Taemin debuted in SHINee at the young age of 14 and has since gone on to become one of the most popular idols in the industry.
Although Taemin was known as a cute, young boy when he made his debut, his image has completely changed since then. He has proven himself to be more than just a handsome face—he’s someone who is also brimming with talent!
Read on to see his incredible growth from the years 2008 to 2020!
Taemin, SHINee’s maknae, debuted in 2008 with the title track “Replay”. It is still considered one of the best K-Pop debuts to date!
In 2009, SHINee won the “Best Newcomer” award alongside Davichi and Mighty Mouth. Later that year, they released their hit song “Ring Ding Dong”.
2010 was a defining year in SHINee’s career. They released Lucifer on July 19 and went on to top various digital and physical music charts!
SHINee made history by being the first Asian artists to perform at Abbey Road Studios in London on July 19.
In November 2012, SHINee won the award for “Best Dance Performance – Male Group” at the 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards for their single “Sherlock”. They were highly praised for their intricate and synchronized choreography!
SHINee made a comeback with “Dream Girl” in February 2013, and “Why So Serious?” was released the month after. Fans were definitely spoiled that year.
Taemin finally made his solo debut on August 18, 2014 with the mini album Ace. Meanwhile, the latter half of 2014 was dedicated to SHINee’s 20-city, 30-concert Japan tour.
On February 3, Taemin was confirmed for the cast of the first season of Match Made in Heaven Returns. Two months after, he was cast in the JTBC program Off To School.
After the success of his debut album Ace, Taemin released his first full-length album, Press It, on February 23. American singer Bruno Mars participated in producing the album’s title track, “Press Your Number”.
Taemin released his second studio album, Move, in October. A repackaged edition entitled Move-ing was released on December 10.
On November 5, Taemin released his first Japanese studio album entitled Taemin. It had fans all over the world drooling over him!
He released his second mini album, Want, on February 11, 2019. It ranked 4th on Billboard‘s “World Albums” chart. On August 7, Taemin was announced to be a member of SuperM, SM Entertainment‘s “K-Pop supergroup”.
Finally, Taemin recently released his third studio album Never Gonna Dance Again, with “2 Kids” as its title track. He’s always outdoing himself!
What do you think of Taemin’s physical and professional transformation through the years?