Shinee (/ˈʃaɪniː/ shy-nee; Korean: 샤이니;stylized as SHINee) is a South Korean contemporary boy group formed by S.M. 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 six full-length albums (three in Korean language and three in Japanese language), five mini-albums, three live album and various Japanese singles as well as Japanese remakes of their Korean releases. They have also won many awards, held three concert tours and starred in their own reality shows. Shinee is considered to be a fashion icon having started the “Shinee Trend” and are known for their highly synchronized and complex dancing.
They made their Japanese debut on June 22, 2011 by releasing a Japanese version of their single, Replay, and gained the title, “The artist who managed to get in top 3 for 3 continuous releases since debut,” for the foreign artist category. Such an achievement had never been gained by anyone else ever since the single ranking chart was established 45 years ago, in January 1968, followed by their first Japanese studio album, The First on December 7, 2011. Their second Japanese album, Boys Meet U, was released on June 26, 2013.