SHINee

Shinee is a contemporary group signed under SM Entertainment. The group consists of five members: Onew (온유), Jonghyun (종헌), Key (키), Minho (민호), & Taemin (태민) who are between the ages of 14 and 18 (as of May 2008). Their first music video and single was “누난 너무 예뻐” also known as Replay and it became an instant hit among many noonas across the nation. With their likable charms, cute faces, & talent, it’s no wonder that SHINee quickly became popular within just a month from their debut. Hoping to become the future leaders in music, dancing, and fashion, they are a very promising group with even more success to come.

Name: 샤이니 (SHINee)
Genre: Contemporary
Management: SM Entertainment
Debut: May 25th, 2008 with “누난 너무 예뻐(Replay)” on SBS InkiGayo
First Seen: May 19th, 2008
Official Homepage: http://shinee.iple.com/

— PROFILES

Stage Name: 온유 / 温流
Real Name: Lee Jinki (이진기)
Nickname: Leader Onew
DOB: December 14th, 1989 (18 int’l ; 19 krn)
Height: 177cm
Bloodtype: O
Position: Leader, Sub vocal
Hobby/Interest: Music, Piano, Mandarin

Stage Name: 종현 / 钟铉
Real Name: Kim Jonghyun (김종형)
Nickname: Bling Bling Jonghyun
DOB: April 8th, 1990 (17 int’l ; 18 krn)
Height: 173cm
Bloodtype: AB
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.

Stage Name: 키
Real Name: Kim Kibum (김기범)
Nickname: The Almighty Key
DOB: September 23rd, 1991 (16 int’l ; 17 krn)
Height: 177cm
Bloodtype: B
Position: Rap, Vocal
Hobby/Interest: Rap, Dance, Water Skiing, English, Mandarin
Appearances: Attack of the Pin-Up Boys (2007)

Stage Name: 민호 / 珉豪
Real Name: Choi Minho (최민호)
Nickname: Charismatic Flame Minho
DOB: December 9th, 1991 (16 int’l ; 17 krn)
Height: 181cm
Family: Parents, older brother
Position: Rap
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.

Stage Name: 태민 / 泰民
Real Name: Lee Taemin (이태민)
Nickname: Handy Boy Taemin
DOB: July 18th, 1993 (14 int’l ; 15 krn)
Hometown: Dongbong-gu, Seoul
Height: 175cm
Weight: 50kg
Bloodtype: B
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.

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