SHINee

샤이니

Shinee( /ˈʃn/SHY-nee;샤이니; Japanese : シャイニー; Thai : ชายนี่; stylized asSHINee) is a South Korean contemporary R&B boy groupformed by SM Entertainment in 2008, one of the largest entertainment companies in Asia. The group consists of Onew , Jonghyun , Key , Minho , and Taemin . They made their debut on May 25, 2008 on SBS 's Inkigayo with their single, "Replay" ( Korean :누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay)).Since their debut, Shinee has released three full-length albums, four mini-albums, one live album and various singles. They have also won many awards, held a concert tour and starred in their own reality shows. Shinee is considered to be a fashion icon having started the "Shinee Trend"and are known for their highly synchronized and complicated dancing. They made their Japanese debut on June 22, 2011 by releasing a Japanese version of their single,Replay,followed by their first Japanese studio album,The Firston December 7, 2011.

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 SHINee's Filmography

Films

YearTitleRole
2012 I AM. Themselves

Television Drama

YearTitleRoleTV Network
2008 My Precious Child Cameo (Ep. 9 and 10) KBS2

Reality shows

YearTitleRoleTV Network
2008 Shinee's Yunhanam Themselves Mnet
2010 Shinee's Hello Baby Themselves KBS Joy

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 SHINee's References

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  2. "SHINee Open to New Opportunities". The Korea Times. Han, Sang-hee. November 10, 2008. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2008/11/143_34146.html. Retrieved November 25, 2008. 
  3. (Japanese) "SHINee". SM Entertainment Japan and EMI Music Japan. http://www.shinee.jp/. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  4. (Korean)"2008 First Half-year Sales". Music Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on August 22, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080822090153/http://www.miak.or.kr/stat/kpop_2008_1.htm. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  5. (Korean) "Jewelry, ET Unique Martial Arts, Dance, Dance In Public". Star News. June 7, 2008. http://star.moneytoday.co.kr/view/stview.php?no=2008060710040918427&type=1. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  6. (Korean) "Photo-Shinee "Poses a Different"". Star News. June 7, 2008. http://star.moneytoday.co.kr/view/stview.php?no=2008060718250756221&type=1. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  7. (Korean) "[Video Alex's' fern ', Source Cyworld Month award!"]. Afpbb. June 23, 2008. http://www.afpbb.co.kr/article/korean/korean-entertainment/korean-music/2023540/235200. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  8. "Concerts to Rock Independence Day". The Korea Times. Han, Sang-hee. August 10, 2008. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2008/12/143_29078.html. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  9. (Korean) "Lee Hyori- 2 Gold The Harmony". Star News. August 23, 2008. http://star.moneytoday.co.kr/view/stview.php?no=2008082318483063265&type=1. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  10. (Korean) "SHINee "Newcomer Goals, Still Stands Out!" (Interview)". Star News. August 28, 2008. http://star.moneytoday.co.kr/view/stview.php?no=2008082808334606194&type=1. Retrieved January 9, 2009. 
  11. (Korean) "August Album Sales". Music Industry Association of Korea. http://www.miak.or.kr/stat/kpop_200808.htm. Retrieved January 18, 2009. [dead link]
  12. (Korean) "SHINee Sanso Gateun Neo (Love Like Oxygen)". Star News. August 20, 2008. http://star.moneytoday.co.kr/view/stview.php?no=2008082009252063444&type=1&HSV2. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  13. "SHINee iple Album Review Page, In English". S.M. Entertainment. http://shinee.iple.com/pages/shinee/version03/albuminfo.sm?info=review. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  14. (Korean) "SHINee, No. 1 Debut, The First Four Months Tears". Joins. October 26, 2008. http://article.joins.com/article/article.asp?total_id=3303438. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  15. "5th Asia Song Festival Bigger Than Ever". The Korea Times. Cathy Rose A. Garcia. September 19, 2008. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2008/10/135_32160.html. Retrieved January 18, 2009. 
  16. (Korean) "SHINee - Michael Jackson Surprise Transformation". Joins. October 30, 2008. http://article.joins.com/article/article.asp?total_id=3358948. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  17. (Korean) "SHINee New Song, Amigo". Yahoo Korea. October 26, 2008. http://kr.news.yahoo.com/service/news/shellview.htm?linkid=4&articleid=2008102610360042502&newssetid=1352. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  18. (Korean) "SHINee and Davichi Win At MKMF". Newsen. November 15, 2008. http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=200811151853161001. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  19. (Korean) "Golden Disk SHINee Newcomer". Joins. December 10, 2008. http://article.joins.com/article/article.asp?total_id=3414866. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  20. (Korean) "Shinee wins Best Newcomer Award at Seoul Music Awards". Newsen. 12 February 2009. http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=200902121731041002. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  21. (Korean) "샤이니, 로미오로 누나들 마음 ‘설레게 한다’". IB Times. May 12, 2009. http://www.ibtimes.co.kr/article/news/20090512/5361757.htm. Retrieved May 12, 2009. 
  22. (Korean) Im, I-rang (May 20, 2009). "SHINee's Onew Injures Front Teeth Two Days Before Comeback Performance". MyDaily. http://www.mydaily.co.kr/news/read.html?newsid=200905201323191137. Retrieved May 22, 2009. 
  23. (Korean) Park, Se-yeon. ‘로미오’ 변신 샤이니 ‘줄리엣’ 노래하다..21일 2nd 미니앨범 공개 (SHINee Change into "Romeos" and sing "Juliette"...2nd Mini-Album Released on 21st). Newsen. May 18, 2009. Retrieved November 12, 2009.
  24. (Korean) Kang, Seung-hoon (May 21, 2009). "SHINee Releases Second Mini Album on 1-Year Anniversary". Asia Economy. http://www.mydaily.co.kr/news/read.html?newsid=200905201323191137. Retrieved May 22, 2009. 
  25. (Korean) Kim, Hyeong-wu. 샤이니 컴백 첫무대에 눈물흘린 사연은? 신곡 ‘줄리엣’ 뮤직뱅크 1위 대박 (SHINee's Reason for Crying on First Comeback Performance? New Song "Juliette" is Music Bank #1). Joins.com/Newsen. June 5, 2009. Retrieved June 5, 2009.
  26. (Korean) 샤이니, 19일 세번째 앨범 발표 (SHINee, Third Mini-album Released on 19th). Yonhap News. October 8, 2009. Retrieved October 7, 2009.
  27. (Korean) 샤이니 19일 깜짝 컴백 ‘파격 변신 선언 기대증폭’ (SHINee Returning Surprisingly on 19th, Exceptional Qualities to be Showcased). Joins.com/Newsen. October 31, 2009. Retrieved October 7, 2009.
  28. (Korean) ‘거친 남자’ 샤이니, 카리스마 ‘링딩동’ 14일 공개 (Tough SHINee, Charismatic 'Ring Ding Dong' to be Released on 14th). Eco Today. October 12, 2009. Retrieved October 12, 2009.
  29. (Korean) "유이 탁재훈 ‘제19회 하이원 서울가요대상 더블MC 맡았어요’". Joins!. February 3, 2010. http://article.joins.com/article/article.asp?ctg=15&Total_ID=3998680. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  30. "SHINee(샤이니)_LUCIFER_티져무비(TEASER MOVIE)". SM Entertainment. YouTube. July 14, 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bQ4FJ2o-vA.. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  31. (Korean) "Countdown to SHINee's Comeback + flame's Revealed Concept Teaser Photo". Newsen. July 8, 2010. http://news.nate.com/view/20100708n04225. Retrieved July 13, 2010. 
  32. (Korean) "샤이니, 민호 부상 딛고 23일 ‘뮤직뱅크’ 컴백". Newsen. July 17, 2010. http://newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201007150844351001&search=title&searchstring=%BB%FE%C0%CC%B4%CF. Retrieved July 15, 2010. 
  33. "SHINee(샤이니)_LUCIFER_뮤직비디오(MusicVideo) HD". SM Entertainment. YouTube. July 19, 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dww9UjJ4Dt8. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  34. "샤이니, '루시퍼' 음반·음원차트 1위 '올킬'" (in Korean). Baek, Sol-mi. July 20, 2010. http://www.mydaily.co.kr/news/read.html?newsid=201007201127121133. Retrieved July 20, 2010. 
  35. "The Second Album: Lucifer - Introduce". smtown.com. http://shinee.smtown.com/pages/shinee/version06/albuminfo.sm?info=intro. Retrieved 2010-07-26. 
  36. "SHINee(샤이니) - LUCIFER_Dance ver.". SM Entertainment. YouTube. August 3, 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovztfpWPo5M&feature=channel. Retrieved October 7, 2010. 
  37. SM Entertainment to launch world tour The Korea Times. July 2, 2010. Retrieved July 5, 2010.
  38. (Korean) "SM 타운 LA 공연, 美 빌보드 선정 세계 공연 흥행 10위 기염". My Daily. October 15, 2010. http://www.mydaily.co.kr/news/read.html?newsid=201010151451501130. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  39. Jonathan Hicap: SM Entertainment artists including Super Junior to hold world tour. Manila Bulletin. July 3, 2010. Retrieved July 4, 2010
  40. "SM Town Live in Tokyo rescheduled for September". April 27, 2011. http://grooveasia.com/news/30193/SM-Town-Live-in-Tokyo-rescheduled-for-September.html. Retrieved May 9, 2011. 
  41. "SM Town wraps up world tour at N.Y.". koreaherald.com. The Korea Herald. October 24, 2011. http://www.koreaherald.com/national/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20111024000741. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  42. "SHINee - JAPAN DEBUT SINGLE 「Replay -君は僕のeverything-」Music Video". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld95rZy27hI. Retrieved May 27, 2011. 
  43. "ゴールド等認定作品一覧 2011年06月 [Works Receiving Certifications List (Gold, etc) (June 2011)]" (in Japanese). RIAJ. July 10, 2011. http://www.riaj.or.jp/data/others/gold/201106.html. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  44. "SHINee - JULIETTE (Japanese ver.) Music video - full". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT-iBCuoNS4&feature=feedbul. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  45. "SHINee - 「LUCIFER」Music Video". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEOKSpViv3s. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  46. "SHINee sets a new record in the 44 year history of the Oricon". allkpop.com. Allkpop. October 19, 2011. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/10/shinee-sets-a-new-record-in-the-44-year-history-of-the-oricon. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  47. "SHINee to release first Japanese album in November". allkpop.com. Allkpop. October 17, 2011. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/10/shinee-to-release-first-japanese-album-in-november. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  48. "SHINee's The First tracklist is made public". soompi.com. Soompi. November 7, 2011. http://www.soompi.com/news/shinees-the-first-tracklist-is-made-public. Retrieved November 9, 2011. 
  49. "SHINee to perform at the London Korean Film Festival". theeast.org. http://www.theeast.org/?p=208427. Retrieved December 31, 2011. 
  50. "SHINee’s London concert tickets sell out in a minute". allkpop.com. October 31, 2011. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/10/shinees-london-concert-tickets-sell-out-in-a-minute. Retrieved November 1, 2011. 
  51. "SHINee’s Onew, Key, and Taemin to release book about their travels in Barcelona". allkpop.com. November 18, 2011. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/11/shinees-onew-key-and-taemin-to-release-book-about-their-travels-in-barcelona. Retrieved November 18, 2011. 
  52. SM Town's 2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Gift release
  53. "SHINee announces their first Japanese tour at Christmas Eve event". allkpop.com. December 24, 2011. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/12/shinee-announces-their-first-japanese-tour-at-christmas-eve-event. Retrieved December 24, 2011. 
  54. "SHINee wins 'Artist of the Year' aware at K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011". allkpop.com. December 28, 2011. http://www.allkpop.com/2011/12/shinee-and-b1a4-win-artist-and-rookie-of-the-year-on-japans-tower-records. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  55. "SHINee Korean comeback confirmed". allkpop.com. January 1, 2012. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/01/professor-kim-nando-to-write-shinees-comeback-song. Retrieved January 1, 2012. 
  56. "SHINee sings a special song for 'Etude House'". allkpop.com. January 17, 2012. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/01/shinee-presents-a-new-song-for-etude-house. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  57. "SHINee new song for 'Etude House'". youtube.com. January 17, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKH41vbNaJ0. Retrieved January 23, 2012. 
  58. "'Sherlock' released digitally". allkpop.com. March 19, 2012. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/03/shinee-releases-new-mini-album-sherlock. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  59. "Shinee achieves all-kill for "Sherlock" on various global music charts". allkpop.com. March 19, 2012. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/03/shinees-world-class-success-with-sherlock. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  60. "SHINee's "Sherlock" MV released". allkpop.com. March 22, 2012. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/03/shinee-releases-mv-for-sherlock. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  61. "SHINee wins #1 on Show Champion". allkpop.com. March 27, 2012. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/03/kim-shin-young-shindong-perform-parodies-of-touch-bubble-pop-shinees-win-on-show-chttp://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shinee&action=edit&section=6hampion. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  62. "SHINee wins #1 on M! Countdown". allkpop.com. March 29, 2012. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/03/shinee-wins-1-performances-from-march-29ths-m-countdown. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  63. Kim, JiYeon "SM Artists Take on SM Stock" Mnet News. 27 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-30
  64. "SHINee - 「Sherlock」(Japanese ver.)Music Video Full". youtube.com. April 25, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va_GfPMxiz8&feature=g-all-u&context=G23c77bfFAAAAAAAAAAA. Retrieved April 25, 2012. 
  65. "SHINee to release japanese version of sherlock". allkpop.com. April 2, 2012. http://www.allkpop.com/2012/04/shinee-to-release-japanese-version-of-sherlock. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  66. (Japanese) "SHINee待望のアリーナツアー「THE FIRST JAPAN ARENA TOUR "SHINee WORLD 2012″」開催決定!!". shinee.jp. http://shinee.jp/news/live/2011/1224_000556.php/. Retrieved 24 December 2011. 
  67. (Japanese) "SHINee「THE FIRST JAPAN ARENA TOUR "SHINee WORLD 2012"」追加公演決定!!". shinee.jp. http://shinee.jp/news/live/2012/0213_000570.php. Retrieved 13 February 2012. 
  68. (Korean) "샤이니, 日 아레나 투어 제한석까지 매진! 티켓 매출만 307억 이상". sports.chosun.com. http://sports.chosun.com/news/ntype.htm?id=201204240100171950015321&servicedate=20120423. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  69. "Will SHINee Be Able to Make $50 Million USD in Sales?". soompi.com. http://www.soompi.com/news/will-shinee-be-able-to-make-50-million-in-sales. Retrieved 20 April 2012. 
  70. (Korean) "SHINee wins Cyworld DMA's Rookie of the Month". Newsen. June 22, 2008. http://newsen.co.kr/news_view.php?uid=200806222213151002. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  71. (Korean) "2008 MNET's Choice Awards". Newsen. August 24, 2008. http://www.newsen.co.kr/news_view.php?uid=200808240048221001. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  72. (Korean) "SHINee wins Best Newcomer Award". Newsen. 12 November 2008. http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=200811122042531010. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  73. "Winners at the 16th Republic of Korea Entertainment Arts Awards Ceremony’". Allkpop. January 3, 2010. http://www.allkpop.com/2010/01/see_who_won_at_the_16th_republic_of_korea_awards. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  74. (Korean) "Shinee attends the 2nd Singapore Entertainment Awards". Newsen. March 10, 2010. http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201003100823191001. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 

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 SHINee's Awards

YearAward
2008
  • Cyworld Digital Music Awards  : Rookie of the Month (May)
  • Mnet 20's Choice Awards  : Hot New Star
  • Asia Song Festival  : Best New Artist
  • Style Icon Awards : New Icon Award
  • 15th Korea Entertainment Arts Awards : Best Newcomer
  • 10th Mnet Asian Music Awards  : Best Male Rookie
  • 23rd Golden Disk Awards  : YEPP Newcomer Album
2009
  • 18th Seoul Music Awards  : Best Newcomer
  • 24th Golden Disk Awards  : YEPP Popularity Award
2010
  • 16th Korea Entertainment Arts Awards : Male Group Award
  • 19th Seoul Music Awards  : Bonsang Award
  • 2nd Singapore Entertainment Awards : New Generation Artist
  • 25th Golden Disk Awards  : Popularity Award
  • 25th Golden Disk Awards  : Disk Bonsang (Lucifer)
  • 26th Annual Korea Best Dresser : Best Dressed Singer
2011
  • 20th Seoul Music Awards  : Bonsang Award
  • 20th Seoul Music Awards  : Popularity Award
  • 6th Asia Model Festival Award : Popular Singer Award
  • SBS MTV Best Of The Best : Global Star
  • K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011 : Single of the Year (Replay – You’re my Everything)
  • K-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011 : Artist of the Year
  • MBC Gayo Daejun 2011 : Most Anticipated Group for 2012

Music Show awards

These are a collection of Shinee wins on Korea's televised music shows.Music Bankon KBS ,Inkigayoon SBS ,M! Countdownon Mnet , andShow Championon MBC Music .

Music Bank

YearDateSong
2009 June 5"Juliette"
June 19
October 30"Ring Ding Dong"
November 6
2010 July 30"Lucifer"
August 6
October 15 "Hello"
2012 April 6"Sherlock (Clue + Note)"
April 13

Inkigayo

YearDateSong
2008 September 21 "Love Like Oxygen"
2009 June 28"Juliette"
July 5
November 1"Ring Ding Dong"
November 8
November 15
2010 August 8"Lucifer"
August 15
October 17 "Hello"
2012 April 1"Sherlock (Clue + Note)"
April 8
April 15

M! Countdown

YearDateSong
2008 September 18 "Love Like Oxygen"
2009 November 5 "Ring Ding Dong"
2012 March 29 "Sherlock (Clue + Note)"

Show Champion

YearDateSong
2012 March 27"Sherlock (Clue + Note)"
April 3

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 SHINee's Discography

Korean discography

Studio albums
EPs

Japanese discography

Studio albums
Singles

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 SHINee's History

2008: Debut andThe Shinee World

On May 25, 2008, the group's first mini-album ,Replaywas released from label company, SM Entertainment.The mini-album debuted at #10 on the Korean music charts and peaked at #8, selling 17,957 copies in the first half of 2008.

On June 7, 2008, Shinee participated in the Dream Concert in the Seoul Olympic Stadium along with other South Korean singers and groups.The group won their first award, "Rookie of the Month", at the Cyworld Digital Music Awards on June 22, 2008.Shinee took part inSMTown Live '08, which was held on August 18, 2008 at Seoul Olympic Stadium .On August 23, 2008, they attended the MNet 20's Choice Awards 2008 , where they won the "Hot New Star" award.

Shinee released their first full-length album,The Shinee World, on August 28, 2008.The album debuted on the charts at #3, selling 30,000 copies.The first single released from the album was " Sanso Gateun Neo (Love Like Oxygen) ", a cover of "Show the World" by Martin Hoberg Hedegaard ,originally written by the Danish songwriting and production team of Thomas Troelsen , Remee and Lucas Secon .On September 18, 2008, Shinee's "Sanso Gateun Neo (Love Like Oxygen)" was the #1 song onM! Countdown.A few days later, Shinee received the "Mutizen" award for the same single on SBS'sPopular Songs.

Shinee performing at theSMTown Live Tourin Bangkok

Shinee participated in the 5th Asia Song Festival , where they received the "Best New Artist" award with Japanese girl group, Berryz Kobo .The group attended the 2008 Style Icon Awards on October 30, 2008, where they won the "Best Style Icon Award".On the same day, a repackage album ofThe Shinee WorldtitledAmigowas released. The re-packaged album contained three new songs: "Forever or Never", a remix of "Sa. Gye. Han (Love Should Go On)" (사.계.한) and the promotional single " Amigo " (아.미.고)."Amigo" is a shortened version of the Korean phrase "Areumdaun Minyeorueljoahamyeon Gosaenghanda" (아름다운 미녀를 좋아하면 고생한다lit. Heart Aches When You Fall In Love With a Beauty).

On November 15, 2008, Shinee won the "Best New Male Group" award at the 10th annual Mnet Asian Music Awards , beating fellow newcomers U-KISS , 2PM , 2AM and Mighty Mouth.At the 23rd Annual Golden Disk Awards , they performed a medley of their songs and won the award for "YEPP Newcomer Album".

2009:Romeoand2009, Year of Us

In early February, 2009, Shinee won "Best Newcomer" award along with Davichi and Mighty Mouth at the 18th Seoul Music Awards .Later, SM Entertainment announced that Shinee would make their comeback with their second mini albumRomeoon May 21, 2009.On May 18, " Juliette ", the first single was released,an instrumental remake of Corbin Bleu 's " Deal with It ".It was later announced that their comeback was going to be delayed due to Onew damaging his teeth and the release of the mini-album was pushed back to May 25, 2009.Shinee eventually had their return performance on June 5, 2009, on KBS 's Music Bank , where they received the award for first place.

The group released their third mini-album,2009, Year Of Us, on October 19, 2009, five months after the release ofRomeo. SM Entertainment stated that this EP would showcase the group's vocal talents and demonstrate their unique qualities.The lead single, " Ring Ding Dong ", was released digitally on October 14; the group had their comeback stage on October 16, on KBS 's Music Bank .In early December, 2009, Shinee won the "Popularity" award along with fellow labelmate group, Super Junior , at the 24th Golden Disk Awards .In February, 2010, the group won the main "BonSang" award at the 19th Seoul Music Awards .In December, Shinee also started promoting their song " Jo Jo " with live performances on local music programs.

2010:LuciferandShinee Worldconcert

SM Entertainment revealed individual photograph teasers of each member for the new album starting with Minho on July 8, 2010 and ending with Key on July 12, 2010. A teaser for the music video of the lead single was released on July 14, 2010 at the official channel of SM Entertainment on YouTube .The group was originally set to have their comeback stage on KBS Music Bank , July 16, to begin their promotions for the new album, however,due to Minho injuring his ankle during filming of Dream Team Season 2 on July 8, the comeback was postponed to July 23, 2010.

The second full length studio album, entitledLucifer, was released on July 19, 2010 in South Korea. The music video promoting the lead single, also namedLucifer, was released on the same day.Within hours of the release, the album topped various physical and digital sales charts in South Korea.The songs on the album "were more carefully selected than ever", and the album is said to "[give] listeners a great chance to experience the diverse musical characters and more mature vocal skills of the members."The group made their comeback on July 23, 2010 at KBS Music Bank .Choreography of "Lucifer" was released on the same YouTube channel on August 3, 2010.The studio album was re-released as a repackaged version, entitledHello, on October 1, 2010. The music video of the promotional single, also named " Hello ", was released on October 4, 2010. The re-released version included three new tracks.

Amidst their promotional activities for the second studio album, the group also participated in theSMTown Live '10 World Touralongside their label-mates. On August 21, 2010, they performed in a concert at Seoul Olympic Stadium in Seoul .On September 4, 2010, they also performed at a concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles .Later, on September 11, 2010, Shinee also participated in a concert at Hongkou Stadium in Shanghai .

On December 26, 2010, Shinee started theirShinee The 1st Concert "Shinee World"concert tour, by holding their first concert at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo . The event was attended by a total audience of approximately 24,000 attendees. The group also announced that they will be releasing their first Japanese language studio release in 2011 under EMI Music Japan , a record label known for the success of their famous Japanese-American singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada .

2011: Japanese debut andThe First

On January 1, 2011, Shinee performed a concert at Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul as a part of their tour,Shinee World. On January 2, 2011, before their repeat performance of their concert in Seoul, Shinee held a press conference. The group answered many questions related to their future plans; announcing that in March 2011 they will be debuting in Japan. The members also reflected on their successed of 2010. The concert then continued at Taiwan , China , Singapore , and Japan throughout 2011. On January 25 and 26, 2011, the group participated in the Japan leg ofSMTown Live '10 World Touralongside their fellow labelmates at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo which also continued in two concerts in Paris at Zenith de Paris , three concerts in Tokyo at Tokyo Dome and at Madison Square Garden in New York City .

On May 16, 2011, EMI Music Japan revealed a teaser for the Japanese version of " Replay " through their official YouTube channel. The music video was released through the same channel on May 27, 2011.The single was released in Japan on June 22, 2011 and sold more than 91,000 copies in the first week. It was certified 'Gold' by RIAJ for selling over 100,000 copies in June 2011.

On June 19, 2011, Shinee had theirJapan Debut Premium Receptionin London at the Abbey Road Studios . Their showcase was exclusive only to 130 selected people, most of which were from the press.On July 22, 2011, Shinee started theirJapan Debut Premium Reception Tour. They performed at a number of concerts while touring various cities across Japan including Fukuoka on July 22, Kobe on July 23, Tokyo on July 27 and 28, Sapporo on August 8 and Nagoya on August 11, 2011.

On August 8, 2011, EMI Music Japan revealed the music video for the Japanese version of " Juliette " through their official YouTube channel.The single was released in Japan on August 28, 2011. On October 12, 2011, the group again released their third Japanese single "Lucifer" after the official music video for the single was released on EMI Music Japan's official YouTube channel on September 15, 2011.It was announced on Oricon 's website that Shinee was the first foreign artist in the 44 year long history of Oricon ever to have three different singles released in Japan and all three of which ranked in top three on their weekly singles sales chart. These singles were their first three Japanese singles: " Replay ", " Juliette " and "Lucifer".

On October 17, 2011, it was announced by EMI Music Japan that Shinee will be releasing their first Japanese studio album,The Firston November 23, 2011.However, the Japanese release date has now been delayed to December 7, 2011. The album will feature five new songs in addition to Japanese remakes of seven previously released Korean songs. The regular version of the album will also feature the theme song of the drama Stranger 6, a track called "Stranger" as a bonus.

The group was invited to be the opening act of The 6th London Korean Film Festival which took place at Odeon West End Theater on November 3, 2011.They also performed in their hour-long gala concertShinee in London, the tickets for which sold out within a minute after going on sale at 1:00 pm on the October 27, 2011.This also marked the first time that any Korean artist(s) had held an independent concert in London.

On November 18, 2011, It was announced Onew , Key , and Taemin would release book about their travels in Barcelona , Spain , becoming the first Korean idols to ever author a "vacation guide". They created a collection of their travels and titled their guide,Son of the Sun. The book was released on December 8, 2011.Shinee participated in2011 Winter SMTown – The Warmest Giftalbum with the song "Last Christmas". The compilation album by SM artists was released on December 13, 2011.

Shinee held a commemorative live concert in honor of the successful release of their first Japanese album,The First, at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A on December 24, 2011. The live concert took place three times in order to accommodate the 15,000 fans that won a lottery to attend. They performed a total of six songs including their Japanese debut single,Replay (Kimi wa Boku no Everything)andLucifer, as well as a new song in their album calledTo Your Heart.On December 28, 2011 Tower Records Japan announced that Shinee had won the 'Artist of the Year' award at theK-Pop Lovers! Awards 2011, beating out other K-Pop groups for the award.

2012–present:SherlockandShinee World 2012arena tour

On January 1, 2012 Professor Kim Nando announced on his Twitter that "I’m currently ripping my hair out over writing the lyrics for SHINee’s new song."

Cosmetics brandEtude Housereleased a video clip featuring Shinee as their endorsement models on January 17, 2012. In the video Shinee perform a song endorsingEtude House's new skin care line,Skin Malgami.

Shinee made their Korean comeback a year and six months after the release ofHello, with the announcement of their fourth mini album, entitledSherlock. The title song "Sherlock (Clue + Note)" is a hybrid remix and choreographed by Tony Testa. The digital version of the album, was released online through various online music sources, such as Korean music portals and iTunes , on March 19, 2012.After the album was released, their title song “Sherlock” reached #1 on various music charts. Shinee also gained a lot of attention in global music charts, such as in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and France, and achieved 8th place on the iTunes Top Albums chart. They also reached 1st position on the Japanese, 6th on the Swedish, 9th on the Canadian, and 10th on the Mexican iTunes Chart.

The physical copies of theSherlockalbum was released on March 21, 2012 in South Korea. On March 22, 2012 Shinee's music video for their title song "Sherlock" was released on SM Entertainment's YouTube channel.On 27 March, 2012, "Sherlock" was the #1 song onShow Champion.A few days later, Shinee received the #1 award for the same single onM! CountdownandInkigayo.

On 26 March 2012, 47 of their artists, including Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, CSJH The Grace, Super Junior, Zhang Li Yin, Girls' Generation, SHINee, f(x), Go Ara, Isak and Lee Yeon Hee, became stockholders of SM Entertainment. Which would enable them to participate in the company’s vision and growth.

On April 25, 2012, EMI Music Japan revealed the music video for the Japanese version of " Sherlock " through their official YouTube channel.The single was released in Japan on May 16, 2012.

Shinee have started their first Japan nationwide concert tour titled"Shinee World 2012"on April 25, 2012. The tour will take a total of 20 concerts in Fukuoka , Sapporo , Nagoya , Osaka , Kobe , Tokyo and Hiroshima , would be held over a period of two months.This tour is expected to attract approximately 250,000 people in the audience and the ticket sales are estimated to bring in around 30.7 billion won ($26.9 million) for the Korean boy band.

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 SHINee's Image and artistry

Shinee is known for their fashion style, created by designer Ha Sang Baek (하상백), which features high-top sneakers, skinny jeans and colorful sweaters.Their style has created a fashion trend amongst students which the media dubbed the "SHINee Trend".

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 SHINee's Members

  • Onew
  • Jonghyun
  • Key
  • Minho
  • Taemin

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 SHINee's Tours

  • The 1st Concert "Shinee World"(2010-2011)
  • Japan Debut Premium Reception Tour(2011)
  • The 1st Japan Arena Tour "Shinee World 2012"(2012)

Concert participation

  • SMTown Live '08(2008-2009)
  • SMTown Live '10 World Tour(2010-2011)
  • SMTown Live World Tour III(2012-2013)

Supporting act

  • TVXQ The 3rd Asia Tour "Mirotic"(2009)
  • Girls' Generation The 1st Asia Tour "Into the New World"(2009-2010)

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