Saturday, July 9, 2011


Shinee (샤이니) is a contemporary R&B South Korean boy band.Formed by SM Entertainment in 2008, they made their debut on May 25, 2008 on SBS's Inkigayo with their promotional single, "Noona Neomu Yeppeo (Replay)" ("누난 너무 예뻐 (Replay)", lit. "Older Girl, You're So Pretty (Replay)"). The group consists of Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho and Taemin.
Since their debut, Shinee has released two full-length albums, three mini-albums, 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 in May 2011 by releasing a Japanese version of their single, "Replay".
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 in SMTown Live '08, which was held on August 18, 2008 at Seoul Olympic Stadium.On August 23, 2008, they attended MNet's 20's Choice Awards 2008, where they won the "Hot New Star" award.
The group released their third mini-album, 2009, Year Of Us, on October 19, 2009, five months after the release of Romeo. SM Entertainment stated that this EP would showcase the group's vocals 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.
On December 26, 2010, Shinee held their first concert, Shinee World, in Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan. The vent was attended by a total audience of approximately 24,000 attendees. They also revealed the music video for their ballad track "Quasimodo", from their second album, Lucifer. The group also announced that they will be releasing their first Japanese language studio release in 2011 under EMI Music Japan, record label known for the famous million-selling Japanese-American singer-songwriter Hikaru Utada.
On January 1, 2011, Shinee performed in the concert at Olympic Park Stadium in Seoul as a part of their tour, Shinee World. On January 2, 2011, before the second running of the concert in Seoul, Shinee held a press conference. The group answered many questions related to their future plans, announcing that in March of 2011 they will be debuting in Japan, and the members also reflected on their success in 2010.
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.
The group also recorded a song, "Stand By Me", for the Korean drama adaptation of popular manga series Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio.In addition to promoting Smart, Shinee recorded a song titled "Blue Pink Song", to further promote their product.Shinee recorded a digital single "Bodyguard" to promote Samsung's Anycall mobile phone.They have also recorded a song titled "Countdown" for drama series Dream and "Fly High" for Prosecutor Princess. In September 2010, the group also contributed to the soundtrack of the Korean National Tourism Organization's web drama, Haru.

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