Lee Jinki( Hangul : 이 진 기 ; Hanja : 李 珍 基 ; born December 14, 1989), better known by his stage nameOnew( Hangul : 온 유 ) is a South Korean idol singer , dancer , actor , lyricist , presenter , and promotional model . He is a member of South Korean boy group Shinee under the label of SM Entertainment , as the leader and lead vocalist.

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  • by asian  -  April 4, 2013 07:31 AM

    Move over managers, SHINee perform their own ‘mop version’ of “Dream Girl…

    Back when “Dream Girl” was just released, the managers ofSM Entertainmenthadcome togetherfor a ‘mop’ version dance cover.Well, not to be outdone, the boys ofSHINeehad their own ‘mop version’ of the dance. They guested on the April 3 episode of ‘Weekly Idol&l…

  • by robotman  -  April 3, 2013 01:22 AM

    SHINee’s Onew kneels down for chicken on ‘Weekly Idol’

    Onewproved that for chicken, he had no problem kneeling down!The boys ofSHINeerecently filmed forMBC Every1‘s ’Weekly Idol‘. Weekly Idol’s official Twittertweeted, “For now, just pass Onew since he’s busy in his dining room~” and posted a set of picture…

  • by withdonut  -  April 1, 2013 04:18 AM

    Eye Candy: Easter Bunny!

    Following the last ‘Eye Candy: Boy, You’re Tall!‘ selected by a few of our staff members, our ‘Eye Candy‘ series continues with a holiday Bunny Easter theme.Today is Easter! Whether you celebrate Easter or not, here are just a few adorable bunnies, both female and male.…

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 Onew's Career


Onew was discovered at the2006 S.M. Academy Casting. In 2008, he was chosen as a member of the group Shinee , the 5-member boy group debuted on May 25, 2008 on SBS 's Inkigayo .


Onew contributed to singles for Lee Hyeon-ji (for "Vanilla Love Part 2") and Girls' Generation member Jessica for the song "One Year Later" in theTell Me Your Wish (Genie)mini-album.


Onew starred in various musicals starting in 2010, debuting in the musicalHyeongjeneun Yonggamhaetda(형제는 용감했다, "Brothers were Brave") alongside singer Lee Ji-Hoon.He then starred in the Korean production ofRock of Agesplaying the lead role, Drew.

Recently, he has also showcased his acting skills via television having a cameo role as a clumsy doctor in the dramaDr. Champ. He appeared in the drama's final episode.

Composing Talent

Onew wrote the lyrics for the song, "Your Name" from Shinee's 2nd studio albumLucifer.

Television Shows

In addition to music, Onew became an MC on two programs — KBS 'sYahaengsungand MBC 'sShow! Music Core.. Onew has also started becoming a fixed panel regular in new — SBS 's ShowDalgona

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 Onew's Discography

Soundtrack Appearances and Solo Performances

2008 Kiss Me Vanilla Love 03:37 Duet with Lee Hyun Ji
2009 Tell Me Your Wish (Genie) One Year Later 04:01 Duet withJessica

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 Onew's Filmography

Television dramas

2010 Dr. Champ A Clumsy Doctor (cameo) SBS
2010 Athena: Goddess of War Himself (cameo) SBS
2012 Oh My God x2 Himself (cameo) SBS

Musical theatre

YearTitleRoleOther Notes
2010 Brothers Were Brave Joo-Bong -
2010 Rock of Ages Drew Korean Ver.

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 Onew's MC Programs

2010 The 8th Koream Film Awards Red Carpet Host MBC
2011 Yahaengsung Co-Host KBS
2010-2011 Show! Music Core Co-Hosted with Minho , Suzy , Jiyeon MBC

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 Onew's References

  1. (Japanese) "SHINee". SM Entertainment Japan and EMI Music Japan. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  2. (Korean) "SHINee's iple profile". Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  3. (Korean) "And a Gentle, 'Vanilla Love'". jknews. December 10, 2008. Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  4. (Korean) 샤이니 온유 ‘형제는 용감했다’ 뮤지컬 데뷔! 홍록기-이지훈과 호흡 (SHINee's Onew Debuts in Musical "Brave Brothers" with Hong Rokki and Lee Ji-Hoon). Newsen. February 22, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  5. (Korean) 온유 “뮤지컬, 재밌어..샤이니 멤버도 격려해줘” (Onew: "Musicals are Fun...Please Also Encourage SHINee Members"). Newsen. September 16, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  6. (Korean) '닥터챔프' 마지막회, 온유-민효린 깜짝 출연 '눈길' (SHINee’s Onewand Min Hyo Rin appeared in SBS’s ‘Doctor Champ’ finale) Nate. November 16, 2010. November 28, 2010.
  7. (Korean) 샤이니 온유, `야행성`으로 MC 첫 도전 (SHINee's Onew's First MC Role on Nocturnal). Korea Economic Daily. May 5, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  8. (Korean) 온유·민호·수지·지연, ‘음악중심’ 새 MC 발탁 '기대만발' (Onew, Minho, Suzy, Jiyeon as New Music Core MCs, "High Expectations"). Asia Economy. October 29, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  9. (Korean) 2010-12-27 15:11 / Revision: 2010-12-27 15:11, (New Year's entertainment program code for terrestrial 'family').

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