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Lee Tae-min (born July 18, 1993), most often credited as Taemin, is a South Korean singer and actor. Debuted as a member of the group Shinee in May 2008, and began his acting career in 2009 in MBC's comedy Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun as Junsu. Taemin made his debut as a solo artist on August 15, 2014 with his first EP titled Ace, released on August 18, 2014.
In 2008, he was chosen as a member of the group Shinee. The group released their first mini-album, Replay on May 22 debuting at #10 and reached the #8 position on the charts. The first television presentation of the group occurred in May 25, 2008 in the program SBS'sInkigayo.
Taemin made his acting debut in 2009 in MBC's comedy "Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun" as Junsu. Also in 2009 appeared on television shows such as Idol Maknae Rebellion as a guest next to your Onew, Jonghyun and Key in several episodes, along with members of other groups, including Dongho, Shorry J, Jinwoon, Yunhwa, Seunghyun and Mir.
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.
In January 2012, Taemin join Immortal Songs 2. Taemin performed "Mapo Terminal" from Silver Bell Sister and competed with musical actor Im Taekyung, both garnered 376 votes. 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.
On February 8, 2014, he returned to Immortal Song 2, playing the song "Wait a Minute" of Joo Hyun-mi. On July 25 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 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. He is currently majoring in Musical and Film at Myongji University. He is also practicing Roman Catholicism.