KPOP Legends


When talking about the legends of KPOP SHINee shines above all. On 22nd May 2008, young five teenage boys debuted with their first EP, replay song which made them realize that they have a successful journey ahead.    

  SHINee is one of the senior K-pop boy bands in South Korea formed by SM Entertainment as a contemporary R&B(is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music) boy group that now consists of four members: Onew the leader, key, Minho, and Taemin. The main vocalist Jonghyun has passed away in 2017. 

Debut song "Replay"

Their first song is significant for most K-pop artists but not necessarily a career-making hit at all. Usually, debut songs recall by fans with a deep affection for unveiling their favourite idol. But most debut songs of artists are not popular as the songs which have released later.    But their first single "Replay" enabled for boy band SHINee to raise them to the top ranks of KPOP music industry, from where they have retained a top-tier position throughout the past twelve years.

The major success of "Replay"

The song calls “Noona, Is So Pretty (Replay),” as the lead track of their debut EP Replay. In Korean, "Noona" is the phrase used by men addressing elder women someone they have a close relationship with, and also for sisters, friends, and romantic partners. The song became massively successful in South Korea, leading the boys to earn several newcomer titles during the year-end award shows.

Shining SHINee


The group gained attention for starting a fashion trend amongst youths, which calls "SHINee Trend".    

  SHINee has become recognized for its markedly innovative K-pop brand. And they implement new forms of pop and dance music continuously into the mainstream Korean music over the years. Yet it all began with "Replay," which reached out from amongst the electro-pop and rock-infused dance songs that many boy bands popularized at the moment.

Their journey through music 

Replay presented SHINee as a group of competent skilled vocalists. Over the years, SHINee 's members have all developed their singing and the act is now acknowledged as one of the most steady live performance groups on K-pop. Throughout their careers, the members have adapted to songwriting. And they undertook solo performances spanning from their own albums to showing up in musicals and television programs. While SHINee has become more established and undergone countless progressions and changes throughout the years. Including the loss of Jonghyun at the end of 2017, the song remains the equivalent, besides some variation re-releases and performance remixes.  SHINee is deemed one of the greatest live vocalists in KPOP. And they are famous for strongly synchronized and intricate dance moves. 


They have won the Best New Male Group at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2008 only 6 months after the debut for their first single "Replay". And they had great success with winning the Best Artist of the Year at the Melon Music Awards in 2013. They were awarded the Best Dance Performance Award three years in a row for their dance performances to "Sherlock", "Dream Girl" and "View" at the Mnet Asian Music Awards.






  Those awards are just a drop in their whole journey in KPOP. They have countless awards and nominates for these past twelve years. SHINee became a role model for many people to become artists and idols in the KPOP field. Views and votes don't make a talented band, skills, performance, and amazing vocals are what makes a talented band and bring them to success; just like our SHINee. The popularity of the group in their native country has earned them numerous honours and entitles such as "K-pop princes."

“ Hello, we are the shining contemporary band, SHINee! ”


12th Debut Anniversary

Three days from today, on 25th May is the Shinee official debut day and Shawols are preparing to celebrate the 12th anniversary. Onew, Key and Minho serve in their mandatory military service these days, so only the youngest member(Maknae) Taemin is out there, also updated his official Instagram account regarding their debut anniversary. Here are Taemin's post and some greetings from fans all over the world.   Check out our other articles here.

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