you know, I am not gonna sit by and watch this gay shit happen. Actually, that’s exactly what I’m gonna do. TAEMIN MY GAY MOTHERFUCKER YOU GO BOY. LOOK AT BEAUTIFUL CHOI MINHO LIKE YOU WANT HIM FOR BREAKFAST LUNCH AND DINNER
- Name: Kang Chani / Kang Chan Hee - Blood type: A - Family members: Father, mother, younger sibling - Birthday: 2000.01.17 / Capricorn
Koom Namoo Kindergarten (Dream Tree Kindergarten) Dunwon Elementary School Sanghyeon Middle School SOPA School of Performing Arts Seoul (currently attending)
- Personality: Thoughtful, serious but goofy - Habit: Spacing out - Hobby: Listening to songs, watching movies / dancing - Wanted to become a singer because of SHINee Taemin
- Favorite food: Chicken, steamed eggs, kimchi stew - Good at making Jjapaghetti - Favorite sport: Football - Favorite movie: Action movies - Favorite nickname: Chani / Cani - Fashion style: Comfortable clothes - Collecting photos - These days he likes to practice singing, acting & rapping, watch choreography videos - Wants to appear on SBS ‘Running Man’ - Motto: “Let’s work hard till the end” - Close to ASTRO members, Hwiyoung (rapper) - Wants to get close to actor Ha Jung Woo - Ideal Type: Someone who is pretty and nice - Question for fans: You’ll forever stay with SF9, right?
Look at this beauty!!!! Just look at him!! He makes me so happy and he makes me so proud. I don’t understand how people can say he dosen’t do anything in the band but he works just as hard as the others. Fuck… I love him so much…❤️
× he’s covered brown eyed souls’ jungyeop’s “nothing better” many, many, many times. his first performance of it was here. after this, he performed it on: 091111, 091212, 100818, 101005 (with the original singer, wheesung and taemin), 101020, and during shinee’s london showcase in november of 2011.
× he’s also covered wheesung’s “insomnia” a few times. the first time he performed it on 1000 song challenge in july of 2009. he then performed it on: 090716, 100826 and with wheesung on 101005.
In today’s Mask Singer, one of the panel said that he thinks the other singer is Taemin, and Jimin was like “EEEYYYYYYY, taemin is a better dancer than that.” And after a while, Jimin was like… “WAIT, WHAT IF THIS SINGER IS A SUNBAE!??!?!” coz he felt bad about his comment about dancing and he was cutely worrying the whole time. And the other panelists were teasing him like “I think it’s a sunbae, it’s your sunbae!” hahaha!
Turns out, it was a sunbae. It’s Thunder who was part of MBLAQ :))))))))
(interview) taemin for ‘grazia’ august 2015 2nd issue
grazia: you’ve done a lot of interviews in the past. are there any question’s you’re sick of? taemin: not really.. ah, ideal type?
grazia: good i didn’t want to know taemin: ah, there’s another one. me in 10 years time?
grazia: you must have heard that question because you debuted at such a young age and your image was strong. did your surrounding people treat you like a kid? taemin: my surrounding people know me well, so they didn’t, but sometimes people that don’t know me too well. i guess it’s a good thing, but it gets tickly haha.
grazia: the full album title song ‘view’ had a different feel to the other spledid performance songs. what are your preferences? taemin: each song has it’s own charm, so taking turns in song choice seems to be a good idea. if i have to choose, i’m more on the performance song because i’m more confident with that area.
grazia: it has been a year since your solo album was released. is it different being in a group again? taemin: yes. ah, i’m in shinee! being a pleasure to meet the other members. the solo promotions have become memories now. it made me nervous having to do everything by myself. but both group and solo are charming.
grazia: it’s your eighth year since debut. has your personal music taste changed? taemin: i think it has. lately, there hasn’t been songs that are touching. rather than specific styles i used to like songs that had a good melody. nowadays, i like songs that have a message or has good lyrics.
grazia: are there songs you’ve been listening to often lately? taemin: not really, demo songs? haha. as i listen to demo songs, i think about what type of music i should do. i have been looking at old videos too.
grazia: you have sang a self composed song before at a concert. do you still compose songs? taemin: if i have the chance, i would like to, so i’ve been trying. i think it’s too early to put in a self composed song in an album. after learning more, i want to discuss with the company about what sort of music i want to do.
grazia: i’ve heard that you went through a lot of process with the company for this album taemin: yes, we sort of make it together. 'view’ was a song we picked and i think the company is slowly allowing our opinions and we talk about that often
grazia: did you guys pick the title song of the repackage album 'married to the music’? taemin: yes we did a vote. it was four to one.
grazia: oh, i won’t ask who that person was taemin: haha it was me, to be honest. it’s a great song, but i had the greed of finding a better song.
grazia: are there any worries about the production of your next solo album? taemin: there are no plans yet of my next solo album, but i’m slowly preparing myself. if 'danger’ is the base of my solo album i want to show something much upgraded. so, i have been thinking of concepts and musical color.
grazia: are there any special moments of your career? taemin: there are about 3. firstly, when i debuted, when i made my solo debut it felt like a replay of all my heard work and effort. once lee sooman told me to record a song as homework and not long after my solo album came out. thirdly, when shinee performed at tokyo dome, there i felt the number of fans increasing ever since we debuted in japan. from a very small hall to arena, i was just as touched as the long time it took us to stand on the tokyo dome stage
grazia: hall tour must have been different, there aren’t many situations like that here where you stand on a small stage. taemin: the audience was very close and that was a little bit hard, we were able to show our artist side and as i saw the fans faces i took it as feedback. and performing there was one of our steps to devloping.
grazia: you seem to be one of developed icon when looking back at your debut video. you had the position of a devloping kid and angel. taemin: ah, that is false information! i don’t have the position of an angel (laughs). i’ll just believe the developed person. angel is too hard for me, haha.
grazia: you have sang a self composed song before at a concert. do you still compose songs? taemin: if i have the chance, i would like to so i’ve been trying. i think it’s too early to put in a self composed song in an album. after learning more, i want to discuss with the company about what sort of music i want to do.
grazia: okay for now, haha. your solo parts in shinee’s songs have gotten longer, so the team color seems to be a different feel. there must be burdening parts as well. taemin: i do get burdened when people’s expectations get higher, but rather than devloping, it’s more about my color, making my identity. i want people to be like 'ah, this is taemin.’
grazia: what is your color? taemin: i am still in the process of finding that, but i hope it doesn’t clash with someone elses.
grazia: that’s very hard. taemin: yes, but with the expectation of the image of being the youngest or if people say 'idol’ the common thoughts people have i want people who are really into music to know.
grazia: you’ve tried acting a few times. do you want to do it again more seriously? taemin: i do have the thought of wanting to act again, but not right now. as being an artist is my main job, i would like to completely settle my position there before i do anything else.
grazia: you seem to have a firm position. taemin: as shinee, yes. but as taemin, i need to try harder.
grazia: are you the type to try whatever you want to do? taemin: yes, i like new things.
grazia: what’s something you want to do for a long time? apart from singing and dancing? taemin: hmm, i don’t think there is anyhting. it’s always singing and dancing.
grazia: what’s something you want more of? taemin: time.
grazia: that’s the hardest. taemin: i debuted at a very young age, but i wish i debuted when i was even younger, so that i have more time.
grazia: does that mean you wish to have more time to promote and be a singer? taemin: not necessarily, i want to have more time preparing. i want to be more systematic, but i can’t have a break for too long. it’s not easy taking that on and devloping at the same time. sometimes, i wish i went back to the past with skills i have now, so that i can be even better.
grazia: when is a time where you feel most peaceful? taemin: when i’m preparing for an album in the practice room. as they say, you never know what the results are going to be, i find that peaceful.
grazia: ah, i learned from twitter trend that if you say lee taemin three times your wish comes true. taemin: fans have been saying that. haha, it’s somehow burdening. rather than doing it seriously, they enjoy it, so i like it too.
grazia: have you tried it? taemin: i haven’t tried it yet, but i will do it soon, haha.
1. Taemin watched this video and got interested in Ian Eastwood, discussing with the company to work with him for the choreography.
2. Taemin and Ian are the same age. Taemin said because they were the same age, he was able to connect with Ian more easily.
3. Apparently, Ian didn’t expect Taemin to dance so well, expecting a singer not a performer/dancer/singer who Taemin is. So he was constantly surprised Taemin could imitate the moves so quickly and so well.
4. Taemin is listening to slow music these days and he recommended Tori Kelly’s Paper Heart for listeners.
5. Taemin at first thought the dancing style of Ian to be weird. However, when you do it right, it’s great and very urban.