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Jonghyun (SHINee) Member Profile

Jonghyun (SHINee) Member Profile

Stage Name: Jonghyun (종현)
Birth Name: Kim Jong Hyun (김종현)
Position: Main Vocalist
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Birthday: April 8, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 173 cm (5’9″)
Blood: AB
Instagram: @jonghyun.948
Twitter: @realjonghyun90

Jonghyun Facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He has an older sister named Kim Song Dam.
– Education: Seoul Music Institute, Chungwoon University, Myonggi University
– He trained since 2005 S.M. Casting System<
– His nicknames are Bling Bling Jonghyun, Dino, and Puppy.
– During middle school, he was part of a band and performed in many events. He played the bass.
– Is plays well the guitar, bass, and piano.
– He is the one that wakes up the earliest in the dorm.
– Shortest in the whole group.
– Is not scared of the camera at all.
– He ate a paper clip once
– He often flirts with Key, and Key flirts back. (Lol, Jongkey)
– He is considered the member with the best body.
– He sleeps with his eyes open sometimes.
– He enjoys eating spicy food.
– During A.Mi.Go promotions he fell in the bathroom and gained a scar above his left eyelid.
– Whenever he gets a phone call he picks up within two seconds.
– Jonghyun can imitate a goat.
– He once said “If I meet an alien, I will definitely be scared at first. But after I get to know it, I will think of a way to send it back home.”
– He prefers baby girls as opposed to baby boys.
– Jonghyun hugged everyone in his music class at least once. (So pure)
– He threatened to eat all of Taemin’s ice cream once if he didn’t get out of bed, a method from Onew.
– He sings very loudly in the shower according to the other members.
– He is very bad with directions and gets lost easily. Once he told a taxi driver the way to his old place, and being too embarrassed to correct himself, ended up taking another taxi home.
– He has a habit of getting lost in deep thoughts while listening to music.
– He is quite the romantic.
– He enjoys horror films and thrillers, one of his favorite movies is “Phone Booth.”
– He is against instant foods.
– Besides Key, Jonghyun is the easiest to make cry.
– Jonghyun likes the winter better than the heat.
– His mother is the director of a kindergarten.
– He is the type of person who prepares things before having fun.
– He wakes up the earliest out of all the members.
– He can imitate Michael Jackson.
– He loves meat.
– He is ambidextrous.
– He is the laziest member according to Minho
– He had an ankle injury due to being mobbed by fans and eventually had to get surgery.
– 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.
– His hobbies are watching movies, dancing, writing lyrics and playing the piano.
– Jonghyun wrote Obsession, and Juliette (which brought SHINee trophies on music shows).
– On January 12, 2015, he had his solo debut with his first mini album, Base.
– In August 2015, Jonghyun held his first solo concert “The Story by Jonghyun”.
– He release first solo album BASE with title song Crazy, followed by Story OP.1, She Is and Story OP.2, had held first solo concert The Agit and soon with The Letter.
– Jonghyun is the most sensitive among them. He cries easily.
– Key started calling Jonghyun “Jjong” a long time ago, and now a lot of fans call him that too.
– Jonghyun was in a SM unit called “The Ballad” with other SM singers like ChangMin (TVXQ), YeSung (Super Junior), Zhang LiYin (Solo singer), TaeYeon (SNSD), Zhou Mi (Super Junior), Krystal (f(x)), Chen (EXO).
– Jonghyun was close friends with Taeyeon (SNSD), Amber f(x) and Yeri (Red Velvet).
– He is one of the Kpop idols with the most songs copyrighted under his name.
– He has written many songs, but outside of SM he has written: “Gloomy Clock” by IU; “Red Candle” by Son Dambi; “No More” by Lim Kim; “Breathe” by Lee Hi;
– Jonghyun was also the host of a popular radio show called “JongHyun’s Blue Night” He left the show March 9 2017 due to his commitment as a SHINee member and singer/producer.
– Jonghyun wrote a book titled Diphylleia grayi.
– Jonghyun was ranked 27 for The Most Handsome Faces of 2017.
– There is a game named after him, called “Jonghyun’s Game” (it’s famous on the variety show “Ask Us Anything”).
– His official color is blue and his fans are called “blingers” because of his title “Bling Bling Jonghyun”.
– Jonghyun dated actress Shin Se-kyung (2010-2011).
– Jonghyun passed away on December 18, 2017. Jonghyun died from carbon monoxide poisoning and the police concluded that it was suicide.
– Jonghyun’ s ideal type: “I like a cute girl with lots of charm. I like girls that show their cute side and flirt a lot.”

Posted by: marshmallow.chim

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Note From The Author: I know that for some people it’s still hard, even for me it is, but I just want you all to know that it will be okay. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But there will come a time where you can accept it, and be at peace with it. I love all you Shawol. <3

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  • My baby boy <3

  • KimFernanda

    My forever bias <3

  • Grass

    When he died, I was in tears for like two week. My family asked me why I was so sad and I told them that he died. They said that it was stupid and I just cried more. I can’t listen to SHINee anymore because I’ll just cry.

  • Linnea Boqvist

    His nickname is also puppy

  • marshmallow.chim

    I was like that too. My family told me it was stupid that I was upset over someone who was “selfish” like that and that I didn’t even know. But he’ll forever stay with me <3

  • marshmallow.chim

    Thanks, I’ll update it.

  • Only Sometimes

    I’ll love and miss him for the rest of my life

  • jikookie love

    I miss him🥰🥺

  • marshmallow.chim

    Me too

  • marshmallow.chim


  • marshmallow.chim

    Same here

  • Grass

    Preach 🙏🙏🙏

  • jinewjk

    I know it’s a dumb thing to point out but he’s 173 cm

  • marshmallow.chim

    Lmao okay I’ll change it

  • jinewjk

    Hnijni sorry it was really dumb to point out

  • marshmallow.chim

    No no you’re perfectly fine!

  • autumnseokgi

    whoever said he’s overrated , i sincerely hope you go die in a hole 🙂

  • Joshua Marinas Alto

    I miss him so much!!!

  • Nida Khatri

    He’s a gr8 songwriter,v talented,i miss him

  • <3

  • I just wanted to bring up the promise Taeyeon made, “I promise I will stay with you guys for a long time, I’ll keep singing.” and “I’ll cherish this tree forever [A gift from Jonghyun]” Those quotes keep me going. Their friendship reminds me that there are still loyal and caring people in the world. We miss and love you JongHyun.

    (P.s. I love the ransom
    -He ate a paperclip once
    fact, that made my day.)

  • Greta Bazsik


  • Beren Khan

    I still can’t understand why did you do that😭😭😭
    you were so talented and handsom.
    I wish they could rescue you and you had another chance to cherish your life

  • Grass

    Our baby 😭😭😭

  • marshmallow.chim


  • marshmallow.chim

    Me too. I feel like it was my fault somehow

  • Blaze Underworld

    Forever love <3

  • Julia

    I cant help but cry because he sounds like such a fun person to be around and its not possible to meet him anymore. I’m so sorry for all the people who were close to him cause he sounds like such an amazing person.

  • marshmallow.chim

    I think the part that hit me hardest was that he was gone before I could meet him. I look up to him so much, still. It was like an arrow in the chest. I just feel so bad that he felt the way he did. I can relate to what he went through but I couldn’t help. Maybe if I would have just tried harder…

  • marshmallow.chim

    Mhm. Forever. <3

  • Mallary

    Love you forever, Jonghyun ❤️

  • Shineelove

    Me tooooo

  • – casey♡

    I miss you so much my lil baba almost your birthday

  • – casey♡

    same I want to turn back Time pls

  • Johnny De la Uz


  • Hi

    I found Jonghyun after his passing. But I still cry because of his death. He was an inspiration to many. I wish I had the change to know of him before it happened.
    Love you.

  • Sandra Charles

    Feels good to know me and jonghyun share a birthday together..sad to know a sweet loving person so young had to leave this world..he was so loved..your in a beautiful place now and im glad your up there watching over us..we love an miss you..RIP JONGHYUN YOU DID WELL!.

  • D💙

    There isn’t a day that goes by and I can’t not think of him. I listen and watch videos of shinee more frequently than before, it’s surreal he’s been gone for 2 years. I love and miss you Jonghyun you will always be my ult and my ray of sunshine

  • KimKimora0914

    I think we’ve all felt like that at one point since his passing