Lee Jin Ki, better known by his stage name Onew, is a South Korean idol singer, dancer, actor, songwriter, presenter, radio host, MC, and promotional model. He is a member of South Korean boy group "Shinee" under the label of SM Entertainment, as the leader and lead vocalist. Onew collaborated with Lee Hyun Ji, a former member of project group Banana Girl, for his song "Vanilla Love" and with label-mate, Jessica of Girls’ Generation for the song "Il Nyeon Hu (One Year Later)". He enlisted for his mandatory military service on December 10, 2018.Onew was officially discharged from the military on July 8, 2020, 12 days earlier than his expected date of discharge in light of South Korea’s efforts to combat COVID-19.
He is preparing to release his solo comeback album in April 2022 after 3 years and 4 months, since the release of ‘BLUE’ in December of 2019.