It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of the sensational K-pop star Kim Jong Hyun. At the young age of 27, Shinee's leading megastar will be fondly remembered by his dedicated fans. During this time, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Remembering Shinee's sensation
Jong Hyun was not just the lead singer of one of the most popular boy bands originating from South Korea but he was also a songwriter and a famous DJ. He debuted as a solo artist to great success in 2015 with his first EP Base. Even before his moment in the solo spotlight, he appeared on stage with Girls Generation's Taeyeon to perform a duet of the song "Breath".
No one should be surprised with his success. After all, he was actively chosen as to lead Shinee when he was only 18. In addition to tracks from his hugely successful debut album, Jong Hyun sang "Playboy" from EXO's Exodus album.