Shinee –South Korean band
South Korean band Shinee consists of four members, Onew, Key, Minho, and Taemin. The SM Entertainment label formed the group in 2008 in Seoul. The company wanted to create a boy band, which would dictate the dancing and music style of the decade.
In May 2008, the band presented its debut EP, Replay. The album featured just five tracks, including two versions of “Replay”, "In My Room", "Love Should Go On", and "Real".
The group was working hard without any breaks. In August 2008, the musicians already came up with an LP, The Shinee World. The first EP and LP only managed to get into Taiwan charts, failing to appear on South Korean Gaon charts. They climbed to 17th and 11th spots of Taiwan G-Music Chart accordingly. With time, the albums sold 30,000 and 80,000 copies in South Korea.
In May and October 2009, the group presented two EPs, which the musicians called Romeo and 2009, Year of Us. The first one featured six songs performed in Korean, while the second one contained six tracks in English language. The latter earned high scores from the fans in South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. After its release, many organizers tried to book Shinee for private events.