The group's musical impact in their native country has earned them numerous accolades and the title "Princes of K-pop". The group is composed of four members: Onew , Key , Minho , and Taemin. Originally a five-piece group, vocalist Jonghyun died in December The group gained attention for starting a fashion trend amongst students, which the media dubbed the "Shinee Trend". Shinee further consolidated their popularity on the South Korean music scene with follow-up singles " Ring Ding Dong " and " Lucifer ".
In the group released Sherlock , which became the fifth most sold album of the year with over , copies sold. The group has also been included in the Forbes list of Korea Power Celebrity multiple times, once in and again in Their Japanese version of their single " Replay " sold over , copies, the highest number of sales for a Japanese debut single recorded by Oricon for a South Korean group at the time. Shinee is considered to be one of the best live vocal groups in K-pop and is known for their highly synchronized and complex dance routines, having been awarded the Best Dance Performance Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards three times in a row for their dance performances to " Sherlock ", " Dream Girl " and " View ".
Countdown making it the group's first win on Korean music shows since debut. Go" is a shortened version of the Korean phrase "Areumdaun Minyeoreul Joahamyeon Gosaenghanda", which can be translated to "The heart aches when you fall in love with a beauty". Shinee released the digital version of their third extended play, , Year of Us , on October 19, ,   with a physical release on October On July 19, , the group released their second full-length studio album, Lucifer ,  which topped various physical and digital sales charts in South Korea.
The event was attended by approximately 24, people. The group's first Japanese studio album, The First , was released in December The regular version of the album also featured the theme song of the drama Strangers 6 , entitled "Stranger", as a bonus.
The members shot the photos and wrote the commentaries themselves. The compilation album by SM artists was released on December 13, Shinee held a commemorative concert in honor of the successful release of their first Japanese album, The First , at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A on December 24, The live concert took place three times in order to accommodate the 15, fans that won a lottery to attend.
Awards The Japanese remake of " Sherlock " was released in Japan on May Shinee released an original Japanese single, " Dazzling Girl ", on October 10, On January 15, , Shinee attended the 27th Golden Disk Awards , which was held in Kuala Lumpur at Sepang International Circuit , and received the "Popularity Award" for the third time after winning the same title in and They also received the "Disk Bonsang" for "Sherlock", their second after winning for "Lucifer" in The special featured the Shinee members visiting various countries of their choice without the assistance of their management staff and with the production crew instructed to not interfere.
Shinee's third Korean album consisted of two versions:   the first part, Dream Girl — The Misconceptions of You ,  being released on February 19 and the second part, Why So Serious? To promote tourism business in Korea Shinee were chosen as honorary ambassadors for Seoul's Gangnam district in February On March 13, Shinee released the Japanese single " Fire ".
In November , Shinee won "Artist of the Year" at the annual awards ceremony of MelOn Music Awards , one of the biggest award ceremonies in the country, which awards prizes based on digital sales and online votes. It was the first time the group won the prize.
It started off at Chiba on September 28, with 30 scheduled performances around the country. The tour concluded on December 14, , in Kobe, with an encore concert on March 14 and 15, , in Tokyo Dome. With that, Shinee successfully completed their city, concert tour which began in the Ichihara City Hall in Chiba, gathering , audience members overall.
Furthermore, Shinee held a solo concert in Tokyo Dome , the first time since their Japanese debut, on March 14 and 15, The Tokyo Dome concert was the finale and encore for their Japanese tour. They released their 11th and 12th Japanese singles, "Sing Your Song" and "DxDxD", on October 25, , and December 13, , respectively, the latter being the lead single for their fourth Japanese album of the same name.
The group was the only K-Pop act invited to attend and perform at the ceremony. Four of the 34 songs performed were songs from the group's new album,   which was released on October 5, , under the title 1 of 1. The album spins a hyper-modernized twist on the retro genre, and stretches back to the — period. Shinee are one of two non-Japanese artists, along with Big Bang , to make it into the top ten of the list.
On February 22, Shinee released their fifth full-length Japanese album, Five. Shinee also ranked the highest out of all Korean artists on the list, being the only to make the top ten with their tour, Shinee World On December 18, , Jonghyun died from an apparent suicide.
According to the group, the second part of the album represents the group's view of themselves, while the first part reflected what others think of them. Onew applied and enlisted for his mandatory military service in December With the release of , Year of Us , Shinee's style became more mature, though still maintaining Shinee's unique image. Furthermore, instead of working with famous artists and photographers, SM Entertainment's Visual and Art Directing department usually works with up-and-coming talents with new ideas for Shinee's concepts.
The feel from their debut single still exists, mixing the overground [ sic ] with the underground, haute couture with street fashion Shinee are acknowledged for their innovative approach to music and peerless choreography and are considered as one of the best live vocalists and dancers in Korean pop ,  known for their good vocal performances and complex choreographies as well as a unique kind of music that is quite different from usual K-pop.
Furthermore, he stated: "Their music, especially Replay , Ring Ding Dong and Juliette , felt the riskiest, even if it only slightly tweaked that polyglot Pop formula". He positively emphasised the harmony between the two main vocals, Onew and Jonghyun, saying they sing with an aesthetic of "contrast", meaning they can't be separated from each other; on the contrary, they actually suit each other when brought together.
He also praised the vocal development of Taemin, the youngest member in the group. Shinee have worked with top choreographers such as Rino Nakasone , who choreographed Shinee's early songs like "Replay"  and "Love Like Oxygen" in ,  "Juliette" in ,  and the group's hit single "Lucifer" in ,  which was nominated for the Best Dance Performance at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in Shinee as a group is known for their experimental sound and various genres with every new release  like the group's fifth extended play, Everybody , whose title song is classified under the complextro genre.
With the release of their fourth Korean album, Odd , Shinee returned to their old sound while experimenting with new genres like deep house. The album featured songs in an array of styles including the two singles the electro-house "View" and Rocky Horror-inspired funk track "Married to the Music.
Early in their career, Shinee were endorsers for several brands, such as the cosmetic brand Nana's B  and the sports brand Reebok. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. South Korean boy band. Despite the change of the concepts over the years the group's colorful and unique image always remained the main part of the group's fashion style left : Shinee in With their later release, the group aimed for a more mature image while maintaining their "boyish charm" right : Shinee in So when we work together, we try more challenging things with everything.
Even if we question whether we can pull it off, we always try. As SHINee, we have to keep striving and do things that are a bit more sophisticated and detailed. Main articles: Shinee discography and list of songs. Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Shinee. Sports Joseon in Korean.
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