The K-pop group SHINee is one of the most popular in Korea. Their members are talented and they have been active for 10 years. Many people know them as “the Prince of K-pop.” In this blog post, we will introduce each member in detail so you can get to know them better!
SHINee Official Accounts:
Instagram (Japan): @shinee_jp_official
Youtube: SHINee Channel
Official Website: shinee.smtown
Stage Name: Onew
Birth Name: Lee Jin Ki
Birthday: December 14, 1989
Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)
Onew was born in Gwangmyeong, South Korea and in there he also joined Chungwoon University from where he majored in music broadcasting, since it was his interest.
In his family he got no any siblings and there are only 3 members on his family including him.
Before he started his musical career from SHINee, he was S.M. Academy Casting trainee in 2006.
There are many nicknames on him some of them are Onew, Dubu, Ontokki and many more.
Once he said that he made most mistakes on his group during practis time.
He debuted as part of boy band Shinee at 25 on May 2008 and has since been recognized by fellow celebrities such as Lee Hyori who have dubbed him “the new king.”
The singer-actor is best known for his work within Shinee but it’s important to know that Onew also went through rigorous training before debuting!
This guys has other talents like he can play piano very good.
He is very shy guy so that he don’t participate a lot in auditions, he also fears from the mass people he saw while he is in stage.
He was also involved in sexual harassment case in 2017, but later the case was closed because S.M. Entertainment said that this is a false news.
Stage Name: Key (키)
Birth Name: Kim Ki Bum (김기범)
Birthday: September 23, 1991
Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight: 59 kg (130 lbs)
Key was born in Daegu, South Korea and doesn’t have any siblings.
He was raised by his grandmother, because his mother has bad health and she was not in condition to take care of her children. Whereas, his father was a hard working guy and he was very busy with his work schedule.
He completed his education from Dae Gu Yeong Shin Middle School and after completing his education he was a trainee under S.M. National Tour Audition Casting in 2005.
He has knowledge of both English and Japanese language.
Key is very afraid of height and he had any fun thing that is related to height.
In his free time he likes to rap, dance and also he is very interested in skiiing.
You can also see him on drama called “Drinking Solo” (2016) and “Lookout” (2017).
He got 2 pet dogs and it’s name is Commes Des and Garcon.
Stage Name: Minho
Birth Name: Choi Min Ho
Birthday: December 9, 1991
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Minho was born in Incheon, South Korea.
He has an older brother in his family, it means his family got 4 members.
He completed his education from Konkuk University.
His dad is soccer coach and his dad plays it very well. So, this can also be the reason why Minho loves soccer very much.
In his group SHINee he eats the most compare to others members.
You can also watch him on movies like “Canola” (2016), “Marital Harmony” (2016), “Derailed” (Two Men) (2016), “In Rang” (2018).
And he has also worked on many Korean dramas.
He has also meet Melania Trump once, when he was in American embassy in Korea for some program.
Minho has also received award in 2017 for his best acting career and this was Special Award at the Indonesian Television Awards 2017.
He was also listed as the most ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by Vogue in 2017.
Stage Name: Taemin
Birth Name: Lee Tae Min
Birthday: July 18, 1993
Height: 174 cm (5’8.5″)
Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Taemin has always been known as the youngest member of Shinee.
He was born in Seoul a capital city of South Korea and he completed his education Hanlim Multi Art School.
He is Christian by religion and he is also the best dancer in his group.
He got many nickname like Taemin, Maknae Taemin, Dancing machine and many more.
He said once that he would like to collaborate with BTS Jimin for his solo album.
He spent most of his time by dancing, playing piano and other musical instruments.
He hates bug and he is very scared of it. He is also member of Super M from long time.
He has an extensive background in martial arts- he has trained Taekwondo, Muay Thai boxing and Wing Chun.
He also studied ballat songs for six years before pursuing a career as a dancer with SHINee.
Taemin recently made his solo debut on August 18th of 2017 with the release of his first album titled “Press It.”
Within the album, there are three songs that he composed himself. This is a special talent not many people can boast about- and it’s something to look forward for in his future endeavors as an artist.
Jonghyun (Former Member)
Stage Name: Jonghyun
Birth Name: Kim Jong Hyun
Birthday: April 8, 1990
Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
Weight: 58 kg (127 lbs)
Jonghyun debuted with Shinee in 2008, sadly he passed away on December 18th 2017.
He was found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning and ruled a suicide.
He was born in South Korea and in his family there was 4 members including him. He got nicknames like Bling Bling Jonghyun, Dino.
He can play guitar and pianos very well.
He used to be the shortest guy in SHINee music group, in his free time he watches movies and listen to songs.