These Are The Only SM Entertainment Soloists Who Have Released Full Albums

Three of them are from the same group!

SM Entertainment is known as a pillar of the K-Pop industry, and many legendary artists have come out of the company over the years. While SM Entertainment is full of great groups and solo artists, only a few soloists from the company have put out full-length solo albums!

Here are all the soloists currently signed to SM Entertainment who have released full albums!

1. BoA

BoA has been a soloist her whole career, and she’s put out many full-length albums.

BoA | @boakwon/Instagram

Her first full-length album, ID; Peace B, was released in 2000.

ID; Peace B | Wikipedia

Since then, she’s put out 11 more full-length albums in Korean. Her most recent album, Better, was released in 2020.

Better | Wikipedia

She’s also released 9 full-length albums in Japanese. Her latest Japanese full-length album, Watashi Kono Mama de Ii no Kana, was released in 2018.

Watashi Kono Mama de Ii no Kana | Wikipedia

2. Chu Gayeoul

Chu Gayeoul is a folk-pop singer and songwriter.

Chu Gayeoul | Han Cinema

He has released 5 full-length albums. His most recent full-length album, Vol.5 Be Renewed, was released in 2012.

Vol.5 Be Renewed | Amazon

3. Kangta

Kangta has released 4 full-length albums.

Kangta | SM Entertainment Japan

He released his first full-length album, Polaris, in 2001.

Polaris | Wikipedia

Since then, he’s released 3 more full-length albums. His most recent album, Eternity, came out in 2008.

Eternity | Wikipedia

4. J-Min

J-Min has released many OSTs and singles, but she has only released one full-length album so far.

J-Min | KoME World


U-Know has released 3 full-length albums so far.

U-Know | Channel Korea

His most recent full-length Korean album, Noir, was released in 2021.

Noir | Kpop Wiki

His most recent Japanese album, U Know Y, was released in 2015.

U Know Y | SMTown Wiki

6. Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation)

So far, Taeyeon has put out two full-length albums. Her third album is coming soon though!

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon | @taeyeon_ss/Instagram

Her first full-length album, My Voice, was released in 2017.

My Voice | Wikipedia

Her second album, Purpose, was released in 2019.

Purpose | Wikipedia

7. Lay (EXO)

Lay has released 4 full-length albums so far.

EXO’s Lay | @layzhang/Instagram

He released Lay 02 Sheep in 2017.

Lay 02 Sheep | Wikipedia

Namanana was released in 2018.

Namanana | Wikipedia

Lit was released in 2 parts in 2020.

Lit | hello asia!

Producer was released in 2021.

Producer | Spotify

8. Taemin (SHINee)

To date, Taemin has released 4 full-length albums.

SHINee’s Taemin | @lm_____ltm/Instagram

His first full album, Press It, was released in 2016.

Press It | Wikipedia

Move was released in 2017.

Move | Wikipedia

His Japanese album, Taemin, was released in 2018.

Taemin | Amazon

In 2020, Taemin released his most recent full-length album in 2 parts. He released Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1 in September and Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 2 in November.

Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 1 | Spotify
Never Gonna Dance Again: Act 2 | Spotify

9. Jonghyun (SHINee)

Jonghyun released 2 full-length albums.

SHINee’s Jonghyun | @jonghyun.948/Instagram

His first full-length album, She Is, was released in 2016.

She Is | Wikipedia

Poet | Artist was released in 2018.

Poet | Artist | Wikipedia

10. Key (SHINee)

Key actually made his solo debut with a full-length album!

SHINee’s Key | @bumkeyk/Instagram

FACE, Key’s first full-length album, was released in 2018.

FACE | Wikipedia


Source: The Qoo