About SHINee

About SHINee샤이니

SHINee pronounced as “shiny”  is a contemporary R&B South Korean boy band . Formed by SM Entertainment in 2008 , they made their debut on May 25, 2008 on SBS’s Popular Songs with their promotional single, “Nunan Neomu Yeppeo [Replay] ( 누난 너무 예뻐 ) . The group consists of Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin.

On 15 November 2008 SHINee won the “Best Male Rookie” award at the 10th annual MNET KM Music Festival , beating fellow newcomers U-Kiss, 2PM, 2AM and Mighty Mouth.

SHINee is known for their fashion style , created by designer Ha Sang Baek 하상백 , which features high-top sneakers , skinny jeans and colorful sweaters . This has led to product endorsements , and the band has promoted Smart , Korean cosmetic company Nana’s B, and Reebok .

SHINee also had a reality show, SHINee’s YunHaNam , hosted by Mnet . The show ran from 8 August to 16 October 2008 with a total of twelve episodes . Each episode featured the band members going on a date with an older woman , after which she would chose one member for a solo date .The group also recorded a song , “Stand By Me” for the Korean drama , Boys Over Flowers . In addition to promoting Smart , SHINee recorded the “Blue Pink Song”, to further promote their product . SHINee also recorded a digital single “Bodyguard” to promote Samsung’s Anycall mobile phone . They have also recorded a song titled “Countdown” for the drama Dream and “Fly High” for Prosecutor Princess .

In January 2010 , SHINee starred as fathers to a young boy named YooGeun in the second season of KBS’s Hello Baby .

SM Entertainment revealed individual photo teasers of each member for the new album starting with Minho on 8 July 2010 and ending with Key on 12 July 2010 . The group was originally set to have their comeback stage on KBS Music Bank , 16 July to kick start their promotions for the new album , but due to Minho injuring himself during a Dream Team 2 filming on 8 July 2010 , the comeback was postponed to 23 July 2010 .

The second full length album entitled Lucifer was released on 19 July 2010 in South Korea . The music video promoting Lucifer was released the next day on 20 July 2010 .

On 30 September 2010 , SHINee release their repackage album HELLO and MV teaser . They made their comeback stage on Music Bank on the 1st October 2010 .


Onew Lee Jinki 이진기 (온유)

  • Stage Name : 온유 / 温流
  • Bitrhday : 14 December 1989
  • Height : 177cm
  • Bloodtype : O
  • Leader &one of the vocalists and oldest member in the group ,
  • was born in the city of Gwangmyeong .
  • He was discovered at the 2006 S.M. Academy Casting.
  • Onew collaborated with Lee Hyun Ji, former member of project group Banana Girl, for his song “Vanilla Love” and with label-mate,
  • Jessica of Girls’s Generation’s for the song Il Nyeon Hu  (One Year Later일년後)

Kim Jonghyun김종현

  • Stage Name : 종현 / 钟铉
  • Birthday :8  April 1990
  • Height : 173cm
  • Bloodtype : AB
  • Family : Parents, sister
  • Hobby/Interest: Singing, Piano
  • The main vocalist in the group.
  • He was born and raised in Seoul .
  • He was discovered at the “2005 S.M. Casting System”.
  • Before debuting with Shinee, Jonghyun sang a duet, “Wrongly Given Love” 交错的爱,
  • With Zheng liyin for her debut Chinese album” I Will “

Key Kim Kibum김기범(키)

  • Stage Name: 키
  • Birthday : 23 September 1991
  • Height : 177cm
  • Bloodtype : B
  • Hobby/Interest : Rap, Dance, Water Skiing, English, Mandarin
  • The rappers and vocalists in the group. He was born and raised in Daegu .
  • He was a gifted varsity water-skier at Dae Gu Young Shin Middle School.
  • Was discovered at the “2005 S.M. National Tour Audition Casting”.
  • Before debuting with Shinee, Key appeared in Super Junior Wonder Boy MV as an extra dancer.
  • Key was featured in label-mate Xiah ‘s solo “Xiahtic” .
  • In 2010 Key was featured in the song “치유 (Healing)” on label-mates TRAX’s first mini album
  • “Trax Mini Album Volume 1”.
  • Later, it was also announced that Key would have a small part in Girls’s Generation song “Hwaseongin Virus Boys & Girls” 화성인 바이러스

Choi Minho최민호

  • Stage Name : 민호 / 珉豪
  • Birthday : 9 December  1990
  • Height : 181cm
  • Family : Parents, older brother
  • Hobby/Interest : Watching Movies, Singing, Writing Lyrics, Mandarin
  • The other rapper in the group.
  • He was born and raised in Incheon .
  • He also directs and writes raps in some of their songs.
  • Minho is also a permanent cast member in KBS Dream Team Season 2.
  • He was discovered at the 2006 S.M. Casting System.
  • Before debuting with Shinee, Minho modeled for Ha Sang Baek’s “Seoul Collection in March.
  • He has appeared in Girls Generation’s music video “Gee”

Lee Taemin이태민

  • Stage Name: 태민 / 泰民
  • Birthday : 18 July 1993
  • Hometown : Dongbong-gu, Seoul
  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 50kg
  • Bloodtype: B
  • Family: Parents, older brother
  • Lead dancer of the group.
  • He was born and raised in Seoul.
  • He is the youngest member in group.
  • He was discovered at the “2005 S.M. Open Weekend Audition Casting”.
  • Taemin debuted as an actor in the sitcom Taehee-Hyegy Jihyun 태희혜교지현이! .


8 Responses to “About SHINee”

  1. meis (kim wei shi) November 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    안녕 모든 나의 형제 자매 여러분, 나는 인도네시아의 문화 축제는, 나 또한 shinee 직원 중 하나가 버스가 나가려고 할 때 흔들고보고있는 동안 난 당신을보고 김 웨이입니다.
    난 당신이 다시 수행하거나 심지어 인도네시아에서 콘서트를 개최보고 싶지만 그것이 가능합니까?
    난 정말 너희 정말 사랑해

    내 사랑 김 웨이.. 🙂

  2. taemineeksz^^ January 14, 2011 at 10:56 am #


    SHINee love ~.^

  3. rifoo February 5, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    I LOVE ONLY TAEMIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. rifoo February 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    And KEY and MINHO Tooo!!! From all the Maldivian Girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Ota i Xing February 28, 2011 at 2:33 am #


  6. Brigita'h March 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm #

    I love Shinee! Shinee is the best

  7. Jasmine March 30, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    Key ~ ❤

  8. Claudia^^ April 28, 2011 at 4:04 am #

    I love SHINee too,all of them!!<3<3 Thank you very much for the information!! (:

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