SHINee‘s Minho recently announced his solo debut, CHASE, which fans have been eagerly anticipating.
MINHO 민호 The 1st Mini Album 〖CHASE〗
— SHINee (@SHINee) November 21, 2022
Although fans didn’t know what to expect when Minho’s solo debut was first officially announced, fans believe that CHASE is a concept that fits the idol well. Jokingly because of his incredible athleticism…
That's very Minho of Minho.
— 어메이징기 (@haejinkey) November 21, 2022
OFC MINHO HAD TO BE CHASE
— jinki tiny bot ♡ CHASE 12/12 (@jinkitinybt) November 21, 2022
we should’ve known that minho wouldn’t have chosen any other title for his debut than chase pic.twitter.com/mm0zRojcLx
— ً☆ chase 12/12 (@lovebyshinee) November 21, 2022
And more seriously because of the immense passion he has always put into his work.
The word "chase" really fits him the most as someone who's passionate in going after all the different experiences he can try ❤️ pic.twitter.com/LdBa6KCqU7
— manar 💎🌸 MINHO CHASE 12/12 (@luvbeingshawol) November 22, 2022
Fans even realized that the idol had cleverly spoiled the title before it was announced.
But what didn’t surprise fans was how Minho “plagiarized” his solo debut from the rest of SHINee.
SHINee’s Taemin made his solo debut in 2014 with ACE. When Jonghyun made his solo debut in 2015 with BASE, Taemin jokingly accused his member of plagiarism. Jonghyun confidently admitted BASE was “plagiarized” since it had a similar title and album design.
one of the most precious clips ever existed — how it all started with the SHINee plagiarism 💎💎💎💎💎 pic.twitter.com/MIYcz5jGdU
— Trix | MINHO • CHASE • 12.12 ❤️🔥 (@flamer1291) November 21, 2022
Seemingly starting a tradition, both Key and Onew made their solo debuts in 2018 with FACE and VOICE, respectively. Of course, even though SHINee kept following the same pattern for titles and designs, all of their solo debuts showed off their distinct, individual talents and vocal colors.
So fans aren’t particularly surprised that Minho’s debut album title, CHASE, follows the same pattern.
Minho continues the SHINee's solo debut album plagiarism tradition with CHASE 😭
SHINee members’ solo debut albums:
Taemin: ACE 에이스 – 140818 ♠️
Jonghyun: BASE 베이스 – 150112❤️
Key: FACE 페이스 – 181126👦🏻
Onew: VOICE 보이스 – 181205🎤
Minho: CHASE 221212 🏃♂️#SHINee #민호 pic.twitter.com/7h0VWz4h19
— 태민♥민호_Taemin_Minho_2min_SHINee_5 (ZOL) (@Zolshinee2min_5) November 21, 2022
SHINee’s manager even posted the “plagiarized” pattern to their Instagram account.
Minho himself even acknowledged that pattern, telling fans that he has completed the “Last puzzle.”
OH MINHO… 🥺🥺😭💞 pic.twitter.com/p5oa6TggfS
— 2min breathed: CHASE 12/12 (@pawstaem) November 21, 2022
Although it’s never surprising to fans how close SHINee are, fans are still emotional at seeing the strength of the members’ bond.
i could fucking cry https://t.co/b5Ha7kL8Sn
— carmira ♊︎⁷ 🇭🇹 (@outroblaque) November 22, 2022
this makes me feel things https://t.co/pT2l1Tv7QW
— L (@shuahanniehae) November 22, 2022
its complete now .. my beloved house https://t.co/qh0MJfLHrJ
— 🌱teh obeng 🍵 (@lovvesty) November 22, 2022
Last puzzle he said 🥺🥺 its finally complete im glad 🥺🥺🥺 https://t.co/jHN7AFiNDt
— chal met sabujakz🐰🐶 (@butterdoiee) November 22, 2022
The only plagiarism allowed in the world https://t.co/JtqIP72gLF
— Hei, matCHAdoin..🐺🦋 (@cellocha_Rqn) November 22, 2022
Needless to say, fans are excited to see what Minho has in store.
— Shawol Thailand 💎 (@Shawol_Thailand) November 21, 2022