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

Onew (Lee Jin-ki) Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth December 14, 1989
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

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


Born Place

Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea


South Korea


South Korean


Onew attended the Chungwoon University and majored in Music Broadcasting.


Singer, Actor, Songwriter, MC


  • Siblings – None


Onew is represented by SM Entertainment.


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


Vocals, Piano


  • SM Entertainment
  • Virgin Records




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


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 / / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Onew has dated –

  1. Kim Jung-ah – 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.

Hair Color


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

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


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 / / 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. In December 2018, Onew released his debut EP titled Voice.
  8. SM Entertainment announced on November 8, 2018, that Onew’s military service would begin on December 10, 2018. He was discharged from the military on July 8, 2020.
  9. In February 2022, he released a new track titled Mind Warning, which was featured as a soundtrack for the drama series Forecasting Love and Weather.
  10. In April 2022, he released a new EP titled Dice.
  11. In June 2022, Onew released a new EP titled Who Sings? Vol.1.
  12. Onew released his first Japanese studio album, Life Goes On, in July 2022.
  13. In September 2022, he released a new Japanese single titled Dance Whole Day.
  14. In December 2022, he released 2 new songs titled The Cure and Where You Are.
  15. In March 2023, Onew released his first Korean studio album titled Circle, which peaked at No. 3 on the Circle Album Chart.
  16. In June 2023, it was revealed that Onew was unable to participate in Shinee’s tour, Shinee World VI: Perfect Illumination, due to health issues.
  17. Follow him on Instagram.

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

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