fromthedepthsandbeyond said: Isn’t she promoting in China? The timing shouldn’t matter then. Anyway, the real Q to ask is why Taemin of all people got to have the first SM solo. (Can you tell I’m peeved about this?)
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It would be easy to translate and record another version, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, none of us are on SM’s board of directors so we can teach something called common sense.
Henry doesn’t count because his solo work makes up is his entire Korean career. Suju-M was relegated to China (until recently), so he formally debuted with “Trap.” From the Korean perspective, he is a new face. (Remember the “M members are not part of the main group” hogwash that transpired? This statement gave Henry the agency to build himself a career independent of Suju.)
Taemin is (allegedly) the first SM idol to produce a solo album while actively promoting in a group that is based in Korea. This is a totally different ball game.
re: liyin. too true!
how could i forget the only13 crap. but it seems like you’re saying sm used the technicality of suju fans largely not accepting him as a ‘real’ member to promote him? has he gotten to write/compose for himself? sorry, i don’t know those details.
oh so there WILL be a taemin album. then, yes, it’s a big deal. saw it coming from 2010, when they’d sub him in for jjong even tho at THAT point onew was the obvious backup for those showy high notes, and he practically spelled out his imminent solo-ness in so many words in the ‘thank you’ notes for one of shinee’s 2013 albums.
i wasn’t kidding when i said he’s sm’s golden boy— i expect them to pull out all the stops for him in a way i can’t even imagine they’d bother do for someone else. he’s always been highly motivated and a likeable kid, and i wish him well. i just find the ‘he was the most deserving and obvious candidate’ logic funny.