My Idol Photostory: TaeMin of SHINee
Ever since his debut with SHINee, TaeMin has been impacting the K-Pop scene as both solo artist and group member up until now. His recent release ‘MOVE’ has show us exactly that.
TaeMin was born on July 18th, 1993. He is not only a singer but also an actor under SM Entertainment.
My Idol Photostory: TaeMin
As a child, his dream was to become a pilot. But all this changed during his sixth-grade year in middle school when he discovered dancing. His parents also saw talent and potential in him, resulting in him auditioning for SM Entertainment in 2005. He was accepted by SM on the spot and was selected to debut as a member of SHINee at age fourteen.
TaeMin’s affiliated band, SHINee, is one of the most successful second-generation K-Pop acts up to date. They debuted in 2008 with their single ‘Replay’.
After first debuting in 2008, despite their immense popularity and status as an A-list idol group, it took them five years to win an award within the K-Pop music scene. Their first award was the Melon Music Awards in 2013.
TaeMin has also appeared on the popular South Korean TV Show ‘We Got Married’ with idol Son NaEun. The two stars’ popularity only increased after making appearances together.
TaeMin first debuted as a solo artist on August 18th, 2014. His first solo album was ‘ACE’. He released ‘Press Your Number’ on February 23rd, 2016 and ‘Solitary Goodbye’ in June 2016.
He has recently released his latest solo album ‘MOVE’ on October 16th, 2017, which tackles a lot of issues surrounding K-Pop such as sexuality, freedom of expression, stereotypes, and etc.
TaeMin is currently also one of the mentors for the TV program ‘The Unit’.
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