SHINee Members Profile, Full Biography Updated!

SHINee is a Kpop band-group which managed by SM Entertainment, and debuted at Korea in 2008. They made its first debut with five members consisting of:  Onew, Taemin, Jonghyun, Key, and Minho. These members stay intact up to 2017. However, as in December that year, Honghyun passed away. Even though many things happen, SHINee’s still active, and going strong with the rest 4 members. The group is thought to be the first best example of Korean boy groups. They’re the pioneer of K-pop era.

Shinee’s Member Debut

SHINee first appearance was in a popular program Inkigayo (SBS). In this year, they launched a mini album called Replay. In the next six month, the album sold up to 17.000 copies. Therefore, ranked 10 in Korean music chart at that time.

During that time, this group also released another full-length album.  This album received positive responses and resulted in several awards. The album itself sold up to 30.000 copies. Not bad for a debut year.

SHINee’s next album, launched in 2009, is this group trigger point to catapult them to the real thing. This album, called Lucifer, garnered this group the deserved fame. This album sold over 120.000 copies and became the 6th album in Korea (2010). The album won the attention of public and media, which made them ready to launch their career internationally.

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SHINee’s Members Debut In Japan

Shinee also debuted in Japan, in 2011. They rerelease the Replay album for the Japanese version. And it’s a huge success. The album itself sold over 90.000 copies. An impressive record if you consider that the copies are sold in the first week alone, and by a Korean boy group.

Because of this success, SHINee held a concert in Tokyo International Forum Hall, in front of over 15.000 of their fans. Still, in 2011, SHINee also performed in Abbey Road Studios in London (the first Asian artists to do) as part of its world tour, SHINee world.

And this includes performance in Paris, at Zenith de Paris, in Madison Square Garden New York, and Tokyo Dome. After those breakthrough in 2011, their popularity keeps on rising. Up to December 2018, the group has released twelve albums. The most recent one being The Story of Light-Epilogue, a compilation of their previous 3 albums, plus a new track called Countless.

Below we will provide you with a fully updated biography of SHINee Members Profile

SHINee Members Summarize

SHINee Members Names SHINee Members Real Names SHINee Members Age SHINee Members Birthdays SHINee Members Height (cm)
Onew Lee Jin Ki 30 December 14, 1989 177
Taemin Lee Tae Min 26 July 18, 1993 175
Jonghyun Kim Jong Hyun 29 April 8, 1990 173
Key Kim Ki Beom 28 September 23, 1991 177
Minho Choi Min Ho 28 December 9, 1991 181
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SHINee Official Accounts:


Onew SHINee Members Profile

Onew SHINee
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  • Name: Lee Jin Ki
  • Hangul: 이진기
  • Stage Name: Onew
  • Nickname: Leader Onew, Ondubu, Ontokki, Dubu, Ondrew, Eunsook Old Man
  • Birthdate: December 14, 1989
  • Birthplace: Gwangmyeong, South Korea
  • Age: 30
  • Position: Lead person, Lead Vocalist
  • Height: 77 cm
  • Weight: 61 kg
  • Blood Type: O
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Chinese zodiac: Snake
  • Hobbies: listening to music, basketball, piano playing, Mandarin speaking
  • Attraction: Special unique voice
  • Twitter: @skehehdanfdldi

Onew SHINee Background

Onew lived most of his early life in his hometown Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. He debuted as a singer after auditioned and being recruited directly by the SM Entertainment founder, Lee Soo-man, in 2006. Which result in Onew become the lead vocalist for SHINee in 2008.

His music careers seem not too far for his study, as he has a degree in Music Broadcasting from Chungwoon University and got his master in Industrial Technology Management, Department of Applied Music, from the same university.

Onew SHINee Relationship Status

How about Onew relationship status? Once he said that his ideal girl is Jun-ah (ex-member of After School). And for some time after 2010, they’re rumored to have a close relation. Later Jun-ah confessed that Onew was just like her little brother. Close but not in romantic terms. Some other time later, Onew also rumored to have a warm relation with Luna and Yoona from SNSD. The truth? Time will be the judge.

Onew SHINee Solo Activities

As all great group have their own good leader, then SHINee has its own, Onew. This frontman is a multitalented person. Aside of his leading role in SHINee, he also a prolific actor. So, when he’s not on a tour with SHINee or in any musical promotion, don’t be surprised if you see him acting on a movie or drama.

He got his first role in the Drama Dr. Champ (2010). In this TV drama, he played as a doctor. Recently he involved in a hugely successful Korean drama, Descendants of the Sun, with prominent actors like Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo. In this drama, he became a doctor (again). As a singer, he also a solo singer.

He has collaborated with several artists. His name also often seen as the OST singer of some Korean dramas. Onew also has his own albums as a soloist, like In Your Eyes (2012) and Moonlight (2014).

Onew SHINee Trivia

  • He had an accident once and it cracked his teeth, it leads to a teeth surgery
  • He is a smart student, he graduate with high passing grade from high school and got a master degree.
  • He is a very responsible person
  • He is a very shy and timid person
  • He likes chicken
  • He likes to wear glasses on a rehearsal
  • He loves yellow and red
  • He’s terrible in practice sessions.
  • He loves his eyebrows

Jonghyun SHINee Members Profile

Jonghyun SHINee
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  • Name: Kim Jong Hyun
  • Hangul: 김종현
  • Stage Name: Jonghyun
  • Nickname: Bling Bling Jonghyun, Jonghee, Dino Jjong, Jjong, Puppy Jjong
  • Birthdate: April 8, 1990
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Age: 29
  • Position: Main Vocalist
  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 58kg
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Chinese zodiac: Horse
  • Hobbies: listening to music, playing the piano, Songwriting, Watching movies, dancing, lyrics writing
  • Atraction: Healthy Body
  • Instagram: @jonghyun.948
  • Twitter: @realjonghyun90

Jonghyun SHINee Background

Jonghyun born and rise in Hwayang-dong, Gwangjin District, Seoul. He pursued his music career most of his life. Early on, he even chose to drop-out from high school. But later he can get a master degree in film and musical studies from Myongji University. His talent as singer was spotted by SM Entertainment in a song festival as he played with his band. He’s only 15 that time. He became full member of SHINee in 2008.

Jonghyun SHINee Relationship Status

There’re several women linked to Jonghyun. Once he said that Yu Ra is his ideal girl, thought she frankly said that she liked Lee Seung Gi more than him. Jonghyun also rumored to have close relation with Lee YuBi and, later, Shin Se Kyung (almost 9 months of dating, before broke up).

Jonghyun SHINee Solo Activities

The second lead-in SHINee is Jonghyun. As the member of SHINee, he’s indispensable. Like Onew, he also a good vocalist, and considered as SHINee’s main vocalist. Apart as a SHInee member, Jonghyun also known as a singer-songwriter, DJ, record producer, and radio host.

He also did solo albums, with his first debut called Base. Just like Onew he also sang some OSTs for Korean dramas. All in all, Jonghyun had twelve albums with SHINee, until his untimely death in December 2017.

Jonghyun has 3 solo albums: BASE (2015), The Collection, and his last album Poet|Artist (released posthumously in 2018).

Jonghyun SHINee Trivia

  • He had a car accident and injured his nose in 2013, and he needed corrective surgery for the injury.
  • He is the shortest in SHINee
  • He likes ghost stories
  • He once accidentally ate a paperclip
  • He talks fast when nervous
  • He was once has a band, he was the bassist
  • He’s a lousy soccer player
  • He’s an early bird type, he wakes up early far ahead of his group members
  • He loves black and green colors
  • He also lousy bike rider
  • He likes very spicy food
  • He uses both his hands skillfully or ambidextrous

Key SHINee Members Profile

Key SHINee
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  • Name: Kim Ki Beom
  • Hangul: 김기범
  • Stage Name: Key
  • Nickname: Kibummie, Gwiboon, Bummie, Diva Key, Almighty Key, Kimbap
  • Birthdate: September 23, 1991
  • Birthplace: Suseong District, Daegu, South Korea
  • Age: 28
  • Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
  • Height: 177cm
  • Weight: 59kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Chinese zodiac: Sheep
  • Hobbies: Skiing, photography
  • Attraction: Fashion taste
  • Instagram: @bumkeyk

Key SHINee Background

Key born and have an early life in Suseong District, Daegu, South Korea. His grandmother raised him, since his father too busy with his job and her mother has health problems. After won a S.M. National Tour Audition Casting, he went to Seoul. And in 2008, as previously said, he became a member of Shine.

Key SHINee Relationship Status

The most persistent rumor is that Key has romantic relation with Nicole (ex-member of KARA), But Key said that they are only friend. On the other hand, some other sources said that he dated EunJi of APINK. So who’s right? Let’s wait and see.

Key SHINee Solo Activities

As the third person in SHINee is Key. Just like Onew and Jonghyun, he’s also an actor. Parallel to his career in SHINee, he also a member of duo Toheart, tandem with INFINITE of Woohyun. He debuted with SHINee in 2008.

As an actor, he played in musicals like Bonnie & Clyde, the hero-themed musical Zorro (2014), and Chess (2015). He also had roles in some Korean drama like Drinking Solo in 2016, and The Guardians, in 2017. Now he’s well known as a TV presenter and fashion designer. Key has a solo album, Face (2018) and a Japanese solo album, Hologram.

Key SHINee Trivia

  • He likes pink color
  • Shopping is a hobby for him
  • He likes cooking
  • He’s a fan of SpongeBob Squarepants
  • Key is the most hilarious of SHINee members
  • He loves dogs
  • Key suffers Acrophobia (afraid of heights)
  • Key also have good skill as impersonator
  • He collaborated with EXO on a song called Two Moons. He did the rapping.
  • Nicole (ex-member of KARA) is his best friend.

 Minho SHINee Members Profile

Minho SHINee
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  • Name: Choi Min Ho
  • Hangul: 민호
  • Stage Name: Minho
  • Nickname: Frog Prince Minho, Flaming Charisma Minho
  • Birthdate:  December 9, 1991
  • Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
  • Age: 28
  • Position: Main Rapper, Face of The Group, Sub-vocalist
  • Height: 184cm
  • Weight: 60kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Chinese zodiac: Sheep
  • Hobbies: Soccer, basketball, performing, English
  • Attraction: Athletic body, rapping skills, handsome face

Minho SHINee Background

Minho born and raised in Incheon, South Korea. He came from a respected family, His father, Choi Yun-kyum, is a foremost soccer coach in South Korea. From his father however, he inherited athletic body and ample soccer skills (he led his team and won Idol Futsal World Cup competition). On the education sides, he graduated from Konkuk University in 2015, majoring in Arts and Culture Film.

Minho SHINee Relationship Status

Several girls linked to Minho personal life. Once it’s rumored that he had a special relation with an ex-member of f(x) girl band, Sulli. But, along the time, it got denied by Sulli. Minho also rumored to have close relation with Yuri of Girls Generation. Thefore, this news also led the fans to nowhere. As of now, Minhow stated that his demanding works could not give him ample time to make a close relation with any girls.

Minho SHINee Solo Activities

Apart from rapping, Minho also writes songs, mainly rap songs. Just like his gang members in SHINee, he also has a career in acting. For instances, he is involved in high-rated dramas like To The Beautiful You, Medical Top Team, Because It’s My First Time, Hwarang, and Somehow 18.

Minho SHINee Trivia

  • He admits to have a small face
  • He feels has no personal talent.
  • He has the most athletic body off all the SHINee members
  • His father is a prominent soccer coach in South Korea
  • He likes ramen
  • He likes to read biography books
  • He wants to see ghost
  • His favorite number is 10
  • His loves blue color
  • His loves to watch One Piece, his favorite anime
  • Minho sleeps all the time, he’s the sleeping king

Taemin SHINee Members Profile

Taemin SHINee
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  • Name: Lee Tae Min
  • Hangul: 이태민
  • Stage Name: Taemin
  • Nickname: Maknae, Taeminnie, Taem, Power Taem
  • Birthdate: July 18, 1993
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • Age: 26
  • Position: Main Dancer, Vocalist
  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 53kg
  • Blood Type: 
  • Zodiac Sign: B
  • Chinese zodiac: Rooster
  • Hobbies: Sports, playing the piano, dancing
  • Attraction: cute face, cool dance

Taemin SHINee Background

Taemin spent his early years in Seoul, South Korea. His first passion is flying, he always wanted to be a pilot. But then dancing makes him turn to another path.  At age of 14, he got spotted by talent agent on an Open Weekend Audition Casting. Because of that reason, at age of 14, he’s chosen as a SHINee member.

Taemin SHINee Relationship Status

Sulli of girl group f(x) often linked to Taemin’s personal life. At least at their earlier careers. Now Taemin often said that he wants to date regular girl, not of celebrity types. He also admits that he doesn’t really care about physical looks, he always wants a smart girl.

Taemin SHINee Solo Activities

Taemin as the last member of SHINee, is the youngest one, among the SHINee’s members. He also got a role in the group, posing as the main dancer, in addition to vocalist role. Apart from his involvement in the groups, Taemin also has a career as an actor and a solo singer.

He began his acting debut in a television sitcom as Taehee-Hyegyo-Jihyun! After then, his acting career blossomed. Which resulted with his solo album in 2014, titled Ace, with the said album also got many positive responses. Taemin also followed this achievement by making a full-length album two years later, which titled Press It (2016).

Beside that, he also has another several solo albums, like Move, Ace, Sayonara Hitori, Flame of Love, and Want.

Taemin SHINee Trivia

  • Anime One Piece helps him to learn Japanese
  • He has a really strong bond with his brother, Lee Taesun
  • He hates bugs
  • Taemin didn’t like doing a workout
  • While he looks mature, Taemin can also be very childish, sometimes
  • He is the best dancer in SHINee
  • He likes to hold hands
  • He likes women with pale skin
  • He loves white color
  • He often talks to himself, it’s his habit

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