Jonghyun (SHINee)

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Real name: 김종현 / Kim Jong Hyun

Stage name: 종현 / Jong Hyun

Gender: Male

Age: 32 years

Date of birth: April 8, 1990

Place of birth: Hyehwa-dong, Seoul, South Korea

Height: 173cm

Weight: 58kg

Bloodtype: AB

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Chinese Zodiac Sign: Horse

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About Jonghyun

Jonghyun Facts

  • He is ambidextrous but uses his left hand more often.
  • When he was young, he was a bass player in a band formed with his friends. He can also play the guitar and the piano, and went to music school. (we can see him playing guitar in one of his friend’s cafe here).
  • He has an older sister.
  • His fans call him Blinger.
  • He tends to speak fast when he is nervous.
  • His hobbies are singing, composing and watching movies.
  • His ideal woman would be a woman with a pretty smile, a pale face, thin red lips and a big heart.
  • He loves horror movies, “Phone Booth” is one of his favorites.
  • He admires the band Super Junior because they always took care of themselves (SHINee).
  • He wrote the song “Juliette” late at night. When he reread it the next day, he felt embarrassed.
  • He is also the author of Obsession, Honesty, Alarm Clock, Spoiler, Dangerous and Orgel
  • He has a little puppy named “Roo” who is a female. It is a dachshund black and tan (she was supposed to be for his sister but he finally kept her).
  • He is part of the “Dinosaur Family” composed of him, Amber from the f (x) and Dong Hae from the Super Junior because they look like dinosaurs.
  • His father did not accept his choice of future, so it is rare that Jonghyun talks about it; he usually mentions his mother and sister only.
  • Although all the members of the group talk in their sleep, Jonghyun is the only one who speaks in clear sentences. Sometimes he even sings in his sleep or suddenly opens his eyes and gets up to call a cab. He sleeps with his eyes slightly open.
  • He is known to be a “geek”, indeed he is very often seen on his phone, and posts on UFO and Twitter at night. His Korean fandom (equivalent to Blinger) is Jongduk, which is a combination of Jonghyun and a term similar to the word “geek”. Sometimes we can also see him talking about his video games such as Starcraft II or Diablo III on his Twitter.
  • He can’t ride a bike.
  • According to him, he stopped growing in his second year of high school. He claims he is 1m73 tall.
  • His favorite SNSD member is YoonA
  • According to Shin Se Kyung, he is someone who will never go into the comedy career.
  • During the Ring Ding Dong period, he had to take a break from his activities due to a bout with the influenza A virus.
  • He confessed several times that he liked the actress Lee Min Jeong (during Hello Baby for example)
  • He has a picture of SHINee in his wallet
  • He thinks that his face gives him an advantage. As an idol, singer, he thinks it helps him on stage.
  • When asked if he thought he was better looking than someone, he pointed to Key.
  • He asked “what is kindness in English” he replied, to himself “UNICEF.”
  • On the night of April 1, 2013, while driving home from his parents’ house, Jonghyun’s car hit the guardrail on the Donghodaegyo Bridge. Only his nose was affected and following this accident he had to undergo surgery on it. After more than a month of absence Jonghyun returns to his group to continue his career and will participate in the song Why so serious?
  • He has a strange habit of sleeping with his eyes open. It annoys the other members because they do not know if he is really asleep or awake.
  • He talks in his sleep.
  • He is a fan of Yura
  • He shares his room with Taemin, and advises him often. He wrote the lyrics of the song “Pretty Boy” of Taemin’s solo album.
  • He is the self-proclaimed president of Taemin’s fan club.
  • He is also known as a composer, and other than several songs of SHINee, he composed the song “A Gloomy Clock” for his friend IU, and “Red Candle” the title song of Song Dam Bi’s last album.
  • Jonghyun released his first solo mini-album on January 12, 2015. It is titled “BASE” and he wrote all the lyrics of the songs.
  • He confessed that when he was young his favorite ‘idol’ was singer Wheesung.
  • He thinks women who play bass are cool.
  • He is not the type of person who is bothered by spoilers.
  • He doesn’t like flashy things and prefers to be in quiet places.
  • He can’t multitask (like listening to music while reading a book, for example).
  • He thinks that there is no need for unnecessary problems.
  • When he was a trainee, Jonghyun was always in second place in the agency’s singing exams, behind Taeyeon. He always wanted to beat her, but she started before him and he became first easily. “I really wanted to have an opportunity to come first ahead of her at least once!”
  • He likes to look at the moon.
  • He wrote the song “The End of a Day” thanks to his dog Roo. While people think who wrote it for his girlfriend.
  • Speaking about the song “Elevator”: “After seeing my reflection when the elevator doors closed, what I saw of myself was not the image I thought I was, it looked like I was going through a really hard time.”
  • Jonghyun really likes Baek Ye Rin’s voice. In fact, he loves his new album FRANK.
  • His nickname as a radio host is JjongD.

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