Shinee (샤이니, stylized as SHINee, pronounced /ˈʃaɪniː/ “shiny”) is acontemporary R&B South Korean boy band. Formed by SM Entertainment in 2008, they made their debut on May 25, 2008 on SBS‘s Popular Songs with their promotional single, “Noona Neomu Yeppeo (Replay)” (“누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay)”, lit. “Older Girl, You’re So Pretty (Replay)”). The group consists of Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Since their debut, Shinee has won numerous awards. They have also starred in their own reality show based on their song, “Noona Neomu Yeppeo (Replay)”. Shinee is considered to be a fashion icon having started the “Shinee Trend”.
SHINee is known for their fashion style, created by designer Ha Sang Baek (하상백), which features high-top sneakers, skinny jeans and colorful sweaters. Their style has created a fashion trend amongst students which the media dubbed the “Shinee Trend”.This has led to product endorsements, and the band has promoted Smart,Korean cosmetic company Nana’s B,andReebok.
“Leader” → “Tofu Spongebob Onew”
Name: Lee Jinki / Onew / Leader
Weight: 60 kg
Body Type: Cute and boyish-looking.
Blood Type: O
Sexuality: Whatever you want me to be.
Personality: Generally a cheerful type, loves to smile and to joke around. Has his moments of ups-and-downs but who doesn’t, but tries to show his playful side at all times.
History/Background: Onew has never really been the richest kids on the streets. Hell, he never lived on a street with a lot of rich kids either. He was born and raised into a family consisting of his mother and father. Growing up with no siblings he grew accostumed to being by himself.
In his early school years his grades were never the best, he was never the most popular kid either. But even so, he always carried on with a huge smile on his lips, trying each day to make other people smile, because that is what he did (and still do) best.
Around his 16th birthday, Onew’s family was facing some difficulties with their economy. His father’s business having to cut down on empoloyees and his whole life crashing down on him. His parents soon finding a school that would enlighten his possiblies for the future, and by working there also get easier access to food and stuff that his family was now having difficulties with. He could do nothing to accept it and was relucantly shipped to the school of S:t Ordalia to work.
Country of Origin: Korea
Favorite Books: Literature in general. I like to read.
Favorite Music: Anything that pleases my ears for the time being.
Favorite Color: Yellow.
Special Talents: Singing, piano and Mandarin.
Hobbies: Singing and playing piano.
Languages: Korean and Mandarin.
Strengths: My charm, singing abilities and talkative personality – random comments.
Weaknesses: I tend to take everything personal, I’m kinda clumsy too. And I talk without thinking first.
What do you look for in a person?: Depends if we’re talking about romance, friendship or employer.
Bling Bling Jonghyun
“Bling Bling” → “Sasha Fierce Jonghyun”
(Sasha Fierce? Apparently because he gives Beyonce a run for her money? HAHA!)
Stage Name: Jonghyun
Real Name: Kim Jonghyun (김종형)
Nickname: Bling Bling Jonghyun
DOB: April 8th, 1990 (17 int’l ; 18 krn)
Family: Parents, sister
Position: Lead Vocal
Hobby/Interest: Watching movies, Popping (dance), Lyrics, Piano, Mandarin
Appearances: Zhang Li Yin’s 交錯的愛 (Wrongly Given Love)
Facts: He’s the shortest out of the whole group. He also studying Chinese in Beijing in 2007.
“Almighty” → “Divine Noona-killer”
Stage Name: Key 키
Real Name: Kim Ki Bum 김기범
Nickname(s): Almighty Key, Key umma, KimKey
Birthday: September 23, 1991
Height: 177 cm
all about him:
His hometown is Daegu (South Korea).
• He is the “middle” SHINee member (@ age 17).
• His stage name is Key because he likes to solve things.
• He is a dog lover! (He has a pet dog back at home.)
• He is the “triple-threat” in SHINee– he is gifted with skills in singing, rapping, & dancing. Hence his ‘Almighty’ title.
• He is very talkative & out-going.
• He does not like fermented soybean stew.
• He wears contacts/glasses.
• He likes Spongebob Squarepants.
• He has a total of five ear-piercings.
• He has a pair of key & lock (mismatched) earrings.
• He can speak (but is not necessarily fluent in) a total of 4 languages– Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, & English. (The other SHINee members say that his M. & E. skills are the most proficient among them all.)
• He has quick reflexes (reactions).
• He likes to watch dramas/movies.
• He likes photography.
• He keeps a journal/diary.
• He (sort of) cooks & does chores; he is known as Key umma (Korean term for “mother”).
• He auditioned for SM Entertainment in 2005 and again in 2006. During his 2nd audition, only 2 people were to be accepted; he was one of them.
• He was a Daegu water sports (water-skiing) representative during his junior high days.
• He practices his facial expressions in front of a mirror.
• He studied in Los Angeles, California (USA) when he was younger.
• He does not know how to wash rice.
• He takes very good care of his belongings.
• He is known as one of SHINee’s most fashionable members.
• He is good at imitating other people/things.
• He is afraid of heights.
• He likes AND hates horror movies at the same time.
• He shares a bunk-bed with SHINee member MinHo. He takes the top bunk while MinHo takes the bottom.
• He can pull-off wearing pink. ;]
• He loves cameras; he is good at spotting them. (He has a “camera-radar.”)
• He would like to visit Taiwan one day. (The 1st thing he wants to do there: shopping. He finds the fashion to be “very cool.”)
• Loved ones he often gives thanks to are his parents & grandmother.
Charismatic Flame Minho
“Flaming Charisma” → “Flaming Charisma”
(Seoulbeats said that it was the perfect name!)
Real Name: Choi Minho (최민호)
Nickname: Charismatic Flame Minho
DOB: December 9th, 1991 (16 int’l ; 17 krn)
Family: Parents, older brother
Hobby/Interest: Soccer, Basketball, Performing, English
Appearances: Ha SangBaek’s Fashion Show (March 2008), 2008/2009 F/W Pret-a-Porter Busan Fashion Show (May 2008)
Facts: In Ha SangBaek’s Fashion Show, he walked down the run-way like a robot. He studied Chinese in Beijing in 2006 and 2007.
“Maknae” → “Flashdance Heechul Jr. Taemin”
…(Hahaha I think Taemin’s name is really flashy. Haha!)
Real Name: Lee Taemin (이태민)
Nickname: Handy Boy Taemin
DOB: July 18th, 1993 (14 int’l ; 15 krn)
Hometown: Dongbong-gu, Seoul
Family: Parents, older brother
Education: In 3rd year of middle school
Position: Lead Dancer, Rap
Hobby/Interest: Listening to Music, Popping (dance), Piano, Mandarin
Facts: He’s considered the best dancer out of the group despite being the youngest. He’s studying Chinese in Beijing in 2007.
SHINee – Hello MV
SHINee – Ring Ding Dong
SHINee – Replay
SHINee – Lucifer MV