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SHINee Members Profile – What an Ultimate Fan Needs to Know

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SHINee Members Profile, Interesting Facts, Ideal Type, Name, Blood Type etc. – Jonghyun, Onew, Taemin, Key, and Minho.

If you’ve been a long time K-Pop fan, they you would have seen how SHINee transformed from a rookie group to one of the most successful boy bands in the K-Pop industry. SHINee is a South Korean boy band formed by SM Entertainment with five members, namely Jonghyun, Onew, Taemin, Key, and Minho.

The group debuted in the year 2008 with their mini-album Replay. Within this album, they produced a hit song that reached the top charts, which was called Replay. However, their breakthrough single was released in 2010 and gained them more attention from local and international fans. The single was entitled Lucifer.

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The year 2012 saw another fresh album called Sherlock which was also a commercial success. In 2013, SHINee went on to promote yet another album and concept called Why So Serious? And Dream Girl which featured flower-boy images. In 2015, SHINee released Odd, another album. Then in 2016, they released another album called 1 of 1.

Over the years, SHINee has experimented with a lot of styles both in music and in imagery. In their early years, SHINee promoted a colorful, hip and young style with a boy-next-door imagery. With the Lucifer era, they experimented with edgier styles consisting of leather, dark colors, and rocker clothes.

The next eras showed them to be more mature and with classier style than the last. Yes, they were more colorful and flamboyant than before, but this proved to be loved by fans. Up until today, SHINee is still the contemporary band that we all grew to know and love.

Fans of SHINee would surely know them by heart. But if you don’t know a lot about them or would like to be updated on their facts, read this SHINee members profile to get what you’re looking for.

Details About SHINee Members and SHINee Profile

Onew Profile

Stage Name: Onew
Real Name: Lee Jin Ki
Role: leader, lead vocalist
Birthdate: December 14, 1989
Zodiac: Sagittarius
Hometown: Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Height: 178 cm or 5’10”
Blood Type: O
Skills and Hobbies: dancing, singing, playing the piano, acting, playing basketball, listening to music, reading
Personality: silly, responsible, funny, hardworking, bright, funny

Onew Facts:

– Onew is the oldest member in the group and is also the leader
– He is known for his famous eye smile
– He is an only child
– In his pre-debut years, Onew was known as an intelligent and top student
– He is also an actor; he acted in several dramas such as Dr. Champ, Royal Villa, and Descendants of the Sun
– He had a cameo in Pure Love
– His favorite food is chicken
– Onew won the Rookie Award in Scene Stealer Festival 2016 for his role in Descendants of the Sun
– He is known for his powerful and unique voice
– Onew had teeth surgery due to cracked teeth from an accident
– He is known to be a responsible person
– He likes sleeping
– Onew is afraid of insects
– He once had a surgery to remove his vocal polyps
– Onew had to retrain in singing after the surgery
– When he was in his 3rd year of high school, he was the second best in class
– He can play the piano
– He can speak Chinese
– Onew got casted for SME in 2006
– He also starred in a musical called Brothers Were Brave
– His nickname is Ondubu, which means tofu
– Onew brushes his teeth for a long time
– He doesn’t like it when people call him by his real name
– He is known for his ‘Onew condition’ wherein he says something and it freezes the atmosphere because of awkwardness
– He graduated from Changwoon University, majoring in Broadcasting Music
– He was once diagnosed with swine flu
– He can do a good ttakbam
– He wrote the lyrics for the song Your Name
– Onew collaborated with other singers to produce soundtracks
– He likes to read
– In their reality TV series One Fine Day, Onew chose Thailand as the place to travel to
– He is good at imitating Donald Duck
– He often spends his money on food
– Onew bought his father a car when he earned enough money

Jonghyun Profile

Stage Name: Jonghyun
Real Name: Kim Jong Hyun
Role: main vocalist
Birthdate: April 8, 1990
Zodiac: Aries
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 174 cm or 5’9″
Blood Type: AB
Skills and Hobbies: singing, dancing, watching movies, writing songs, playing the piano
Personality: loud, funny, open-minded, confident

Jonghyun Facts:

– Jonghyun is the shortest member of SHINee
– He is known for his powerful vocal range
– He can also write songs
– He has an older sister
– Jonghyun is also known as Bling Bling Jonghyun or Dino, because he looks like a dinosaur
– He can also play the guitar and bass apart from the piano
– He is also a solo artist; he released his debut album Base in 2015
– He is part of an SM unit called The Ballad which features singers with powerful and unique voices
– He cries easily
– Jonghyun had his own radio show called Jonghyun’s Blue Night but it was cancelled this March because he chose SHINee over it
– He once ate a paper clip
– He can tolerate very spicy foods
– His favorite artist is Usher
– Black and green are his favorite colors
– He showed support for the Korean LGBT
– He doesn’t have a religion
– He is known for his prominent cheek bones
– Jonghyun also has a fit body
– He can hit high notes easily
– He was accepted into SME in 2005
– He used to be in a band in high school called ZION
– He doesn’t eat instant noodles
– Jonghyun is often bickering with Key
– He likes to tell ghost stories
– He likes to watch Korean gag shows on TV
– Jonghyun is known to be picky
– He has a lot of songs on his MP3 player
– He has a small scar above his left eyelid due to a fall in the bathroom

Key Profile

Stage Name: Key
Real Name: Kim Ki Bum
Role: lead rapper, lead dancer, vocalist
Birthdate: September 23, 1991
Zodiac: Libra
Hometown: Daegu, South Korea
Height: 181 cm or 5’11”
Blood Type: B
Skills and Hobbies: dancing, singing, rapping, water skiing, acting, speaking languages, photography, cooking
Personality: sassy, bright, cheerful, funny, caring

Key Facts:

– He is like the mother of SHINee
– He is the one with the most fashion sense
– He is also an only child
– Key began training under SME in 2005
– He easily gets scared when he watches horror movies or listens to ghost stories
– He wanted to become a singer ever since he was very young
– He was an actor in the drama Drinking Solo
– He is the best at speaking English; he has a pretty good accent
– He is also the best at speaking Japanese
– Pink is his favorite color
– One of his hobbies is shopping
– He is the best cook in the group
– He is good at imitating and mocking other people
– Key gets angry when his members don’t eat the food he cooked
– He loves dogs; he owns one named Coco
– He has a lot of piercings
– Key is known as the nagger of the group
– Key can dance well to girl group’s songs
– Key can draw well
– He likes to take pictures
– He is also known for his feminine looks and actions
– He loves the character of Spongebob
– He has a fear of heights
– Key has a very loud laugh

Minho Profile

Stage Name: Minho
Real Name: Choi Min Ho
Role: main rapper, vocalist, visual
Birthdate: December 9, 1991
Zodiac: Sagittarius
Hometown: Incheon, South Korea
Height: 184 cm or 6’0″
Blood Type: B
Skills and Hobbies: dancing, singing, rapping, acting, soccer, basketball, songwriting
Personality: charismatic, hardworking, sweet, gentle, confident

Minho Facts:

– He is known as the Flaming Charisma of the group
– Minho is the tallest member of SHINee
– He is also an actor and has appeared in many dramas: Salamander Guru, To the Beautiful You, Medical Top Team, Because It’s the First Time, and Hwarang
– His movies include Canola, Marital Harmony, and Derailed (Two Men)
– He is known for his deep voice
– Before he became a trainee, he was already a model
– His eyes are very distinctive because they are big
– He likes to sleep
– Minho is very athletic; he can play basketball, soccer, and can do high-jump
– He has a great set of abs
– He is close with Amber from f(x); they have a song called The Llama Song
– He has a small face
– Minho was once a cast member for Dream Team Season 2
– He is the worst at speaking Japanese
– He has a brother
– One of his nicknames is Keroro because of his big eyes
– He appeared in the music video of Gee for SNSD
– He likes to read biography books
– Blue is his favorite color
– His favorite anime is One Piece
– Minho loves ramen
– In One Fine Day, Minho chose London as the place to travel to
– He is also known as the Ice Prince

Taemin Profile

Stage Name: Taemin
Real Name: Lee Taemin
Role: main dancer, vocalist, maknae
Birthdate: July 18, 1993
Zodiac: Cancer
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 178 cm or 5’10”
Blood Type: B
Skills and Hobbies: dancing, singing, acting, playing the piano
Personality: bright, cheerful, childlike, funny, kind

Taemin Facts:

– Taemin is the youngest member of the group
– Out of all the members of SHINee, he is said to have improved the most in terms of singing
– He is the best dancer of SHINee
– He released his own solo album called ACE in 2014
– He tends to lose things often
– Taemin started training in 2005
– He has an older brother
– He graduated from Chungdam High School
– He has a close relationship with Kai from EXO
– He can play the piano well
– Taemin looks the best when dressing up as a woman
– He doesn’t like bugs
– Taemin has seen a lot of ghosts in the SM building
– He has a poodle named Eve
– Taemin can get seasick easily
– In their early days, Taemin was very thin; it wasn’t until later that he bulked up a little
– Taemin does not get mad easily nor does he cry easily
– Taemin is very hardworking
– White is his favorite color
– Taemin looks good with long hair
– He had long hair during the Lucifer and Sherlock era
– He is very childish
– Taemin learned Japanese through One Piece


SHINee is undoubtedly one of the most successful boy bands thus far. With millions of albums sold and thousands of fans all around the world, SHINee has broken a lot of barriers and is continuing to do so with their contemporary music and style.

So, fellow SHAWOL, do you have any more fun facts to add to our list? If you do, leave them in the comments below. Don’t forget to share this with your fellow K-Pop friends who are also fans of SHINee. Thanks for reading!

Answer this poll on your way out:

Who is your ultimate bias in SHINee?

– Onew
– Jonghyun
– Key
– Minho
– Taemin

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  1. But he knows that other people think that he looks like a dino, right?

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