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Taemin at the MCM's Event
|Birth name||Lee Tae-min|
July 18, 1993 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Occupation(s)||Singer, Dancer, Actor, Model|
EMI Music Japan
SM the Performance
|Revised Romanization||I Tae-min|
Lee Tae-min (Hangul: 이태민; Hanja: 李泰民 ;born July 18, 1993) is a South Korean singer, dancer, actor and model. He is a member of the South Korean boy group Shinee. Taemin made his debut as a solo artist on August 15, 2014 with his first EP titled Ace, released on August 18, 2014.
Taemin was discovered at the 2005 S.M. Open Weekend Audition Casting. In 2008, he was chosen as a member of the group Shinee, the 5-member boy group. The group debuted on May 25, 2008 on SBS's Inkigayo."
On September 19, 2012, Taemin released his first OST, "U", for the drama To The Beautiful You. On October 16, 2012 it was announced that Taemin, alongside Super Junior's Eunhyuk and Super Junior-M's Henry, Girls' Generation's Hyoyeon, and EXO's Kai and Luhan would participate as a 6-member dance team for the Veloster theme song, "Maxstep", the collaboration album between SM Entertainment and Hyundai. A video teaser of the song shown at the PYL Younique Show on October 17, 2012. In 2013 he featured in Super Junior-M's Henry solo song "Trap" alongside Super Juniors's Kyuhyun.
On July 25, 2014 it was announced that Taemin would be making his official solo debut in August. The official music video for his title song "Danger" came out on August 15. On August 18, Lee Taemin released his solo mini album "Ace" which contains six songs. The mini-album topped the Gaon chart.
In December 2011, Taemin took part as a voice actor for the Korean animated movie called The Outback as the main character, Johnny, a white koala turned hero, along with fellow labelmate, Girls' Generation's Sunny.
Taemin made his acting debut in 2009 in MBC's comedy "Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun" as Junsu.
From April to December 2013, he participated in a variety show called "We Got Married".
He studied Chinese in Beijing in 2007. In March 2011, he transferred to Hanlim Arts High School from his previous school, Chung Dam High School to accommodate his hectic schedule for Shinee’s Japanese advancement. He graduated in February 2012, but was unable to make it to the ceremony due to Shinee activities.
- 2014: Ace
|2009||Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun||Junsu|
|2010||Athena: Goddess of War||Himself||Cameo; Ep. 7|
|2011||Moon Night '90||Kim Sung Jae|
|High Kick! 3||"Taemin"||Cameo; Ep. 65|
|2012||Salamander Guru and The Shadows||Master of Disguise||Cameo; Ep. 4,10|
|2013||Dating Agency: Cyrano||Ray||Ep. 3-5|
Music video appearances
|2013||Geuleon Neo (Disturbance)||BoA|
|2014||Goong||Prince Lee Shin||Main Role|
|2012||The Outback||Johnny (voice-actor)||Korean version|
|I AM. – SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden||Himself||Documentary of SM Town.|
|2013||The Miracle||Kim Tan||Short film which parodies TV series Master's Sun and The Heirs.|
|2008||Mnet Shinee's Yunhanam|
|2010||KBS Joy Shinee's Hello Baby|
|2012||KBS Immortal Songs 2|
|2013||MBC Shinee's One Fine Day|
|MBC We Got Married|
|2014||KBS Immortal Songs 2|
|2014||SBS Running Man Episode 209|
|2015||MBC Match Made in Heaven Returns|
|2013||MBC Entertainment Awards||Star of the Year||We Got Married ||Won|
|2015||4th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards||Artist of the Year (Album)||Ace||Nominated|
|29th Golden Disk Awards||Disc Bonsang||Ace||Won|
|24th Seoul Music Awards||Bonsang (Main Prize)||Ace||Nominated|
|High1/Mobile Popularity Award||Taemin||Won|
|Hallyu Special Award||Nominated|
Music show awards
|"Danger"||Music Bank||August 29, 2014|
|Show! Music Core||August 30, 2014|
- Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 67. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
- "Shinee's iple profile" (in Korean). Retrieved January 18, 2009.
- "Taemin to participate in the PYL Younique album". thestar.chosun.com. October 16, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
- "Henry unleashes "Trap" MV (ft. Kyuhyun and Taemin) + mini album!". allkpop.com. June 6, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
- "Taemin drops solo image teasers + album release date". Retrieved 11 August 2014.
- "TAEMIN 태민_괴도 (Danger)_Music Video". Retrieved 15 August 2014.
- "Taemin shows he's a true 'Ace' with his mini-album release". allkpop.com. August 17, 2014. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
- "SHINee's Taemin and SNSD's Sunny Dub for Children's Film "Koala Kid: Birth of a Hero"". January 3, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2012.
- "SHINee's Taemin to Join cast of Immortal Song 2". Retrieved December 23, 2011.
- "The first tie In Immortal Song 2". Retrieved March 3, 2012.
- "Taemin transfers to an arts high school due to his busy schedule". news.nate.com. 2011-03-02. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
- "Taemin to miss his graduation". news.nate.com. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2012-02-02.
- "Documentary Shows Top K-Pop Singers Behind the Scenes". Chosun Ilbo. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
- "KPop Stars Will Parody "Master's Sun", "The Heirs" In 2013 Gayo Daejun". December 19, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
- "'Dad, Where Are You Going' wins the Daesang at the '2013 MBC Entertainment Awards' + other winners!". Allkpop. 29 December 2013.
- "Taemin Takes His First Win For Danger On Kbs Music Bank". news.nate.com. 29 August 2014.
- "Taemin wins #1 in Music Core!". allkpop.com. 30 August 2014.
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