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2009 in South Korean music

List of years in South Korean music

The following is a list of notable events and releases that musically occurred in 2009 in South Korea.

Notable events and achievements

Award shows and festivals

Award ceremonies

2009 music award ceremonies in South Korea
Date Event Host
February 12 21st Seoul Music Awards Sports Seoul
February 22 30th & 31st Cyworld Digital Music Awards Cyworld
March 12 6th Korean Music Awards Korean Music Awards Committee
April 21 32nd & 33rd Cyworld Digital Music Awards Cyworld
June 10 34th & 35th Cyworld Digital Music Awards
August 20 36th & 37th Cyworld Digital Music Awards
October 18 38th & 39th Cyworld Digital Music Awards
November 21 11th Mnet Asian Music Awards CJ E&M (Mnet)
December 10 24th Golden Disc Awards Ilgan Sports and JTBC Plus
December 13 40th & 41st Cyworld Digital Music Awards Cyworld
December 16 1st Melon Music Awards Kakao M


2009 televised music festivals in South Korea
Date Event Host
September 19 Asia Song Festival Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange
December 29 SBS Gayo Daejeon Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS)
December 30 KBS Song Festival Korean Broadcasting System (KBS)
December 31 MBC Gayo Daejejeon Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC)

Debuting and disbanded in 2009

Debuting groups

Solo debut

Disbanded groups

Releases in 2009

First quarter


Date Title Artist Genre(s)
5 Romantic Novel Gavy NJ K-pop Dance-pop
7 Gee Girls' Generation K-pop Dance-pop
8 Baekajeolhyeon Leessang K-pop Dance-pop Korean hip hop
13 Pearlfect Pearl K-pop, R&B, Hip hop
15 New Schoolgirl After School K-pop Dance-pop
20 Forever M. Street K-pop Ballad
New Generation of Ska Skasucks Ska, punk


Date Title Artist Genre(s)
3 Bring It Back 2 Old School U-KISS K-pop Dance-pop
6 This Is Love Hwayobi K-pop R&B
10 Eolmana Jokillae BLESS/CODE-V K-pop Pop
11 Jump Up F.T. Island K-pop pop-rock
12 The Red Album Apollo18 Rock
Pretty Girl Special Edition Kara K-pop
Decennium Fly to the Sky K-pop
26 10 Ways To Say I Love You Lena Park Pop ballad
27 Davichi in Wonderland Davichi K-pop Dance-pop
30 Scream Op.1 Lee Joo-min K-pop


Date Title Artist Genre(s)
9 Victoria Seomoon Tak Rock
10 Golden Age 8Eight K-pop Dance-pop
Return to My World Im Chang-jung K-pop
12 Sorry, Sorry Super Junior K-pop
20 Time For Confession 2AM K-pop
23 Type "B" – Back To 80's Son Dam-bi K-pop
26 Vol. 3 There Are Different Ways to Happiness Chu Ga-yeoul Folk
27 Map the Soul Epik High Alternative hip hop
31 Dropping the Tears K.Will K-pop

Second quarter


Date Title Artist Genre(s)
9 Second Half Jo Sung-mo Pop ballad
16 2:00PM Time for Change 2PM K-pop
Gift from SG Wannabe SG Wannabe K-pop Pop music R&B
Nexen Heroes Crying Nut Punk rock
23 Growing Up IU K-pop


Date Title Artist Genre(s)
7 Mutopia: Land of Dreams Lee Seung-chul Soft rock, Ballad
Fascination Jun Jin K-pop
13 Shake Chae Yeon K-pop
19 Avaholic Lee Jung-hyun K-pop
25 Romeo Shinee K-pop
27 Jumpin' Koyote K-pop


Date Title Artist Genre(s)
1 Vol.2 Maestro Outsider K-pop Hip hop
9 Untouchable Mini Album 1st Untouchable Hip hop
25 Eternal Children (영원한 아이들) Rux Punk rock
29 Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) Girls' Generation K-pop Dance-pop

Third quarter


Date Title Artist Genre(s)
01 The Gold Hwayobi K-pop R&B
02 Always You Wax R&B, Ballad
08 2NE1 1st Mini Album 2NE1 K-pop, dance-pop
14 Supreme Team Guide To Excellent Adventure Supreme Team K-pop
15 Realcollabo + RMX Ra.D R&B, soul
16 Cross & Change F.T. Island K-pop, pop-rock
21 SS501 Solo Collection SS501 K-pop
Sound-G Brown Eyed Girls K-pop
A9ain Roo'ra Hip hop
Happy Women Kyeon Mi-ri
23 The Blue Album Apollo 18 Rock
31 Revolution Kara K-pop


Date Title Artist Genre(s)
6 Summer Hwayobi K-pop R&B
Love Class Mighty Mouth K-pop Pop , Hip Hop
7 Love Song Untouchable with Geumbi Hip-Hop
10 Uncomfortable Party Crying Nut Punk rock
13 See The Sea BADA K-pop Pop
Ego Baek Ji-young K-pop
18 Heartbreaker G-Dragon K-pop
Attitude Brave Brothers Hip hop
20 Someday Hong Kyung-min Pop rock
27 Sophisticated Jewelry K-pop
31 For Muzik 4minute K-pop


Date Title Artist Genre(s)
1 LA chA TA f(x) K-pop
16 [e] Epik High K-pop
17 Shadow Lee Seung-gi K-pop

Fourth quarter


Date Title Artist Genre(s)
6 Hexagonal Leessang K-pop Dance-pop Korean hip hop
Miss Mister WoongSan Jazz
7 Tomorrow 4Tomorrow K-pop
8 Vocolate Wheesung K-pop Dance-pop
13 Movement on a Theme by Yiruma Yiruma Piano
14 Just BLAQ MBLAQ K-pop, dance-pop
BEAST is the B2ST BEAST K-pop, dance-pop
15 Dazzle Lee Soo-young K-pop
22 2009, Year of Us Shinee K-pop
Rebirth SS501 K-pop
H Soul Hwanhee K-pop
26 Double Date F.T. Triple K-pop pop-rock


Date Title Artist Genre(s)
5 Missing You K.Will K-pop
6 ContiUKiss U-KISS K-pop Dance-pop
10 01:59PM 2PM K-pop Dance-pop Dance Ballad
12 IU...IM IU K-pop
Gossip Girl Rainbow K-pop
17 Museum MC Sniper Hip hop
25 Because of You After School K-pop
27 Absolute First Album T-ara K-pop
29 Supsense Op.2 Lee Joo-min R&B


Date Title Artist Genre(s)
2 Movement on a Theme by Yiruma: 2nd Movement Yiruma Piano
10 Volume 2 – Manifold Brian Joo K-pop
Platonic Eun Ji-won K-pop
11 Merry Christmas Untouchable with Hwayoung Hip hop
17 End And... Jewelry K-pop

See also


  1. ^ Park, Se-yeon (March 12, 2009). "언니네이발관-장기하 대중음악상 3관왕 기염 "인디의 반란, 비주류로 떴다"(종합)". Newsen (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 14, 2009. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  2. ^ 소녀시대, '뮤뱅' 9주 연속 1위 '새역사' [Girls' Generation, 1st place on 'Music Bank' for 9 weeks in a row, 'new record']. Star News (in Korean). March 13, 2009. Archived from the original on May 12, 2021 – via Naver.
  3. ^ Hau, Louis (March 28, 2009). "K-Pop Branches Out, Content Aggregator Brings Korean Artists to iTunes, page 7". Google Books/Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "Then & Now: A look back at the changing tides of K-pop". The Korea Herald. August 13, 2013. Archived from the original on August 13, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  5. ^ "BoA Signs With No. 1 Hollywood Agency". The Korea Times. May 6, 2009. Archived from the original on January 7, 2022. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  6. ^ "Wonder Girls Make Waves in the US as Opening Act for Jonas Brothers' Tour" Archived August 28, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. MTV Asia. July 24, 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2009.
  7. ^ "Wonder Girls make U.S. television debut". The Korea JoongAng Daily. July 22, 2009. Archived from the original on October 28, 2020. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  8. ^ "카라 '엉덩이춤' 눈길 확~ 대박 조짐" [Kara's 'butt dance' catches the eye ~ Signs of a hit] (in Korean). Newsen. August 5, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2009 – via Nate.
  9. ^ 东方神起、过去20年间でアジアアーティスト初の映像音乐作品1位に (in Japanese). Oricon. October 7, 2009. Archived from the original on November 10, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
  10. ^ "Wonder Girls Enters Billboard Hot 100". The Korea Times. October 22, 2009. Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  11. ^ Lee, Tae-moon (December 19, 2009). "올해 동방신기 日서 음반 903억 팔아" [TVXQ sold 90.3 billion won albums in Japan this year]. Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved January 6, 2010.
  12. ^ Lee, Bina (2019). K-POP A To Z: The Definitive K-Pop Encyclopedia. Simon and Schuster. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-63158-448-0.
  13. ^ "Super Junior-M temporarily disbanded". 88 News. December 28, 2009. p. 1. Archived from the original on January 4, 2010. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
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