Shinee, Korean Band
As shiny as KPop
has turned, here’s another Korean band that’s making a big wave in the music
scene in Asia, Shinee. Remember that pretty
song, “Stand by Me”, from the famous
manga series Boys over Flowers? This band has recorded it. Read on and meet the hot band of Korea today and meet the band members of Shinee...
Shinee, pronounced as “shiny” group of five teenage boys, was first launched on May 2008 with their debut album on SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System) with promotional single, “Noonan Neomu Yeppeo (Replay)” which literally means "Older Sister, You're So Pretty." The said single debuted at #10 on the Korean music charts and peaked at #8, selling 17,957 copies in the first half of 2008.
Shinee participated in the Dream Concert in the Seoul Olympic Stadium along with other high profile Korean stars such as Epik High, Girls' Generation, Super Junior, TVXQ and the Wonder Girls. The famous band, has won numerous awards namely:
- Rookie of the Month, at the Cyworld Digital Music Award (June 22, 2008)
- Hot New Star award, at the MNet's 20's Choice Awards 2008
- Mutizen award for the single, “Sanso Gateun Neo (Love Like Oxygen)" on SBS's Popular Songs
- Best New Artist award, on the 5th Asia Song Festival
- Best Style Icon Award, on the 2008 Style Icon Awards (October 30, 2008)
- Best Male Rookie, on the 10th annual MNET KM Music Festival (November 15, 2008)
- YEPP Newcomer Album on the 23rd Golden Disk Awards (2008)
- YEPP Popularity Award on the 24th Golden Disk Awards (2009)
- Best Newcomer on the 18thSeoul Music Awards (2009)
- BonSang Award on the 19thSeoul Music Awards (2010)
- New Generation Artiste for the 2ndSingapore Entertainment Awards
Shinee Band Members
Onew (Lee Jinki) – 19, born on December 14, 1989 is the leader of the group, one of the vocalists and the oldest member
Jonghyun (Kim Jonghyun) – 19, born on April 8, 1990, is the main vocalist in the group
Key (Kim Kibum) – 17, born on September 23, 1991, is one of the rappers and vocalists in the group
Minho (Choi Minho) – 17, born on December 9, 1991, is the other rapper in the group
Taemin (Lee Taemin) – 16, born onJuly 18, 1993, is the lead dancer of the group
Shinee, doesn’t only fascinate their fans with their talent in music and dancing. Shinee’s band members became fashion icons that actually started the “Shinee Trend.” Their fashion style which features high-top sneakers, skinny jeans and colorful sweaters has created a big influence especially with the young generation. This has led to numerous product endorsements such as Reebok, Smart, Samsung mobile, and Nana’s B, a famous Korean cosmetic company.
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