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Taemin (태민) is a South Korean singer and actor under SM Entertainment. He is the maknae of the boy group SHINee and a member of the supergroup SuperM.

He made his solo debut on August 18, 2014 with the mini album Ace.


2008: Debut with SHINee

On May 25, 2008, he debuted as a member of SHINee with the group's first mini album Replay.

2014: Solo debut

He made his debut as a solo artist on August 18, 2014 with his first mini album Ace.

2019: Debut with SuperM

On August 4, 2019, he was revealed as a member of the supergroup SuperM.[1] The group debuted on October 4 with their self-titled mini album.

Personal life


In March 2011, he transferred from Chungdam High School to Hanlim Multi Arts School to accommodate for SHINee's Japanese promotions.[2] He graduated on February 10, 2012, but was unable to attend the ceremony due to group promotions.[3]

For college, he attended Myongji University where he majored in Musical and Film.[4]

Military service

On April 19, 2021, Taemin revealed he will be the final member of SHINee to enlist as a member of the military band on May 31.[5] On January 14, 2022, it was announced that Taemin would finish the rest of his military service as a public service worker due to worsening symptoms of depression, anxiety and panic disorder.[6] He is set to be discharged on March 2, 2023.



Studio albums

Mini albums

Digital singles

Remix singles



Other releases

  • "Immortal Song 2: Singing the Legend (Song Chang Sik)" ("At Least Once") (2012)
  • "Immortal Song 2: Singing the Legend (Jo Young Nam)" ("Goodbye City") (2012)
  • "Immortal Song 2: Singing the Legend (Kim Chang Hwan)" ("I Don't Know") (2012)
  • "Immortal Song 2: Singing the Legend (Park Chun Suk)" ("Mapo Terminal") (2012)
  • "Immortal Song 2: Singing the Legend (Kim Gun Mo 2)" ("Wrongful Meeting") (2012)
  • "Immortal Song 2: Singing the Legend (Patty Kim)" ("When April Goes By") (2012)
  • "Immortal Song: Singing the Legend (Lee Eun Ha)" ("Night Train") (2012)
  • "Immortal Song: Singing the Legend (Hyun In)" ("Saving My Hubby") (2012)
  • "Immortal Song: Singing the Legend (Yoon Soo Il)" ("A Blissful Confession") (2012)
  • "Immortal Song: Singing the Legend (Joo Hyun Mi)" ("Hold On") (2014)
  • "2015 Gayo Daejun Limited Edition" ("Because I Love You") (2015)


Studio albums

Mini albums

Digital singles


  • Final Life OST ("What's This Feeling", "I'm Crying") (2017)

Writing credits

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[7]
Artist Song Album Type
Himself "Press Your Number" Press It Writing
Himself "Day and Night" Move-ing Writing
SHINee "Our Page" The Story of Light EP.3 Writing
"Sunny Side" "Sunny Side"
Himself "2 Kids" "Never Gonna Dance Again : Prologue" Writing
"Heaven" Never Gonna Dance Again : Act 2
"Think Of You"


Japan tours

Online concerts

Concert participation


  • He is a Roman Catholic; his baptismal name is Francesco.[8]
  • He is close friends with Kai, Timoteo, Ha Sung Woon, Jimin, and Ravi.[9]
    • The group is often called the "Friendship Parkas Squad" or the "Parka Squad" because they all have matching parkas.[9]
  • Taemin was the first SHINee member to debut solo.
  • He is a big fan of Sia and Michael Jackson.[10][11]
  • He's not good at cooking.[12]
  • He purchased a house for his parents.[13]
  • His favorite color is purple.[14]
  • He doesn't like cucumbers.[14]
  • He has a grey and white cat named Kkoong.[15]


Main article: Taemin/Gallery


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