Kim Jong Hyun
Kim Jong Hyun

First Name: Jong Hyun
Family Name: Kim
Native name: 김종현
Also Known as: Jonghyun;Kim Jong Hyeon;Jjong
Nationality: South Korean
Gender: Male
Born: April 8, 1990
Died: December 18, 2017

Kim Jong Hyun, better known by the mononym Jonghyun, was a South Korean singer-songwriter, and radio host. He was a vocalist of the South Korean boy group SHINee, and further participated in S.M. Entertainment's project group S.M. The Ballad. He and the rest of the SHINee members debuted in 2008. Jonghyun had been active in music since he was in junior high school.
He was in a band and participated in many festivals in this area. The band's name was "ZION" and during one of its shows, he was scouted by SM.
Jonghyun debuted as a solo artist on January 12, 2015, with his first EP, titled Base. Later that year he released "Story Op.1". In 2016 Jonghyun released his "She is". In 2017 he released "Story Op.2", with the title track reaching on music charts.
Jonghyun's 2nd studio album 'Poet|Artist' was released posthumously on January 23rd, 2018. Its proceeds will go to the 'Shinin Foundation' which has been founded by his mother. The foundation aims to help young struggling artists and there are festivals planned to be held every December to remember Jonghyun.
In December of 2017, Jong Hyun committed suicide.