- SHINee (International)
- 샤이니 (Shainy) in Korea
- シ ャ イ ニ ー (shaini) in Japan
- Why "SHINee" ?: "People who receive and emit light" (ie, that glow on their own). It is the word SHINE (Bright) with two "E" at the end to give this meaning of people receiving and emanating light.
- Origin: Seoul, South Korea.
- Members: 5
- Korea: May 25, 2008.
- Japan: June 22, 2011
- Official Fanclub: SHAWOL (샤월) coming from SHINee World (샤이니 월드)
- Official Color: Pearl Aqua
- SM Entertainment (South Korea)
- Universal Music (Japan)
- Avex Group (Taiwan)
Pre Debut Edit
SHINee was kept secret until May 18, 2008, when the introduction of the new group surfaced on various articles on the internet. However, some members of the band had already made small appearances without alerting the media about a new group:
- Jonghyun, lent his voice in a duet with Zhang Li Yin on "Wrongly Given Love" (Chinese:交错的爱, pinyin: Gyo cuòjeog AI), which was recorded in the first Chinese album Zhang Li Yin .
- Sangbaek Minho appeared in a fashion show in March 2008.
The May 19, 2008, a claim for the group's debut music video appeared on their official website. The teaser for their first single "누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay)" was released the same day on their official website. The video was released on May 22, 2008 and their first mini-album on May 23, 2008. He was named Baek Sang as its official designer, he created fashion called "SHINee Trend".
2008: Debut 'Replay' Edit
On May 22, 2008, they debuted with the MV of 'Replay' and their first mini album was released on May 23, 2008. Described as a five-contemporary band adolescents ranging in age from 15 to 19 years age at the beginning. On May 25 they made their official debut on SBS Inkigayo. The mini-album stayed at # 10 in the Korean music charts and peaked at # 8, selling 17,957 copies in the first half of 2008.
On June 7, 2008, SHINee performed the Dream Concert in the Seoul Olympic Stadium along with other popular Korean stars such as Epik High , Girls' Generation, Super Junior, TVXQ and Wonder Girls. It also done many performances in various shows TV shows, including Star King and Star Golden Bell. SHINee received the Rookie of the Month ', nine days after his debut in the MNet 20's Choice Award 2008 won the' Hot New Star '.
First Album 'The SHINee World' Edit
On July 28, 2008, SHINee released their first full length album entitled, The SHINee World . The album debuted on the charts at # 3, selling 30,000 copies, the first single released from the album was' 산소 같은 너 "(Love Like Oxygen)" , a cover of "Show the World " by Martin Hoberg Hedegaard. On 18 September 2008, ' 산소 같은 너 "(Love Like Oxygen)" was the # 1 song on M! Countdown. A few days later, Shinee received the "Mutizen" award for being a popular song on SBS.
'Repackage' FRIEND ' Edit
The Repackage album contained three new songs '' Forever or Never ' , a remix of " Sa. Gye. They (Love Should Go On) ' (사 계 한 ..) and the promotional single ' FRIEND (아 미. 고.) ' . ' Friend ' is a shortened version of the Korean phrase "Areumdaun Minyeorueljoahamyeon Gosaenghanda" (아름다운 미녀 를 좋아 하면 고생 한다 lit. Heart Aches When You Fall In Love With a Beauty)
They have been praised for their live performances, as they are very good and the voice quality of all members note. They are called Friars Minor group TVXQ.
2009: Second Mini Album 'Romeo' Edit
In early February 2009, Shinee won 'Best Newcomer', along with Davichi and Mighty Mouth in the '18th Seoul Music Awards.
The May 25, 2009, the second mini album SHINee Romeo was released and its first single, "Juliette" was released earlier on May 18. The song was a new instrumental version of "Deal With It" Corbin Bleu.
Shinee eventually had their comeback on June 5, 2009, on KBS Music Bank, where they received the prize for first place.
Third Mini Album '2009, Year of Us' Edit
On October 19, 2009, the group released their third mini-album " 2009, Year of Us' . The first single, ' Ring Ding Dong ', was released digitally on October 14 in early December 2009, Shinee won the 'Popularity' along with Super Junior in the '24th Golden Disk Awards'.
In February 2010, the group won the main "Bonsang" award at the '19th Seoul Music Awards.