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Korean singer, songwriter and radio host Jonghyun with Shinee for nine years.

Full Name
Kim Jong-hyun
Death Date
December 18, 2017
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Jonghyun was a South Korean singer, songwriter and radio host who rose to fame as the lead vocalist of the K-pop boy band SHINee. He was known for his soulful vocals and captivating stage presence, and achieved success as a solo artist with several number one records in Korea.

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Jonghyun is Born</div><div class='timeline-text'>On April 8, 1990, Jonghyun was born in Seoul, South Korea.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Debuts as Lead Singer of SHINee</div><div class='timeline-text'>Jonghyun debuted as the lead vocalist of the K-Pop group SHINee at the age of 18.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2011</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Releases Debut Solo Album</div><div class='timeline-text'>Jonghyun released his debut solo album "Base" to critical and commercial success.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Releases Second Solo Album</div><div class='timeline-text'>Jonghyun released his second solo album "She Is" which received positive reviews from critics.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Releases Third Solo Album</div><div class='timeline-text'>Jonghyun released his third solo album "Story OP.1" which was met with praise from fans and critics alike.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2017</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Releases Final Album Before Death</div><div class='timeline-text'>Jonghyun released his fourth and final solo album "Poet | Artist" before his death on December 18, 2017.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Memorial Concert Held</div><div class='timeline-text'>On January 6, 2018, a memorial concert was held for Jonghyun in his honor.</div></div></div>

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>He was a Talented Musician</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Jonghyun was an incredibly talented musician and songwriter. He wrote some of the most memorable K-pop songs, and his music has touched so many people around the world. His talent continues to live on through his fans.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>He was a Kind Person</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Jonghyun was known for being an incredibly kind person who cared deeply about others. He always put the needs of those around him first and did what he could to make them feel better. This kindness will always be remembered.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>He had a Unique Style</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Jonghyun had a unique style that was all his own. From his fashion to his hair and makeup, Jonghyun had a look that reflected his personality and made him stand out from the crowd. His style was truly iconic.</p></div></div>

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Founded the Group SHINee</h3><p class='facts-text'>Jonghyun was the lead singer and lead songwriter of the popular K-Pop group SHINee. He founded the group in 2008 and they have since released multiple albums, singles, and music videos.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Released Two Solo Albums</h3><p class='facts-text'>Jonghyun released two solo albums, titled 'Base' and 'Story Op. 2', during his career as a solo artist.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Wrote Three Books</h3><p class='facts-text'>Jonghyun wrote three books during his career. The books were titled 'Skeleton Flower', 'I'm Not Going To Die', and 'Skeleton Flower: Things That Have Been Released And Set Free.'</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Received Multiple Awards</h3><p class='facts-text'>Jonghyun has been recognized with several awards, including the Melon Music Awards Best Artist Award in 2013, Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Male Solo Artist award in 2015, and the Seoul Music Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) in 2017.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-heading'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5.</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Had a Radio Show</h3><p class='facts-text'>Jonghyun had his own radio show called "Blue Night", which aired from September 2014 to February 2017. During the show, he interviewed guests and shared stories about his life and music.</p></div></div>

When is Jonghyun birthday?

Kim Jonghyun, also known by his stage name Jonghyun, was a South Korean Pop Singer born on April 8, 1990. The talented artist passed away on December 18, 2017, at the age of 27. He was best known for his breakthrough solo releases and his work as a member of the K-pop boy group SHINee.

What is the Net Worth of Jonghyun?

Jonghyun has an estimated net worth of $10M. He is a South Korean singer-songwriter, music producer, and a television presenter. He made the bulk of his wealth from album sales, music composition, television appearances, and other business endeavors.