SHINee’s Key and Minho to Enlist During the First Half of the Year

SM Entertainment confirmed that Key and Minho from SHINee will enlist this year.

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On Thursday, a representative from SM Entertainment stated that both Key and Minho are planning to join the military during the first half of the year. Further, according to officials, Key applied for a position in the military band and is currently awaiting a response.

Notably, they will be the next members from the group to enlist after leader Onew began service last year. With enlistment looming ever near, the members have focused on solo activities.

Key, in particular, has grown a bit as an artist by releasing his first full-length solo album Face last November. Moreover, he also held a solo concert and made an appearance in the movie Hit-and-Run Squad. Likewise, Minho recently finished filmed for the movie The Battle of Jansari.

Additionally, starting in South Korea on February 16, a series of fan meetings will be held in Tokyo, Bangkok, and Taipei ending in early March ahead of their enlistment.

Now, many are paying attention to how they will spend their time leading up to the beginning of their military service. Moreover, many fans want to know what Taemin, the youngest member of the group will place to do after the rest of the members have enlisted.

 

 

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Golden Disc Awards Pay Tribute to the Late Jonghyun

The late artist Jonghyun of SHINee won a Golden Disk in Album Division and nominated for Most Popular Star.

The 33rd Golden Disc Awards were held at Gocheok SkyDome in Seoul. The awards honored the late artist Jonghyun by awarding him a Golden Disk in Album Division.

Jonghyun was nominated in two divisions – Album Division and Most Popular Star – Album Division. Between the two, the late artist won Bonsang with his posthumous album “Poet | Artist.”

When Jonghyun’s name was called out, SHINee members Minho and Taemin appeared on the stage to collect the trophy in place of Jonghyun.

“Thank you for presenting Jonghyun with such a great award,” said Minho.
We all appreciate fans who send continuous supports to him on behalf of Jonghyun.”

“Please remember Jonghyun, who has loved music and stages more than anyone can possibly do,” added Taemin.

“Poet | Artist,” which was released in January 2018, comprises 11 tracks including the title track, “Shinin’.”

 

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SHINee Taemin Tops Oricon Chart With First Full Japanese Album

Singer Taemin from SHINee took the top spot on one of Japan’s music charts.

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On Tuesday, Taemin topped the Oricon Daily Album Chart with the release of TAEMIN. Notable, this is the singer’s first regular Japanese album, making the feat even more impressive. On the album, there is title song “Under My Skin, ” Into the Rythm,” Eclipse,” and more.

Moreover, in addition to topping Oricon, the SHINee member also wrapped up his first solo tour in the country. During his Japanese tour, the singer visited 16 cities across the country with a soldout audience.

 

 

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SHINee Taemin Announces His First Solo Japanese Tour

Taemin is preparing to perform in 14 different cities across Japan.

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On July 18, SM Entertainment announced that SHINee member Taemin would conduct his first solo tour in Japan. Starting on September 21 in Kanagawa Prefecture, the singer will hold a total of 26 performances at 16 venues, in 14 different cities.

Notably, this will be Taemin’s first nationwide tour in Japan as a solo artist. Previously, the singer had a concert in Tokyo and Yokohama last year in July and November, respectively. However, these were standalone events. Nonetheless, being recognized as an outstanding singing and performance ability the tour is expected to get a hot response.

Meanwhile, SHINee is preparing to hold “SHINee WORLD J presents ~ SHINee SPECIAL FAN EVENT” on July 26. Moreover, the group is set to release their 15th Japanese single “Sunny Side” on August 1.

 

 

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SHINee Reveals Why They Decided Not to Cancel Their Japanese Dome Tour

On the latest episode of MBC’s “Radio Star,” SHINee covered various topics, including why they continued with their Japanese tour after Jonghyun’s death.

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On May 30 episode of MBC’s “Radio Star,” SHINee talked about why they continued with their Japanese Dome Tour in February, just over two months after Jonghyun’s tragic end.

“We wondered whether to perform or not,” Key revealed on the show. There were many things they had to consider, but in the end, they decided to keep not cancel the tour for Jonghyun and the fans who had bought their tickets months in advance. “We wished to hold a concert where we could send Jonghyun to a good place,” Key explained.

However, the decision was not well received by everyone. After the group made the announcement, Key revealed that he was shocked by some of the malicious comments that people wrote. Besides the comments, he was also troubled by some of the articles written about the tour.

According to Key, there was an article that said they were using their sadness as pop singers. However it was meant to be perceived, the Key said that he doesn’t want to hear that they are using their grief as a marketing tool.

On the contrary, SHINee has always wanted do things for the sake others Key explained. But when the group made this decision, it was one they made for themselves, “something for us,” he said.

“We have been together (as five members) for so long, but I wondered what the result would be,” Key revealed. He thought that if they “fail to overcome this, I felt like I was going to be separated from the members and I didn’t want that. So I thought we have to overcome this.”

Lastly, Minho said that “We can’t be all right, but especially we’re on stage or singing, we’re not just four people. The thought of being together gives us strength and energy. I think we can have a joyful time together.”

 

 

 

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SHINee Confirms Comeback Date as May 28

Boy group SHINee is making a comeback with their 6th full album, ‘The Story of Light’

‘The Story of Light’ is a compilation of 3 separate albums. On May 28 at 6 PM, KST, they will release the first episode of ‘The Story of Light,’ followed by second and third on June 11 and 25. Each album have 5 songs, and SHINee will go on promotions with 3 different title songs in the span of the album release dates.

This upcoming album is their first album in almost 2 years, since their last full album in 2016. In addition, the group is celebrating their 10th anniversary since debut with this comeback, which is more meaningful to the members and their fans. Because the fans have waited for so long, they plan to actively participate in their promotions more than ever before. SHINee will promote each title song for two weeks, resulting in a total of 6-week long promotional period.

Meanwhile, SHINee will also hold a fan meeting ‘SHINee Debut 10th Anniversary : SHINee Day’ to celebrate 10th anniversary of debut on May 27th.

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SHINEE Will Release a Special Album ‘Shinee The Best From Now On’

A Japanese Media Oricon Style reported that Shinee is releasing an album, in which their late member Jonghyun’s voice will be included as well.

On April 5, Oricon Style reported that “on April 18, Shinee is releasing a special album to commemorate the 7th anniversary of their Japanese debut. In the album, they will include songs from their previous Japanese music promotions when Jonghyun was still alive.”

The album is called ‘Shinee The Best From Now On’. The track list includes songs from the past, starting with their Japanese debut song ‘Replay – You Are My Everything’ to the newest song, ‘From Now On.’

Meanwhile, Shinee held 4 concerts in February in Tokyo and Osaka. At the concert, the members said, “Shinee will always have 5 members. Please don’t forget about Jonghyun. From now on we will participate in all promotions as if it were still the 5 of us. So promise us that you will remember Jong-hyun, forever. No words can deliver our feelings to him, but we want to say that we love him.”

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[Hot Clip] Bonus Content of SHINee Taemin on NBC ‘USA Today’

In this bonus cut from Taemin’s interview U.S. media NBC “USA Today,” he opens up about his ambitions, inspirations, and even teaches one of the correspondents a few dance moves. Taemin first featured on the television program late February, and was filmed when the singer was promoting his single “Move.”

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