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Background information
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, J-pop, R&B, dance, electropop
Years active 2008 (2008)–present
Labels SM, EMI, Avex
Associated acts SM Town, SM The Ballad
Website Japanese
Korean name
Hangul 샤이니
Revised Romanization Syaini
McCune–Reischauer Syaini

Shinee (샤이니, Thai: ชายนี่, stylized as SHINee, pronounced /ˈʃaɪniː/ “‘shine-ee'” Japanese: シャイニー) is a contemporary R&B South Korean boy band.[1] Formed by SM Entertainment in 2008, they made their debut on May 25, 2008 on SBS‘s Inkigayo with their promotional single, “Noona Neomu Yeppeo (Replay)” (“누나 너무 예뻐 (Replay)”, lit. “Noona, You’re So Pretty (Replay)”). The group consists of Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho and Taemin.

Since their debut, Shinee has released two full-length albums, three mini-albums, and various singles. They have also won many awards, held a concert tour and starred in their own reality shows. Shinee is considered to be a fashion icon having started the “SHINee Trend”.[2] They made their Japanese debut on June 22, 2011 by releasing a Japanese version of their single, “Replay[3] and released their first Japanese studio album, “The First” on December 7, 2011.



[edit] History

[edit] 2008: Debut and The Shinee World

On May 25, 2008, the group’s first mini-album, Replay was released from Label company, SM Entertainment.[2] The mini-album debuted at #10 on the Korean music charts and peaked at #8, selling 17,957 copies in the first half of 2008.[4]

On June 7, 2008, Shinee participated in the Dream Concert in the Seoul Olympic Stadium along with other South Korean singers and groups.[5][6] The group won their first award, “Rookie of the Month”, at the Cyworld Digital Music Awards on June 22, 2008.[7] Shinee took part in SMTown Live ’08, which was held on August 18, 2008 at Seoul Olympic Stadium.[8] On August 23, 2008, they attended MNet’s 20’s Choice Awards 2008, where they won the “Hot New Star” award.[9]

Shinee released their first full-length album, The Shinee World, on August 28, 2008.[10] The album debuted on the charts at #3, selling 30,000 copies.[11] The first single released from the album was “Sanso Gateun Neo (Love Like Oxygen)“, a cover of “Show the World” by Martin Hoberg Hedegaard,[12] originally written by the Danish songwriting and production team of Thomas Troelsen, Remee and Lucas Secon.[13] On September 18, 2008, Shinee’s “Sanso Gateun Neo (Love Like Oxygen)” was the No. 1 song on M! Countdown.[14] A few days later, Shinee received the “Mutizen” award for the same single on SBS’s Popular Songs.

Shinee performing at the SMTown Live Tour in Bangkok

Shinee participated in the 5th Asia Song Festival, where they received the “Best New Artist” award with Japanese girl group, Berryz Kobo.[15] The group attended the 2008 Style Icon Awards on October 30, 2008, where they won the “Best Style Icon Award”.[16] On the same day, a repackage album of The Shinee World titled Amigo was released. The re-packaged album contained three new songs: “Forever or Never”, a remix of “Sa. Gye. Han (Love Should Go On)” (사.계.한) and the promotional single “Amigo” (아.미.고).[17] “Amigo” is a shortened version of the Korean phrase “Areumdaun Minyeorueljoahamyeon Gosaenghanda” (아름다운 미녀를 좋아하면 고생한다 lit. Heart Aches When You Fall In Love With a Beauty).[13]

On November 15, 2008, Shinee won the “Best Male Rookie” award at the 10th annual MNet’s KM Music Festival, beating fellow newcomers U-KISS, 2PM, 2AM and Mighty Mouth.[18] At the 23rd Annual Golden Disk Awards, they performed a medley of their songs and won the award for “YEPP Newcomer Album”.[19]

[edit] 2009: Romeo and 2009, Year of Us

In early February, 2009, Shinee won “Best Newcomer” award along with Davichi and Mighty Mouth at the 18th Seoul Music Awards.[20] Later, SM Entertainment announced that Shinee would make their comeback with their second mini album Romeo on May 21, 2009.[21] On May 18, “Juliette“, the first single was released,[22] an instrumental remake of Corbin Bleu‘s “Deal with It“.[23] It was later announced that their comeback was going to be delayed due to Onew damaging his teeth and the release of the mini-album was pushed back to May 25, 2009.[22][24] Shinee eventually had their return performance on June 5, 2009, on KBS‘s Music Bank, where they received the award for first place.[25]

The group released their third mini-album, 2009, Year Of Us, on October 19, 2009, five months after the release of Romeo. SM Entertainment stated that this EP would showcase the group’s vocals and demonstrate their unique qualities.[26][27] The lead single, “Ring Ding Dong“, was released digitally on October 14; the group had their comeback stage on October 16, on KBS‘s Music Bank.[28] In early December, 2009, Shinee won the “Popularity” award along with fellow labelmate group, Super Junior, at the 24th Golden Disk Awards.[29] In February, 2010, the group won the main “BonSang” award at the 19th Seoul Music Awards.[30] In December, Shinee also started promoting their song “Jo Jo” with live performances on local music programs.

[edit] 2010: Lucifer and first concert

SM Entertainment revealed individual photo teasers of each member for the new album starting with Minho on July 8, 2010 and ending with Key on July 12, 2010. The teaser for the music video of lead single was released on July 14, 2010 at the official channel of SM Entertainment on YouTube.[31] The group was originally set to have their comeback stage on KBS Music Bank, July 16, to begin their promotions for the new album, however,[32] due to Minho injuring his ankle during a Dream Team 2 filming on July 8, the comeback was postponed to July 23, 2010.[33]

The second full length studio album, entitled Lucifer, was released on July 19, 2010 in South Korea. The music video promoting the lead single, also named “Lucifer“, was released on the same day.[34] Within hours of the release, the album topped various physical and digital sales charts in South Korea.[35] The songs on the album “were more carefully selected than ever”, and the album is said to “[give] listeners a great chance to experience the diverse musical characters and more mature vocal skills of the members.”[36] The group made their comeback on July 23, 2010 at KBS Music Bank.[33] Choreography of the Lucifer was released on the same YouTube channel on August 3, 2010.[37] The studio album was re-released a repackaged version, entitled Hello, on October 1, 2010. The music video of the promotional single, also named “Hello“, was released on October 4, 2010. The re-released version included three new tracks.

Amidst their promotional activities for the second studio album, the group also participated in the SMTown Live ’10 World Tour alongside their label-mates. On August 21, 2010, they performed in a concert at Seoul Olympic Stadium in Seoul.[38] On September 4, 2010, they also performed at a concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles.[39] Later, on September 11, 2010, Shinee also participated in a concert at Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai.[40]

On December 26, 2010, Shinee started their Shinee World tour, by holding their first concert at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo. The event was attended by a total audience of approximately 24,000 attendees. The group also announced that they will be releasing their first Japanese language studio release in 2011 under EMI Music Japan, record label known for the famous million-selling Japanese-American singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada.[3]

[edit] 2011-present: Japanese debut and The First

On January 1, 2011, Shinee performed in a concert at Olympic Park Stadium in Seoul as a part of their tour, Shinee World. On January 2, 2011, before the second running of the concert in Seoul, Shinee held a press conference. The group answered many questions related to their future plans, announcing that in March 2011 they will be debuting in Japan, and the members also reflected on their success in 2010. On January 25 and 26, 2011, the group once again participated in the Japan leg of SMTown Live ’10 World Tour alongside their fellow labelmates and participated in two concerts at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo.

On May 16, 2011, EMI Music Japan revealed a teaser for the Japanese version of “Replay” through their official YouTube channel. The music video was released through the same channel on May 27, 2011.[41] The single was released in Japan on June 22, 2011 and sold more than 91,000 copies in the first week. It was certified ‘Gold’ by RIAJ for selling over 100,000 copies in June 2011.[42]

On June 10 and 11, 2011, Shinee once again participated in the France leg of SMTown Live ’10 World Tour alongside their fellow labelmates and performed at two concerts in Paris at Zenith de Paris. On June 19, 2011, Shinee had their premium Japanese debut reception in London at the Abbey Road Studios. Their showcase was exclusive only to 130 selected people, most of which were from the press. On July 16, 2011, Shinee performed in a concert at Taipei Arena in Taipei as a part of their Taiwan leg of Shinee World tour. R&B singer and fellow labelmate Zhang Liyin appeared as a special guest and sang a duet with Jonghyun.[43] On July 22, 2011, Shinee started their Japan Debut Premium Reception Tour. They performed at a number of concerts while touring various cities of Japan including Fukuoka on July 22, Kobe on July 23, Tokyo on July 27 and 28, Sapporo on August 8 and Nagoya on August 11, 2011.

On August 8, 2011, EMI Music Japan revealed the music video for the Japanese version of “Juliette” through their official YouTube channel.[44] The single was released in Japan on August 28, 2011. On September 2, 3 and 4, 2011, Shinee participated in the second Japan leg of SMTown Live ’10 World Tour and performed in three concerts at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo.[45] On September 10, 2011, the group also performed in a concert at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore as a part of their Singapore leg of Shinee World tour. The production cost for the concert was around $1.7 million.[46]

On September 9, 2011, EMI Music Japan tweeted that Shinee will be releasing their third Japanese single “Lucifer” on October 12, 2011.[47] This news has been confirmed on their official Japanese homepage.[48] The official music video for the Japanese version of “Lucifer” was released on EMI Music Japan’s official YouTube channel on September 15, 2011.[49] It was announced on Oricon‘s website that Shinee was the first foreign artist in the 44 year long history of Oricon ever to have three different singles released in Japan and all three of which ranked in top three on their weekly singles sales chart. These singles were their first three Japanese singles: “Replay“, “Juliette” and “Lucifer“.[50]

On October 17, 2011, it was announced by EMI Music Japan that Shinee will be releasing their first Japanese studio album, The First on November 23, 2011.[51] However, the Japanese release date has now been delayed to December 7, 2011. The album will feature five new songs in addition to Japanese remakes of seven previously released Korean songs. The regular version of the album will also feature the theme song of the drama Stranger 6, a track called “Stranger” as a bonus.[52]

On October 23, 2011, Shinee participated in the last concert of SMTown Live ’11 World Tour alongside their fellow label mates. They performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City.[53] On October 27, 2011, the group also performed in a concert at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya as part of the Japanese leg of their Shinee World tour.[54] Later, the group was invited to be the opening act at sixth London’s Korean Film Festival to take place at Odeon West End Theater on November 3, 2011. They also performed in their ‘Shinee in London‘ one-hour long gala concert, the tickets for which sold out within a minute after going on sale at 1:00 pm on the October 27, 2011.[55] This also marked the first time that a Korean artist held an independent concert in London.

The Boys will participate in 2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Gift album with the song “Last Christmas”. The album will be released on December 13, 2011.[56]

[edit] Image and artistry

Shinee is known for their fashion style, created by designer Ha Sang Baek (하상백), which features high-top sneakers, skinny jeans and colorful sweaters.[32] Their style has created a fashion trend amongst students which the media dubbed the “Shinee Trend”.[2] This has led to product endorsements, and the band has promoted Smart,[57] Korean cosmetic company Nana’s B,[58] Reebok.[59], Etude, Maypole.

[edit] Members

Stage name Birth name Date of birth Position
Romanized Hangul Romanized Hangul/Hanja
Onew 온유 Lee Jinki 이진기/李珍基 December 14, 1989 (1989-12-14) (age 21) Leader, Lead Vocalist
Jonghyun 종현 Kim Jonghyun 김종현/金鐘鉉 April 8, 1990 (1990-04-08) (age 21) Main Vocalist
Key Kim Kibum 김기범/ 金基範 September 23, 1991 (1991-09-23) (age 20) Vocalist, Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer
Minho 민호 Choi Minho 최민호/崔珉豪 December 9, 1991 (1991-12-09) (age 20) Main Rapper, Sub-Vocalist
Taemin 태민 Lee Taemin 이태민/李泰民 July 18, 1993 (1993-07-18) (age 18) Vocalist, Main Dancer, Maknae
  • Lee Jinki (이진기), better known by his stage name Onew (온유) is the leader and lead vocalist of the group. He was born in the city of Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do on December 14, 1989 (1989-12-14) (age 21). Onew was discovered at the 2006 S.M. Academy Casting.[60] Onew collaborated with Lee Hyun Ji, former member of project group Banana Girl, for his song “Vanilla Love” and with label-mate, Jessica of Girls’ Generation for the song “Il Nyeon Hu (One Year Later)” (Korean: 일년後” (One Year Later)”).[61]His official image is rabbit and representative color is green.
  • Kim Jonghyun (김종현), commonly known as Jonghyun, is the main vocalist of the group.[62] He was born on April 8, 1990 (1990-04-08) (age 21) and raised in Seoul. He was discovered at the “2005 S.M. Casting System”.[60] Before debuting with Shinee, Jonghyun sang a duet, “Wrongly Given Love” (交错的爱), with Zhang Liyin for her debut Chinese album I Will.[60] He participated in another vocal group called S.M. The Ballad. He competed in the show, Immortal Song 2, but had to leave due to scheduling conflicts after the third episode. His official image is dog and representative color is blue.
  • Kim Kibum (김기범), better known by his stage name Key (키), is a vocalist, lead dancer and lead rapper of the group.[60] He was born on September 23, 1991 (1991-09-23) (age 20) and raised in Daegu. He was a gifted varsity water-skier at Dae Gu Young Shin Middle School.[63] He was discovered at the “2005 S.M. National Tour Audition Casting”.[60] Before debuting with Shinee, Key appeared in Super Junior‘s Wonder Boy music video as an extra dancer. Key was featured in label-mate Xiah‘s solo “Xiahtic” in TVXQ‘s concert, 2009: The 3rd Asia Tour Mirotic, in Seoul, Korea.[64] In 2010 Key was featured in the song “치유 (Healing)” on label-mates TRAX‘s first mini album “Trax Mini Album Volume 1”.[65] and a small part in Girls’ Generation‘s song “Hwaseongin Virus (Boys & Girls)” (Korean: “화성인 바이러스 (Boys & Girls)”) from their second studio album Oh!.[66]His official image is fox and representative color is pink.
  • Choi Minho (최민호), commonly known as Minho, is the main rapper, and sub-vocalist of the group. He was born on December 9, 1991 (1991-12-09) (age 20) and raised in Incheon. Minho has also written several raps in their songs. He was discovered at the 2006 S.M. Casting System.[60] Before debuting with Shinee, Minho modeled for Ha Sang Baek’s “Seoul Collection F/W 08-09” in March.[32] He has appeared in Girls’ Generation‘s music video “Gee[67] and featured in VNT’s debut music video, “Sound”. Minho is also a permanent cast member in KBS‘s Dream Team Season 2.[68] He also debuted as an actor on November 20, 2010 in a KBS Drama Special, entitled Pianist.[69]His official image is bull and representative color is orange.
  • Lee Taemin (Hangul: 이태민), also known as Taemin (Hangul: 태민), is the main dancer, vocalist and maknae of the group. He was discovered at the “2005 S.M. Open Weekend Audition Casting.”[60] Taemin debuted as an actor as Lee Junsu in the sitcom TaeheeHyegyoJihyun! (Korean: “태희혜교지현이!”).[70] and in 2011, played Kim Sung Chae on Moonlight 90 with band member, Kim Kibum. He replaced fellow member, Minho in Let’s Go, Dream Team Season 2 due to the latter’s injuries. His official image is cat and representative color is yellow.

[edit] Discography

Main article: Shinee discography

[edit] Korean discography

[edit] Studio albums

[edit] Extended plays

[edit] Singles

[edit] Japanese discography

[edit] Studio albums

[edit] Singles

[edit] Tours and concerts

[edit] Affiliated tours

[edit] Other works

The group also recorded a song, “Stand By Me”, for the Korean drama adaptation of popular manga series Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio.[71] In addition to promoting Smart, Shinee recorded a song titled “Blue Pink Song”, to further promote their product.[57] Shinee recorded a digital single “Bodyguard” to promote Samsung‘s Anycall mobile phone.[72] They have also recorded a song titled “Countdown” for drama series Dream and “Fly High” for Prosecutor Princess. In September 2010, the group also contributed to the soundtrack of the Korean National Tourism Organization’s web drama, Haru.

[edit] Reality shows

Shinee was the topic of a mini-series reality show Shinee’s YunHaNam, which was hosted by MNet. The show ran from August 8, 2008 to October 16, 2008, with a total of twelve episodes. Each episode featured the band members going on a date with an older woman, after which she would choose one member for a solo date.[73] In January 2010, Shinee starred in the second season of KBS‘s Hello Baby, taking care of a four year old boy (Korean Age) named Jung Yoogeun.[74]

[edit] Music programs

These are a collection of Shinee’s wins on Korea’s televised music shows. Inkigayo is aired on SBS, M! Countdown on Korean cable channel, and Music Bank on KBS.

Year Date TV Station Music Program Song Ranking
2008 September 18 Mnet M! Countdown “Love Like Oxygen” 1
September 21 SBS Inkigayo “Love Like Oxygen” Mutizen Song
2009 June 5 KBS Music Bank “Juliette” 1
June 19 KBS Music Bank “Juliette” 1
June 28 SBS Inkigayo “Juliette” Mutizen Song
July 5 SBS Inkigayo “Juliette” Mutizen Song
October 30 KBS Music Bank “Ring Ding Dong” 1
November 1 SBS Inkigayo “Ring Ding Dong” Mutizen Song
November 5 Mnet M! Countdown “Ring Ding Dong” 1
November 6 KBS Music Bank “Ring Ding Dong” 1
November 8 SBS Inkigayo “Ring Ding Dong” Mutizen Song
November 15 SBS Inkigayo “Ring Ding Dong” Mutizen Song
2010 July 30 KBS Music Bank “Lucifer” 1
August 6 KBS Music Bank “Lucifer” 1
August 8 SBS Inkigayo “Lucifer” Mutizen Song
August 15 SBS Inkigayo “Lucifer” Mutizen Song
October 15 KBS Music Bank “Hello” 1
October 17 SBS Inkigayo “Hello” Mutizen Song

[edit] Photobooks

  • The 1st Photobook – Part 1: Shinee Day
  • The 1st Photobook – Part 2: Shinee Night
  • One Fine Day
  • Onew, Key and Taemin’s Trip in Barcelona

[edit] Awards

Year Award

Nah, ini dia mereka…


Name : Lee Jin Ki
Hanggul : 이진기
Nickname : Leader Tofu Onew
Birthdate : December 14th 1989
Boldtype : O
Height : 177cm
Weight : 64 kg
Possition : Leader
Specially : Singing, Piano, Speaking China


Name : Kim Jong Hyun
Hanggul : 김종형
Nickname : Bling-Bling Jonghyun
Birthdate : April 8th 1990
Boldtype : AB
Height : 173 cm
Weight : 56 kg
Possition : Second Leader, Main Vocal
Specially : Singing, Piano, Composer, Speaking Mandarin


Name : Kim Ki Bum
Hanggul : 김기범
Nicname : Almighty Key
Birthdate : September 23th 1991
Boldtype : B
Height : 179 cm
Weight : 59 kg
Possition : Rapper, Vocalist
Specially : Dance, Rap, Speaking English and Mandarin, Cooking


Name : Choi Min Ho
Hanggul : 최민호
Nickname : Charismatic Flame Minho
Birthdate : December 9th 1991
Boldtype : B
Height : 181 cm
Weight : 70 kg
Possition : Rapper
Specially : Model, Acting, Rap, Soccer, Baketball, Speaking English


Name : Lee Tae Min
Hanggul : 이태민
Nickname : Handy Boy Taemin
Birthdate :July 18th 1993
Boldtype : B
Height : 178 cm
Weight : 55 kg
Possition : Maknae
Specially : Dance, Piano, Speaking Mandarin

Sumber dari : and


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