SHINee Members’ Full Profile (Facts, Ages, Birthdays, Height, Weights and Ideal Type)

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Who are SHINee, and when did they debut?

SHINee is a South Korean boy group formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. The group consists of five members (Onew, Jonghyun, Minho, Key, and Taemin), and they made their debut successfully in 2008 with the title song “Replay.” SHINee gained public attention at their debut time for their amazing performance.

Their participation in Boys Over Flowers in 2009 with the song “Stand By Me” was really remarkable and became more popular after the drama’s popularity boomed. They became known worldwide with the song “Lucifer” in 2010. SHINee is popular for their dance performance and ballad songs.

SHINee is not only popular as a whole group, but each of SHINee’s members is unique and popular in his own way. Let’s check out the SHINee group information and members’ profiles.

SHINee official social media accounts

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Full profile of Onew – Tofu Leader

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  • Stage Name: Onew
  • Birth Name: Lee Jin Ki
  • Nickname: Leader Onew, Dubu (Tofu), Onewhan, Ontokki
  • Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist
  • Origin: Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Birthday: December 14th, 1989
  • Age: 31 years old
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Height: 177 cm
  • Weight: 60 kg
  • Blood Type: O
  • Social Media: @skehehdanfdldi | @dlstmxkakwldrl
  • Official Color: Green
  • Fanclub: MVP

Facts about Onew

  1. Onew is the oldest member of SHINee but, he has a lot of funny and naughty sides in him which, he can blend with the other members well.
  2. Sometimes, Onew can create awkward situations by himself. Whenever he puts himself in that situation, fans will call that he got caught in ‘Onew Situation.’
  3. Among SHINee members, Onew has the worst stamina.
  4. Before debuting with SHINee in 2008, he trained with S.M. Entertainment for two years.
  5. During SHINee’s reality show Hello Baby, he chose chicken rather than Yoogeun because the chicken has already been with him for 20 years.
  6. During a fan signing event, he once forgot how to sign his name.
  7. When he enrolled in SM Academy, it cost him about 50 million won.
  8. He thinks Minho is a manga character.

Full profile of Key – SHINee Almighty

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  • Stage Name: Key
  • Birth Name: Kim Ki Bum
  • Nickname: Almighty Key, KimKey, Key Umma (Mother Key)
  • Position: Leader Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
  • Origin: Daegu, South Korea
  • Birthday: September 23rd, 1991
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 62 kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Social Media: @bumkeyk
  • Official Color: Pink
  • Fanclub: Lockets

Facts about Key

  1. When all members lived at the dorm together, he was in charge of cooking.
  2. He often gets protests from other members because he took too much time cleaning the rice.
  3. He once had a big fight with Minho and became awkward for two years.
  4. He got a ring as a birthday present from Jonghyun.
  5. Among SHINee members, Key is the best at speaking Japanese.
  6. Key starred in the Global version of We Got Married and got paired with Yagi Arisa, a famous Japanese model.
  7. Key once talked in Korea Reality Show Radio Star that he got surprised by SM Entertainment Founder, Mr. Lee Soo Man, because he said that Key has a broad forehead to be successful one day.

Full profile of Minho – SHINee Flaming Charisma

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  • Stage Name: Minho
  • Birth Name: Choi Minho
  • Nickname: Flaming Charisma Minho, Frog Prince Minho
  • Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist, Visual, Face of the Group
  • Origin: Incheon, South Korea
  • Birthday: December 9th, 1991
  • Age: 29 years old
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Height: 184 cm
  • Weight: 61 kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Official Color: Orange
  • Fanclub: Flames

Facts about Minho

  1. He once had a big fight with Key and became awkward for two years.
  2. He is the most ambitious member of SHINee.
  3. He likes to remove his clothes when he’s sleeping.
  4. Among SHINee members, Minho was really close to Yoogeun during SHINee’s reality show Hello Baby.
  5. Among SHINee members, Minho is the worst at speaking Japanese.
  6. Minho got discharged from his mandatory military enlistment on November 14th, 2020, after serving in the Marine Corps starting from April 15th, 2019.
  7. Minho loves Football so much that he is even playing Winning Eleven a lot of the time.

Full profile of Taemin – SHINee Powerful Maknae

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  • Stage Name: Taemin
  • Birth Name: Lee Tae Min
  • Nickname: Handy Boy Taemin, Maknae Taemin, Tae, Taememe, Dancing Machine, Taeminnie, Magic Hand Taemin
  • Position: Main Dancer, Lead Vocalist, Maknae
  • Origin: Seoul, South Korea
  • Birthday: July 18th, 1993
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Height: 175 cm
  • Weight: 57 kg
  • Blood Type: B
  • Official Website: Taemin.smtown
  • Official Color: Yellow
  • Fanclub: Taemints

Facts about Taemin

  1. Among SHINee members, he and Jonghyun have performed on Immortal Song 2.
  2. When Minho once had a big fight with Key and became awkward for two years, Taemin was the only member who didn’t know about it.
  3. Taemin doesn’t like to play sports with Minho since he never gets to beat him.
  4. Taemin was the first member to have a solo debut.
  5. Taemin is one of the members who change their hairstyles the most often.
  6. Taemin is known as one of the K-Pop boy band members who can dress prettier than a girl.

Full profile of Jonghyun – Eternity SHINee Bling Bling

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  • Stage Name: Jonghyun
  • Birth Name: Kim Jong Hyun
  • Nickname: Bling Bling Jonghyun, Dino
  • Position: Main Vocalist
  • Origin: Seoul, South Korea
  • Birthday: April 8, 1990
  • Passed Away: December 18th, 2017
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Height: 174 cm
  • Weight: 58 kg
  • Blood Type: O
  • Social Media: @jonghyun.948 | @realjonghyun90
  • Official Color: Blue
  • Fanclub: Blinders

Facts about Jonghyun

  1. Jonghyun declared himself as the President of the fan club Taeminst.
  2. He got cast by an SM worker at a band competition.
  3. He likes to remove his clothes when he’s sleeping.
  4. Among SHINee members, he and Taemin have performed on Immortal Song 2.
  5. He gave Key a ring as a birthday present.
  6. Jonghyun was the second member to have a solo debut after Taemin.
  7. Jonghyun committed suicide in his apartment on December 18th, 2017, due to long-term suffering from depression.
  8. Jonghyun composed a ballad sad song titled “Breathe” and the lead single song for Lee Hi. This song was played on the 32nd Golden Disk Awards in memory of him.

Facts about SHINee the group

Facts about SHINee the group

SHINee is one of the legendary SM boy bands, even though they’re not that active recently due to mandatory military enlistment awaiting each team member. Here’re some shocking and interesting facts about SHINee.

  • “Ring Ding Dong” and “Lucifer” are the two most iconic songs in their early era as a boy band in 2009 and 2010. They have received a lot of acknowledgment and popularity. Both of the songs went up to the top of the charts on several Korean Music Charts.
  • SHINee is known as one of the boy bands with the most complex dance choreography and still performs well live.
  • SHINee broke the records when the Japanese version of their single “Replay” sold for more than 100,000 copies at that time.
  • SHINee is considered the most fashionable boy band as a group. They often appeared in a colorful and passionate design, i.e., sneakers and skinny jeans. It sometimes led to jokes when they came out in reality shows.
  • In their early era, they got attention among students. They created what the media called the SHINee Trend.
  • Forbes has released SHINee as one of the Korea Power Celebrities in 2014 and 2016.

SHINee members’ ideal type of girl

SHINee members' ideal type of girl

We’re not talking about a boy band if we do not discuss their ideal type of girl. It is an essential thing that a fan should know. Most of the SHINee members put extra attention on the girl’s personality over her looks. Without any further due, let’s take a look at what their future girlfriends need to have.

  • Onew: girls who can understand him, comfortable when around, have many smiles and aegyo, cheerful and can sing is an extra.
  • Minho: good personality, communication, listener, can joke around, has long hair, pretty smile, and as natural as possible.
  • Taemin: nice eyes, long hair, as fashionable as him, good personality, warm, honest, responsible, brave, and he prefers ordinary person (not a celebrity).
  • Key: someone who looks good in short hair, a little bit of a tomboy, fashionable, good communication, and listener, wise, and unique.

Who is the leader of SHINee?

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Better known as stage name Onew, Lee Jin Ki is the leader of SHINe. He’s not only a singer but also an actor. Some of you might have noticed him in the well-known drama Descendant of The Sun. He plays the role of Lee Chi Hoon, a 1st-year resident of the Thoracic Surgery Department, who comes from a wealthy family.

As a leader of SHINe, Onew shows both charismatic personality and character. Sometimes, he can play along with the other team members and be serious at the same time. In 2017, Fans and Media saw his leadership aura most during Jonghyun’s funeral. He looked strong and even comforted the other team members.

SHINee members’ favorite colors and meaning

SHINee members' favorite colors and meaning

Each team member has a specific color to represent themselves among fans. It’s respectively one of their favorite colors and sometimes affects the color decision of their clothes. They also have some other colors that they specifically love. What are they, and is it the same as yours? Let’s check it out.

  • Onew: Green – associated with nature, represents a strong personality, green color means you’re kind, generous, and you’re someone good, being around especially during crisis and typically remains calm and can take control.
  • Key: Pink – kind, protective, and takes care of others, generous and sensitive.
  • Minho: Orange – optimistic, fun, full of energy, freedom, and love, trying something new.
  • Taemin: Yellow – Fun, exciting to have around, and planner.
  • Jonghyun: Blue – enthusiastic, idealist, sensitive, and sincere.

SHINee members’ popularity ranking

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When you talk about SHINee members’ popularity ranking, SHAWOLs often debate about it. Actually, each member is popular in their own way and their own area. So, this SHINee members’ popularity ranking is based on some research from the internet posts.

  1. Jonghyun
  2. Key
  3. Minho
  4. Taemin
  5. Onew

Popularity ranking explanation

  1. Jonghyun and Key appeared in KBS’ World Date with SHINee in 2013, showing their global popularity among other members. Jonghyun has inspired many people through his songs, and Key often communicates with fans through social media. They are also able to speak English, which is a plus point for them.
  2. Minho started to spread his wings in acting and slowly gained public attention and worldwide attention after accompanied the First Lady of the US, Melania Trump. He was also chosen as one of the most handsome faces in 2017 from TC Candler.
  3. Taemin is gaining worldwide attention for his album, and he is known as the dancing machine of SHINee. He is also popular in Japan. Taemin showed his popularity in Japan by appearing as a cast member in a Japanese drama titled Final Life in 2017.
  4. Taemin actively released his solo songs and performed live with other singers, i.e., his performance in the middle part of Gashina with Sunmi in MAMA 2017 then followed by his song.
  5. Onew gained a lot of public attention for his appearance in the KBS drama Descendants of the Sun, which was a big hit drama in 2016. Although 2017 was a tough year for him, his popularity won’t fade away easily.

SHINee is an iconic and unique boy band. They have never been absent in delivering perfect performance to us. Their songs are ear-catchy, and they often create fashion trends among the fans and non-fans. With Minho at the very end of his military duty, we hope to expect a fresh-out-the-kitchen single and album coming out after so long. Prepare yourself and be ready to support them.