Taemin is a 2nd generation South Korean singer and a member of SuperM as well as SHINee. The groups that he is part of are managed by SM entertainment. He is also a soloist.
Stage Name: Taemin (태민)
Birth Name: Lee Tae Min (이태민)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea.
Birthday: July 18th, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 174 cm (5’8.5”)
Lee Taemin was born in Seoul South Korea to his parents and an older brother. He did his schooling at Hanlim multi-art school where he transferred from Chungdam High School. And as for university, he graduated from Myingji University and majored in music and film. He can also play the piano since he studied it in elementary school.
As it’s pretty well known in the idol world that Taemin started his career very very young. He auditioned for SM in 2005 which means he was just 12 and trained for 3 years. He debuted as a member of SHINee on May 25th, 2008 at the age of 14. He is just 28 years old but has been in the K-pop industry for a very long time and because of that, he is known as Idol’s idol. Most idols retire after few years into their career but as for Taemin, he has been an idol for 13 years.
SHINee isn’t the only group he is a part of. As of 2019, SM had debuted a new boy group which was mostly targeted towards the American music industry. The group consists of all the ACE members from the most successful SM’s boy group such as NCT, SHINee, and EXO. The members are Baekhyun (Exo) – leader · Taemin (Shinee) · Kai (Exo) · Taeyong (NCT; NCT 127) · Ten (NCT; WayV) · Lucas (NCT; WayV) · Mark (NCT; NCT 127). He is the 2nd oldest in the group and has the most experience of being an idol. In fact, most of the members grew up watching him perform on TV. Before joining SuperM, had also debuted as a soloist on August 18, 2014. His album name was ‘ACE’ and the title track was danger. In his career he has released a total of 5 albums which are named “ACE” (2014), “Press It” (2016), “Sayonara Hitori” (2016), “Flame of Love” (2017), “Move” (2017).
He is also best friends with Exo’s kai and BTS Jimin. He and Jimin are also known as 2min since both of them have min at the end of the first name. Some of his other famous friends are Ravi (VIXX), Timoteo (HOTSHOT), and Sungwoon (Wanna One). He has also appeared in a lot of shows such as being a mentor in ‘The unit’, ‘We got married’ ‘why not the dance’.
He recently got enlisted in the military. Military services are one of the things that every male has to do in South Korea. He will be back by October 31, 2022, because he enlisted on May 31st, 2021. When he comes back he will probably continue with his solo works or participate in SuperM or SHINee.
Taemin’s personality is described as a well-adjusted introvert. He is also humble and gets along with everyone, even though he is a sunbae to most of the idols in the industry he doesn’t use his position to fool anyone.