On June 19, Shinee made history by becoming the first Asian artists to perform at Abbey Road Studios in London , holding their Japan Debut Premium Reception there.   In July 22, 2011, Shinee started their Japan Debut Premium Reception Tour and held several concerts in various cities across Japan.  On August 28 and October 12, 2011, two Japanese remakes, " Juliette "  and "Lucifer," were released, respectively.  On August 9, 2011, Shinee took part in an effort to help African children. The groups were joined by the United Nation's Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon , in the "Help African Children" project co-organized by the Korean Red Cross Society and the Korean UNICEF committee. 
Mnet and Cube had announced that they will be launching a reality show titled “Pentagon Maker”, where the current 10 trainees will compete in a series of challenges to win the hearts of their fans. The members will have to compete as individuals, as well as units, through 5 categories: Performance (Singing and Rap), Dance, Teamwork, Talent (Wit and Variety-skills), and Mind (Impression and Attitude). Their videos will be available online where fans can come vote for their favorite member. At the end of the program, the online votes will decide who will become the final members of PENTAGON. The final members will then hold an official debut concert on July 16 at a large stadium.