It’s time – SHINee’s maknae Taemin will be making his official return as a solo artiste!
Taemin (real name Lee Tae Min, 이태민) debuted as an idol in SM Entertainment’s 6-member idol boy group, SHINee, back in 2008. A year later, he kicked off his acting career in MBC’s comedy, “Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun” as Junsu. He would later go on to star in popular South Korean variety and reality shows including “We Got Married”, “Running Man”, “Saturday Night Live Korea”, “Hello Counselor” and many more.
In 2014, Taemin made his debut as a solo artiste with the release of his first EP titled, “Ace”, which contained 6 songs. Unsurprisingly, “Ace” went on to top the Gaon chart.
Rumours first surfaced in September 2015 that Taemin was preparing for a solo comeback. Taemin himself confirmed the news at a concert, and this was echoed by SM Entertainment last month. And now, the South Korean entertainment powerhouse has finally revealed the schedule for the idol’s highly anticipated solo comeback!
As seen in the schedule above, Taemin is expected to release his comeback album’s music video teaser on 17th February, followed by 2 highlight medleys (22nd and 23rd February) and 2 performance music videos (24th and 25th February).
According to soompi, Taemin’s comeback track is one that will “maximise all parts of performance” and entails a music video that was apparently filmed in secret. So you can bet that the idol, who is talented in both singing and dancing, will truly have the opportunity to shine once again.
And that’s not all! Fans will also be treated to the release of teaser images on his official solo microsite sometime a little later today. Keep your eyes wide open for those. We’ll do the same 😉
UPDATE (16th February, 4pm):
More details regarding Taemin’s solo comeback have been released!
We’ve learnt that Taemin’s album will be titled, “Press It” and it will come jam-packed with 10 songs, including the title track, “Press Your Number”. Interestingly, “Press Your Number” is an urban-pop-dance track that was composed by none other than Bruno Mars. Can’t say that we saw that coming 😉
Feast your eyes on some of the promo images below while you wait for his music video teaser to be released:
Taemin’s solo album is slated to be released on 23rd February.