April 8th, it’s SHINee’s Jonghyun‘s birthday (>‿◠)✌
Today is Kim Jonghyun’s 26th birthday (27th in korean age). He is a member of the Korean boy group SHINee (they are under SM Entertainment) in which he is the main vocalist.
Jonghyun has been involved with music ever since he was a teenager. In high school, he was part of a band named ‘Zion’ in which he was the bassist. They played at many local festivals and eventually, he was spotted by an SM Ent. employee. He joined the company in 2005 after passing the audition. He debuted with SHINee on May 22nd, 2008.
In late 2010, Jonghyun joined TRAX’ Jay, Super Junior’s Kyuhyun and Jino on SM Ent.’s project ‘SM The Ballad’ (basically a ballad sub-unit). Their first single was the song Miss You.
Jonghyun has composed lyrics for many songs and not only for SHINee; songs like IU’s Gloomy Clock, Taemin’s Pretty Boy and EXO’s Playboy were written by him.
He has also released some OSTs for very famous dramas like City Hunter, Birth Of a Beauty, Who Are You: School 2015 and Oh My Venus.
On January 7th, 2015, Jonghyun made his solo debut with the song Déjà Boo, which he composed himself, just like all the other songs in his solo debut album. Later that year, he released another solo album he composed himself entitled Story Op.1 which ranked #7 on Billboard World Albums.
Woah… so many things this guy has accomplished and worked on already! Jonghyun is probably one of the most hard-working artists out there, he is also very kind and has a beautiful heart so don’t forget to show him lots of love and always support him ♥♥♥