Korean boy band SHINee will be releasing a new album in less than two weeks, according to their agency SM Entertainment on Thursday.
SM announced in a press release that the group's second full-length album, whose title has yet to be disclosed, will hit stores on July 19.
SM today also unveiled an image of member Minho, donning the style of the band's upcoming concept, on SHINee's official webpage and other portal sites -- the agency said it will reveal a picture of each member everyday until next Monday.
The popular five-member group, composed also of members Jonghyun, Taemin, Onew and Key, made their debut in 2008 with their first mini-album "Replay." Their last album was the third mini-album "2009, Year Of Us" released nine months ago containing hit song "Ring Ding Dong."
They recently finished shooting the music video for their title track which has yet to be revealed and will be giving their comeback performance on KBS' "Music Bank" on July 16.
Korean idols SHINee will be releasing their music video for their title track tomorrow, according to their agency SM Entertainment on Monday.
SM announced in a press release that the group recently finished shooting the full-length music video for the title track "LUCIFER" and it will be revealed on SHINee's official website and other various web pages on July 20.
"LUCIFER" sings about a man complaining to his lover that she is two-faced like Lucifer, switching between angel and demon, being both appeasing but also repeatedly makes threats.
Just last week, SM revealed the teaser video for the title track as well a medley highlighting the songs from the record.
The latest album, containing 13 songs, will also feature tracks which SHINee members Onew and Jonghyun took part in writing.
SHINee, composed of other members Minho, Key and Taemin, splashed into the music scene in 2008 with their first mini-album "Replay." They have several hit singles under their belt including "Older Girl, You're So Pretty," "Juliette" and "Ring Ding Dong."
"LUCIFER," the boys' second full-length album, will simultaneously go on sale online and offline today, while the group will give their comeback performance on KBS' televised music show "Music Bank" on July 23.
Korean idols SHINee uploaded backstage photographs of themselves on a fan website on Wednesday.
The group unveiled four photographs from the webpage (http://cafe.naver.com/dea03035) which show the members in their waiting rooms backstage of three different televised music programs in recording.
In the photo, each member is posing cutely while making a V-sign with their hands, while the other images show the group in the band's new fashion concept for their second full-length album “LUCIFER.”
SHINee, composed of Minho, Onew, Jonghyun, Key and Taemin, made their debut in 2008 with their first-mini album "Replay." They have several music hits under their belt including "Older Girl, You're So Pretty," "Juliette" and "Ring Ding Dong."
The five-member boy band recently returned to the music scene, releasing their second studio album titled "LUCIFER" on July 19 and gave their comeback performance four days later on KBS' Friday music program "Music Bank."
The title track "LUCIFER" has fared well on online and offline music charts.
Just two years ago, boy band SHINee bounced onto the country’s ever-blossoming teen idol scene, wooing their way into the hearts of nuna (a friendly Korean saying for older women) fans nationwide with sing-along melodies, easy-to-follow dance moves and bashful, dimply smiles.
Their debut single, “You’re So Beautiful, Nuna,” wisely targeting their key demographic at the time, soared to the top of the K-pop charts, allowing the five-member boy band to continue their success with other singles including “Ring Ding Dong” and “Love Like Oxygen” on their first album.
On their second album “Lucifer,” however, released earlier this month, it was apparent that SHINee was no longer content with being mere eye candy or being perceived as just another glossy “product” manufactured by their agency, SM Entertainment.
“The public’s perception of idols is that we are ‘made-up.’ In this regard, our company gave us a lot of room [to give more input] during the making of this second album,” said Jonghyun, one of the members of SHINee, during an interview with the JoongAng Daily on Tuesday in a building in Apgujeong-dong operated by SM Entertainment.
This time around, Jonghyun wrote the lyrics for two songs, including “Up&Down” and “Obsession.” Onew, the band leader, penned the lyrics for “Your Name” on the album as well. Jonghyun says that although he has taken numerous hours of lessons to become a lyricist, he is still sometimes critical of his lyrics.
“I wrote the lyrics to ‘Juliet’ [on the band’s 2009 EP ‘Romeo’] very late one night. When I read the lyrics in the morning, I felt a bit embarrassed,” he laughed shyly. “However, in the end, the lyrics went well with the upbeat, fun, dance tempo of the song.”
Korean idols SHINee cruised to the top spot on KBS' televised music show "Music Bank" over the weekend, scoring their first win on the program with their new single "LUCIFER."
On the Friday show, the boy band, who returned to the local music scene the previous week, beat out former week's winning single "Bad Girl, Good Girl" by girl group miss A.
"We would like to thank everyone at the agency who always works hard and supports us. And we would like to dedicate our win to the fans," the group said in their acceptance speech.
Five-member band SHINee, who was discovered and trained by SM Entertainment in 2008, have been promoting their second full-length album "LUCIFER" since its release in Korea on July 19.
Meanwhile, on SBS' music program, miss A grabbed their first Mutizen award with their hit song "Bad Girl, Good Girl" against Taeyang's "I Need a Girl."
miss A stormed into the K-pop music industry with their single album "Bad But Good" on July 1, have collected several wins on other music programs as well as topping numerous online and offline music charts with "Bad Girl, Good Girl."
SHINee wins again the K-Chart award on KBS Music Bank
SHINee wins again the K-Chart award on KBS Music Bank
Trendsetting K-pop boy band SHINee’s comeback has proven to be successful as the group won yet another chart award on a Korean TV program.
The boy band’s song “Lucifer” is gaining following because of its awesome beat.
On KBS Music Bank program last Aug. 6, SHINee performed the song and won again the K-Chart award. SHINee won the award on the July 30 broadcast of the TV program.
In addition to the awards, SHINee’s album is selling fast in South Korea. SM Entertainment announced that the “Lucifer” album has already sold 108,000 copies since its release last July 19.
On the Gaon music chart, “Lucifer” remained the best selling album for the period July 25-31, beating pop girl group Miss A, DJ Doc, Se7en and other groups.
On the singles chart, the song is at No. 3 for the same period.
Fans are hoping that SHINee member Minho will be able to join the rest of the members in performing the choreography of the song.
Before their comeback, Minho injured his leg during a taping of the program “Dream Team 2”.
During TV appearances, Minho is also on stage with the group but is unable to dance because of the injury.