SHINee’s agency hypes new album
“Sherlock” is being widely promoted by the agency, which said it will release teaser images from the album’s jacket in the lead-up to the release date. A picture of a bare-chested Minho was the first to appear online, much to the excitement of fans.
SHINee’s agency seems eager to show the progress the group has made since it released “Hello” a year and a half ago.
“The new album will show the evolution of the band in terms of its music, performance techniques and style,” a representative from SM Entertainment said.
The boy band made its debut in 2008 with the song “Replay,” and has since become a household name in Korea. Its members are also extremely popular in Japan and Southeast Asia.
On Dec. 28, the boy band was named K-pop Group of the Year by Japanese music retail giant Tower Records based on record sales and votes from netizens.