Onew (Lee Jin-ki) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Onew (Lee Jin-ki) Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight68 kg
Date of BirthDecember 14, 1989
Zodiac SignSagittarius
GirlfriendUnknown

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 LuciferHelloDream Girl, View, and Married to the Music. Onew is a quite popular K-pop idol and has amassed more than 2 million Instagram followers.

Born Name

Lee Jin-ki

Nick Name

Onew, Leader Onew, Dubu, Ontokki, Onewhan, Tofu

Onew at the Guerilla Date in May 2015
Onew at the Guerilla Date in May 2015 (Sweet Candy / Tistory / CC BY-4.0)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea

Residence

South Korea

Nationality

South Korean

Education

Onew attended the Chungwoon University and majored in Music Broadcasting.

Occupation

Singer, Actor, Songwriter, MC

Family

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – None

Manager

Onew is represented by SM Entertainment.

Genre

K-pop, J-pop, R&B, EDM, Funk Rock, Hip Hop, Ballad

Instruments

Vocals, Piano

Labels

  • SM Entertainment
  • Virgin Records

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Onew at the K-Pop Republic Press Conference in September 2013
Onew at the K-Pop Republic Press Conference in September 2013 (Onewsama / onewsama.com / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Onew has dated –

  1. 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

Asian

He is of South Korean descent.

Hair Color

Black

He often tends to dye his hair ‘blonde’, ‘pink’, or ‘light brown’.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Messy hairdo

Brand Endorsements

Onew has done endorsement work for the following brands –

  • Nana’s B
  • Reebok
  • Maypole
  • Etude House
  • The Saem
  • Skechers
  • Smart School uniform
  • CLRIDE.n
  • Oddugi Noodles
  • H2
  • Auction
Onew at the Hallyu Dream Festival in September 2015
Onew at the Hallyu Dream Festival in September 2015 (Onewsama / onewsama.com / CC BY-SA 4.0)

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

First Album

With his band, SHINee, Onew released his first album The Shinee World in 2008 which recorded the sales number of 88,000+ in Korea.

First Film

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.

Personal Trainer

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
Onew at the Melon Music Awards in November 2013
Onew at the Melon Music Awards in November 2013 (Sweet Candy / Tistory / CC BY-4.0)

Onew Facts

  1. 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.
  2. In 2008, he became the group leader of Shinee, a 5-member Korean boy group.
  3. He made his official debut with the group on May 25, 2008, on SBS‘s music program Inkigayo.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. SM Entertainment announced on November 8, 2018, that Onew’s military service would begin on December 10, 2018.
  8. Follow him on Instagram.

Featured Image by Sweet Candy / Tistory / CC BY-4.0

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