About SHINee


SHINee (샤이니)” is a contemporary group signed under SM Entertainment.
The group consists of five members: OnewJonghyunKeyMinho and Taemin. Their very first music video and single was “누난 너무 예뻐 (replay)” or “Noona Neomu Yeppeo” also known as “replay” and it became an instant hit among many noonas across the nation. With their likable charms, cute faces and talent, it is no wonder that SHINee quickly became popular within just a month after their debut, hoping to become
 the future leaders in music, dancing and fashion, they’re a very promising group with a bright future ahead of them.  © excerpt written by panphila.

  「 5 stars from the universe  
 Stylized as SHINee, pronounced "shiny"● Debut Date: May 25, 2008 at SBS INKIGAYO● Debut Song: 누난 너무 예뻐 (replay) Genres : Pop, R&B, Dance  Label: SM Entertainment, Avex Trax / Rhythm Zone


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 Official Fan Club Name : "SHINee World" or  "Shawol"
 Official Fan Club Color: "Pearlescent Sky Blue"

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 Real name: Lee Jinki , 이진기 ,  李珍基 , イ・ジンギ
 Stage Name: Onew , 온유 ,  温流  ,  オニュ
 Onew Emoticon: ^▽^
 Animal Counterpart: Rabbit
 Position: Leader and Main Vocals
 Vocal positions: Tenor 1 , Tenor 2, Baritone
 Nickname: Leader Onew, Dubu (Tofu), Onew Sangtae (Onew Condition), Ontokki
 Date of Birth: December 14th, 1989 (20 in International, 21 in Korea)
 Hometown: Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do
▶ School: Chungwoon University (Present)
 Blood Type: O | ▶ Height: 177 cm | ▶ Weight: 60-61 kg
 Hobby and Interests: Singing, Piano, Chinese
 Discovered: 2006 S.M. Academy Casting

Onew joined SHINee after being casted at the SM Academy in 2006. He dreamed to be a singer ever since high school after hearing people praised him for his soft chocolate vocals. He also achieved an outstanding result of ranking 2nd in his second last year of high school. Nicknamed Dubu cos of his soft/ pure personality and Ontokki cos of his 2 bunny teeth; you will never be convinced that he is the eldest in the group as his cute and adorkable personality never leaves him.

Although he is the chubbiest member of the group, fans love him for his ongguns, onthighs and onbuns (LOL) and we must never forget his captivating smiling-eyes and contagious smile, which are his best features that proceeds in killing numerous noonas in the entertainment world: Ye Eun, Seungyeon, Lee Sooyoung and Jung Juri etc are a notable few who have fallen under the charms of our dubu leader 

He calls himself "flubber" as he is very unpredictable and has the ability to surprise everyone with his odd talents such as Trot Singing, Donald Duck imitations, Spinning Tables and Body Gags. His Onew sangtae (condition) stems from these talents and has never failed to impress people / make people laugh on variety shows, which earned him a permanent MC spot on Night Star.

His talents don’t stop here; he recently composed the lyrics for “Your Name” in their  latest Lucifer album and has participated in a few duets with Jonghyun, Jessica and Kim Yeonwoo etc in SHINee’s previous albums. Having already casted in 2 musicals (Brothers Were Brave and Rock of Ages), there is so much more this young man is capable to show.

He acquires to be a “decent bad boy”, yet fans know that he is the nicest and most humble person ever who never gets mad at his fellow members for teasing him. Being the filial son as he is, he wakes up to his mom’s text messages every morning and recently bought his dad a car with the money he earned. 

Last but certainly not least, we can never forget about his OTP, Fried Chicken. He loves it more than his son, Yoogeun.

** LA! Once you start thinking about eating chicken or acting random, you might not realize it but you have already fallen for our Dubu leader (; ** 

Everybody Chicken! Bbyong” 

© Onew's Fun Facts written by vivz @ soompi shinee 

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 Real Name: Kim Jonghyun, 김종형 ,  金钟铉 , キム・ジョンヒョン  Stage Name: Jonghyun , 종형 , 钟铉 , ジョンヒョン▶ Jonghyun Emoticon: ㅎㅅㅎ▶ Animal Counterpart: Dog Nickname: Bling Bling Jonghyun, Puppy Jong, Jjong  Position: Lead Vocals▶ Vocal Positions: Tenor 1, Tenor 2
 Date of Birth: April 8th, 1990 (20 in International, 21 in Korea) Hometown: Seoul  School: Seoul Music Institute (Graduated in 2009)  Blood Type: AB | ▶ Height: 173 cm | ▶ Weight: 56 kg Siblings: Older sister  Hobby and Interests: Watching Movies, Singing, Writing lyrics,  Piano, Composing Songs & Chinese Discovered: 2005 S.M. Casting System

Jonghyun was first discovered in  2005 by an SM Entertainment recruiter while performing at an outside  venue with his High School band mates.  Before he became a trainee, he  used to be the bassist in his own High School band.  

Music has always been a big factor  in Jonghyun’s life.  Even when he was a trainee, instead of going to  class, he would head over to the SM building and practice all day. He  has trained harmonization for 3 years. A "dino" who can play the bass, guitar, piano and is able to reach 4 octaves!

Due to their similar features,  Jonghyun is known as one of the three "Dinosaur" siblings in the SM  family along with F(x)’s Amber and Super Junior’s Donghae. Hence, this  is where his nickname Dino/raptor originates from. Since he is the  shortest member in SHINee (especially next to Minho, LOL) he has what  you might call a slight "Height Complex".  But that doesn’t stop our  Bling Bling from working out at the gym; the results of his hard work  can be seen in their "Lucifer" MV. Of course, he can’t lose to Minho in  everything! 

One of the most important people in  Jonghyun’s life is his older sister whom he loves very much.  To some,  Jonghyun might seem a bit cold at first, but that’s only because he  takes a bit longer to warm up to others.  When he does become close to  someone, he holds onto them very dearly. 

Walking in the pathway to become a  composer, he has stomped lyrics for "Juliette", "UP & DOWN", as well  as "Obsession".  Writing lyrics isn’t his only specialty as many are  aware of his explosive vocals. He has been praised by well known and  respected artists like Wheesung, 4men, Jung Yeop, Baek Ji Young and many  others.  As Jonghyun once said, "I sing with my soul".  

Although he may not look it, our  puppy Jjong is a romanticist and a very emotional one at that. Dubu  leader once mentioned that when Bling starts crying, he cries the whole  day, remembering one emotional event after another. ㅋ ㅋ 

A talkative dino who is confident  of his looks and understands the importance of health. Jjong is #1 in  skinship and has an S-line body along with a sexy mole on his chest! A  banana smoothie date is essential for this dino or he will suffer from "Onew sangtae". The word "embarrassing" comes to him when he dances to  girl group songs unlike diva Key.ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  Do not judge this dino by his height cos he can run at an amazing  speed! Love him for who he is and you'll find him the most lovable dino  on Earth! ♥

"Is this the reality you wanted?"

© Jonghyun's Fun Facts written by babyblue & paprii @ soompi shinee thread  

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 Real Name: Kim Kibum , 김기범 , 金基范 , キム・キボム
 Stage Name: Key , 키 , キー 
 Key Emoticon: `ㅂ'*
▶ Animal Counterpart: Fox
 Nickname: Almighty Key, Key Umma , Keymera, Keyva
 Position: Vocals & Rapper
 Vocal Position: Tenor 2, Baritone
▶ Date of Birth: September 23rd, 1991 (19 in international, 20 in Korea)
▶ Hometown: Daegu 
▶ School: Daegu Youngshin High School (Graduated in March 2010) 
▶ Blood Type: B | ▶ Height: 177 cm | ▶ Weight: 59kg 
▶ Hobby and Interests: Rap, Dance, Water - skiing, English, Chinese, Japanese
▶ Discovered: 2005 S.M. National Tour Audition Casting

Key auditioned for SM Entertainment in 2005 but unfortunately, he failed. But his dream of becoming a singer since childhood days didn’t allow him to stop there, he auditioned again in 2006 and during his 2nd try, only 2 people were to be accepted; he was one of them. His stage name comes from the fact that he loves to solve things. Key is the "triple-threat" in SHINee, he is gifted with skills in singing, rapping, & dancing hence his "Almighty" title. His personal talent is imitating other people and even a robotic character from a cartoon show, the classic line being "Woah! Money! With money anything can be done!!”. He’s also good at learning girl groups’ dance and learns it really quickly by just watching it several times. 
He (sort of) cooks, does chores and loves to take care of other people. In SHINee, he’s known as Key umma. At first he was just Taemin's umma, after that his nagging extends to include all of the members, and now it is becoming that he nags at whoever he sees. As he’s becoming naggier and naggier, Taemin no longer calls him “umma” now (LOL). Key loves children and is good at playing with them. He always wants to get married soon so that he can has a children of his own.

Key takes good care of his belongings. He’s good at preparing and analyzing, belongs to the kind who is able to work out a plan from scratch with just a single detail. He really hates people touching/using his stuffs without permission. He had the habit of writing journal/diary since he was a child and is still doing it now.

He loves making friends with people around his ages. He and his 91-line (including some idols that were born in the year 1991 like 2AM's Jung Jinwoon, Beast's Son Dongwoon, Kara's Jung Nicole, After School's NANA, MBLAQ's Mir) are really close with each other. Key said there’s no 91-er amongst the idols that he doesn’t know.

Kibum has a love-hate relationship with horror movies and horror stories, he yearns for them but he is also scared of them, he likes them but he also dislikes them. He lost his composure/image in the cinema many times because of that, he is only able to rent horror movies/dramas to watch at home to continue scaring himself. Other members know about it and always try to scare him at the dorm by suddenly popping out from nowhere and shout at him. Key said he really hates whenever they do it. 

Key’s a really honest/straight person. He once stated it in an interview “I can't say things I don't mean, say that I like things I hate, or hate things I like. And more than anything, I can't lie to myself". For instance, if a fan asks MinHo if she’s beautiful, MinHo will answer immediately “YES” without looking at her. With Key, he will look at her in like 10 seconds first and then consider his answer. Sometimes his honesty pissed off other people but if you know him well, you will understand that he just takes every aspect in life seriously and has a his own realistic way of seeing things.

He can be a bit more mature than kids at same age but can act really childish sometimes. Key’s a dog-lover, he has a dog back home named Coco. He also loves watching animation movies. If you have an intention of sending him a gift for his birthday, you should find something like a Sponge Bob with a size of human, or custom yourself in Mr. Potato outfits and jump into a gift box, or at least wrap your present with a wrapping paper that has one of these two things on it 

He’s also known as the group's fashionista. Red, white, blue, it is normal for him to carry off these colors, but for colors like pink and grass green which are more difficult to pull off, he is still able to do it. He loves colorful outfits and girls’ accessory, that’s why he prefers outfits during Juliette days the most. Key loves online shopping and spends lot of his money on it. It’s said that when they came back from Thailand after schedule, there were 2 big parcels waiting for him in front of the dorm.

Key loves cameras (in all means LOL). He loves taking photos of himself and other members. He has an instant camera (the cute little pink Polaroid) and brings it like everywhere he goes. Key has an instinct of spotting camera (camera-radar), fans call it "Keymera".

There’s also one more thing that you should know about Key which is his love towards his grandma. When he was a child, his father (working in banking & finance) was really busy and his mother was sick. He was raised by his grandma and really close to her since then. She’s always the one that gives him supports and also the first one that he asks for opinion in everything he does.

© Key's Fun Facts written by [N]hi_[R]ie
 @ soompi shinee thread  

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 Real Name: Choi Minho |최민호 | 崔珉豪 |チェ・ミンホ Stage Name: Minho | 민호 | 珉豪 |ミンホ Minho Emoticon: ㅍ_ㅍ Animal Counterpart: Cow
 Nickname: Flaming Charisma Minho, Pomonam Position: Rapper & Vocals Vocal Position: Baritone
 Date of Birth: December 9th, 1991 (18 in International, 19 in Korea) Hometown: Incheon School: Konkuk University (March 2010 - Present) Blood type: B  Height: 181 cm | ▶ Weight: 60 kg  
 Siblings: Older brother (Minsuk) Hobby and Interest: Soccer, Basketball, Performing, Chinese (studied in Beijing in 2006 & 2007), English  Discovered: 2006 S.M. Casting System

Minho is the "flower boy" sporting the flaming charismatic eyes that makes he’s co-members jealous “He is a living existence of selfishness”- Key .

He even modelled for Ha Sang Baek, Andre Kim and Lee Sang Bong. From  being the tall skinny guy from Replay days, his MINABS and MINGUNS  became popular to fans after showing it at the "LUCIFER" photo jacket.

He  is sporty, though we may not have seen a SHINee Minho if he pursued his  first dream being a soccer player, and very competitive. You will see  his frustrated face whenever he loses at Dream Team and his signature  move where he’ll place his finger on his lips then point it to the sky  whenever he won.

This endearing boy loves kids and very popular to  elementary students. Minho doesn’t only attract noonas and kids but as  well as hyungs. He’s a certified "hyung collector/magnet", hanging out  with SUJU, TVXQ and even staff hyungs, making him once rumoured as TVXQ  Changmin’s Grilfriend (LOL).

Despite, he’s busy schedule he find time  to go to Konkuk University where he’s majoring in Film.  He rarely do  “aegyo”, but once he does fans will swoon to their feet but not the  other members. When ask to show his talent , he may do a wink, imitate  squirtle or not blinking in 3 minutes. He loves eating ramen making him  Taemin’s target to his famous “Ramen recipe” and kimbap. He’s very  humble and down-to-earth. He’s not easily discouraged and continue to  strive and prove himself. He once said that he’s motto is to never give  up no matter what you encounter. 

© Minho's Fun Facts written by whiz18 @ soompi shinee 

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 Real Name: Lee Taemin, 이태민, 李泰民, イ・テミン
 Stage Name: Taemin, 태민, 泰民, テミン Taemin's Emoticon: ^^;;;
▶ Animal Counterpart: Cat
 Nickname: Handy Boy Taemin, Mushroom Boy, Maknae (Youngest) Taemin Positions: Vocals & Dancer Vocal Position: Tenor 2
 Date of Birth: July 18th, 1993 (17 in International, 18 in Korea)  Hometown: Dongbong-gu, Seoul  School: Chungdam High School (present) Blood type: B  Height: 175 cm  | ▶ Weight: 53kg  Sibling: Older brother (Taesun)  Hobby and Interest: Listening to Music, Popping Dance, Piano, Chinese (Studied in Beijing in 2007) Discovered: 2005 S.M. Open Weekend Audition Casting

This endearing cutiepie is awkward around strangers but after warming up to them, he'll be very talkative and loving  !

Taeminnie would like people to call him manly and not cute because he wants to be up to par with his masculine hyungs. If he could eat only one thing for the rest of his life, it'd be beef steaks ^__^

Once, he confessed to Emma Watson, his ideal girl, on national broadcast ~ 
 In addition, he LOVES Harry Potter  Given opportunity, he'd love to be in an action flick with gunshooting involved! What gives him an adrenaline rush? Whilst his members answered being onstage, he said, "When I watch horrors?"ㅋㅋ Taemin loves dogs and is a mama's boy! (;

Oddly enough, he was born in Seoul but enjoys speaking with a satoori (accent). He often talks to himself. Although dancing is in his blood, he prefers soothing ballads over popping beats. His favorite song from their recent album "Lucifer", is "Life".

He wants to have a date at Namsan Tower! The last time he teared was when he couldn't sing well but look at him now! (; He sincerely believes that success comes from hard work and looks up to Michael Jackson very much. He has a hand complex - he thinks his hands are short! XD Kibummie said he is very gullible and tricked him before. ㅋㅋㅋㅋ ㅋㅋㅋ

He wears rosary beads on his right wrist and loves God. When he puts on weight, it attacks his face first! He has always been skinny. Despite being young, he knows he has to sacrifice a lot in order to pursue his dreams!
© Taemin's Fun Facts written by vivientww @ soompi shinee thread 

[All informations were taken from SHINee's official thread at soompi. Rightful credits to winkme.]