Jonghyun (종현) was a South Korean singer-songwriter and composer under SM Entertainment. He was a member of the boy group SHINee and the project ballad group S.M. THE BALLAD.
He made his solo debut on January 12, 2015 with his first mini-album Base while his final album Poet | Artist was released posthumously on January 23, 2018.
In 2005, Jonghyun was scouted by SM Entertainment after he performed in a song festival with his high school band, called ZION. He later dropped out of high school in the tenth grade, transferring to Seoul Music Institute.