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Shinee Members Profile

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Group Name:
Shinee

Agency:
SM Entertainment

Debut Date:
May 25, 2008

Members:
Onew
Key
Minho
Taemin
Jonghyun – Passed away December 18, 2017

Twitter:
SHINee

Facebook:
shinee

Instagram:
@shinee

About Shinee

Shinee is a South Korean boy band that debuted in 2008. They’ve acquired a loyal following over the past ten years have become one of the best selling groups in South Korea. The group currently consists of four members. A fifth member who started with the original group, Jonghyun, passed away on December 18, 2017.

The group started their career as an R&B contemporary group, which was not as common back then. And that was their goal. They didn’t want to sound like every other Kpop group at the time. Shinee wanted their music to blur the lines between hip hop, electronic music, and rhythm and blues.

But they also wanted to influence fashion and dance to give the group an overall different feel. They felt being different would increase their popularity and show a new side to a Kpop group.

Shinee has released over 15 albums, numerous singles, and over 30 music videos. They’ve also collected many awards and nominations along the way.

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Discovery: Songs & Albums by Shinee

All songs and albums released by Shinee.

Boys Over Flowers Soundtrack

Release date: January 8, 2009
Boys Over Flowers Soundtrack
Songs:
Stand By Me (lyrics)

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누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay) EP

Release date: May 22, 2008
누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay) EP
Songs:
누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay) (lyrics)
In My Room (lyrics)
Real (lyrics)
사.계.한 (Love Should Go On) (lyrics)
누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay / BoomTrack) (lyrics)

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The SHINee World

Release date: August 28, 2008
The SHINee World
Songs:
The SHINee World (Doo-Bop) (lyrics)
사랑의 길 Love’s Way (lyrics)
Love Like Oxygen (lyrics)
너 아니면 안되는 걸 (Romantic) (lyrics)
그녀가 헤어졌다 (One For Me) (lyrics)
화장을 하고 (Graze) (lyrics)
마지막 선물 Last Gift (In My Room) [Prelude] (lyrics)
내 곁에만 있어 (Best Place) (lyrics)
혜야 (Y Si Fuera Ella) (lyrics)
눈을 감아보면 (Four Seasons) (lyrics)
In My Room (Unplugged Mix) (lyrics)
누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay) (lyrics)

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Amigo

Release date: October 24, 2008
Amigo
Songs:
Amigo (lyrics)
Forever or Never (lyrics)
Love Like Oxygen (lyrics)
사.계.한 (Love Should Go On) (lyrics)
누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay) (lyrics)
너 아니면 안되는 걸 (Romantic) (lyrics)
사랑의 길 Love’s Way (lyrics)
그녀가 헤어졌다 (One For Me) (lyrics)
화장을 하고 (Graze) (lyrics)
마지막 선물 Last Gift (In My Room) [Prelude] (lyrics)
내 곁에만 있어 (Best Place) (lyrics)
혜야 (Y Si Fuera Ella) (lyrics)
눈을 감아보면 (Four Seasons) (lyrics)
In My Room (Unplugged Mix) (lyrics)
The SHINee World (Doo-Bop) (lyrics)

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Romeo EP

Release date: May 18, 2009
Romeo EP
Songs:
니가 맘에 들어 (Talk to You) (lyrics)
줄리엣 (Juliette) (lyrics)
차라리 때려 (Hit Me) (lyrics)
세뇨리따 (Señorita) (lyrics)
잠꼬대 (Please, Don’t Go) (lyrics)
소년, 소녀를 만나다 (Romeo + Juliette) (lyrics)

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2009, Year of Us

Release date: October 14, 2009
2009, Year of Us
Songs:
Y.O.U (Year of Us) (lyrics)
Ring Ding Dong (lyrics)
Jo Jo (lyrics)
Get Down (lyrics)
SHINee Girl (lyrics)
The Name I Loved (내가 사랑했던 이름) (lyrics)

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LUCIFER

Release date: July 19, 2010
LUCIFER
Songs:
Up & Down (lyrics)
Lucifer (lyrics)
Electric Heart (lyrics)
A-Yo (lyrics)
욕 (Obsession) (lyrics)
Quasimodo (lyrics)
악 (Shout Out) (lyrics)
WOWOWOW (lyrics)
Your Name (lyrics)
Life (lyrics)
Ready Or Not (lyrics)
Love Pain (lyrics)
사.계.후 (Love Still Goes On) (lyrics)

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HELLO

Release date: September 30, 2010
HELLO
Songs:
Up & Down (lyrics)
Lucifer (lyrics)
Electric Heart (lyrics)
A-Yo (lyrics)
욕 (Obsession) (lyrics)
Quasimodo (lyrics)
악 (Shout Out) (lyrics)
WOWOWOW (lyrics)
Your Name (lyrics)
Life (lyrics)
Ready Or Not (lyrics)
Love Pain (lyrics)
사.계.후 (Love Still Goes On) (lyrics)
Hello (lyrics)
하나 (One) (lyrics)
Get It (lyrics)

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THE FIRST

Release date: December 7, 2011
THE FIRST
Songs:
Lucifer (lyrics)
Better (lyrics)
Always Love (lyrics)
Start (lyrics)
Love Like Oxygen (lyrics)
SHINee World (lyrics)
Seesaw (lyrics)
Stranger (lyrics)

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Sherlock

Release date: March 19, 2012
Sherlock
Songs:
Sherlock.셜록 (Clue + Note) (lyrics)
Clue (lyrics)
Note (lyrics)
The Reason (lyrics)
Stranger (Korean Ver.) (lyrics)
Honesty (늘 그 자리에) (lyrics)
Stranger (lyrics)

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Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You

Release date: February 19, 2013
Dream Girl – The Misconceptions of You
Songs:
Spoiler (lyrics)
Dream Girl (lyrics)
Hitchhiking (lyrics)
Punch Drunk Love (lyrics)
Girls Girls Girls (lyrics)
Aside (lyrics)
Beautiful (lyrics)
Dynamite (lyrics)
Runaway (lyrics)

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Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me

Release date: April 26, 2013
Why So Serious? – The Misconceptions of Me
Songs:
Nightmare (lyrics)
Why So Serious? (lyrics)
SHINe (Medusa I) (lyrics)
(오르골) Orgel (lyrics)
Dangerous (Medusa II) (lyrics)
Like A Fire (lyrics)
Excuse Me Miss (lyrics)
Evil (lyrics)
Sleepless Night (lyrics)

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Boys Meet U

Release date: June 26, 2013
Boys Meet U
Songs:
Password (lyrics)
Breaking News (lyrics)
Dazzling Girl (lyrics)
1000 Years, Always By Your Side… (1000年、ずっとそばにいて・・・) (lyrics)
Run With Me (lyrics)
Kiss Yo (lyrics)
Kimi ga iru sekai (lyrics)
Keeping Love Again (lyrics)
Burning Up (lyrics)
Sherlock (lyrics)
Fire (lyrics)
I’m With You (lyrics)

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The Misconception of Us

Release date: August 8, 2013
The Misconception of Us
Songs:
Spoiler (lyrics)
Dream Girl (lyrics)
Hitchhiking (lyrics)
Punch Drunk Love (lyrics)
Girls Girls Girls (lyrics)
Aside (lyrics)
Beautiful (lyrics)
Dynamite (lyrics)
Runaway (lyrics)
Selene 6.23 (The Distance Between You and Me) (lyrics)
Nightmare (lyrics)
Why So Serious? (lyrics)
SHINe (Medusa I) (lyrics)
(오르골) Orgel (lyrics)
Dangerous (Medusa II) (lyrics)
Like A Fire (lyrics)
Excuse Me Miss (lyrics)
Evil (lyrics)
Sleepless Night (lyrics)
Better Off (Leave Me and Go) (lyrics)

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Everybody

Release date: October 14, 2013
Everybody
Songs:
Everybody (lyrics)
(상사병) Symptoms (lyrics)
(빗 속 뉴욕 ) Queen Of New York (lyrics)
(1분만) One Minute Back (lyrics)
Destination (lyrics)
(닫아줘) Close The Door (lyrics)
Colorful (lyrics)

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SHINee THE 2nd CONCERT ALBUM ‘SHINee WORLD II in Seoul’

Release date: April 2, 2014
SHINee THE 2nd CONCERT ALBUM ‘SHINee WORLD II in Seoul’
Songs:
Seesaw (Korean Vers.) (lyrics)

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I’m Your Boy

Release date: September 24, 2014
I’m Your Boy
Songs:
Downtown Baby (lyrics)
Lucky Star (lyrics)
Everybody (Japanese Ver.) (lyrics)
Picasso (lyrics)
3 2 1 (lyrics)
365 (lyrics)
Sunny Day Hero (lyrics)
Perfect 10 (lyrics)
Bounce (lyrics)
Dream girl (Japanese Vers.) (lyrics)
Colors of the Season (lyrics)
Boys Meet U (Japanese Vers.) (lyrics)

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Your Number

Release date: March 11, 2015
Your Number
Songs:
Your Number (lyrics)
Love (lyrics)

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Odd

Release date: May 18, 2015
Odd
Songs:
Odd Eye (lyrics)
Love Sick (lyrics)
View (lyrics)
Romance (lyrics)
Trigger (lyrics)
이별의 길 (Farewell My Love) (lyrics)
너의 노래가 되어 (An Ode To You) (lyrics)
Alive (lyrics)
Woof Woof (lyrics)
Black Hole (lyrics)
재연 (An Encore) (lyrics)

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Married To The Music

Release date: August 3, 2015
Married To The Music
Songs:
Married To The Music (lyrics)
SAVIOR (lyrics)
Odd Eye (lyrics)
Love Sick (lyrics)
View (lyrics)
Romance (lyrics)
Trigger (lyrics)
이별의 길 (Farewell My Love) (lyrics)
너의 노래가 되어 (An Ode To You) (lyrics)
Hold You (lyrics)
Alive (lyrics)
Woof Woof (lyrics)
Chocolate (lyrics)
Black Hole (lyrics)
재연 (An Encore) (lyrics)
SHINee 샤이니- Chocolate (lyrics)

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1 of 1

Release date: October 5, 2016
1 of 1
Songs:
Prism (lyrics)
1 of 1 (lyrics)
Feel Good (lyrics)
투명 우산 (Don’t Let Me Go) (lyrics)
Lipstick (lyrics)
Don’t Stop (lyrics)
SHIFT (lyrics)
So Amazing (Special Track) (lyrics)
U Need Me (lyrics)

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1 and 1

Release date: November 15, 2016
1 and 1
Songs:
Tell Me What To Do (lyrics)
별빛 바램 (Wish Upon a Star) (lyrics)
한마디 (Beautiful Life) (lyrics)
Rescue (lyrics)
If You Love Her (lyrics)
Tell Me What To Do (Inst.) (lyrics)
별빛 바램 (Wish Upon a Star) (Inst.) (lyrics)
한마디 (Beautiful Life) (Inst.) (lyrics)
Rescue (Inst.) (lyrics)
If You Love Her (Inst.) (lyrics)
Prism (lyrics)
1 of 1 (lyrics)
Feel Good (lyrics)
투명 우산 (Don’t Let Me Go) (lyrics)
Lipstick (lyrics)
Don’t Stop (lyrics)
SHIFT (lyrics)
U Need Me (lyrics)
So Amazing (Special Track) (lyrics)

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FIVE

Release date: February 22, 2017
FIVE
Songs:
Gentleman (lyrics)
Mr. Right Guy (lyrics)
Aboab (lyrics)
Kiminoseide (lyrics)
Do Me Right (lyrics)
Become Undone (lyrics)
Get The Treasure (lyrics)
1 of 1 (Japanese Version) (lyrics)
Nothing To Lose (lyrics)
Melody (lyrics)
Winter Wonderland (lyrics)
Diamond Sky (lyrics)

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SHINee The Best From Now On

Release date: April 18, 2018
SHINee The Best From Now On
Songs:
From Now On (lyrics)

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The Story Of Light EP.1

Release date: May 28, 2018
The Story Of Light EP.1
Songs:
All Day All Night (lyrics)
데리러 가 (Good Evening) (lyrics)
Undercover (lyrics)
JUMP (lyrics)
안녕 (You & I) (lyrics)
데리러 가 (Good Evening) (Inst.) (lyrics)

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The Story Of Light EP.2

Release date: June 11, 2018
The Story Of Light EP.2
Songs:
I Want You (lyrics)
Chemistry (lyrics)
Electric (lyrics)
Drive (lyrics)
독감 (Who Waits For Love) (lyrics)

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The Story Of Light EP.3

Release date: June 25, 2018
The Story Of Light EP.3
Songs:
네가 남겨둔 말 (Our Page) (lyrics)
Tonight (lyrics)
Retro (lyrics)
I Say (lyrics)
Lock You Down (Special Track) (lyrics)

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‘The Story of Light’ Epilogue

Release date: September 10, 2018
‘The Story of Light’ Epilogue
Songs:
All Day All Night (lyrics)
셀 수 없는 (Countless) (lyrics)
데리러 가 (Good Evening) (lyrics)
Chemistry (lyrics)
Electric (lyrics)
독감 (Who Waits For Love) (lyrics)
네가 남겨둔 말 (Our Page) (lyrics)
I Say (lyrics)
Retro (lyrics)
Drive (lyrics)
I Want You (lyrics)
Undercover (lyrics)
JUMP (lyrics)
Tonight (lyrics)
안녕 (You & I) (lyrics)
Lock You Down (Special Track) (lyrics)

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Onew

Birth Name:
Lee Jin Ki

Stage Name:
Onew

Position:
Leader, Main Vocalist

Birthday:
December 14, 1989

Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius

Height:
178 cm (5’10”)

Blood Type:
O

Twitter:
@skehehdanfdldi

Instagram:
@dlstmxkakwldrl

Onew Bio

Onew is a South Korean singer, dancer, and actor. He is best known for being a part of the boy band Shinee. He was born in Gwangmyeong, South Korea. Onew attended Chungwoon University and majored in music broadcasting.

Onew auditioned for a casting call from SM Entertainment in 2006. They were impressed with him and offered him a contract the next day. After two years of training, he was put into the lineup as the leader for the new band Shinee and debuted with the group on May 25, 2008. Since then, he became one of the best-selling entertainers in South Korea.

While creating music with Shinee, he also contributed to music for other singers. Onew was also interested in writing songs. Along with bandmate Minho, he wrote the lyrics for Shinee’s single “Your Name.”

Onew served as MC for various television programs and as a presenter for awards shows. He participated in different musicals and was the lead in Rock of Ages musical.

Acting was also one of Onew’s passions. He was well sought after for acting parts. He acted in several television series and sang the soundtrack for the drama “Miss Korea.” In 2014, he was a contestant on the reality show “Laws of the Jungle.”

Onew auditioned for the main lead in the new web drama “Dating Was the Easiest,” he won the part out of 2000 other contestants. He was praised for his preparation and his take on the character he was playing.

In 2016, Onew was cast in the popular drama “Descendants of the Sun” and it became a hit in Korea and China. He won the best newcomer award that year.

Onew went back to music later that year and released the duet “Starry Night” with singer Lee Jin-Ah. He was later accused of sexual harassment and pulled from other projects he was involved in.

Onew’s solo debut came with the EP “Voice.” It was announced with a teaser on November 29, 2018. Onew then enlisted for his mandatory military service on December 5, 2018, and is expected to be discharged on July 20, 2020.

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Key

Birth Name:
Kim Ki Bum

Stage Name:
Key

Position:
Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist

Birthday:
September 23, 1991

Zodiac Sign:
Libra

Height:
181 cm (5’11”)

Blood Type:
B

Instagram:
@bumkeyk

Key Bio

Key is a South Korean singer, actor, fashion designer, and presenter. He is an only child and was born in Daegu, South Korea. He was raised by his grandmother due to his mother’s failing health. Key graduated from college with a degree in film and music. He also earned a post-graduate degree in culture and education.

In 2006, Key auditioned for SM Entertainment and signed a contract with the agency. He appeared as a back-up dancer in the film “Attack on the Pin-Up Boys.”

Key won a part in the new boy band Shinee and debuted with them in 2008. Their first mini-album Replay landed at number eight on the music charts. He also performed on television and was featured on other musician’s songs.

Key was later cast in several musicals and plays. Along with his good friend Woohyn, Key formed a duo that won the Popularity Award from the 29th Golden Disc Awards.

In 2016, Key made his acting debut in the drama “Drinking Solo.” He was praised by the network for his hard work and preparation for his part. He was also in the drama “The Guardians.”

Key made his solo debut with the single “Chemicals” during a fashion show in 2018. His first full-length album Face was released on November 26, 2018. He later released music in Japanese and toured Japan to promote his music.

Fashion is also one of Key’s passions. He is considered the best dressed of the group and also one of the best dressed in South Korea. He is known for mixing colors and starting his own fashion trends. SM Entertainment noticed his talent and he was promoted to fashion director for his band and other musical groups. He self-designed sweatshirts and sold them for charity.

His success in the fashion world led him into modeling and then working as an editor in the Korean version of Elle magazine. He is also known for his philanthropic activities. He’s been involved in donating food and medical aid to several different countries. He also helped build a water well in Cambodia.

Key enlisted for his mandatory military service on March 4, 2019.

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Minho

Birth Name:
Choi Min Ho

Stage Name:
Minho

Position:
Main Rapper, Vocalist, Visual

Birthday:
December 9, 1991

Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius

Height:
184 cm (6’0″)

Blood Type:
B

Minho Bio

Minho is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and actor best known as a member of the Kpop boy band Shinee. He was born in Incheon, South Korea. He attended Konkuk University. Minho’s father is a soccer coach and Minho’s dream as a child was to become a soccer player. However, Minho’s father was against it and he had to abandon that dream.

Minho passed an audition at an SM casting call in 2006. He was put into the line-up of the boy band Shinee and they debuted in May 2008. They released their first mini-album Replay, and it charted at number eight on the music charts.

Acting was also one of Minho’s talents. He made his acting debut on the television drama “Pianist.” Following that, he was cast in more television programs and music videos. Minho was noticed for his rapping abilities and he contributed to the rap lyrics on Shinee’s albums.

Minho did more acting from 2013 to present day. He received positive reviews for his efforts and was offered movie roles as well as television. His popularity grew over the years and he made the 2017 Vogue list of the “Sexiest Men Alive.”

Minho is an Honorary Ambassador for Unicef. He has been a part of many of Unicef’s campaigns over the years. He met with First Lady Melania Trump and made an appearance with her at the U.S. embassy in Korea. The event promoted the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Minho began his military service on April 15, 2019, and he is expected to be discharged in November 2020.

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Taemin

Birth Name:
Lee Tae Min

Stage Name:
Taemin

Position:
Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist

Birthday:
July 18, 1993

Zodiac Sign:
Cancer

Height:
179 cm (5’10”)

Blood Type:
B

Instagram:
@__ltm

Taemin Bio

Taemin is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and dancer. He is best known as a member of the boy band Shinee. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He comes from a family of four and attended Hanlim Multi Art School and Myongji University majoring in music and film production.

Taemin originally wanted to become a pilot but after watching Michael Jackson dance, he decided that’s what he wanted to do. His parents noticed his dancing and they encouraged him to audition for SM Entertainment in 2005. He was very young but he was signed immediately and began his training. Taemin was placed in the line-up of the new band Shinee and they made their debut in May 2008 when Taimen was only 14.

Singing wasn’t Taemin’s only talent. In 2012, he also began acting on television and doing voiceovers for animated movies. Taemin composed the original soundtrack for the drama “To The Beautiful You.” He joined a six-member dance team that year.

In 2014, Taemin made his solo debut and released his mini-album Ace. It contained six tracks. He studied choreography and trained in Los Angeles for dancing in his music videos.

He released more music in the following years including his Japanese debut of the mini-album Solitary Goodbye. He held his first solo concert in Japan in 2017. His second studio album Move debuted at number two on Gaon Album Chart. In 2019, Taemin’s EP Want went to number four on the Billboard charts.

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Jonghyun

Jonghyun Bio

Jonghyun debuted with Shinee and the other members in May 2008. Sadly, he passed away on December 18, 2017. His cause of death is listed as carbon monoxide poisoning and it was ruled a suicide. Shinee named him the member for eternity.