SHINee Taemin Announces Official Solo Fandom Name — What’s the Meaning Behind It?

After 14 years since his solo debut, SHINee Taemin finally announced the official fan club name for his individual activities!

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SHINee Taemin Announces Official Solo Fandom Name — What's Meaning Behind It?
SHINee Taemin

After leaving SM Entertainment to pursue his solo endeavors, the idol signaled his fresh start under BPM Entertainment with the announcement of his solo fandom name!

On May 8, the social media platforms dedicated solely to his activities made an announcement that Taemin will begin recruiting the first fan club members, starting on May 13 to June 2.

According to the idol’s official website, the global star’s fans will be called, “TAEMate,” an amalgamation of his name, “TAEMIN” and “MATE,” which means “close friends.”

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This means that the idol will treat TAEMates and his closest and dearest friends.

This is expected to be added to one of his endearments for fans, such as “Jjakkoong” (friend) and Taemints (their earlier nickname).

After this announcement, Big Planet Made Entertainment, the agency, said:

“Please look forward to the future time Taemin will spend with Taemin’s best friend, TAEMmate, who always gives Taemin lots of love and support.”

When SHINee World/Shawols (SHINee fandom) saw the fandom name and its details, they were touched to see that Taemin didn’t fail to represent himself as a member of the group, despite being a soloist as well.

Looking at the colors from the poster, it was designed using the combination of yellow (Taemin’s official color) and pearl aqua green, which is SHINee’s official color.

The logo is said to be a pansy flower, which has a special meaning for both Taemin and the fandom. In the past, the male idol shared that the flower symbolizes the words, “remember me,” which is what he wants to tell to fans who are waiting for him.

Additional fun fact, there is a so-called Pansy Day, which coincided with SHINee’s debut date, May 25.

More information is expected to be released on May 13th.

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Lee Taemin, who has been loved by K-pop fans around the world cemented his name after debuting as SHINee’s main dancer and maknae in 2008. Together with his co-members, Onew, Jonghyun, Key & Minho, the five stars shone bright with their hits, “Replay,” “Sherlock,” “Lucifer,” “Dream Girl,” “Don’t Call Me” and more.

Since then, he has risen as an irreplaceable dancer, “Ace of K-pop” and “Idol of Idols,” especially after establishing his solo career in 2014. At the time, he popularized various dance crazes including, “Move,” “Danger,” “WANT,” “Criminal” and “Guilty.”

After 16 years under SM Entertainment, he left the label and recently signed an exclusive contract with Big Planet Made Entertainment and declared a new challenge as a solo artist. Despite that, he will continue to promote as SHINee under SM for group activities only.