Monday, 28 May 2012

SHINee's Profile

SHINee's Profile

Shinee (play /ˈʃn/ SHY-nee; 샤이니; Japanese: シャイニー; Thai: ชายนี่; stylized as SHINee) is a South Korean contemporary R&B boy group[1] formed by SM Entertainment in 2008, one of the largest entertainment companies in Asia. The group consists of Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin. They made their debut on May 25, 2008 on SBS's Inkigayo with their single, "Replay" (Korean: 누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay)).
Since their debut, Shinee has released three full-length albums, four mini-albums, one live album 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] and are known for their highly synchronized and complicated dancing. They made their Japanese debut on June 22, 2011 by releasing a Japanese version of their single, Replay,[3] followed by their first Japanese studio album, The First on December 7, 2011.

~ Member Profile ~

Birth Name: Lee Jin Ki (이진기)
Stage Name: Onew (온유)
Nickname: Leader Onew
Birthday: December 14, 1989
Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist
Height: 178 cm
Blood: O
Training: Since 2006 S.M. Academy Casting
Hobby/ Interests: Listening to music, playing the piano, speaking Mandarin, and eating chicken
Fun Facts: 
- Can be quite blur at times.
- Feels shy about presenting himself to people, and because of it, he did not dare to participate in auditions.
- The Leader who commits the most mistakes during practices.
- Good in studying.
- The Leader who cries in the car secretly after getting injured.


Birth Name: Kim Jong Hyun (김종현)
Stage Name: Jonghyun
Nickname: Bling Bling Jonghyun
Birthday: April 8, 1990
Position: Main Vocalist
Height: 174 cm
Blood: AB
Training: Since 2005 S.M. Casting System
Hobby/Interests: Watching movies, Poppin (dance), writing lyrics, playing the piano, Mandarin
Appearances: Zhang Li Yin’s 交錯的愛 (Wrongly Given Love)
Family: Parents, sister
Fun Facts:
- Shortest in the whole group.
- He said that the first line of “Love like oxygen” sounds like Michael Jackson’s style.
- Wakes up the earliest in the dorm.
- “Bling Bling Jonghyun”, does it sound weird? He uses it all the time, be it during messaging or talking, he uses it.
- Will tend to talk at a really fast speed when he gets nervous, but because he talks a lot usually, nobody ever notices that habit of his.
- Is very proficient in the guitar, bass and piano.
- Is not scared of the camera at all, a 180 degree display or 360 degree all show? Just state it.
- Feels that he is a good hyung, and a good dongseng to the members.

Birth Name: Kim Ki Bum (김기범)
Stage Name: Key (키)
Nickname: The Almighty Key
Birthday: September 23, 1991
Position: Vocalist, Lead Rapper
Height: 181 cm
Blood: B
Training: Since 2005 S.M. National Tour Audition Casting
Hobby/Interests: Rapping, dancing, water skiiing, English, Mandarin
Appearances: Attack of the Pin-Up Boys (2007)
Fun Facts: 
- He will go to the CD shop and ask, “Where are the SHINee CDs? Are they selling well?”
- Good at saying honeyed words, but hearing lines like “Are you hurt? I am hurting too.” makes him burst out in laughter.
- He has a love-hate relationship with horror movies and horror stories.
- Is confident that he can be a gourmet chef, nobody can escape his dumplings trap.
- The group’s No.1 in fashion.
- Has phobia of heights.

Birth Name: Choi Min Ho (최민호)
Stage Name: Minho
Nickname: Flaming Charisma Minho
Birthday: December 9, 1991
Position: Main Rapper, Face of The Group
Height: 184 cm
Blood: B
Training: Since 2006 S.M. Casting System
Hobby/ Interests: Soccer, basketball, performing, English
Appearances: Ha SangBaek’s Fashion Show (March 2008), 2008/2009 F/W Pret-a-Porter Busan Fashion Show (May 2008)
Family: Parents, older brother
Fun Facts: 
- In Ha SangBaek’s Fashion Show, he walked down the run-way like a robot.

Birth Name: Lee Tae Min (이태민)
Stage Name: Taemin
Nickname: Handy Boy Taemin / Maknae Taemin
Birthday: July 18,1993
Position: Vocalist, Main Dancer, Maknae
Height: 179 cm
Blood: B
Training: Since 2005 S.M. Open Weekend Audition Casting
Hobby/ Interests: Listening to music, Poppin (dance), playing the piano, Mandarin
Family: Parents, older brother
Fun Facts: 
- He’s considered the best dancer out of the group despite being the youngest.


Year Program Category Ref
2008 Cyworld Digital Music Awards Rookie Of The Month - May [72]
Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot New Star [73]
The 5th Asia Song Festival Best New Asian Artist [15]
Style Icon Award New Icon Award [16]
The 15th Korea Entertainment Arts Awards Best Newcomer [74]
The 10th Mnet Asian Music Awards Best New Male Group [75]
The 23rd Golden Disk Awards YEPP Newcomer Album [19]
2009 The 18th Seoul Music Awards Best Newcomer [20]
The 24th Golden Disk Awards YEPP Popularity Award [29]
The 41st Ting Digital Music Awards Ting’s Choice Artist [76]
2010 The 16th Korea Entertainment Arts Awards Male Group Award [77]
The 19th Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Award [30]
The 2nd Singapore Entertainment Awards New Generation Artist [78]
The 25th Golden Disk Awards Popularity Award [79]
The 25th Golden Disk Awards Disk Bonsang [80]
The 26th Annual Korea Best Dresser Best Dressed Singer [81]
2011 The 20th Seoul Music Awards Bonsang Award [82]
The 20th Seoul Music Awards Popularity Award [83]
The 6th Asia Model Festival Award Popular Singer Award [84]
SBS MTV Best Of The Best Global Star [85]
K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011 Single of the Year - Replay (You're My Everything) [86]
K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011 Artist of the Year [87]
MBC Gayo Daejun 2011 Most Anticipated Group for 2012 [88]


Music Show awards

These are a collection of Shinee wins on Korea's televised music shows. Music Bank on KBS, Inkigayo on SBS, M! Countdown on Mnet, and Show Champion on MBC Music.

Music Bank

Year Date Song
2009 June 5 "Juliette"
June 19
October 30 "Ring Ding Dong"
November 6
2010 July 30 "Lucifer"
August 6
October 15 "Hello"
2012 April 6 "Sherlock (Clue + Note)"
April 13


Year Date Song
2008 September 21 "Love Like Oxygen"
2009 June 28 "Juliette"
July 5
November 1 "Ring Ding Dong"
November 8
November 15
2010 August 8 "Lucifer"
August 15
October 17 "Hello"
2012 April 1 "Sherlock (Clue + Note)"
April 8
April 15

M! Countdown

Year Date Song
2008 September 18 "Love Like Oxygen"
2009 November 5 "Ring Ding Dong"
2012 March 29 "Sherlock (Clue + Note)"

Show Champion

Year Date Song
2012 March 27 "Sherlock (Clue + Note)"

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