Shinee (Korean: 샤이니; Japanese: シャイニー; stylized as SHINee) is a South Korean boy group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2008. The group consists of five members: Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho and Taemin. Their group name is a combination of the English word "shine" and the suffix "ee", thus meaning "one who receives the light". The group was introduced as a contemporary R&B boy group by their company with the goal to be trendsetters in all areas of music, fashion, dance, etc. On May 23, 2008 their first mini album, Replay, was released and debuted at #10 on the charts and peaked at #8. The group gained attention for starting a fashion trend amongst students which the media dubbed the "Shinee Trend", which features high-top sneakers, skinny jeans, and colorful sweaters. They made their debut on May 25, 2008, on SBS's Inkigayo with their single "Replay". On August 28, 2008, the group released their first Korean studio album The Shinee World, which won the Newcomer Album of the Year at the 23rd Golden Disk Awards. Shinee further consolidated their popularity on the South Korean music scene with follow-up singles "Ring Ding Dong" and "Lucifer". "Ring Ding Dong" charted on top of several Korean music charts and gained popularity all over Asia. "Lucifer" was nominated for the Best Dance Performance Award at the Mnet Asian Music Awards in 2010 for it's outstanding choreography. In 2012 the group released Sherlock and became the fifth most sold album of the year with over 180,000 copies sold. Shinee was also listed among Forbes's Top 10 Korean Celebrities in 2014, and in 2015. Wikipedia
Shinee is a member of the following lists: Virgin Records artists, Japanese-language singers, 2000s music groups, Musical quintets, Musical groups established in 2008, Korean-language singers, 2010s music groups, SM Town, South Korean boy bands and South Korean dance music groups.
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