SHINee(샤이니 ) is a South Korean boy group formed by SM Entertainment. SHINee officially debuted on May 25, 2008 with 5 members: Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Onew, Key, and Minho are currently serving in the millitary, while Jonghyun passed away in 2017. Since debut, Shinee has released 11 studio albums, 4 live albums, 5 EPs, 30 singles, 35 music videos,10 OSTs, and 9 video albums. Shinee are known for their strong live vocal and dancing skills and for starting the "Shinee Trend" of wearing colorful skinny jeans. Recently, Shinee passed their 10th aniversary since debut. Shinee's official fandom name is Shawol (Shinee World), and the official color is pearl aqua.
Stage Name: Onew
Full Name: Lee Jinki
Date of Birth: December 14, 1989
Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist
Trained at SM for two years before debuting.
He can play the piano.
Has an obsession with chicken.
Has what is dubbed "Onew Condition", a case of extreme clumsiness.
Has played roles in various dramas, and won a rookie award for his role in Descendants of the Sun.
Admits that he has bad stamina.
His fandom is called MVPs and his official color is green.
In 2017 he as involved in a sexual harassment case, however, after investigations, the charges were dropped.
Onew enlisted in the army on December 10, 2018 and is expected to discharge on July 20, 2020.
Stage Name: Key
Full Name: Kim Kibum
Date of Birth: September 23, 1991
Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
Trained for three years before debuting in Shinee.
His childhood dream was being a singer.
Key was the third Shinee member to go solo.
Enjoys water skiing.
Can speak English and Japanese.
Often considered the fashionista of the group.
Key designed some of he costumes Shinee wore at concerts.
Took part in a duo project with Woohyun from Infinite called Toheart.
Has taken part in a couple dramas.
Participates in songwriting, especially rap parts.
Key has a fear of heights.
He is the owner of two dogs, Commes Des and Garçon, who often feature on his social media.
His fandom is called Lockets and his official color is pink.
Key enlisted in the military on March 4, 2019 and is expected to discharge on October 7, 2020.
Stage Name: Minho
Full Name: Lee Minho
Date of Birth: December 9, 1991
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist, Visual
Trained for two years before making his debut in Shinee.
As a child Minho dreamed of being a soccer player.
Has taken part in various shows, movies, and dramas and won the New Star Award for his role in To the Beautiful You.
Of all the Shinee members, Minho is the most competitive.
He is the most athletic of the Shinee members, and has won in sports competitions on various shows, including ISAC.
Made an appearance in SNSD's hit song "Gee".
His fandom is called Flames and his official color is orange.
Participates in writing some Shinee songs, especially rap parts.
Minho enlisted on April 15, 2019 and is expected to be discharged on November 15, 2020
Before enlisting, Minho released his first solo station track, I'm Home, on March 28. 2019.
Stage Name: Taemin
Full Name: Lee Taemin
Date of Birth: July 18, 1993
Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist, Maknae
Trained for three years before debuting in Shinee.
Taemin was only 14 years old international age at debut.
Taemin was the first member to go solo, he has released 2 studio albums, 1 repackage, 3 EPs, and 8 singles.
Can speak Japanese.
Can play the piano.
Was in a group called "SM the Performance" with members of various other groups.
Taemin has a habit of either losing or breaking things.
He is very close friends with Exo's Kai.
His fandom is called Taemints and his official color is yellow.
Taemin is member of the group SuperM, consisting of Exo's Baehyun and Kai and NCT's Ten, Taeyong, Lucas, and Mark. The group debuted on October 3rd with their song Jopping.
Stage Name: Jonghyun
Full Name: Kim Jonghyun
Date of Birth: April 8, 1990
Position: Main Vocalist
Jonghyun was the second member to go solo, he has released 2 studio albums (Poet | Artist was released posthumously), 2 compilations, 1 EP, and 9 singles.
Jonghyun dropped out of school in 10th grade in order to pursue music.
In middle school he played the bass for a band, but always complained that his fingers were too short to play it properly.
Can also play the guitar and piano.
Was in a group called "SM the Ballad" with members of various other groups.
Has written many songs for both Shinee and other artists, including Taemin, and is one of the kpop idols with the most song credits.
He wrote "Breathe" for Lee Hi, which marks the first time an SM artist and YG artist collaborated on a song.
Jonghyun wrote a book called Skeleton Flower.
Jonghyun was the host of a radio show Blue Night Radio. He left the show in March of 2017 due to time constraints.
He always had a very close relationship with his older sister.
His fandom is called Blingers and his official color is blue.
Jonghyun passed away December 18, 2017 from carbon monoxide poisoning.
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