|Stage name||Birth name||Date of birth||Position|
|Onew||온유||Lee Jinki||이진기/李珍基||December 14, 1989||Leader, Lead Vocalist|
|Jonghyun||종현||Kim Jonghyun||김종현/金鐘鉉||April 8, 1990||Main Vocalist|
|Key||키||Kim Kibum||김기범/金基范||September 23, 1991||Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Lead Rapper|
|Minho||민호||Choi Minho||최민호/崔珉豪||December 9, 1991||Main Rapper, Sub-Vocalist|
|Taemin||태민||Lee Taemin||이태민/李泰民||July 18, 1993||Main Dancer, Vocalist|
Shinee is a South Korean contemporary R&B boy group formed by SM Entertainment in 2008. 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”
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”. 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 First on December 7, 2011.
2008: Debut and The Shinee World
2009: Romeo and 2009, Year of Us
2010: Lucifer and Shinee World concert
2011: Japanese debut and The First
Sherlock, 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” achieved a real-time all-kill and maintained the #1 spot 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 the Sherlock album 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. Hours later Shinee made their return on Mnet’s M! Countdown where they performed “Stranger” and “Sherlock”.
On 27 March, 2012, Shinee’s “Sherlock” was the #1 song on Music Champion. A few days later, Shinee received the #1 award for the same single on M! Countdown and Inkigayo.
On April 2, 2012, EMI Music Japan announced that Shinee will release Japanese version of Sherlock as their fourth Japanese single on May 16, 2012.
Shinee posters for upcoming SM Entertainment’s movie “I AM” revealed on April 9, 2012. The posters reveal the individual members of Shinee in their daily lives with their personal messages. The film ‘I AM’, which will show the dreams and passions of each SM artist and how much effort they put in to reach out to the world, will be on screens this coming May.