SHINee’s Army Enlistment Dates Announced!


Information on SHINee’s supposed army enlistment dates have been revealed to the public.

As part of being male Korean citizens, all South Korean men (with few exceptions) are required to serve about 21 months in the Korean military once they are of legal age, regardless of occupation. SHINee’s supposed enlistment are as followed:

Onew: 2017-2019
Jonghyun: 2018-2020
Key: 2019-2021
Minho: 2019-2021
Taemin: 2021-2023

Although it’s still years away, Shawols can’t help but be saddened and are awaiting further confirmation. After Onew’s enlistment, SHINee won’t be complete until Taemin’s discharge in 2023. Nonetheless, Shawols pledge to stick by their idol’s sides.


  1. Wtf. Why does military service have to be compulsory? Shinee is going to be incomplete for 6 years. We shawols are really saddened by this. Super Junior’s leader: Leetuek has already enlisted on 30th October 2012, and we’re really saddened. These poor singers have to give up their job and serve and be ordered around by men. It is bull.

    • They need military because if you think about it they could be in war at any time if North Korea decides it. So it would be nice if you check why some countries still have compulsory military service. Even Greece still has despite it not being 21 months long anymore.

      By any means I don’t think they are giving up on their jobs. Leeteuk as you can see is still growing his musical and acting skills in army. Heechul is being a live radio MC… Naturally it is saddening but unfortunately all we can do it wait and hope to see them back on the stage yet again. Kangin went to the army and returned and rejoined SJ asap. I’m sure the same will happen to other groups including SHINee. The boys are too bonded and they love their work.

  2. Firstly, you did state your sources?! Which makes this seem unreliable……
    And also, do we all realize that the Moment Onew inlists to the army, that SHINee goes bye bye? By the time Taemin comes back Onew will be 34? SM will not have 30 somthings as idols….

    • They won’t go bye bye because they are artists now. Key and Onew will definitely do many more musicals. I’m sure that Minho will appear in even more drama series too and pretty much all of them can be great radio or variety MCs in the future. Let’s not assume things so many years before they happen.

      PS I also question the reliability of this post… :/

  3. D: I can’t live without SHINee T^T lonely for 2 years… I hope they all can make it bak and make more albums and have fun!! Shinee fighting!! GOOD LUCK!! WE LOVE YOU! <33333

  4. It’s sad because key and minho are going to be enlisted at the same time so for 2 years shinee will only be a 3 member group…and im really hoping that key and onew will decide not to enlist since they’re an only child but at the same time i dont want them to feel embarassed and be ridiculed about it by the media since many idols even though they’re an only child they still decided to be enlisted. come to think of it we, the shawols only have 4 years with a complete shinee so let’s give them more happy memories and make sure to let them know that even if they decided to break up (hope that it’s a long time away) we are still going to support them. SHAWOLS HWAITING!!!! SHINEE HWAITING!!!!

    • I think, there is a possibility that Key will not enlist because he really hates exercising and military is worse than exercising. I think he won’t be able to endure it. In Onew’s case, I think he’ll do it for sake of patriotism. I think he’ll think that it is his duty to enlist. (These are only my theories)

      Even if this article is questionable, I somehow believe it. SM can no longer postpone SHINee’s enlistment. SHINee members are going to be 30 soon so they really need to enlist.

      Well, most Shawols are loyal so we will surely wait for them. We might stan other groups but the saying first love never dies stands for all Shawols. <3

  5. Do you think it will be better if all of them enlist at the same time theeeeeen have a super duper mega ultra awesome comeback? 😀 It will be the longest 21 months for me in my life though. v.v

  6. i think that it would be awesome if they all enlisted at once. it will be heart breaking to not have our SHINee boys altogether. lets hope for the best! look at Leeteuk oppa, he is in his 30s but he will definately come back to SJ when he comes out.

  7. I know it is a must due for Shinee. so i will wait for their return no matter how long it takes. for I will be a Shinee fan forever. Forever shining Shinee Fighting.