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SHINee Members Profile

SHINee Members Profile and Facts:

SHINee (샤이니) currently consists of: Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin. Jonghyun passed away on December 18, 2017. SHINee debuted on May 25, 2008, under S.M Entertainment.

Fandom Name: Shawol
Official Fan Color: Pearl Aqua

Official Accounts:
Instagram: @shinee
Instagram (Japan): @shinee_jp_official
Facebook: shinee
YouTube: SHINee Channel
Official Website: shinee.smtown
Twitter: SHINee
Twitter (Japan): @shinetter

Members Profile:

Stage Name: Onew (온유)
Birth Name: Lee Jin Ki (이진기)
Position: Leader, Main Vocalist
Birthday: December 14, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 177 cm (5’9½”)
Weight: 61 kg (134 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Nationality: Korean
Instagram: @dlstmxkakwldrl

Onew Facts:
– He was born in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– He doesn’t have any siblings.
– Education: Chungwoon University, Major in Music Broadcasting.
– He trained since 2006 S.M. Academy Casting.
– His nicknames are Leader Onew, Dubu, Ontokki, Onewhan, Tofu.
– He admits he has a weak stamina.
– He is the member who commits the most mistakes during practices.
– His favorite number is 2.
– His hobbies are listening to music, playing the piano and eating chicken.
– Onew won the ‘Rookie award’ at the “2016 Scene Stealer Festival” for his role in Descendants of the Sun.
– Whenever Onew would do something weird and funny (voice cracks, falling over) they would say “Onew condition”.
– His official color is green and his fans are called “MVPs” because of his line in the lyrics of the song “Replay“: “Noona you’re my MVP”.
– Onew made his solo debut on December 5, 2018 with his 1st mini album “VOICE“.
– Onew enlisted on December 10, 2018 and was discharged on July 20, 2020.
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Stage Name: Key (키)
Birth Name: Kim Ki Bum (김기범)
Position: Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist
Birthday: September 23, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 62 kg (137 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean

Key Facts:
– He was born in Daegu, South Korea.
– His MBTI is ENTJ.
– He’s an only child.
– He was raised since birth by his grandmother. (His mother was in poor health right after he was born and his father was busy with work, so his grandmother was the one who raised him.)
– Education: Dae Gu Yeong Shin Middle School.
– He trained since 2005 S.M. National Tour Audition Casting.
– His nicknames are The Almighty Key, KimKey, Key Umma.
– He speaks English and Japanese.
– During his last year of elementary school, he studied in the United States for 6 months.
– The group’s No.1 in fashion.
– He has phobia of heights.
– Since kindergarten his dream was to become a singer.
– His hobbies are rapping, dancing, water skiing.
– Key donates to charities often, and tries to do volunteer work too.
– He used to water ski.
– In SHINee he’s the 2nd in terms of how easy he cries.
– Key is in a duo band with Woohyun from Infinite, called Toheart.
– He acted in the drama “Drinking Solo” (2016) and “Lookout” (2017).
– Key helped design many of the costumes that SHINee members wore at concerts.
– Key’s official color is pink and his fans are called “lockets”.
– He and Minho wrote all the rap parts for their album Story of Light.
– He has 2 toy poodles, named Comme Des and Garçon.
– Key made his solo debut on November 6, 2018 with the pre-release single “Forever Yours“.
– Key enlisted on March 4, 2019 and was discharged on October 7, 2020.
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Stage Name: Minho (민호)
Birth Name: Choi Min Ho (최민호)
Position: Main Rapper, Sub Vocalist, Visual
Birthday: December 9, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean

Minho Facts:
– He was born in Incheon, South Korea.
– Education: Konkuk University.
– His MBTI is ESFP.
– Minho’s dad is a soccer coach, which is why he has a strong love for soccer and is close to players that his dad coaches.
– He trained since 2006 S.M. Casting System.
– His nicknames are Flaming Charisma Minho, Frog Prince Minho.
– When he was a child he dreamed of becoming a soccer player.
– His hobbies are soccer and basketball.
– Minho is the SHINee member who eats the most.
– He has an older brother named Minseok who was born in 1989.
– Minho’s abs were featured on a Cosmopolitan listing of “Ab-Tastic moments in 2015”
– He plays the drums.
– Minho’s official color is orange and his fans are called “flames” which comes from his title “Flaming charisma Minho”.
– In 2017 he was voted as among one of the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by Vogue fashion magazine.
– Minho and Key wrote all the rap parts for their album, “Story of Light“.
– He speaks a bit of English.
– On April 15, 2019 he enlisted at the Marine Corps training center and was discharged on November 15, 2020.
– Minho made his solo debut with the mini-album “Chase“, on December 6, 2022.
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Stage Name: Taemin (태민)
Birth Name: Lee Tae Min (이태민)
Position: Main Dancer, Sub Vocalist, Maknae
Birthday: July 18, 1993
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Nationality: Korean
Official Website:
Instagram: @xoalsox

Taemin Facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He has an older brother.
– Education: Hanlim Multi Art School (he transferred from Chungdam High School); Myongji University (Musical and Film major)
– He trained since 2005 S.M. Open Weekend Audition Casting
– His nicknames are Handy Boy Taemin, Maknae Taemin, Tae, Taememe, Dancing Machine, Taeminnie, Taem.
– He’s considered the best dancer out of the group.
– Taemin can speak Japanese and English.
– He is Catholic.
– Taemin said he would want to have a collaboration with Kai (EXO) and Jimin (BTS) on his solo album (Singles Sep 2017 Taemin Interview).
– He is close friends with Kai (EXO), Ravi, Jimin (BTS), Timoteo (HOTSHOT) and Sungwoon (Wanna One).
– Taemin cried when Rain asked him to say something to Timoteo (HOTSHOT) after his performance on The Unit, and after that, Taemin said that he hadn’t cried like that before.
– His hobbies are listening to music, dancing and playing the piano.
– He is afraid of bugs.
– Taemin is known as “magic hand Taemin” because whatever he touches he either loses or breaks.
– He was in “We Got Married” where he was paired with APink’s Naeun.
– Taemin has 2 cats: Kkoong, and a new cat.
– His official color is yellow and his fans are called “taemints” (because he would hand out candies to older fans.
– Taemin was the first member of the group to release a solo album, named “ACE” with title song “Danger” (on August 18, 2014).
– He’s also a member of Super M.
– He enlisted in the military on May 31, 2021 and was discharged on April 3, 2023.
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Member for Eternity:

Stage Name: Jonghyun (종현)
Birth Name: Kim Jong Hyun (김종현)
Position: Main Vocalist
Birthday: April 8, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 171 cm (5’7″)
Weight: 58 kg (127 lbs)
Blood Type: AB
Nationality: Korean
Twitter: @realjonghyun90

Jonghyun Facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He has an older sister.
– Education: Seoul Music Institute, Chungwoon University, Myonggi University.
– He trained since 2005 S.M. Casting System.
– His nicknames are Bling Bling Jonghyun, Dino.
– During middle school he was part of a band and performed in many events.
– His hobbies are watching movies, dancing, writing lyrics and playing the piano.
– Jonghyun wrote Juliette (which brought SHINee trophies on music shows).
– 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 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.
– Jonghyun wrote a book titled Diphylleia grayi.
– He 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).
– On January 12, 2015, he had his solo debut with his first mini album, “Base“.
– Jonghyun passed away on December 18, 2017. He died from carbon monoxide poisoining and the police concluded that it was suicide.
Show more Jonghyun fun facts…

Special: In memoriam – Jonghyun – Quiz: Can you guess the SHINee MV screenshot? 

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NOTE: Current listed positions are based on their official profile on Melon. We may have different opinions regarding positions but we respect the publicly announced ones.

Note 2: Key revealed his height is actually 175cm, just that the company increased it to 177cm in his official profile. He also revealed he weights about 62 kg. (Key’s “Good & Great Interview” – September 18, 2023).

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