THE9, The Boyz, CLC, Clon, DIA, G(I)-DLE, Golden Child, Ha Sung Woon (HOTSHOT), Hong Jin young, Ilhoon (BTOB), JBJ95, Kim Dong Han, Kim Tae Woo, MAMAMOO, Nam Woohyun (INFINITE) NCT Dream, N.Flying, Oh My Girl, Park Bom, Red Velvet, SEVENTEEN, Taemin (SHINee), TRCNG,
- 19 — KCON Japan Day 3 (Makuhari Messe)
Confirmed artists: IZ*ONE, PENTAGON, TWICE
- 25-26 — Hallyu PopFest (Singapore)
25th Saturday Lineup: A.C.E, GWSN, Hyolyn, N.Flying, NU’EST, Oh My Girl, WINNER
26th Sunday Lineup: (G)I-DLE, Kanto, KARD, MONSTA X, PENTAGON, Super Junior, Trei, VeriVery
- 6 — Korean Memorial Day
- 7, 8, 9 — 2019 14th Asia Model Awards Festival , 7pm KST. Seoul.
- 7, 8, 9 — Ultra Korea Music Festival (Seoul)
Confirmed artists: TBA
- 16 — Radio Disney Awards. 8pm ET. Broadcast on the Disney Channel & DisneyNow.
- TBA– online voting for Teen Choice awards begins
- TBA– app voting for Korean Brand of the Year Awards ends
- TBA — voting for Soribada Awards opens (app vote)
- TBA — Mwave MAMA Preliminary voting begins (KpG Note: some preliminary voting has been going all year, but it is possible an additional layer of voting will be added)
- 6 & 7 — KCON NY (Madison Square Garden & Javits Convention Center. NY, USA)
- 6 & 7 — SBS Super Concert 2019 Hong Kong (AsiaWorld Expo, 7pm)
Confirmed artists: AB6IX, EXO, Mamamoo, SEVENTEEN, Taeyeon, WINNER
- 13 — TkC19 (Toronto KPop Con 2019) Day 1. (expected venue: Metro Toronto Convention Center expected venue)
- 14 — TkC19 (Toronto KPop Con 2019) Day 2. (expected venue: Metro Toronto Convention Center)
- 17 — Korean Constitution Day
- 27 & 28 — Busan International Rock Festival (Samnak Ecology Park, Busan)
- TBA — 17th Korean Consumer Forum Brand of the Year Awards, Seoul
- TBA — 46th Korean Broadcasting Awards [expected month]. (2 categories; Actor Award and Artist Award, can be given to KPop idols)
- TBA — preliminary voting for Changwon K-Pop World Festival begins
- 8 — 15th JIMFF Award Ceremony (Jecheon International Music & Film Festival). Cheongpung Lakeside Stage.
- 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 — 15th JIMFF (Jecheon International Music & Film Festival. Venues: Cheongpung Lakeside Stage, Megabox Jecheon, Uirimji Stage, Jecheon City Clutural Center)
- 11 — 2019 Teen Choice Awards (Forum at Inglewood, Los Angeles, CA, USA)
- 15 — Korean Liberation Day
- 15, 16, 17, & 18 — KCON LA (Staples Center and LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, California. expected month)
- 18 — MTV Video Music Awards (NY, USA)
- TBA — Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival (Moonlight Festival Park, Songdo, Incheon)
- TBA– DMZ Peace Concert (Imjingak Pyeonghoa-nuri Park)
- TBA — 2019 KMF/Korea Music Festival (Gocheok Sky Dome)
Confirmed artists: TBA
- TBA — MBC Broadcast of DMZ Peace Concert
- TBA — Chuseok ISAC XV filming
Boy Groups: TBA
Girl Groups: TBA
- TBA — Soribada Music Awards voting ends
- TBA — 3rd Soribada Best K-Music Awards
- 12 — Chuseok holiday begins
- 14 — Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)
- 21 — iHeart Music Festival (Las Vegas Festival Grounds)
- TBA — INK 2019 (Incheon KPop Concert)
Confirmed Lineup: TBA
- TBA — Seoul International Drama Awards (KBS)
- TBA — People’s Choice Awards preliminary voting begins (online write in submission allowed for certain categories)
- TBA — 2019 DMC Festival, Digital Media City, Sangam, MBC (5 day festival)
- TBA — HallyuPopFest 2019 (Singapore, expected month )
- TBA– People’s Choice Awards preliminary voting ends
- TBA — People’s Choice Awards final vote begins
- TBA — KCON Thailand (expected month)
- TBA — Chuseok ISAC air date
- TBA — Finalist voting for K-Pop World Festival ends
- TBA — Asia Song Festival. (projected month. Takes place over several days)
- TBA — Fandom School app vote for SMA begins
- TBA — Hallyu Dream Festival (projected month)
- 3 — Korean National Foundation Day
- 6 — AMAs (America Music Awards)), 20:00 PST, Microsoft Theatre LA Live, Los Angeles, USA.
- 9 — Hangul Proclamation Day
- TBA — MTV VMA Japan THE LIVE, Tokyo
- TBA –– 9th K-Pop World Festival, Changwon (KBS)
- TBA — SBS Super Concert, 7pm KST, Suwon World Cup Stadium
Lineup Includes: TBA
- TBA — MTV VMA Japan Broadcast
- TBA– People’s Choice Awards final voting ends
- TBA — AAA app voting opens (Asia Artist Awards)
- TBA — 28th SMA app vote preliminary ends and official begins (Fandom School app. Vote will run through to January)
- TBA — MAMA voting opens
- TBA — MMA (MelOn Music Awards) app vote begins
- TBA — BOF/ Busan One Asia Festival
Opening Ceremony: TBA
Park Concert: TBA
Closing Ceremony: TBA
- 11 — 45th People’s Choice Awards
- TBA — 26th MTV Europe Music Awards (Best Korean Act category)
- TBA — 2nd MGA MBC Genie Music Awards, Incheon
- TBA — 4th AAA (Asian Artist Awards) Jamsil Gymnasium
- TBA — Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards (Korea Creative Content Agency)
- TBA — 2019 Dream Concert (AKA: the Super Seoul Dream Concert. projected month)
- TBA — SBS PopAsia Awards voting begins
- TBA — AMAs (American Music Awards)
- TBA — Grammy nominees announced
- TBA — MMA voting closes
- TBA — Mnet MAMA voting closes
- TBA — 11th MMA (MelOn Music Awards.)
- TBA — Korean Golden Tweet Award (web award)
- TBA — 11th Korea Content Awards (presented by Korea Creative Content Agency and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism)
- TBA — GDA voting opens (Korean Golden Disc Awards)
- TBA — 28th SMA voting opens
- TBA — SBS PopAsia Awards voting ends
- TBA — Korean Customer Council’s 2018 Korean First Brand Awards
- TBA — SAF (SBS Awards Festival)
- note: This event usually takes place over several days
- TBA — 21st MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards)
- 25 — Christmas
- 26 — SBS Gayo Daejeon (end of year music celebration)
- 29 — MBC Entertainment Awards
- 31 — New Year’s Eve
- 31 — MBC Gayo Daejejun (end of year music celebration)
- TBA — KBS Yeon Gi Daesang (Drama Awards)
- TBA — Hanteo Album & Singer Awards (web award)
- TBA — SBS PopAsia Awards (Web Award, Australia)
- TBA — KBS Gayo Daechukje (end of year music celebration)
- TBA — Soompi online voting open
- TBA — voting for Global V Live Top 10
Note: World Music Awards – The World Music Awards were canceled for the years 2015 – 2018. The foundation which runs the awards still appears to be active. We will keep you posted should they decide to resume in 2019. The month of the ceremony has varied in the past from May to September since 1989.
Debuts, Anniversaries, and Events:
KPop Snapshot – A Quick Look Ahead
Full calendars with all events and releases for each month can be found in Monthly KPop.
Upcoming, Undecided, Rumored, and We-Heard-It-Through-The-Grapevine-And-We’re-Totally-Praying-It’s-True
- Flowsik (full album rumored)
- White Fox (SM girl group… still waiting since last year)
- Lee Hi
- TRIE (new Banana Culture boy group)
- FT Island
- Banana Culture Trainees (girl group)
- Stray Kids
- HNB (new Happy Face boy group)
- BNM Boys (new Brand New boy group)
- EXO-SKY (Sehun, Kai, & Chanyeol)
- YG new girl group (rumored summer 2019)
We can’t promise we’ll always be right because (as every seasoned KPopper knows) KPopping announced comeback dates are more… let’s call them “likely suggestions”.
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