KPop Calendar

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If you’re looking for more detailed information of the current or previous months, we archive them in Monthly KPop.

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Anniversaries are posted here and Debuts are posted here.
For all events of 2017 please go to our 2017 Calendar.

KPop Events By The Month: 2018

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January 2018

  • 1 — New Year’s Day
  • 1 — New Gaon Policy takes effect. USB devices and other non-traditional downloads will now be calculated as albums rather than streaming. Streaming values will now have more weight since it is the major form of music consumption.
  • 5 — GDA voting closes (Korean Golden Disc Awards)
  • 8 — 7th Gaon KPop Star Awards app voting begins
  • 9 — iHeart Radio Awards voting opens 
  • 10 — (Korean) 32nd Golden Disc Awards Day 1, Song Awards. 5pm KST (MoAA. Manila, PH KINTEX. Ilsan KR). Broadcast on JTBC. *venue change was due to untrustworthy ticket sales from MoAA and MoAA partners.
    Hosts: Lee Seung Gi  & Lee Sung Kyung
    Lineup: IU, TWICE, Wanna One Yoon Jong Shin.
  • 10 –– iHeartRadion Music Awards voting opens
  • 11 —  (Korean) 32nd Golden Disc Awards Day 2, Album Awards. 5pm KST (MoAA. Manila, PH KINTEX. Ilsan, KR). Broadcast on JTBC.
    Hosts: Sung Si Kyung & Kang SoRa
    Lineup: BTS, EXO, GOT7, SEVENTEEN
  • 15 — recording for 2018 Lunar New Year ISACs begin
    Field MCs: Bomi (Apink), Jun Hyun Moo, Leeteuk (Super Junior)
    Bowling MCs: Hani (EXID), Sunggyu (Infinite)
    Male Lineup includes: ASTRO, The Boyz, NLK, BTOB, The Eastlight, Golden Child, IMFACT, IN2IT, KNK, MONSTA X, MVP, MYTEEN, NCT 127, NU’EST W, ONF, Rainz, ROMEO, Seventeen, Snuper, TopSecret, UP10TION, Victon, VIXX.
    Female Lineup includes: 1NB, APRIL, Baby Boo, BerryGood, Busters, CLC, DIA, DreamCatcher, Elris, FAVORITE, Gate9, GFriend, gugudan, HASH TAG, H.U.B, Kriesha Chu, LABOUM, Lovelyz, Minseo, Momoland, Oh My Girl, Pristin, Red Velvet, S.I.S, TWICE, Weki Meki, WJSN, Yuseol.
  • 16 —  Shorty Awards voting opens
  • 19 — CJ E&M launch of new entertainment channel:  XtvN
  • 20 — 13th KKBOX Music Awards (KKBOX Billboard, Kaohsiung Dome, Taiwan)
  • 22 — SMA app voting closes
  • 23 — Soompi Popularity Award vote opens (web award)
  • 25 — 27th SMAs (Seoul Music Awards).  7pm KST. (Gocheok Sky Dome)
    Lineup: BLACKPINK, BTS,, EXO, JBJ, MXM, NU’EST W, VIXX, Wanna One. WINNER. More TBA.
  • 28 — 60th Grammy Awards
  • TBA — voting for 13th annual Soompi awards closes
  • TBA — voting for Global V Live Top 10
  • TBA — 15th KMAs (Korean Music Awards)

February

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  • 7 — Korean Hip Hop Awards
  • 9 — 2018 Winter Olympics begin (PyeongChang)
  • 11 — 7th GAON KPop Star Awards app voting closes
  • 14 — 7th GAON Chart Music Awards (Jamsil Stadium, Seoul) 7pm KST
  • 15 — Seolial holiday begins
  • 15 — Lunar New Year ISAC Day 1 (MBC, 5:40p KST)
  • 16 — Lunar New Year ISAC Day 2 (MBC, 5:10p KST)
  • 16 — Seolial (Lunar New Year)
  • 20 — 13th Soompi Awards vote ends (popularity voted web award)
  • 22 – Voting for Shorty Awards ends 11:59 EST
  • 25 — 2018 Winter Olympics end
  • TBA — 32nd Japan Golden Disc Awards
  • TBA — 13th Soompi Awards (web award)

March

  • 1 — Korean Independence Movement Day
  • 4 — iHeart Radio award voting ends
  • 9 — 2018 Winter Paralympics begin
  • 11 — iHeartRadio Music Awards
  • 12-18 — SXSW
    Confirmed artists: CIFKA, Jay Park, Keith Ape, Luna Lee, pH-1, Say Sue Me, Sik-K, SsingSsing, Woodie GoChiild
  • 17 — SXSW Kpop Night Out (expected date)
  • 17-18 — KCON Mexico (Arena Ciudad de Mexico)
  • 18 — 2018 Winter Paralympics end
  • TBA — 13th Soompi Awards (web award)
  • TBA — 2018 One K Global Peace Concert (Manila)
  • TBA — Korea Cable TV Awards

April

  • TBA — 6th YinYueTai V Chart Awards (China)
  • 8 — Hiphopplaya Fest (expected date)
  • 16 — Sewol Ferry Remembrance Day
  • TBA — Hallyu Dream Con, New York, LA, & Charlotte
  • TBA — 10th Shorty Awards, NYC (honors the best of Social Media)
  • TBA — 16th Korea Times Music Festival (Hollywood Bowl, CA, USA)
  • TBA – KCON Japan

May

  • 6 — Children’s Day (Korea)
  • 19 — TkC18 (Toronto KPop Con 2018) Day 1. (Metro Toronto Convention Center)
  • 20 — TkC18 (Toronto KPop Con 2018) Day 2. (Metro Toronto Convention Center)
  • TBA — Online voting for BBMAs opens
  • TBA — 54th Baeksang Arts Awards
  • TBA– BBMA (Billboard Music Awards). Moving from ABC to NBC in partner with Dick Clark Productions (LA, CA. USA)
  • TBA – Hallyu Dream Festival (Korea)

June

  • 6 — Korean Memorial Day
  • 13 — Korean Election Day (National Assembly)
  • TBA — 2018 Dream Concert (Seoul World Cup Stadium)
  • TBA — Mwave MAMA Preliminary voting begins
  • TBA — Bangkok Super Live
  • TBA — Ultra Korea Music Festival (Seoul)
  • TBA — Asian Model Awards Festival
  • TBA — KCON NY (assumed)

July

  • 17 — Korean Constitution Day
  • (Assumed) – KCON LA
  • TBA — KCON LA (assumed)
  • TBA — Super PopCon Manilia
  • TBA — Soribada Award voting opens (expected month)
  • TBA — 45th Korean Broadcasting Awards

August

  • 15 — Korean Liberation Day
  • TBA — Korean Consumer Forum 16th Brand of the Year Awards
  • TBA — JIMFF (Jecheon International Music & Film Festival)
  • TBA — K-Content Expo Europe
  • TBA — 14th JIMFF Award Ceremony (Jecheon Internationa Music & Film Festival)
  • TBA — Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival (Moonlight Festival Park, Songdo, Incheon)
  • TBA — Busan International Rock Festival (Samnak Ecology Park, Busan)
  • TBA — DMZ Peace Concert (Imjingak Pyeonghoa-nuri Park)
  • TBA — 2018 Teen Choice Awards (LA, CA, USA)
  • TBA — 3rd Jeju Music Festival
  • TBA — MTV Video Music Awards (LA, CA, USA)
  • TBA — Chuseok ISAC XV filming

September

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  • 23 — Chuseok holiday begins
  • 24 — Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving)
  • TBA — Chuseok ISAC air date
  • TBA — Korea Broadcaster Awards (2 categories; Actor Award and Artist Award, can be given to KPop idols)
  • TBA — Seoul Drama Awards
  • TBA — 16th Brand of the Year Awards
  • TBA — INK 2018 (Incheon KPop Concert)
  • TBA — Soribada Music Award voting ends
  • TBA — 2018 DMC Festival 
  • TBA — Finalist voting for K-Pop World Festival begins
  • TBA — 2nd Soribada Best K-Music Awards,
  • TBA — KCON Australia (expected month)
  • TBA — Asia Song Festival. (projected month. Takes place over several days)
  • TBA — K-Pop World Festival
  • TBA– Fandom School Music Festival
  • TBA — Fandom School app vote for SMA begins
  • TBA — Hallyu Dream Festival (projected month)

October

  • 3 — Korean National Foundation Day
  • 9 — Hangul Proclamation Day
  • TBA — AAA app voting opens (Asia Artist Awards)
  • TBA — 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 — The Seoul Drama Awards
  • TBA — BOF/ Busan One Asia Festival
    • Note: Event takes place over several days
  • TBA — BOF Awards (Busan One Asia Festival)

November

  • TBA — Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards (Korea Creative Content Agency)
  • TBA — 2018 Dream Concert (AKA: the Super Seoul Dream Concert). (projected month)
  • TBA — SBS PopAsia Awards voting begins
  • TBA —  25th MTV Europe Music Awards (Best Korean Act category)
  • TBA — Voting for PKCI opens (Philippine KPop Awards)
  • TBA — 3rd AAA (Asian Artist Awards. Jamsil Gymnasium)
  • TBA — AMAs (American Music Awards)
  • TBA —  Grammy nominees announced
  • TBA — MMA voting closes 
  • TBA — Mnet MAMA voting closes
  • TBA – 20th MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards)

December

  • TBA — 10th MMA (MelOn Music Awards. Gocheok Sky Dome, Korea.)
  • TBA — Korean Golden Tweet Award (web award)
  • TBA — 10th Korea Content Awards (COEX Mall, presented by Korea Creative Content Agency and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism)
  • TBA — voting for PKCI closes
  • TBA — GDA voting opens (Korean Golden Disc Awards)
  • TBA  — 28th SMA voting opens
  • TBA — 10th PKCI (Philippine KPOP Awards)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 31 — KBS Yeon Gi Daesang (Drama Awards)
  • 31 — 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

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Note: World Music Awards – The World Music Awards were canceled for the years 2015 and 2016. The foundation which runs the awards still appears to be active. We will keep you posted should they decide to resume in 2017. The month of the ceremony has varied in the past from May to September.

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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 January 2018)
  • White Fox (SM girl group)
  • BTS (Love Yourself part 2, rumored February)
  • BTS movie (spring 2018)
  • Osshun Gum (Choi HaMin)
  • JYP new girl group (rumored February)
  • D&E (Super Junior subunit)
  • Polaris Girls (February or March 2018)
  • MixNine (YG Ent, rumored April)
  • J-Hope (BTS) Mixtape
  • iKon (January 2018)
  • NCT U
  • BlackPink (January 2018)
  • EXO-SKY (Sehun, Kai, & Chanyeol)
  • NCT Vietnam
  • YG new girl group (rumored spring 2018)

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KpG Note:

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”.

However, we promise to do our best. And if you see a date that we have listed and you know it’s wrong; or you know of a band that has a release that we don’t have listed, please let us know. We want to keep our charts as up to date as possible.

KpG Thanks:

Many thanks and gratitude to Soompi, Yibada, Officially KMUSICKpopMap, MWtumblr_inline_nhmc0sfljq1r5z6ap.gifave,  the bestest best KHH Underground mag HHKR, KoreaDaily, the poppers over at /r/kpop, and the awesome people who update all the things on Wiki. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to put together this site.

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8 thoughts on “KPop Calendar

    1. We don’t. We usually focus on ticketing outside Korea for the International fans. Gayo tickets are usually free, but I’m not sure which ticketing outlet will have them available. Best of luck!

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