Key (Kim Ki-bum) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Key (Kim Ki-bum) Quick Info
Height5 ft 10.5 in
Weight68 kg
Date of BirthSeptember 23, 1991
Zodiac SignLibra
BoyfriendUnknown

Key is a South Korean singer, actor, fashion designer, and television presenter best known for being a vocalist of the popular South Korean boy group, SHINee, under SM Entertainment. He has also worked as a fashion designer and designed many of the group’s concert outfits. Key has a strong fan base and has managed to gain more than 7 million followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Kim Ki-bum

Nick Name

Key, The Almighty Key, KimKey, Key Umma

Key at the SHINee World Concert in September 2012
Key at the SHINee World Concert in September 2012 (Sparking / Tistory / CC BY-4.0)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Daegu, South Korea

Residence

South Korea

Nationality

South Korean

Education

Key studied at the Dae Gu Yeong Shin Middle School. He later attended the Myongji University and majored in Film and Musical. For his post-graduation, he got enrolled at    Woosuk University where his major was in Culture and Education Contents Development.

Occupation

Singer, Actor, Television Presenter, Fashion Designer

Family

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – None

Manager

Key is represented by SM Entertainment.

Genre

K-pop, J-pop, R&B, EDM, Funk Rock, Hip Hop

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • SM Entertainment
  • Virgin Records

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10.5 in or 179 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Key at the SHINee World Concert in May 2014
Key at the SHINee World Concert in May 2014 (Sparking / Tistory / CC BY-4.0)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Key has dated –

  1. Nicole – Key was rumored to be dating Nicole, a member of the South Korean pop girl group, Kara. The two have been spotted together several times and were said to be romantically linked. Key has however stated that they are “just friends”.

When asked about his ideal type, he said that it always changes but one thing that he would want in a girl would be that she is well-read and knowledgeable.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He is of South Korean descent.

Hair Color

Black

He often tends to dye his hair ‘light brown’.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Often wears glasses
  • Cut on right eyebrow
Key as seen in September 2012
Key as seen in September 2012 (Sparking / Tistory / CC BY-4.0)

Brand Endorsements

Key has done endorsement work for the following brands –

  • Nana’s B
  • Reebok
  • Maypole
  • Etude House
  • The Saem
  • Skechers
  • Smart School uniform
  • CLRIDE.n
  • Oddugi Noodles
  • H2
  • Auction
  • Jill Stuart
  • Charm

Best Known For

Being a vocalist and group leader of the popular South Korean boy group, SHINee, under SM Entertainment, which sold more than 180,000 copies of their EP Sherlock in 2012

First Album

With his band, SHINee, Key released his first album titled The Shinee World in 2008 which recorded the sales number of 88,000+ in Korea.

As a solo artist, his first album was titled Face which released on November 26, 2018.

First Film

Key made his theatrical film debut in the South Korean high school mystery/comedy film Attack on the Pin-Up Boys in 2007.

First TV Show

He made his first TV show as Han Jeong-woo on April Kiss in 2004.

Personal Trainer

As per an interview, Key revealed that he does not have a naturally slim body type and he gains weight easily. So during the time, he was a trainee with SM Entertainment, he was not allowed to eat certain foods that he desired. All he was allowed to eat was dishes like fish cakes and soybean stew.

Key during a performance in May 2014
Key during a performance in May 2014 (Sparking / Tistory / CC BY-4.0)

Key Facts

  1. He was raised by his grandmother since his birth due to his mother’s ill health and his father’s busy schedule.
  2. When he was 14, Key represented his school at water-skiing competitions.
  3. He auditioned for SM Entertainment at SM National Tour Audition Casting in 2006 and got through.
  4. After being a trainee of SM Entertainment till 2008, he was selected as a member of the boy group SHINee and officially debuted with the group on May 25, 2008.
  5. In 2014, he collaborated with his close friend and boyband Infinite member Woohyun and the duo was known as Toheart.
  6. Apart from being a singer, he is also a fashion designer and has designed many of the group’s concert outfits.
  7. He has also been an active philanthropist and has done charity work for organizations such as World Vision and Animal Freedom Union.
  8. He is an animal lover and has two pet dogs named Commes Des and Garçon.
  9. Apart from Korean, he is also fluent in English and Japanese.
  10. Key has height phobia.
  11. Follow him on Instagram.

Featured Image by Sparking / Tistory / CC BY-4.0

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