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!


  • BTS will become even more successful, have a world tour and actually visit Europe. I think it's safe to say that 2018 was the most successful year in their career and now the whole world knows who BTS is.

  • Onew will join the military. He did!

  • Wanna One will have to deal with a scandal. They had their fair share of scandals this year, from allegedly saying the n-word to Kang Daniel saying that he pooped in the morning on a livestream.

  • Seungri will have a comeback and slay everyone and their mothers. Little Panda came back and dropped a certified bop.

  • BLACKPINK will actually release more than one song at a time and get a lightstick that isn't a fucking water bottle. BP made it out of the dungeon this year but only for one single comeback with a mini album. But hey, at least they gave us the most creative lightstick that K-Pop has ever seen.

  • Hyolyn revitalizes her career. She did and she delivered bop after bop.

  • Cosmic Girls get their first win on a music show. "Save Me, Save You" managed to grab the number 1 spot on The Show!

  • EXO-CBX will have a successful comeback. They all wanted to be our boyfriends.

  • Solji starts to promote with EXID again. She finally came back after 2 long years.

  • One idol dating scandal that shook all fandom. I think that counts for Hyuna X E'Dawn and the mess that followed, right?

  • Fiestar disbands. No surprise, I guess.


  • Exo's next full album will contain Lay's vocals. He did appear on their new album, but only on one song and only on the chinese version of "Tempo".

  • Monsta X will become more popular. I'm not too sure about this? They didn't land a huge hit this year but they're doing well in Korea and also had a world tour and performances in the US and Europe.

  • Loona flops. Uhh, kind of? They finally debuted after 84 years but failed to make it big.


  • f(x) will disband this year. Didn't happen.

  • After School will make their long-awaited comeback. Nope, we're still waiting for that.

  • Infinite's nonexistent comeback will get delayed yet again. Not true! The boys made their comeback only a few days into the new year with "Tell Me".

  • BTS will have a dating scandal. I know y'all are waiting for this, but it didn't happen this year.

  • Astro will become more successful and get their first win on music shows. While Cha Eunwoo continues to be one of Korea's It boys, his band is still trying to hit it big.

  • Lay leaves EXO. I know we predict this every year, but as of today he is still officially a member of EXO... at least on paper.

  • Lee Hi will release a new album. Sis is still in the dungeon.

  • Hyuna & Jo Kwon will form the new Troublemaker subunit. Na, didn't happen. Instead, Hyuna left Cube and Jo Kwon for the Army.

  • Sooyoung will get married. She is still dating her actor BF but so far, no announcement of her getting married.

Happy 2019, OMONA!

adenar 30th-Dec-2018 11:44 pm (UTC)
Ok so my predictions were like, not awful? A lot of them were wishful thinking though. [i was right/almost right on a few things!]
- I called After School's Kaeun on PD48, though I predicted her to do less well than she did. Still waiting on that solo debut but looks like she's preparing for a new gg instead!
- VIXX Solo Debut! N released 'Cactus', Leo released 'Touch and Sketch'
- I was on the WJSN first win train too, and called fiestar disbanding
- No official news on girlsgirls but miso has continued her solo career
- Euna and Suji didn't debut as a duo but Euna and Minju did so, halfway there?

I haven't been as close to kpop this year because I have ~been busy with my life~ but here's some ideas for what might happen this year
- I agree that Hyuna and E'Dawn will split
- The BTS dating scandal is upon us, I'm sure
- Disbanding GGs: AOA, Pristin, After School, Ladies' Code (Sojung/Ashley solo careers, Zuny goes into acting), Rania, Wassup, Berry Good, Laboum. It'll be sad to watch some of my favourite nugus disband but also nice to see them move on to bigger and better things!
- Either Nature or GWSN will have a breakout hit, but not both
- Chungha will release a collaboration with dancer/exPD101 contestant Hwang Sooyeon
- (g)-idle take a music show win over blackpink. the kpop fandom absolutely fucking implodes.
- Weki Meki don't follow the trend of post-IOI groups and make a subunit. Consistently have whole-group promotions.
- Weki Meki nab a first win.
- CLC release a subunit. We might get one or two full group comebacks after that, but it's mostly just this subunit for the next couple years until they disband.
- Grace x Alex Reid collaboration. It's bad but a lot of us stan completely unironically.
goshipgurl 31st-Dec-2018 12:15 am (UTC)
- (g)-idle take a music show win over blackpink. the kpop fandom absolutely fucking implodes.

that would mean that they both promote at the same time, which... seems unlikely.
adenar 31st-Dec-2018 02:42 am (UTC)
Why do you think it seems unlikely?
shuumi_miss 31st-Dec-2018 01:45 am (UTC)
Weren't there very strong rumors about Jimin with some girl from a girlgroup? Or I imagined all that?
rockerista03 31st-Dec-2018 05:37 am (UTC)
yeah lmao it always seems to be Jimin. He was in a dating rumour with Seulgi a year or two ago and now it's Twice's Jungyeon. Although idt the Seulgi/Jimin dating rumours are already gone, just died down a bit? Or at least with my Twitter mutuals lol
22_taken 1st-Jan-2019 08:32 pm (UTC)
there's also jimin with nayeon, i can't keep up lately lol
shuumi_miss 1st-Jan-2019 11:29 pm (UTC)
I remember the one with Jungyeon going hard for quite long, it's the only one I clearly remember, lol.

The one with Seulgi looked over the top to me. IDK, to me, she looks like the type that would date actors more than idols, lol.
shawarmafordays 31st-Dec-2018 07:08 am (UTC)
Plot twist - the dating scandal is Yoongi and everyone gets extremely shook because no one saw it coming looool
lydzi 31st-Dec-2018 11:04 am (UTC)
I have this feeling that Yoongi gets around tbh ;3
shuumi_miss 1st-Jan-2019 11:27 pm (UTC)
Lol, but there were strongs rumors about him around 2017 too. That he had been dating a female ido for about two years. Reportedly, they broke up by the end of 2017 or beggining of 2018 or something like that, I don't remember any more, lol.
rockerista03 2nd-Jan-2019 06:19 am (UTC)
Wasn't he involved in a scandal with Suran? lol they would've been cute.
shuumi_miss 2nd-Jan-2019 04:32 pm (UTC)
That was de public one, the one I'm talking about was a rumor inside the fandom. I would approve Suran, tho, but poor girl, Armys were awful toward her when the "scandal" arose.
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