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KEY is a member of the K-pop boy band SHINee.

NameKEY | 키
Full NameKim Kibum | 김기범 | 金起範
BornSeptember 23, 1991
Suseong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
HometownDong-gu, Daegu, South Korea
Height177cm | 5′-10″
Blood TypeB
FamilyMother, Father, Two Dogs
EducationWoosuk University (MA)
Myongji University (BA)
Daegu Youngshin High School
Daegu Youngshin Middle School
Jimyo Elementary School
Years Active2008 – present
PositionLead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Vocalist
LabelSM Entertainment
Official Pageig


YearTypeAlbum Title
20211st EPBAD LOVE
20191st Album RepackageI Wanna Be
20181st AlbumFACE
Digital SingleForever Yours



2019Hit-and-Run SquadHan Dongsoo

TV Series

2017The GuardiansGong Kyungsoo
2016Drinking SoloKim Kibum

KEY Facts

  • He was born in Suseong-gu and raised in Dong-gu.
  • Key got into SM Entertainment as a trainee after he passed a SM audition in 2005 and made his debut as a member of SHINee in 2008.
  • Training Period: 3 years
  • He stayed in LA, California for 6 months in elementary school.
  • He wanted to become a news anchor and a teacher.
  • Key graduated from Myongji University with a bachelor’s degree in musical performance.
  • He is a Christian.
  • He is a big fan of BoA. His middle school website username was boalover.
  • He does not like working out.
  • He was on his middle school dance team.
  • He speaks Korean, English and Japanese.
  • Key has a driver’s license.
  • He hates carrots.
  • Must-Have Travel Item: camera
  • Mandatory Military Service
    Republic of Korea Army
    March 4, 2019 – October 7, 2020
  • Nickname: Almighty Key


  • Artists: BoA, David Guetta, Lady Gaga


  • Mother
    She is a nurse.
  • Father
    Born: 1966
    He is a former bank branch manager.
  • Comme des
    Breed: Red Toy Poodle
    Instagram: @commegalife
  • Garcons
    Breed: Silver Toy Poodle