Onew (온유) is a South Korean singer and actor under SM Entertainment. He is the leader of the boy group SHINee.

He made his solo debut on December 5, 2018 with his first mini album Voice.


2008: Debut with SHINee

He debuted as a member of SHINee on May 22, 2008 with the group's first mini album Replay.

2018: Solo debut

Onew made his solo debut on December 5, 2018 with his first mini album Voice.

Personal life

Military service

He enlisted as an active-duty soldier on December 10, 2018.[1] On July 7, 2020, SM Entertainment announced that due to COVID-19 protocol, Onew would take his final leave from his military base.[2] He was officially discharged on July 20.[3]


Mini albums




  • "To The Beautiful You OST" ("In Your Eyes") (2012)
  • "Miss Korea OST" ("Moonlight") (2014)



  • I Am (2012)
  • SMTown: The Stage (2015)

Television dramas

  • Dr. Champ (SBS, 2010) - cameo
  • Athena: Goddess of War (SBS, 2010) - cameo
  • Oh My God x2 (SBS, 2012) - cameo
  • Pure Love (KBS2, 2013) - cameo
  • Wecome to Royal Villa (JTBC, 2013)
  • Descendants of the Sun (KBS2, 2016)

Variety shows

  • Night Star (KBS2, 2010) - MC
  • Eat, Sleep, Eat (tvN, 2016) - MC

Music shows

Musical theater

  • Brothers Were Brave (2010)
  • Rock of Ages (2010)
  • Shinheung Military Academy (2019)
  • Return: The Promise of the Day (2019)

Producing and writing credits

Year Artist Song Album Type
2010 SHINee "Your Name" Lucifer Writing
2016 "So Amazing" 1 of 1
2018 "Our Page" The Story of Light EP.3
"Sunny Side" "Sunny Side"
Himself "Illusion" Voice
"Shine on You"


  • His MBTI personality type is ISFP.[4]


Main article: Onew/Gallery


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