SHINee Member Profile and Biodata and Career Journey


SHINee itself was formed in 2008 under the care of SM Entertainment and released their debut single entitled Replay. The group originally consisted of five members: Onew, Key, Minho, Jonghyun and Taemin.

But now there are only four members of this group after a tragic incident happened to this group. Where Jonghyun died and left the four SHINee members by suicide.

Their popularity is increasing and getting a lot of recognition after releasing a song called Lucifer in 2009. Since then the name SHINee has been on the list of popular boy groups in South Korea.

To get to know this group better, we have also presented profiles and biodata of SHINee group members below:


Onew or whose real name is Lee Jin Ki is a member of one of the famous South Korean groups SHINee who is also the leader of this group. Onew is known for his very melodious voice and has collaborated with other singers several times.

One of them is Jessica Jung, a former member of SNSD in a song called One Year Letter which in this song, Onew shows his quality and capable singing technique.

Not only having singing talent, Onew also played in the popular Korean drama of all time, Descendants of the Sun along with the Song Song Couple (Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo).

Onew Profile

  • Real Name Lee Jin Ki
  • Onew Stage Name
  • Born December 14, 1989, Gwangmyeong, South Korea
  • 1.77 m . high
  • Music Group Shinee (since 2008), SM Town (since 2008)
  • Descendants of the Sun film, SMTOWN The Stage


Real name Kim Ki Bum, Key is a singer, rapper, dancer, announcer and presenter, model to actor from South Korea. He is a member of SM Entertainment's upbringing group SHINee and plays as a vocal, lead rapper and lead dancer.

Profile Key

  • Kim Ki Bum's real name
  • Key Stage Name
  • Born September 23, 1991, Daegu, South Korea
  • 1.78 m high
  • Music Group Shinee (since 2008), Toheart
  • Hit-and-Run Squad Movie


Minho or Choi Min Ho is a singer and rapper from SHINee and is also a dancer, model, lyricist, presenter, radio announcer and actor from South Korea.

He has starred in a number of popular dramas such as: To The Beautiful You, Hwarang The Beginning and had a cameo in the drama Lovestruck In The City, starring Kim Ji Won and Ji Chang Wook after completing his mandatory military service.

Minho Profile

  • Choi Min Ho's real name
  • Minho's Stage Name
  • Born December 9, 1991, Nam-gu, Incheon, South Korea
  • Music Group Shinee (since 2008), SM Town (since 2008), S.M. The Performance (since 2012)


Lee Tae Min or better known as Taemin is the youngest member in SHINee and is also a member of Super M which is a group made by SM Entertainment.

The group is an avenger of SM Entertainment's version which is filled with several members of the SM boy group.

Apart from being the maknae, Taemin is also a vocalist and main dancer in his group.

Taemin Profile

  • Lee Tae Min real name
  • Taemin's Stage Name
  • Born July 18, 1993, Dobong District, Seoul, South Korea
  • 1.75 m . high
  • Group Shinee (since 2008), SuperM (since 2019)



Kim Jong Hyun or better known as Jonghyun is one of the talented singers from South Korea. She is also a dancer and songwriter and is the lead vocalist in her group.

But unfortunately Shawol lost Jonghyun who died in 2017 due to suicide.

But mimin still includes Jonghyun's name as a SHINee member because Jonghyun will forever remain a part of this group. Buddy bio also agree for sure right.

Jonghyun Profile

  • Kim Jong Hyun's real name
  • Jonghyun's Stage Name
  • Born April 8, 1990, Jongno District, Seoul, South Korea
  • Died December 18, 2017, Cheongdam-dong, Seoul, South Korea
  • Music Group Shinee (2008 – 2017), SM Town (2008 – 2017), SM the Ballad (2010 – 2014)

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