SM Entertainment, informed on June 9, through an official press release, that SHINee member Onew is going to enlist military service on December 10″
According to the agency’s statement: “Onew has expressed the desire to have a silent enlistment. We will respect his wishes and will not reveal the location or time of his enlistment, and there will be no official farewell event”.
Onew was discovered in 2006 but, debuted in 2008 as a member of SHINee he has received much affection and love from fans around the world as well as local fans.
On April 30, 2018, the group revealed in a Twitter post, that they would release a new album at the end of May, to coincide with SHINee tenth anniversary, and would also perform a fan meeting in Seoul for May 27.
On September 10, “The Story of Light – Epilogue” was released, a compiled album consisting of songs from SHINee’s sixth studio album divided into three parts, “The Story of Light,” as well as a new song titled “Countless,” for a total of 16 songs.