SHINee’s maknae (youngest), Taemin may have been the first member to have debuted solo singles such as “너란 말야 (U)” and “Footstep” previously but this year, the group’s powerhouse vocalist Jonghyun will prove his singing ability by debuting as a solo artiste with his first mini album, “BASE”.

SHINee’s Jonghyun will make his solo debut in just less than a week as his 1st mini album “BASE” will be released on 12th Jan 2015.

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Prior to the release of Jonghyun’s 1st mini album, SM Entertainment released the jacket images of his album, giving fans a first look at the concept of the album.

The company also revealed the featured artistes and the title track’s name through various teaser images. So far, it has been revealed that Wheesung, Younha, and rapper IRON will be featured in his album. Jonghyun will collaborate with IRON and DJ Fenner to his title track called “Crazy (Guilty Pleasure)”.

SHINee Jonghyun Solo Debut

According to Koreaboo (citing xportsnews), this song is influenced by the neo soul punk genre with a retro pop style. It is a much anticipated collaboration as rapper IRON has received much praises from the public through his performance on Mnet’s survival show, “Show Me The Money 3”.

Check out the teaser video of the song below:

As we’ve previously mentioned, Jonghyun will release his first mini album BASE on 12th Jan but before that, he will kickstart his solo promotions by holding a showcase on the 8th. He will also appear in various music shows including KBS Music Bank on the 9th, followed by MBC Music Core on the 10th, and SBS Inkigayo on the 11th.

UPDATE (Jan 7th):

The 4th artiste that will be featured in Jonghyun’s 1st mini album has been announced.

Zion.T, South Korean hip hop artist and record producer, is the 4th artiste that has collaborated with Jonghyun for a track called “Déjà-Boo”. The song and a new teaser image were pre-released online ahead of the scheduled release. Composed by Jonghyun and Zion.T, the song charms the listeners with its retro-funk feel.

Jonghyun 1st Solo Album

Zion.T made his debut in 2011 and he is best known for his collaborations with various well-known Korean hip hop artistes including Dok2, Crush, INFINITE H and G-Dragon.

Check out the song he co-composed with Jonghyun below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzeoiGU707c

UPDATE (Jan 8th):

Jonghyun’s fans are given a sneak peak into Jonghyun’s 1st mini album “BASE” through the release of the album’s highlight medley video

The video consist the snippets of all the songs featured in his album. He will be performing these songs at his 1st showcase today at the SM Town COEX Artium in the Gangnam district of Seoul. Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung will join him on stage as the host of the showcase while Zion.T and rapper Iron will respectively perform their collaborated tracks with Jonghyun.

Listen to the album’s highlight medley below:

So, what do you think of Jonghyun’s solo debut? Are you excited about it? Share your thoughts in the comments box below!

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