Kim Kibum( Hangul : 김 기 범 ; Hanja : 金 基 范 ; born September 23, 1991), better known by his stage nameKey( Hangul : 키 ), is a South Korean idol singer , rapper , dancer , actor , and promotional model . He is a member of South Korean boy group Shinee under the label of SM Entertainment , as a vocalist, lead dancer, and lead rapper.

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 Key's Career


Key was a varsity water-skier in Dae Gu Yeong Shin Middle School.Key also appeared in Super Junior 'sWonder Boymusic video as an extra dancer. Key is also known for his multilingual talents since he spent six weeks on an exchange in America.


Key was discovered at the2005 S.M. National Tour Audition Casting. In 2008, he was chosen as a member of the group Shinee , the 5-member boy group debuted on May 25, 2008 on SBS 's Inkigayo .


Key featured in label-mate Xiah 's solo performance of "Xiahtic" in TVXQ 's concert, 2009: The 3rd Asia Tour Mirotic, in Seoul.In 2010 Key was featured in the song "치유 (Healing)" on TRAX 's mini album "Trax Mini Album Volume 1".

Later, it was also announced that Key would have a part in Girls' Generation 's song "Hwaseongin Virus (Boys & Girls)" ( Korean :"화성인 바이러스 (Boys & Girls)") on their second studio albumOh!.Key featured in Girls' Generation 's first live album The 1st Asia Tour: Into The New World Album in the song "Barbie Girl" with Girls' Generation 's Jessica Jung . Key also featured in Im Yoona 's solo performance in Girls' Generation 1st Asia Tour: Into the New World in Shanghai with the song "If You Find A Cool Guy, Please Introduce Me."

Key collaborated with Leeteuk of Super Junior on a song called "Bravo" for dramaHistory of a Salaried Man. He would have a rap part in EXO 's song "Two Moons" on their debut mini albumMAMAand BoA 's song "One Dream" as the theme song for SBS 'Kpop Star with labelmate Henry of Super Junior-M .


Key debuted as an actor in 2011 on Moon Night 90 as Lee Hyun Do along with fellow member, Taemin .

Key was casted as Frank Abagnale Jr. , rotating with Um Ki Joon , Kim Jeong-hoon, Park Kwang-hyun and label-mates Kyuhyun of Super Junior with Sunny of Girls' Generation and Dana of CSJH The Grace , in the Korean production of Broadway musicalCatch Me If You Can, marking his theatrical debut. The musical ran from 28 March to 10 June at the Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall, in Hannam-dong , Seoul.

Key also cameo in SBS Sitcom " Salamander Guru and The Shadows " appeared in episode 4.

Television shows

Key has also appeared on television shows such asIdol Maknae Rebellionas a guest star alongside his Shinee group mates Taemin, Onew, and Jonghyun in two episodes. Together with other idol group members: Dongho from U-KISS , Shorry J from Mighty Mouth , Jinwoon from 2AM , Yunhwa from T-Max , Seunghyun from F.T. Island and in the later part, Mir from MBLAQ . Key was part of the cast of the showRaising Idol; the show was also known as 'Keydol' by his fans.

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 Key's Personal life

He is known to be the most sociable member with the most celebrity phone numbers. He is known to be close to the '91 line. The group contains people from popular groups such as 2AM 's JinWoon, FT Island 's JaeJin, Beast 's DongWoon , MBLAQ 's Mir, Infinite 's Woohyun, After School 's Nana, Miss A 's Min and Kara 's Nicole .

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 Key's Filmography

Television dramas

2011 Moon Night 90 Lee Hyun Do Mnet
2012 Salamander Guru and The Shadows (cameo) SBS

Television shows

2009 Raising Idol Himself
2009 Courtyard Himself
2010 Love Pursuer Guest Ep. 6 MBC

Musical theatre

YearTitleRoleOther Notes
2012 Catch Me If You Can Frank Abagnale, Jr. Korean Ver.

Music video appearances

YearSong TitleArtistRole
2007 Attack on the Pin-Up Boys Super Junior Extra dancer

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 Key's References

  1. "Key(김기범) 가수" (in Korean). Naver Profiles. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. (Japanese) "Shinee". SM Entertainment Japan and EMI Music Japan. Retrieved December 26, 2010. 
  3. (Korean) "샤이니 키, 中시절 수상스키 선수로 전국 대회 출전". Seoul Newspaper. September 26, 2008. Retrieved January 19, 2009. 
  4. (Korean) "SHINee's iple profile". Retrieved November 11, 2010. 
  5. (Korean) "동방신기,中 난징서 2만팬 열광시켜..위조티켓도 등장". CC. Today. April 5, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009. 
  6. (Korean) "트랙스, 첫 미니앨범 ‘가슴이 차가운 남자’ 22일 ‘뮤직뱅크’ 깜짝공개". CC. Toda. January 1, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  7. (Korean) 소녀시대 ‘Oh!(오)’, 네티즌 “빨리 무대 보고싶어” (Girls' Generation's "Oh!", Netizens "Really Want to See the Performance"). Today Korea. January 27, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2010.
  9. Sunwoo, Carla "Three join ‘Catch Me if You Can’" Joongang Daily. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-27

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 Key's Discography

Soundtrack appearances and Solo performance

2010 TRAX Mini Album Volume Up Healing withTRAX
2010 Oh! Boys & Girls withGirls' Generation
2010 1st Asia Tour "Into The New World" Barbie Girl Duet withJessica
2011 History of Salaried Man OST Bravo 03:12 Duet withLeeteuk
2012 One Dream (Single) One Dream 02:29 withBoA&Henry
2012 MAMA Two Moons withEXO

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