Artist of the week – SHINee

2009-07-26 04:01:11 2010-11-24 11:11:57
PROFILES:


Stage Name: Onew /온유 / 温流
Real Name: Lee Jinki (이진기)
Nickname: Leader Onew, Dubu (Tofu), Onew Sangtae (Onew Condition)
DOB: December 14th, 1989
Height: 177cm (this is subject to change)
Blood Type: o
Hobby/interest: music, piano, Mandarin



Stage Name: Jonghyun/ 종현 / 钟铉
Real Name: Kim Jonghyun (김종현)
Nickname: Bling Bling Jonghyun, Puppy Jong
DOB: April 8th, 1990
Height: 173cm (this is subject to change)
Blood type: AB
Family: parents, sister
Hobby/interest: watching movies, popping (dance), lyrics, piano, Mandarin
Appearances: Zhang Li Yin’s 交錯的愛 (Wrongly Given Love)



Stage name: Key/ 키
Real Name: Kim Kibum (김기범)
Nickname: The Almighty Key, Key Umma
DOB: September 23rd, 1991
Height: 177cm (this is subject to change)
Blood type: B
Hobby/interest: rap, dance, water skiing, English, Mandarin.
Appearances: Attack of the Pin-up Boys (2007)



Stage Name: Minho/ 민호 /珉豪
Real Name: Choi Minho (최민호)
Nickname: Charismatic Flame Minho
DOB: December 9th, 1991
Height: 181cm (this is subject to change)
Family: parents, older brother
Hobby/interest: soccer, basketball, performing, English
Appearances: Ha Sang Baek’s Fashion Show (March 2008), 2008/2009 f/w Pret-a-Porter Busan Fashion Show (May 2008), “Ninth World Forum” Andre Kim’s Fashion Show, “Seoul Collection s/s ’09” Ha Sang Baek’s Fashion Show, SNSD’s “Gee” music video



Stage Name: Taemin/ 태민 /泰民
Real name: Lee Taemin (이태민)
Nickname: Handy Boy Taemin, Mushroom Boy
DOB: July 18th, 1993
Hometown: Dongbong-gu, Seoul
Height: 175cm (this is subject to change)
Blood type: B
Family: parents, older brother
Education: graduated middle school
Hobby/interest: listening to music, popping (dance), piano, Mandarin


AWARDS:
080622 CYWORLD DIGITAL MUSIC AWARD (5월의 ROOKIE OF THE MONTH)
080821 MBC RADIO (친한친구 지못미 5주 우승)
080823 MNET 20’S CHOICE AWARDS (HOT NEW STAR)
081004 ASIA SONG FESTIVAL (BEST NEW ARTIST)
081020 STYLE ICON WARDS 2008 (NEW ICON AWARD)
081112 KOREA ENTERTAINMENT ARTS AWARDS (BEST NEWCOMER)
081115 M.NET KM MUSIC FESTIVAL 2008 (BEST MALE NEWCOMER)
081210 GOLDEN DISK AWARDS 2008 (BEST MALE NEWCOMER)
081212 16TH ANNUAL SOUTH KOREAN POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT AWARD (2008 BEST NEWCOMER)
090101 2008 MELON AWARD BEST NEWCOMER
090212 18th SEOUL MUSIC AWARDS (BEST NEWCOMER)

NUMBER 1 SONG AWARDS:
080918 MNET M!COUNTDOWN (LOVE LIKE OXYGEN)
080921 SBS INKIGAYO (LOVE LIKE OXYGEN)
090605 KBS MUSIC BANK WEEKLY K-CHART (JULIETTE)
090619 KBS MUSIC BANK WEEKLY K-CHART (JULIETTE)
090628 SBS INKIGAYO MUTIZEN (JULIETTE)
090705 SBS INKIGAYO MUTIZEN (JULIETTE)

SPECIAL AWARD:

090101 SOOMPI GAYO AWARD
TOP 2 SONG OF 2008: “NOONA NOMMU YEPPO” AND
TOP NEWCOMER OF 2008 (GOLD)

HONORABLE MENTION:
091801 CHANNEL [V] THAILAND ASIAN CHART:
FAVORITE STYLE
2. TAEMIN – SHINEE : 27.31%
FAVORITE NEW ARTIST
1. SHINEE : 59.17%
ASIAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR
2. THE SHINEE WORLD – SHINEE : 21.43%
TOP CHART MUSIC VIDEO – WEEKEND ENDING 090117
3. A.MI.GO – SHINEE

 

BIOGRAPHY:

For this week’s featured Artist, we have SHINee! 2008’s young rookies who has swept every newcomer award with their spot-on performances, polished choreography and out of this world fashion. This promising group from SM Entertainment, comprised of 5 young members averaging from ages 17-19, is surely one of the fastest rising artists in the K-pop music industry.

Formed in 2008, SHINee members: Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho and Taemin were kept secret until days before May 25 when SM Entertainment announced the entrance of a new group. Even their parents didn’t know until a month before hitting the stage. Targeting the noona (older sister) audience with their debut song from their first mini-album “Noona Neomu Yeppo (Replay)” it instantly gained them many fans. The song was first performed on M! Countdown’s stage but was never aired, so their official TV debut performance was on SBS Inkigayo. Dominating 2008 with their debut song and then followed-up by the songs “Love Like Oxygen” from their first full length album “Shinee World” (also the official fan club name for SHINee) and “Amigo” from their first repackaged album, they started grabbing all the newcomer awards of 2008. Their live performances along with their hard choreography were greatly praised and have always impressed fans and non-fans. Their growing popularity led them to be on the top ten list of artists with the most number of fans. By landing many advertisements, featurings, TV shows and commercials, SHINee set the difference by living up to their genre, contemporary music and style proving that 2008 was SHINee’s year!

After a very successful debut, SHINee finally had their goodbye stage on January 24, 2009 performing “Amigo” for the last time on MBC Music Core. After 4 months of preparation, SHINee was set to make their comeback on May 2009. Their second mini-album entitled “Romeo” was released on May 25, exactly one year since their debut, with the title track “Juliette,” a remake of Corbin Bleu’s song “Deal With It.” The lyric of “Juliette” is composed by SHINee’s very own lead vocal, Jonghyun. Unfortunately, SHINee’s leader Onew was reported to have suffered from a teeth injury after falling from the stairs on his way home, thus postponing their comeback stage for a week. He recovered quickly but the next week, TV channels had to cancel their regular programmes to pay respect to South Korea’s former president’s death, again postponing their comeback stage further and pushing it to early June 2009.  Finally on June 5, SHINee performed “Juliette” on KBS Music Bank and was right away a contender for number 1. More surprisingly, SHINee reigned supreme on the very day of their comeback by winning the number 1 song, shocking all the members who did not expect it at all. To date, “Juliette” has won 4 number 1 song awards and is still promoting.

SHINee is styled by pop polymath designer Ha Sang Beg, former top model and figurehead of fun in Korean fashion. SHINee member Minho has modeled for him prior to and after debut. Minho has also modeled for high fashion designer André Kim. The difficulty level of their dance moves are choreographed by Rino Nakasone, a member of an American dance crew named “Beat Freakz” and also one of Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku girls. This 5 young boys are also well-traveled, doing activities in China, Thailand, Taiwan, New Zealand and the US. They will soon be going to Japan to promote. 

In 2009, SHINee’s youngest member, Taemin, has ventured into acting by landing a role of a perfect son on MBC’s primetime sitcom “Taehee Hyegyo Jihyun” (Mon-Fri, 7:40 PM KTR). Onew is also featured in SNSD’s second mini-album “Genie” with the song “One Year Later”, a duet with Jessica Jung. Jonghyun is a regular guest every Saturday on Super Junior’s Kiss The Radio. They are continuing to grow and improve to give us better SHINee years!

DISCOGRAPHY:

Title: Noona Neomu Yeppo
Type: 1st Mini-Album Purchase this album


Title: Shinee World
Type: 1st Album Version A and B


Title: Amigo
Type: 1st Repackage Album (w/ Taiwan version plus DVD) Purchase this album


Title: Romeo
Type: 2nd Mini-Album Purchase this album

Featurings:

Zhang Li Yin/Jang Ri In’s Wrongly Given Love ft. Jonghyun


Lee Hyun Ji’s Vanilla Love ft. Onew


Boys Over Flowers Original Soundtrack “Stand By Me” by SHINee


Xiah Junsu’s Xiahtic ft. Key


Samsung Anycall CF Song “Bodyguard” by SHINee


SNSD Jessica Jung’s One Year Later ft. Onew