~ Member Profile ~
Birth Name: Lee Jin Ki (이진기)
Stage Name: Onew (온유)
Nickname: Leader Onew
Birthday: December 14, 1989
Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist
Height: 178 cm
Training: Since 2006 S.M. Academy Casting
Hobby/ Interests: Listening to music, playing the piano, speaking Mandarin, and eating chicken
- Can be quite blur at times.
- Feels shy about presenting himself to people, and because of it, he did not dare to participate in auditions.
- The Leader who commits the most mistakes during practices.
- Good in studying.
- The Leader who cries in the car secretly after getting injured.
Birth Name: Kim Jong Hyun (김종현)
Stage Name: Jonghyun
Nickname: Bling Bling Jonghyun
Birthday: April 8, 1990
Position: Main Vocalist
Height: 174 cm
Training: Since 2005 S.M. Casting System
Hobby/Interests: Watching movies, Poppin (dance), writing lyrics, playing the piano, Mandarin
Appearances: Zhang Li Yin’s 交錯的愛 (Wrongly Given Love)
Family: Parents, sister
- Shortest in the whole group.
- He said that the first line of “Love like oxygen” sounds like Michael Jackson’s style.
- Wakes up the earliest in the dorm.
- “Bling Bling Jonghyun”, does it sound weird? He uses it all the time, be it during messaging or talking, he uses it.
- Will tend to talk at a really fast speed when he gets nervous, but because he talks a lot usually, nobody ever notices that habit of his.
- Is very proficient in the guitar, bass and piano.
- Is not scared of the camera at all, a 180 degree display or 360 degree all show? Just state it.
- Feels that he is a good hyung, and a good dongseng to the members.
Birth Name: Kim Ki Bum (김기범)
Stage Name: Key (키)
Nickname: The Almighty Key
Birthday: September 23, 1991
Position: Vocalist, Rapper
Height: 181 cm
Training: Since 2005 S.M. National Tour Audition Casting
Hobby/Interests: Rapping, dancing, water skiiing, English, Mandarin
Appearances: Attack of the Pin-Up Boys (2007)
- He will go to the CD shop and ask, “Where are the SHINee CDs? Are they selling well?”
- Good at saying honeyed words, but hearing lines like “Are you hurt? I am hurting too.” makes him burst out in laughter.
- He has a love-hate relationship with horror movies and horror stories.
- Is confident that he can be a gourmet chef, nobody can escape his dumplings trap.
- The group’s No.1 in fashion.
- Has phobia of heights.
Birth Name: Choi Min Ho (최민호)
Stage Name: Minho
Nickname: Flaming Charisma Minho
Birthday: December 9, 1991
Position: Rapper, Face of The Group
Height: 184 cm
Training: Since 2006 S.M. Casting System
Hobby/ Interests: Soccer, basketball, performing, English
Appearances: Ha SangBaek’s Fashion Show (March 2008), 2008/2009 F/W Pret-a-Porter Busan Fashion Show (May 2008)
Family: Parents, older brother
- In Ha SangBaek’s Fashion Show, he walked down the run-way like a robot.
Birth Name: Lee Tae Min (이태민)
Stage Name: Taemin
Nickname: Handy Boy Taemin / Maknae Taemin
Birthday: July 18,1993
Position: Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Maknae
Height: 179 cm
Training: Since 2005 S.M. Open Weekend Audition Casting
Hobby/ Interests: Listening to music, Poppin (dance), playing the piano, Mandarin
Family: Parents, older brother
- He’s considered the best dancer out of the group despite being the youngest.