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Lee Tae-min
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Taemin for Marie Claire Korea, August 2021
Born July 18, 1993 (1993-07-18) (age 28)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Myongji University
  • Singer-songwriter
  • actor
  • dancer
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised Romanization I Tae-min
McCune–Reischauer I T'aemin
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Lee Tae-min (born July 18, 1993), better known by the mononym Taemin, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, actor and dancer. He debuted at age 14 as a member of the group Shinee in May 2008, and his success and artistic impact have led him to be called the "Idol's Idol". He began his acting career in 2009 with MBC's comedy Tae-Hee, Hye-Kyo, Ji-Hyun as Junsu. In 2019, he became one of the members of SM Entertainment's supergroup SuperM.

Lee began his solo career in 2014 with his first extended play, Ace. It peaked at number one on South Korea's Gaon Album Chart and its lead single "Danger" reached number five on the Gaon Digital Chart. His first studio album, Press It (2016), charted at number one on the Gaon Album Chart. In July 2016, Lee made his solo debut in Japan with the release of his second extended play, Sayonara Hitori.

In 2017, Lee released his second full Korean album, Move; the title track gained attention thanks to its distinctive choreography. In 2018, Lee released his first Japanese studio album, Taemin, which coincided with his first tour in Japan, named Sirius. His third Korean studio album, Never Gonna Dance Again (2020), together with its lead singles "Criminal" and "Idea", was widely recognized by critics as one of the best K-pop releases of the year.

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