When will Taemin join the military? SHINee singer teases virtual concert and solo album ahead of enlistment

Taemin wants to show a bit more of him and his music to fans before he takes the long break for the military


                            When will Taemin join the military? SHINee singer teases virtual concert and solo album ahead of enlistment
Taemin announces enlistment news, SHINee fans heartbroken (SHINee Instagram)

After EXO's Baekhyun and Chanyeol, it is SHINee's Taemin who announced his upcoming military enlistment and the jam-packed schedule for May before he enlists. Along with teasing an online 'Beyond Live' concert, Taemin revealed that he may also release another solo album before going to the military.

Taemin has been crowned as the 'Idol's Idol' for his consistent success and impact in K-pop not just with SM Entertainment's popular group SHINee or SuperM but also with his solo albums which started with debut solo album 'Ace' in 2014 and continues till the latest one, 'Never Gonna Dance Again' that reached number one in Gaon Album chart with act 1 and number 2 with the second part.

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When will SHINee's Taemin enlist?

Taemin will reportedly enlist on May 31, 2021, and return by the end of November 2022. Prior to the enlistment, Taemin will have his first virtual solo fan concert with SM Entertainment's 'Beyond Live' technology on May 2, 2021. Tickets for the same event will go on sale from April 20. Taemin in the latest Vlive session said, “There is more than a month left, so I didn’t want to spend it already being sad. I wanted to tell you with my own words directly.” Taemin wants to show a bit more of him and his music to fans before he takes the long break for the military, the South Korean singer has stated. 

Taemin will release a solo album before going to the military (SHINee Instagram)


 

Speaking of his plans before the enlistment, the 27-year-old 'Move' crooner said, “I’m going to do a Beyond LIVE [concert] on May 2. My solo album will come out in the second or third week of May. The album schedule hasn’t been confirmed yet, but I will be able to show one last brilliant performance and music.”



 

Taemin's comeback album

With Taemin's enlistment news, fans are determined to get Taemin all the streams with his comeback album. Taemin has been deemed as one of the most artistic geniuses of K-pop, it's only fair that the fans return the same support and love to the 'Criminal' crooner that he deserves to see before going away. A fan said, "Even in his last weeks/month remaining before enlistment he chooses to sing and dance as well as give us new music, you’re truly the best artist Taemin and you’ll always be our ace." Another Shawol as SHINee fans are called tweeted, "The way our Taemin really was so considerate to let us know about his enlistment through him instead of through SM, to just tell that to us in words and to share his raw emotions with us..just shows how much he loves us and how he really considers us to be a huge part of his life."



 



 

Taemin stuns the fans with his opening stage in MAMA 2020 (MAMA YouTube)

Fans have also urged everyone to pour more love and support for Taemin. A fan wrote, "Also to all the non-shawols or casual stams crying over Taemin's enlistment, I want to see each & everyone of you streaming his CB next month. No more token stanning him. This is your last chance to support him before he leaves. Pls sincerely root for him with us shawols." Another fan gushed, "during taemin’s enlistment I will make sure criminal gets its rolling moment I will make it happen with my own hands."



 



 

While fans can't stop the inevitable parting with the singer, the upcoming concert and the album will be the goodbye gifts from the K-pop artist. Stream Taemin's music below while we wait for more details on Taemin's comeback album.



 

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