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Posted by Sophie-Ha 7 days ago

Only 4 SM Entertainment idols have released solo studio albums in the company's history

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It was recently revealed that only four idols have released solo studio albums at SM Entertainment in the company's history.

SM Entertainment is considered by many to be one of the largest K-pop powerhouses in the industry. Additionally, it is one of the earliest entertainment agencies that began launching legendary idol groups starting from the first generation of idols. Hence, many fans and netizens might have thought that many SM artists have released many solo studio albums.

However, to many people's surprise, there are only four artists who have successfully released solo studio albums with SM Entertainment. One netizen listed these artists and shared the list in a popular online community.

1. SHINee's Taemin

1st studio album 'Press It' (2016.02.23) - Title track "Press Your Number"

2nd studio album 'MOVE' (2017.10.16) - Title track: "MOVE"

3rd studio album:

'Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1' (2020.09.07) - Title track: "Criminal"

'Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 2' (2020.11.09) - Title track: "IDEA:理想"

2. SHINee's Jonghyun

1st studio album 'She Is' (2016.05.24) - Title track: "She is"

2nd studio album: 'Poet|Artist' (2018.01.23) - Title track: "Shinin'"

3. Girls' Generation's Taeyeon

1st studio album 'My Voice' (2017.02.28) - Title track: "Fine"
2nd studio album 'Purpose' (2019.10.28) - Title track: "Spark"

4. SHINee's Key

1st studio album 'FACE' (2018.11.26) - Title track: "One of Those Nights (Feat. Crush)"


Netizens commented, "Oh wow, so Baekhyun only released mini-albums all this time?", "This is pretty crazy, I thought more of them would have released studio albums", "It's really interesting that Baekyun and Kyuhyun both don't have studio albums", "EXO members will probably release their own solo studio albums soon," and "I thought Baekhyun would have released a studio album by now but I guess he only released mini-albums." 

  1. Girls' Generation
  2. Taeyeon
  3. SHINee
  4. Jonghyun
  5. Key
  6. Taemin
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aeriszen
aeriszen2,376 pts 7 days ago 0
7 days ago

Yeah SM do tend take their sweet time with releasing full albums, tbh as long as they're actually releasing music and it's good and well promoted i don't really care much whether it's a mini or a full album

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laboumparty
laboumparty154 pts 7 days ago 3
7 days ago

What about Kangta? BoA? They're idols under SM who've released studio albums.

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