Key (Kim Ki-bum)


The famous Korean POP band ‘SHINee’ has another talented singer named Kim Ki-bum, 26, who is best known a Key. Know all facts about him on this wiki!

Born on 23rd of September 1991, Key’s real name is Kim Ki-bum (김기범). He was born in Daegu, South Korea but moved to Seoul during S.M. National audition. His primary profession is a singer, but he is also a TV presenter, fashion designer, and an actor. He debuted in the singing field in 2008, joining the group ‘SHINee.’

Quick Wikis

Name Kim Ki-bum (김기범)
Known as Key
Birthday 23rd September 1991
Birthplace Daegu, South Korea
Nationality Korean
Profession Singer, Actor, TV personality, Fashion Designer
Associated with SHINee band
Marital Status Single
Rumored Girlfriend Nicole (KARA)
Ex-Girlfriend Eunji
Married No
Net Worth est. $6 million

Key and Jonghyun Relationship

In Jonghyun’s funeral, 21st December 2017, Key wrote a letter to Jonghyun. He shared the handwritten note apologizing for not being there for him.

Key wrote letter to jonghyun

Screenshot of letter Key wrote for Jonghyun

‘To Jonghyun hyung whom I love!’

‘Hyung. This is Ki Bum~ I sent you off today and even saw your face yesterday, but I still can’t believe it. I’m sorry for visiting you so late because of work, and I’m sorry for not being a source of strength to you when you were lonely.’

Key admitted being one of two stubborn boys in the SHINee group including Jonghyun. They were like close friends who loved talking and going on a vacation.

Key shared Jonghyun devastating death on his Twitter

Key shared Jonghyun’s devastating death on his Twitter

Key said:

‘I’m going to try living a better life, too. When I get older and we meet again, tell me I did well! Jonghyun hyung, you were the best artist, friend, hyung, and colleague to me. ‘You did well, and I love you so much!’

Net Worth

Key has been singing for nine years and has acted on four movies, four TV series, eight variety shows and eight times in the theatre. Having long work life, he has earned good name, fame and increased his net value.

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As of 2017, Key’s annual gross income is $800 thousand. In fact, he ranks top in SHINee band for his salary and net worth. With a luxurious bungalow worth 2 billion won (1.8 million in dollars), Key’s net worth is $6 million as of 2017.


Key, one of the hard-working singer of SHINee, seems to be in a dating relationship. The insider mentioned Key to be in love relationship with KARA group’s ex-member Nicole. The love speculation started as they have something in common like their birth year (1991), being a member of ’91 line and more.

SHINee Key and KARA Nicole

SHINee Key and KARA Nicole

Recently, the news also came out that both were seen close in public place. As both are a social butterfly, adding each other’s pictures on Instagram, they might be dating. Key hasn’t admitted/announced his love life, and SME denied the news.

Before Nicole, he had his name linked with Eunji, an APINK group member. Both worked together on ‘We Got Married’ TV show, in which their act was natural.

SHINee Key and Eunji

SHINee Key and Eunji

As Key mentioned Eunji to be his ideal woman, the rumor came out in the spotlight.

Unknown Facts

  1. Key’s horoscope is Virgo and Sheep is his Chinese zodiac sign.
  2. He loves the bright color, specifically pink.
  3. He loves to go shopping in his spare times and loves doing photo shoots.
  4. His favorite TV show is Spongebob Squarepants, which helped him grow humor within himself.
  5. Key does not want to go to places in height, as he has Acrophobia.
  6. Among SHINee members, he is the best cook.

Body Statistics

Height 1.77 m
Weight 59 kg
Ethnicity Korean
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Skin Color White

Social Media Profiles


Key is active on social media. He has highest followers on Instagram counting 4.7 million followers. The second comes his Twitter account with 71.3 thousand and third comes Facebook with 64.5 thousand fan followings.

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