|Rei Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6.5 in|
|Date of Birth||February 3, 2004|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Rei is a Japanese rapper, singer, songwriter, musician, model, performer, and television personality who has served as the main rapper and vocalist of the girl group IVE. Formed by Starship Entertainment, the group made its debut on December 1, 2021, with the release of the single album Eleven. Its discography also consists of other albums and songs like After Like, Love Dive, My Satisfaction, Take It, and Royal. In addition to that, IVE has been a recipient of various awards such as the Seoul Music Award, Asia Artist Award, Golden Disc Award, Hanteo Music Award, MAMA Award, Asian Pop Music Award, Brand of the Year Award, Melon Music Award, Genie Music Award, K-Global Heart Dream Award, MTV Video Music Award Japan, and The-K Billboard Award.
Rei, Kim Rei, Darling
Aichi Prefecture, Nagoya, Japan
Rei attended the School of Performing Arts Seoul‘s Applied Music Department and graduated on February 10, 2022.
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Model, Performer, Television Personality
- Siblings – She has an older sister.
Rei has been signed with Starship Entertainment.
Starship Entertainment, Kioon Music
54 kg or 119 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Forehead bangs
- Pouty lips
Rei has done endorsement work for brands such as –
- Bonajour (2022)
- FCMM (2022)
- Peach C (2022)
With IVE, she appeared as a model for SK Telecom‘s “V Coloring” (a subscription-based video ringback tone service) in August 2022.
Also, the girl group IVE has served as models for the “2023 Pepsi Project” and IVE members were announced as exclusive models for Papa John’s Pizza on January 21, 2023.
Rei Favorite Things
- Flowers – Roses
- Item – Headphones that her grandfather gifted her
- Colors – White, Black, Pastel Shades
- Part Of ELEVEN – The “heaven” part
- She relocated to Seoul, South Korea after passing the Starship audition in Japan and became the first Japanese idol to debut under Starship Entertainment.
- On November 6, 2021, Rei was revealed as the 5th member of IVE.
- Her IVE groupmates include Gaeul, Yujin, Liz, Wonyoung, and Leeseo.
- On December 1, 2021, IVE released its debut single album Eleven and it peaked at #1 on the South Korean Albums (Gaon) chart. Also, the album was certified as ‘Platinum’ in South Korea.
- IVE‘s 2nd single album Love Dive was released on April 5, 2022, and it includes 2 songs – Love Dive and Royal. It debuted peaking on the weekly Gaon Album Chart and was also included in Uproxx‘s list of “The Best K-Pop Albums of 2022”. Moreover, the album was certified as ‘3× Platinum’ in South Korea.
- The girl group IVE released its 3rd single album After Like on August 22, 2022, and it consists of 2 songs – After Like and My Satisfaction. The album peaked at #1 on the South Korean Albums (Circle) chart and at #20 on the Croatia International Albums (HDU) chart.
- As a member of IVE, she was appointed as an ambassador for the Korean Red Cross’ annual “Everyone Campaign” to promote volunteering in September 2022.
- Rei is left-handed.
- Liz has nicknamed her “Darling”.
- Rei enjoys drawing and is also very good at it.
- Until the announcement of her debut, she had never had a haircut.
- She is a fan of the girl group Red Velvet and has credited Joy as her role model. She is also a fan of Doja Cat, DPR Ian, ENHYPEN, Dua Lipa, and TWICE.
- Rei is fluent in both Japanese and Korean.
- She enjoys listening to R&B, hip-hop, and jazz songs.
- She likes decorating things, making jewelry, and collecting pretty items such as roses and butterflies.
- Rei frequently uses the white heart emoji.
- She has been friends with Kep1er‘s Dayeon.
- She attended the same school as Yujin.
- Rei has a very flexible body.
- Some of her influences include singers like Lee Hi and Jay Park.
- In April 2023, Rei took a break from her scheduled activities due to health reasons after she experienced abnormal symptoms such as heart palpitations and stuffiness. In May 2023, it was revealed that Rei had decided to resume her group activities.
- In December 2023, Rei opened her personal Instagram account.
Featured Image by IVE / Instagram