SHINee’s Latest Updates
SHINee is a South Korean boy band with five original members. One of the members, Kim Jonghyun, committed suicide on December 18th, 2017, as a result of a longtime struggle with depression. SHINee is now active as a 4-member band and has released several albums. Also, each member has established a solo career as well. Let’s find out more about SHINee’s activity nowadays.
SHINee’s Latest Comeback
SHINee released a sequential comeback after Jonghyun’s incident on May 28th, 2018, titled The Story of Light. The album was promoted to celebrate SHINee’s 10th anniversary, but to also show the mature side of SHINee. The Story of Light EP 1 was released on May 28th, 2018, with the title track “Good Evening.” EP 2 was released on June 11th, 2018, with the title track “I Want You.” EP 3, known as the epilogue, was released on June 24th, 2018, with the single “Our Page” and also the new track “Countless.”
Other than the band’s comeback, SHINee members have been also active with their individual activities, such as acting and singing. Each member is active in both Korea and Japan to promote both the group and also as an individual.
Taemin released another Japanese song on November 12th, 2018, titled Under My Skin. Following his first full Japanese album, Taemin also held his first Japan concert tour “Sirius” from September 21st, 2018, to November 2nd, 2018.
Key debuted as a solo artist with the single “Forever Yours” featuring a former member of SISTAR, Soyou.
Key also released his 1st album Face on November 26th, 2018, with the title track “One of These Nights” featuring Crush. The album consists of 10 songs, including his previously released single “Forever Yours.”
Onew released his 1st full album Voice on December 5th, 2018, with the title track “Blue.” He did not perform the song on any music show like Key due to his upcoming military service schedule in the same month. The album Voice consists of seven songs.
Minho is active as an actor. He recently got a role in the movie Jangsa-ri 9.15 and also appeared in the movie Inrang. He was also seen at several fashion shows, like the Paris Fashion Week with fellow SM Entertainment artist, SNSD Yoona.
Recently, Minho has become one of the main MC for MBC’s Gayo Daejun 2018, together with ASTRO Cha Eun-woo, SNSD Yoona, and comedian Noh Hong-chul.
Jonghyun’ Solo Album
Jonghyun from SHINee passed away in December 2017. However, his music will remain an important part of the Korean music industry. Jonghyun released his last, second studio album on January 23rd, 2018, with title Poet Artist. The album consists of 11 songs including the title track “Shinin.” All of the songs in the album reflect his perspectives and takes on life.
After his early departure, the other members of SHINee and his fans were thrown into a deep shock. No one ever imagined that an inspirational artist would be gone so fast. At his funeral, many artists came to help and give SHINee members and family support.
A lot of music shows made a tribute for Jonghyun’s departure. One of them was the 2018 Golden Disk Award, where Lee Hi made a tribute by singing the song Jonghyun made for her, “Breathe.” On the same show, Red Velvet’s Yeri couldn’t hold back her tears after hearing IU’s special speech.
During SNSD’s Taeyeon solo concert, she brought the Christmas tree that SHINee’s Jonghyun gave to the stage while singing her song “This Christmas.”
Solo artist IU, who also lost her best friend, sang her collaboration with Jonghyun on her concert in Singapore. The song actually was not in the concert song set list.
2018 was a tough year for SHINee to come back to the music industry. Nevertheless, with a lot of support, SHINee was able to make their first appearance after Jonghyun’s departure with a concert in Japan, “SHINee World The Best 2018 – From Now On.” Although it was really hard, for both SHINee and SHINee world to see each other, they both promised to always stay strong together as a whole family.
On SHINee’s EP 3 album, the song “Lock You Down” is a very special song because it was sung by all the members of SHINee: Onew, Jonghyun, Minho, Key, and Taemin. It seems that the song had been already recorded with Jonghyun for the future comeback.
In early 2019 year, Jonghyun won a Bonsang award, on January 6th, 2019, at the 33rd Golden Disk Awards. Minho and Taemin came to the award ceremony on behalf of Jonghyun.
Although Jonghyun has already gone to heaven, his love for music will always remain in everyone’s heart. Whether as a whole group or as individual projects after his departure, other members’ songs are sharing the feelings about Jonghyun’s departure. Key’s songs in the recent album share his feelings about Jonghyun even to this day.
Departing from the entertainment industry, Jonghyun’s mother decided to open a foundation to help other young musicians to support their love for music by giving them aid and comfort to achieve their dream. Known as Shinin Foundation, Lee Eun-kyung, the director of Shinin Foundation and Jonghyun’s mother hope the foundation will be able to help and support many young people in the future.
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“Even in my sick eyes, I see too many young people hurting,” said director Lee Eun Kyung of non-profit foundation corporation ‘#Shiny”. Director Lee Eun Kyung is the mother of the late Kim Jonghyun, who left this world on December 18th, 2017. The Shiny Foundation is a foundation created by Jonghyun’s family. A small opening ceremony for the foundation took place on September 6th in Chungdam-dong, Seoul. The foundation was created so that a mother who lost her son would be able to comfort the shadows of young artists who walk the same path as her son, whom she believed would walk toward the light like his group name SHINee.
The foundation plans on aiding youths who struggle due to a lack of management. It also plans on founding scholarships in partnership with arts high schools. But the main goal of this foundation is to build a mental counseling treatment center meant to comfort the souls of young artists who will undoubtedly suffer small and large scars from promoting in the entertainment industry.
Each December, the foundation seeks to hold a commemorative art gala for the late SHINee’s Jonghyun. Director Lee Eun Kyung said, ‘Even now, I suffer painful experiences from hearing a song containing my son’s voice, playing in public. Still, I am thankful because even though my son has gone from this world, there are those who love his music.’ The late Jonghyun is gone, but his music is still left in this world. The Shiny Foundation will operate with funds from Jonghyun’s composition royalties. We still remember the late SHINee member Jonghyun, who always shined brightly.”
SHINee’s Next Comeback
SHINee’s next comeback is still unknown. SHINee’s Key is currently busy with his Japan debut and his first concert in Korea, “The Agit Key Land – Key.” SHINee’s Minho is busy with his individual project as a movie actor. SHINee’s Taemin is also busy with his individual schedule in Japan. While SHINee’s Onew has already enlisted in the army since December 10th, 2018, after the release of his solo album Voice.
On SHINee’s official Instagram, the latest post is to celebrate 100 million views of SHINee’s “Lucifer” music video on Youtube.
SHINee’s official Japan Instagram shared the birthday party celebration with SHINee’s Key.
Before SHINee’s Onew army enlistment on December 10th, 2018, he promoted his debut album on his Instagram.
SHINee’s Onew also shared a photo with a fellow member of SHINee, Key, although just a standing banner. The photo was taken at the 2018 SM Entertainment Halloween party.
The member with most updates on Instagram, SHINee’s Key, shares his personal activities and always updates SHINee fans, SHINee World. Recently, he posted about going to a vegan restaurant. He also shared information about his first successful solo concert.