Real Name : Lee Jinki (이진기)
Stage Name : Onew (온유)
Birth Place : City of Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do
Birth Date : 14th of December 1989
Position : Leader, Main Vocalist
Discovery : He was discovered at the 2006 S.M. Academy Casting.
Experiences : Onew collaborated with Lee Hyun Ji, former member of project group Banana Girl, for his song "Vanilla Love"
and with label-mate, Jessica of Girls' Generation for the song
"Il Nyeon Hu (One Year Later)" (Korean: 일년後" (One Year Later)")
Real Name : Kim Jonghyun (김종현)
Stage Name : Jonghyun
Birth Place : Seoul
Birth Date : 8th of April 1990
Position : Lead Vocalist
Discovery : He was discovered at the "2005 S.M. Casting System".
Experiences : Before debuting with Shinee, Jonghyun sang a duet, "Wrongly Given Love" (交错的爱), with Zhang Liyin for her debut Chinese album 'I Will'.
He also debuted under one of SME sub-group which is consist of four members called SM The Ballad.
Real Name : Kim Kibum (김기범)
Stage Name : Key (키)
Birth Place : Daegu
Birth Date : 23rd of September 1991
Position : Main Vocalist, one of the two Rappers and is considered one of the two Lead Dancers of the group.
Specialty : He was a gifted varsity water-skier at Dae Gu Young Shin Middle School.
Discovery : He was discovered at the "2005 S.M. National Tour Audition Casting".
Experiences : Before debuting with Shinee, Key appeared in Super Junior's Wonder Boy music video as an extra dancer.
Key was featured in label-mate Xiah's solo "Xiahtic" in TVXQ's concert, 2009: The 3rd Asia Tour Mirotic, in Seoul, Korea.
In 2010 Key was featured in the song "치유 (Healing)" on label-mates TRAX's first mini album "Trax Mini Album Volume 1".
Later, it was also announced that Key would have a small part in Girls' Generation's song "Hwaseongin Virus (Boys & Girls)"
(Korean: "화성인 바이러스 (Boys & Girls)") from their second studio album Oh!.
Real Name : Choi Minho (최민호)
Stage Name : Minho
Birth Place : Incheon
Birth Date : 9th of december 1991
Position : Sub-Vocalist and the other Rapper of the group.
Discovery : He was discovered at the 2006 S.M. Casting System.
Experiences : Before debuting with Shinee, Minho modeled for Ha Sang Baek's "Seoul Collection F/W 08-09" in March. Minho has also written several raps in their songs.
He has appeared in Girls' Generation's music video "Gee"
and featured in VNT's debut music video, "Sound".
Minho is also a permanent cast member in KBS's Dream Team Season 2.
He also debuted as an actor on November 20, 2010 in a KBS Drama Special, entitled Pianist.
Real Name : Lee Taemin (이태민)
Stage Name commonly : Taemin
Birth Place : Seoul
Birth Date : 18th of July 1993
Position : Sub-Vocalist and the original Lead Dancer of the group.
Discovery : He was was discovered at the "2005 S.M. Open Weekend Audition Casting".
Experience : Taemin debuted as an actor in the sitcom
Taehee-Hyegyo-Jihyun! (Korean: "태희혜교지현이!").