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October 15, 2009


One of Korea's hottest groups SHINee also made an impact in the local music chart scene with the release of their 2nd mini album "Romeo". This release reached #3 in Odyssey Records outselling albums by other international artists like Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Black Eyed Peas.

SHINee was formed by SM Entertainment (the same company behind DBSK/TVXQ, Super Junior, BoA and Girls' Generation) in 2008. The five member boy band consists of Onew, Jonghyun, Key, Minho, and Taemin. In May 2008, the group's first mini-album "Replay" was released and peaked at #8 on the Korean music charts. They have also starred in their own reality show based on their song, “Nunan Neomu Yeppeo (Replay)”. They released their full debut album, "The SHINee World" (repackaged as "Amigo" in October 2008) on August 28, 2008, which debuted on the charts at #3. The first single released from the album "Love Like Oxygen" became the #1 song on M! Countdown. Since their debut, SHINee has won numerous awards like Rookie of the Month at the Cyworld Digital Music Award (June 22, 2008), Hot New Star Award at MNet's 20's Choice Awards 2008, Best New Artist at 5th Asia Song Festival, Best Style Icon Award at 2008 Style Icon Awards (October 30, 2008), Best Male Rookie Award at MNET KM Music Festival (November 15, 2008), YEPP Newcomer Album at 23rd Annual Golden Disk Awards, to name a few. SHINee are considered to be a fashion icon having starting the “Shinee Trend”, which is popular amongst the younger generation.

For 2009, the K-pop super rookies SHINee are back with their second mini-album! This time the "noona" favorites play "Romeo" with six brand-new numbers (and some new haircuts to match). Their latest single "Juliette" is an urban dance number from the creators of BoA's dance smash "Eat You Up", Dong Bang Shin Ki's " and SHINee's own "Love Like Oxygen". The song samples from Corbin Bleu's "Deal With It" and its romantic lyrics are written by none other than member Jong Hyun, making his songwriting debut. SHINee also collaborated with many hit songwriters, including Eco Bridge, Kenzie, and Jeong Yeop of Brown Eyed Soul, for fresh tracks like the R&B number "Hit Me Baby", the Spanish-style "Senorita", and the closing song "Romeo+ Juliette. All of the mini-album's songs combine to tell a complete Romeo and Juliet-inspired story.

Tracklisting :
01 . 니가 맘에 들어 (Talk To You)
02 . 줄리엣 (Juliette)
03 . 차라리 때려 (Hit Me Baby)
04 . 세뇨리따 (Señorita)
05 . 잠꼬대 (Please, Don't Go)
06 . 소년, 소녀를 만나다 (Romeo+Juliette)

Limited edition of SHINee colored poster will be given away free for every CD purchase EXCLUSIVELY in selected Odyssey Record outlets. Participating stores are Odyssey SM Megamall , O Music Video Rockwell, O Music Video Greenbelt, Odyssey Gateway, Odyssey SM Mall Of Asia, Odyssey Robinsons Place Ermita, Odyssey SM Manila, Odyssey Sta Lucia East Mall, Odyssey Alabang, Odyssey Robinsons Galleria, Odyssey SM Sta Mesa, Odyssey Festival Mall, Odyssey SM Pampanga and Odyssey SM Bacoor.

SHINee will be releasing a brand new mini-album entitled "2009, Year Of Us" this October.

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