Ok, time for a profile on my bias group, SHINee! I’ll also being one for Seventeen and B1A4 so look out for those.
Song of the Day: Fast Pace by Seventeen
THIS IS SHINee
Debut: May 25, 2008
Debut Single: Replay
Latest Release: 1of1/ 1and1(Tell Me What to Do)
Group Members: Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho,Taemin (5)
Labels: SM Ent. EMI(Jap) UNIVERSAL(Jap)
Awards: Rookie Grand Slam(2008), Artist of the Year(2013), Prime Minister Popular Culture and Arts Award(2016), and others
Fandom Name and Color: Shawols ( SHINee World)/ Pearlescent sky blue
*A Rookie Grand Slam means that the artist won every rookie award available for that year.
Real Name: Lee Jinki
Birth date: Dec.14.1989 (oldest)
Height: 178cm (5’10”)
Position: Leader + Main Vocal
Solo Career: actor (Decedents of the Sun) TV Personality (Eat Sleep Eat)
- -Won newcomer award for his performance in Decedents of the Sun
- -He’s super clumsy and makes lots of mistakes. This disease is called ‘Onew Condition’
What I love about him: He’s so cute! He has a cute personality and smile that always makes you happy. Also his voice. He has such a unique tone, that is reminiscent of cold winter nights inside, wrapped in a blanket, warm and inviting. It’s really amazing to hear him sing.
Onew At His Best:
Full Name: Kim Jonghyun
Birth date: Apr.9.1990
Height: 174cm (5’9″)
Position: Lead Vocal
Solo Career: Soloist( Albums BASE and SHE is) Radio Host (blue night)
- – doesn’t like acting
- -Showed off base skills at his solo concert, ‘X Inspiration’
- – Great at composing, i.e. Odd Eye, one of my all time faves
What I love about him: Well, he’s super friendly. With a big smile, he is always willing help you out, give advice, or just talk. Beyond that, he is so daring with his own music. All of his solo tracks are made by him, and you can hear how unique he is. With music, he is amazing. Also, he’s really hardworking. He’s been through a lot, and keeps working his way up, always finding room for improvement.
Jonghyun at His Best:
Real name: Kim Kibum
Birth date: Sept.23.1991
Height: 181cm (5’11”)
Position: Vocal + Lead Rapper
Solo Career: Stage Actor, TV actor, model,editor,stylist/designer
- He is lead Fashion Director for SHINee
- Was in a duet group with INFINTE’s Woohyun, called Toheart
- Considered a Korean Fashion Icon
What I love about him: BIAS ALERT Okay, so he’s undeniably himself. His no chill attitude and no filter mouth makes everything he does and says so KEY. He’s smart, he’s graceful, and he’s composed. Whenever he’s asked for advice, he always has the best things to say. His round about talent and passion for what he does is apparent.
Key at his Best:
Full Name: Choi Minho
Birth date: Dec.9.1992
Height: 184 (6’0″)
Position: Main Rapper + Face of Group
Solo Career: TV actor( to the Beautiful You) , Movie actor (Two Men Derailed)
- Is big sports fan, and super competitive
- His dad is a soccer coach, and he finds time to be on a college soccer team
- He auditioned on a whim, and sang the national anthem for it
What I Love about him: Minho is full of energy. He is always bouncing around, and playing with the other members. He is a super cute child full of love. His Japanese sounding voice always gets to me. I love the way it sounds and his singing is super sweet and soft. He also has great stage presence and can change characters in .00000001 seconds.
Minho at his Best:
Full name: Lee Taemin
Height: 179cm (5’10”)
Position: Vocalist, + Main Dancer + maknae
Solo Career: Soloist (albums ACE and Press It)
- His main talent is dance
- Best friends with Kai from EXO
- He debuted at age 14
What I Love about him: He is unchanging, both in his dance style and personality. He dances the exact same way he did in his audition tape to the last dance he’s done. As for personality, he really has stayed static. While everyone else broke out of their shell since debut, people realized that Taemin is always shy and awkward. But those traits make him relateable.
Taemin at His Best:
I’ve created the ultimate Intro to SHINee playlist, but here’s some highlights
Old School SHINee:
Over to Japan:
A Happy go Lucky
That SHINee Sound:
“A Contemporary R&B Group”:
What makes SHINee special?
SHINee has a lot of things going for them but there a couple of things that really make them different. First off, they experiment with their sound and they do it well. From Lucifer to Juliette, Why so Serious and Married to the Music, they seems to always comeback with something different and they pull it off well.
Next thing is stage presence. These kids were born to perform. With amazing live vocals and stunning choreography, they always stand out. Everything from your makeup to your expressions effect how powerful you are own stage. SHINee seems to control it without even trying. They truly shine like the brightest stars, even when the nights are darkest. They have such unique voices that you would never hear in American Music and that just helps them stand out more.
SHINee is a hardworking and passionate group that has seen their struggles be rewarded with great success. Still, they stay humble and loving and Shawols appreciate that love.