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  • Born

    18 July 1993 (age 26)

  • Born In

    Seoul, Korea, Republic of

Lee Tae-Min (kor. 이태민; born July 18, 1993 in Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of both the South Korean boy group SHINee and dance-centered group, S.M. The Performance.

Taemin was discovered at the 2005 S.M. Open Weekend Audition Casting. In 2008, he was chosen as a member of the group SHINee, a 5-member boy group. The group debuted on May 25, 2008 on SBS's Inkigayo.

On September 19, 2012, Taemin released his first OST, "너란 말야 (U)", for the drama To The Beautiful You. On October 16, 2012 it was announced that Taemin, alongside Super Junior's Eunhyuk and Super Junior M's Henry, Girls' Generation's Hyoyeon, and EXO's Kai and Luhan would participate as a 6-member dance team Younique Unit for the Veloster theme song, "Maxstep", the collaboration album between SM Entertainment and Hyundai. A video teaser of the song shown at the PYL Younique Show on October 17, 2012. In 2013 he featured in Super Junior M's Henry solo song "Trap" alongside Super Junior's Kyuhyun.

On July 25, 2014 it was announced that Taemin would be making his official solo debut in August. The official music video for his title song "괴도 (Danger)" came out on August 15. On August 18, Lee Taemin released his solo mini album ACE which contains six songs.

Taemin released his first full length solo album Press It containing 10 songs on February 23, 2016. He made his Japanese debut on July 27 with the EP さよならひとり (Sayonara Hitori/Solitary Goodbye).

Taemin's second studio album, MOVE - The 2nd Album, was released in October 2017 and spawned the hit single "Move".

On November 5, 2018, Taemin released the self-titled Taemin, his third overall and first Japanese studio album.

Taemin released his second Korean EP, WANT - The 2nd Mini Album, on February 11, 2019. The choreography for the title song of the same name was created by Sugawara Koharu. The EP ranked on various Billboard charts, including number four on World Albums, making it Taemin's fifth entry to date, and number five on Heatseekers Albums, which is a new peak for the artist.

Taemin's Japanese 3rd mini album FAMOUS will be released on Sunday August 4th, 0AM (JST). The title track and music video, "Famous" were released on 7/27 (JST) and received over a quarter of a million views in it's first hour.

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