10:43 pm - 12/30/2018

OMONA Predictions 2018: the reveal + share your predictions for 2019!

12 months ago, I asked the members of this community to take a look at their crystal balls and predict what would go down in K-Pop in 2018. After a crazy year full of wi & arae it's time to see which predictions came true, partly true or not true at all!

Don't forget to share your predictions for 2019 in the comments!

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Happy 2019, OMONA!


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torontok 31st-Dec-2018 12:14 pm (UTC)
-Xiumin release a goodbye single/station
-Hyuna and E'Dawn breakup, it gets very messy
-Kai debuts solo, he and Taemin do another collab song
-The Boyz get their big public hit
-BNM boys become the strongest post W1 group
-EXID all re sign their contracts
-f(x) release a 10th anniversary song,get a lightstick
-Sungmin rejoins SuJu for the first full group comeback after Kyuhyun returns
-Seulgi solo

myrrhcat 31st-Dec-2018 03:52 pm (UTC)
- hello venus comeback (probably their final one)
- twice subunit (mimosa?)
- dia come back with a sexy concept
- aoa jimin makes a proper solo debut with promotions
- yg new gg does not debut
- sm new gg does not debut
- jyp new gg does debut with a great song but are still outshone by twice
- produce 101 new season's results are shocking and widely believed to be manipulated
- there will be another pd101 imitator like idol school
- f(x) release a single with no promotion
- first wins: gugudan, weki meki, gwsn, fromis_9
- pristin comes back toward the end of the year with at least one member missing
- blackpink release one new song
- iz*one have a scandal
- men remain disappointing

Edited at 2018-12-31 04:13 pm (UTC)
goshipgurl 1st-Jan-2019 02:59 am (UTC)
men remain disappointing

not a prediction but a fact
carmine_pink 1st-Jan-2019 03:25 am (UTC)
dia come back with a sexy concept

Whatever happened to that Bo Peep Bo Peep-like comeback promised for November? Though I wouldn't be surprised if MBK just got too busy with Under19, they seem incapable of handling more than one thing at the same time.
aures 1st-Jan-2019 09:29 pm (UTC)
i think they moved it to early this year? but MBK is always shady/stupid/disappointing/anything else negative, so i'm not surprised... they treat their artists horrible anyway, can't handle anything
youtubelargo RE: Makestar/crowdfunding1st-Jan-2019 02:55 am (UTC)
I can't believe my lightsticks BP prefix were true.
Also that Park Bom is actually going to release music!!!! I cannot believe it, so excited.

This year:

- Fromis_9 breaks out in a huge way and gets their first music show win and first end of year non-rookie award.
- JooE gets her first acting role.
- Namjoon has a dating scandal with me dammit I will predict this every year. 🐢
- SM, continuing to not quite understand how to market to the US, will give Red Velvet a big US TV promo lush for their tour, but will randomly put their new GG's album in Target instead of RV's.
- The post-W1 bands don't even come close to W1's popularity, save a reformed Nuest.
- An IZ*ONE girl gets into a Tzuyu-like scandal over pan-Asian political discourse, over something relatively mundane, like waving a non-Rising-Sun Japanese flag at a Korean fansign or something.
- BTS finally breaks through on US radio and has a long-lasting Top 10 hit as a result (like one that charts in the Top 10 for four or five weeks straight).
- Seventeen announce a long overdue world tour.
- Given today's news, BLACKPINK is forcibly disbanded. In a supreme boss move, CL refuses to release her album when asked to after this, instead taking BP with her to a new agency.
goshipgurl Re: Makestar/crowdfunding1st-Jan-2019 02:59 am (UTC)
Given today's news, BLACKPINK is forcibly disbanded. In a supreme boss move, CL refuses to release her album when asked to after this, instead taking BP with her to a new agency.

the scandal we deserve (but i don't wish for)
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