(Updated on 23/04/2011) 



SHINee (샤이니 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 Inkigayo with their promotional single "Noona Neomu Yeppeo (Replay)". The group consists of 5 Members, they are Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho and Taemin. Since then, they have released two albums and three mini albums in South Korea that were commercial successes. Since their debut, SHINee has won numerous awards. The group has starred in various shows as guests as well as in their own reality shows like Mnet's SHINee's YunHaNam and KBS's Hello Baby. SHINee has also endorsed and promoted numerous commercial products. The group has also recorded songs for OSTs of various films and dramas. SHINee signed a contract with EMI Music Japan for their impending Japanese debut in June 22, 2011 with a remake of their Korean debut single, "Replay".

Official Fan Club: SHINee World
Official Color: Pearlescent Blue

Birth Name: Lee Jinki  (이진기 李珍基)
Stage Name: Onew (온유 温流)
Born: December 14, 1989 (Age 21)

Onew was discovered at the 2006 S.M. Academy Casting. Onew is the leader and one of the main vocalists of SHINee. After training for two years, he became the leader of SHINee. Onew contributed to singles for Lee Hyeon-ji (for "Vanilla Love Part 2") and Girls' Generation member Jessica for the song "One Year Later" in the Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) mini-album. Onew also starred in various musicals starting in 2010, debuting in the musical Hyeongjeneun Yonggamhaetda (형제는 용감했다, "Brothers were Brave") alongside singer Lee Ji-Hoon. He then starred in the Korean production of Rock of Ages playing the lead role, Drew. Recently, he has also showcased his acting skills via television having a cameo role of a clumsy doctor in the drama Dr. Champ. He appeared in the drama's final episode.

Birth Name: Kim Jonghyun (김종현 金鐘鉉)
Born: April 8, 1990 (Age 21)

Jonghyun was scouted on the streets, and auditioned at the "2005 S.M. Casting System" Before debuting, Jonghyun sang a duet, "Wrongly Given Love" (交错的爱), with Zhang Liyin for her debut Chinese album, I WillAfter training for three years at his label company SM Entertainment, Jonghyun became the members of SHINeeIn November 2010, it was revealed by SM Entertainment that SHINee's Jonghyun along with TRAX’s Jay, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, and rookie singer, Jino, have formed a project group, SM The Ballad. The group released their debut album, "Miss You", on November 29, 2010. They debuted on November 28, 2010 on SBS's Inkigayo with their lead single, "Miss You." They also promoted another single from the album, "Hot Times." In October 2010, Jonghyun was one of 20 idols from various South Korean groups that recorded the song, "Let's Go," for the purpose of increasing public participation in the 2010 G-20 Seoul summit. In June 2011, Jonghyun recorded a song titled "So Goodbye" for drama series City Hunter. The song for ‘City Hunter OST Part 2' was released June 3.

Birth Name: Kim Ki Bum (김기범 金基范)
Stage Name: KEY ()
Born: September 23, 1991 (Age 19)

Key was discovered at the "2005 S.M. National Tour Audition Casting". He is the lead dancer, lead rapper and vocalist of the group. He was a gifted varsity water-skier at Dae Gu Young Shin Middle School. Before debuting with SHINee, Key appeared in Super Junior's Wonder Boy music video as an extra dancer. Key was featured in label-mate Xiah's solo "Xiahtic" in TVXQ's concert, 2009: The 3rd Asia Tour Mirotic, in Seoul, Korea. 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' Generation's song "Hwaseongin Virus (Boys & Girls)"  from their second studio album Oh!.

Birth Name: Choi Minho (최민호 崔珉豪)
Born: December 9, 1991 (Age 19)

Minho was casted in the 2006 S.M. Casting System. He is the main rapper and sub-vocalist of the group. He has also written several raps in their songsBefore debuting with SHINee, Minho modelled for Ha Sang Baek's Seoul Collection F/W 08-09 in March. He has appeared in Girls' Generation's music video "Gee" and featured in VNT's debut music video, "Sound". He also debuted as an actor on November 20, 2010 in a KBS Drama Special, entitled Pianist.

Birth Name: Lee Taemin (이태민 李泰民)
Born: July 18, 1993 (Age 18)

Taemin was discovered and recruited by his current label agency, SM Entertainment, at the "2005 S.M. Open Weekend Audition Casting." After training for three years at his label company SM Entertainment, Taemin became a member of SHINee. He is the main dancer, vocalist, and sub-rapper of the group. Taemin debuted as an actor as Lee Junsu in the sitcom Taehee-Hyegyo-Jihyun! 

Korean Discography

1st Mini Album: Replay
Release Date: 2008-05-26
01. Noona, You're so pretty. (Replay)
02. In My Room
03. Real
04. Love Should Go On
05. Replay Boom Track
1st Album - SHINee World (Version A & B)
Release Date: 2008-09-01

01. The SHINee World (doo-bop) 
02. Love's Way
03. Love like Oxygen
05. One for Me
06. Graze
07. Last Gift (In my room-Prelude)
08. Best Place
09. Y Si Fuera Ella
10. Four Seasons
11. In My Room (Unplugged Remix)
12. Noona, You're so Pretty. (Replay)

 1st Repackage Album - A.Mi.Go
Release Date: 2008-10-29
01. A.Mi.Go
02. Forever or Never
03. Love like Oxygen
04. 사.계.한 (Plugged by DJ_Oneshot)
05. Replay
07. Love's Way
08. One for me
09. Graze
10. Last Gift (In my room - Prelude)
11. Best Place
12. Y Si Fuera Ella
13. Four Seasons
14. In my room (Unplugged Remix)
15. The SHINee World (doo-bop)

2nd Mini Album - Romeo
Release Date: 2009-05-25
01. Talk To You
02. Juliette
03. Hit Me Baby
04. Please, Don't Go.
05. Romeo + Juliette.

3rd Mini Album - Year Of Us
Release Date: 2009-10-22
01. Year Of Us
02. Ring Ding Dong
03. JoJo
04. Get Down
05. SHINee Girl
06. The Name I Loved 

2nd Album - Lucifer (Version A & B)
Release Date: 2010-07-19
01. Up & Down
02. Lucifer
03. Electric Heart
04. A-yo
05. Obsession
06. Quasimodo
07. Shout Out
08.  Wowowow
09. Your Name 
10. Life
11. Ready Or Not
12. Love Pain
13. Love Still Goes On

2nd Repackage Album - Hello
Release Date: 2010-10-06
01. Lucifer
02. Hello
03. One
04. Get It
05. Up & Down
06. Electric Heart
07. A-yo
08. Obsession
09. Quasimodo
10. Shout Out
11. Wowowow
12. Your Name
13. Life
14. Ready Or Not
15. Love Pain
16. Love Still Goes On.

4th Mini Album - Sherlock
Release Date: 2012-03-21

01. Sherlock (Clue + Note)
02. Clue
03. Note
04. Alarm Clock
05. The Reason
06. Stranger
07. Honesty

Music Videos

SHINee - Replay

SHINee - Love Like Oxygen

SHINee - A.Mi.Go

SHINee - Juliette

SHINee - Ring Ding Dong

SHINee - Lucifer

SHINee - Hello

SHINee - Sherlock

Japanese Discography

1st Single - Replay
Released Date: 2011-06-22
01. Replay (Japanese Version)
02. Hello (Japanese Version)
03. Replay (Korean Version)
04. Hello (Korean Version)

2nd Single - Juliette
Released Date: 2011-08-29
01. Juliette (Japanese Version)
02. Kiss Kiss Kiss
03. Juliette (Korean Version)
04. Kiss Kiss Kiss (Instrumental)
3rd Single - Lucifer
Released Date: 2011-10-12
01. Lucifer (Japanese Version)
02. Love Like Oxygen (Japanese Version)
03. Lucifer (Korean Version)
04. Love Like Oxygen (Korean Version)

1st Album - The First
Released Date: 2011-12-07

01. Lucifer
02. Amigo
03. Juliette
04. Better
05. To Your Heart
06. Always Love
07. Replay
08. Start
09. Love Like Oxygen
10. Hello
11. The SHINee World
12. Seesaw
13. Stranger

Promotion Videos

SHINee - Replay

SHINee - Juliette

Info: Wikipedia + Baidu
Pictures: Google
Videos: Youtube
Edited by: JjongFacts
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