|Onew (Lee Jin-ki) Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||December 14, 1989|
Onew is a South Korean singer and actor best known for being the group leader of South Korean boy band SHINee. He has recorded several successful songs along with the band such as Lucifer, Hello, Dream Girl, View, and Married to the Music. Onew is a quite popular K-pop idol and has amassed more than 2 million Instagram followers.
Onew, Leader Onew, Dubu, Ontokki, Onewhan, Tofu
Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Onew attended the Chungwoon University and majored in Music Broadcasting.
Singer, Actor, Songwriter, MC
- Father – Unknown
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – None
Onew is represented by SM Entertainment.
K-pop, J-pop, R&B, EDM, Funk Rock, Hip Hop, Ballad
- SM Entertainment
- Virgin Records
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Onew has dated –
- Jungah – Onew was rumored to be romantically involved with the former member of K-pop group After School, Jungah after he claimed her to be his ideal type on a variety TV show in 2010. They have been spotted together on several occasions, however, both claim to be just friends.
Race / Ethnicity
He is of South Korean descent.
He often tends to dye his hair ‘blonde’, ‘pink’, or ‘light brown’.
Onew has done endorsement work for the following brands –
- Nana’s B
- Etude House
- The Saem
- Smart School uniform
- Oddugi Noodles
Best Known For
Being a vocalist and group leader of the popular South Korean boy group, SHINee, under SM Entertainment, which sold more than 180,000 copies of their EP Sherlock in 2012
With his band, SHINee, Onew released his first album The Shinee World in 2008 which recorded the sales number of 88,000+ in Korea.
Onew made his theatrical film debut in the South Korean documentary film I Am in 2012.
First TV Show
He made his first TV show appearance on Mnet’s variety show Shinee’s Yunhanam in 2008.
Onew keeps himself fit by waking up early in the morning and then swimming for an hour. He also does skipping after the swim. He once revealed that he has a weak stamina so he gets tired easily.
Onew Favorite Things
- Food – Chicken
- Number – 2
- He was first noticed by SM Entertainment founder Lee Soo-man in 2006 at a ‘one time on the spot audition’ and he was asked to sing. He was signed by the agency the day after the audition in 2006 and began as a trainee with SM Entertainment.
- In 2008, he became the group leader of Shinee, a 5-member Korean boy group.
- He made his official debut with the group on May 25, 2008, on SBS‘s music program Inkigayo.
- In June 2014, he was diagnosed with a vocal polyp and underwent a vocal cord polyp removal and vocal fold mucosa reconstruction surgery due to which he had to take a break from group’s activities for a few months. He, in fact, had to retrain his singing skills after the surgery.
- Onew is also known for his philanthropic activities such as making a donation of roughly 1.2 million to the Korean Heart Association in 2016.
- In August 2017, he was accused of inappropriately touching a woman in her 20s which led to a huge controversy. He was acquitted of all the charges against him on April 6, 2018.
- SM Entertainment announced on November 8, 2018, that Onew’s military service would begin on December 10, 2018.
- Follow him on Instagram.
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