Kim Ki-bum, better known by his stage name Key, is a South Korean singer, rapper, dancer, actor, radio host and promotional model. He is the lead dancer, lead rapper and sub-vocalist of SHINee.
Key was born on September 23rd, 1991 in Daegu, South Korea.
After rumors of a solo debut a prologue was released, on SMTOWN's official Youtube page, naming the new group Toheart. The music video for Toheart's featured track, Delicious, was released March 10, 2014.
In 2018, SM Emtertainment announced Key would make his solo debut. The digital single, Forever Yours, featuring Soyou, was relesed on November 2018.
|2007:||Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (꽃미남 연쇄 테러사건) -||as Backup dancer (cameo)|
|2015||SMTOWN The Stage|
|2018||Hit-And-Run Task Force||Dong-soo|
|2011||Moon Night '90||Mnet||as Lee Hyun-do|
|2012||Salamander Guru and The Shadows (도롱뇽도사와 그림자 조작단)||SBS||as himself (cameo)|
|2016||Drinking Solo (혼술남녀)||tvN||as Kim Ki-bum|
|2017||The Guardians (파수꾼)||MBC||as Gong Kyung-soo|
|2010||Raising Idol||Comedy TV||Cast Member|
|2014||7 Hungry Houseguests||MBC|
|We Got Married: Global Edition||Himself|
|2015||Make An Order||Olive TV||Co-Host|
|My Little Television (마이 리틀 텔레비전)||MBC||Cast Member|
|2018||Amazing Saturday||tvN||Cast Member|
|2012||Catch Me If You Can||as Frank Abagnale, Jr.|
|2013||Bonnie and Clyde||as Clyde Chestnut Barrow|
|2013-2014||The Three Musketeers||as D'Artagnan|
|2015||School Oz||as David||Hologram musical|
|Chess||as Anatoly Sergievsky|
|2015-2016||In the Heights||as Usnavi|
|2016||Save the Green Planet! (지구를 지켜라!)||as Byeong Gu|
- FACE (2018)
- I Wanna Be (2018)
- Forever Yours (2018)
- Hologram (2018)
| To view the Key gallery, click here.
- Due to his stage name, his fans are called 'Lockets'.
- Having been on an exchange program to America, Key can speak comparatively good English.
- He is known as the most sociable member of SHINee, usually possessing contacts of those other members who are not that close with.
- He is the founder of the '91 line, where idols who were born on the year 1991 regularly meet up. However, Minho is not a regular member, for Key has once said that when he was by himself, he was Key, cool and suave, but when he is with another member, that member steals the spotlight, and he becomes "Just Kibum".
- He is the member which wishes to get married the most, often bursting out into a song of "I wanna get married~!".
- He has a photographic memory when it comes to dances, immediately memorising a dance after only seeing it a few times.
- He is a great imitator.
- He has a naggy personality, and is therefore known as the "umma" (mother) of the group.
- He is close friends with Nicole (former member of Kara), Jinwoon (2AM), Mir (MBLAQ), Jaejin (FT Island), Dongwoon (BEAST), and Seohyun (Girls' Generation). He is also close with Eunji (Apink) and Soyou (Sistar).