Birthday: 8th April 1990
Blood Type: AB
Position: Main vocalist
Talents: Chinese, piano
Hobbies: Watching movies, playing the piano, writing lyrics
Favourite Colours: Black and green
Is sometimes called “Bling Bling”, or “Hey Bling” by the other members. He is a part of the project group S.M. The Ballad, alongside Super Junior’s KyuHyun, TRAX’s Typhoon, and Jino. He was born and raised in Seoul where he was scouted on the streets, and auditioned at the 2005 S.M.
Casting System. After three years of training under S.M. Entertainment, he debuted with SHINee on May 25th in 2008 on Inkigayo. He was also one of the cast in Immortal Song 2 for two episodes, and recorded one of the OST songs for the K-drama City Hunter called “So Goodbye” (which is on the ‘City Hunter OST Part 2’).
• “Why cover it up if you make a mistake? Just admit it truthfully, won’t it be good?”, quote JongHyun
• Used to share a bedroom with Key
• Likes to exercise and take good care of his body
• “If I meet an alien, I will definitely be scared at first, but after a while when I get to know it, I will consider how to send it back home.”, quote JongHyun
• Is not camera shy at all
• “How do I wash the rice? Why doesn’t key eomma know!? …So you wash it like this, TaeMin?? Wow!”, quote JongHyun
• Is the shortest of the whole group
• Onew once said that when JongHyun starts to cry, he’ll cry the whole day :(
• When he’s nervous he talks really fast, but nobody notices because he usually talks so much anyway
Jonghyun has been active in music since he was in junior high school. He was in a band and participated in many festivals in his region. In his band, his position was not as a vocalist, but as a bassist. Before his debut with Shinee, he sang a duet with Zhang Liyin in the song “Wrongly Given Love” for her Chinese album.