Taemin, the beloved “maknae” (the Korean word for the “youngest”), revealed to fans on Monday during the live broadcast of the VLive app that he will be joining the Army on 31 May.
The rest of his fellow SHINee members - Onew, Key and Minho - have already finished their national service.
But before he disappears from his fans' sight, he will not only hold a solo concert ‘Beyond LIVE – TAEMIN:NGDA (Never Gonna Dance Again)’ on 2 May but - as he revealed in his broadcast - he will release a new solo album in the second half of May.
Taemin debuted with SHINee in 2008 and has been on the stage since he was 13 years old. During the past 13 years he has developed into a great singer and has shown himself to be possessed of an amazing range of talents.