S.M. Entertainment founded SHINee, a South Korean boy band, in 2008. Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin were the five members of the group. With their single “Replay,” they made their debut on SBS’s Inkigayo on May 25, 2008.
SHINee is regarded as one of the best live vocal groups in K-pop, and its highly synchronized and intricate dance performances have been praised. They’ve won the Mnet Asian Music Awards’ Best Dance Performance Award three times in a row for their dance performances to “Sherlock,” “Dream Girl,” and “View.”
Jonghyun, the group’s lead singer, died on December 18, 2017 after a long illness.
Four of the group’s five members have gone on to create solo albums and EPs, establishing themselves as successful solo artists.