Key (entertainer)

  (Redirected from Key (singer))

Kim Ki-bum (born September 23, 1991), better known by his stage name Key, is a South Korean singer, actor, fashion designer and television presenter. Born and raised in Daegu, South Korea, he later travelled to Seoul after a successful audition at the S.M. National Tour Audition Casting. In May 2008, Key debuted as a member of South Korean boy group Shinee, who later went on to become one of the best-selling artists in South Korea. Key is widely recognised as a singer, but he has also ventured into different careers, notably as an actor and fashion designer.

Key at Seoul Fashion Week 2018 04.png
Key at Seoul Fashion Week in March 2018
Kim Ki-bum

(1991-09-23) September 23, 1991 (age 29)
Daegu, South Korea[1]
  • Singer
  • actor
  • television presenter
  • fashion designer
Musical career
Years active2008–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Gi-beom
McCune–ReischauerKim Kipŏm
Stage name
Revised RomanizationKi
Key's Signature.png

As a singer, he has collaborated with various artists, and debuted in the sub-unit Toheart with Woohyun of Infinite. He made his debut as a soloist in November 2018 with the release of the digital single "Forever Yours", and his first studio album, Face, was released later that month. Key has also contributed to songwriting that have been released in Shinee's and Toheart's albums. As an actor, he was cast in multiple musicals, such as Bonnie & Clyde (2013), Zorro (2014), and Chess (2015). He has since widened his field as an actor by taking part in several television drama roles, like Drinking Solo (2016) and The Guardians (2017).

In 2015, Key progressed to becoming a fashion designer and took part in numerous projects. For instance, he collaborated with Bridge Shop House to design Shinee concert outfits, and worked with model Irene and the brand Charm's to design fashion apparel. Due to the success of his works, Key was later appointed as fashion director of the group. In 2016, he became a model for the American fashion brand Jill Stuart.

Life and careerEdit

1991–2011: Early life and career beginningsEdit

Key was born on September 23, 1991, in Daegu, South Korea.[1][2] At the age of 14, he represented Yeong Shin Middle School in his hometown as a water-skier and competed in water-skiing competitions.[3][4] In 2006, he joined SM Entertainment after a successful audition at the SM National Tour Audition Casting.[5] One year later, he appeared as a background dancer in the film Super Junior, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys.

In 2008, he was chosen as a member of the group Shinee.[6] The group released their first mini-album, Replay on May 22, debuting at #10 and reaching the #8 position on the charts.[7] The first television presentation of the group occurred on May 25, 2008, on the program SBS's Inkigayo.[8]

Shortly after debut, Key appeared on television shows such as Idol Maknae Rebellion as a guest star alongside his Shinee group mates Taemin, Onew, and Jonghyun for two episodes. Key was also part of the cast of the show Raising Idol along with Dongho from U-KISS and Thunder from MBLAQ.[9] In addition, Key was featured in label-mate Xiah's solo performance of "Xiahtic" in TVXQ's concert 2009: The 3rd Asia Tour Mirotic in Seoul.[10] In 2010, he was featured in the song "치유 (Healing)" on TRAX's mini album "Trax Mini Album Volume 1",[11] and in Girls' Generation's song "Hwaseongin Virus (Boys & Girls)" (Korean: "화성인 바이러스 (Boys & Girls)") for their second studio album, Oh!.[12] In 2011, Key collaborated with Leeteuk of Super Junior on a song called "Bravo" for the drama History of a Salaryman. He also took part in EXO's song "Two Moons" on their debut mini album MAMA[13] and BoA's song "One Dream" as the theme song for SBS "K-pop Star" with label-mate Henry of Super Junior-M.[14]

2012–15: Toheart and theatrical debutEdit

In 2012, Key was cast as Frank Abagnale Jr., rotating with Um Ki-joon, Kim Jeong-hoon, Park Gwang-hyun and label-mate Super Junior's Kyuhyun, with Girls' Generation Sunny and The Grace's Dana, in the Korean production of Broadway musical "Catch Me If You Can", marking his theatrical debut. The musical ran from March 28 to June 10 at the Blue Square, Samsung Card Hall, in Hannam-dong, Seoul. On October 24, 2012, it was announced that Key would be participating in the return of the Korean adaption of the broadway musical Catch Me If You Can. The production started on December 14, 2012, and continued until February 9, 2013, at the Opera House in the Seongnam Arts Center.[15] Key also made a cameo appearance in SBS Sitcom "Salamander Guru and The Shadows".[16]

On July 18, 2013, it was announced that Key would be cast as Clyde in the Korean production of the broadway musical "Bonnie & Clyde", alongside the cast Kim Min-jong, Um Ki-joon, Dana of CSJH The Grace, and Hyungsik of ZE:A. The performance ran at the Chungmu Art Hall in Seoul from September 4 until October 27, 2013.[17] Not long after, on October 22, he was cast in another Korean adaptation of the broadway musical "The Three Musketeers" as D'Artagnan.[18]

Toheart at the 2014 Hong Kong Dome Festival.

In 2014, Key formed a duo with Woohyun from Infinite, a collaboration between SM Entertainment and Woollim Entertainment.[19] According to the members, it was their idea to form a duo since they are close friends but they weren't thinking of a musical collaboration, instead of photoshoots and similar activities.[20][21] The duo was well received, winning the Popularity Award at the 29th Golden Disk Awards.[22] Jeff Benjamin from Billboard praised the duo's vocals, and also the choreography and on-screen charisma.[23] In the same year, Key was cast as the lead role for the musical Zorro, sharing the role with singer Wheesung and Beast's Yoseob. "Zorro" ran from August 27 till October 26 at the Chungmu Art Hall in Seoul.[24] Key also participated in the MBC variety show We Got Married Global Edition. He was partnered with Alissa Yagi, a Japanese model.[25]

In March 2015, Key and CNBLUE's Jung-shin were appointed as the main presenters of Mnet's M Countdown.[26] In the same year, Key collaborated with AXODUS, a duo formed by Don Spike and DJ Hanmin. Key took over the vocals for the track "Hold On", and they made a special presentation on July 25, 2015 at the Ansan Valley Rock Festival.[27] In July 2015, Key was announced to be part of the musical "In the Heights",[28] which was also performed with Japanese subtitles at Kanagawa Arts Theatre in Yokohama in 2016.[29] Key starred in his first play as Byeong Gu in "Save the Green Planet!", based on the 2003 film of the same name.[30] Key also had his own web show entitled "Key's Know How" produced by Mnet.[31]

2016–2017: Acting rolesEdit

In September 2016, Key made his official acting debut in the tvN drama Drinking Solo which aired from September 5 to October 25. He took the role of a student who has been studying for the civil service exam for three years. His character has lived an easy life so far but he's currently experiencing a life with no income.[32][33] Even though this was Key's first time acting in a network, his acting was well received by the production team,[34] stating: "Key is someone who works hard. He prepared a lot beforehand and as an actor, he comprehensively analysed his character role. He is receiving many praise and love from the staff. Despite having no experience in dramas at the time of his audition, his acting gave off a very fresh vibe. Furthermore, his acting and his enunciation were good and so we decided to cast him."

In April 2017, Key was announced as one of the main characters for the new MBC drama The Guardians.[35] In the drama, Key plays the role of Gong Kyung-soo, a skater and a hacker whose mother went missing due to a crime[36] and received positive reviews for his acting skills.[37] He subsequently received the Best New Actor Award for his role in the drama at the 2017 Grimae Awards.[38]

2018–2019: Solo debut and military enlistmentEdit

In 2018, Key was featured in Years & Years' remix to their single "If You're Over Me", which was released on July 6, 2018. Key sings in both Korean and English over the original melody alongside the British pop trio. The original Korean verses reflect the song's overall meaning, as Key asks a lover to stop pushing-and-pulling[39] and was written by the singer himself.[40]

On October 11, 2018, SM Entertainment announced that Key will make his solo debut in late November.[41] Shortly after, on October 20, Key performed a special stage at CHARM's Fashion Show, during HERA Seoul Fashion Week. He performed a new song called "Chemicals", which was later included in his album.[42] Two weeks later, the single "Forever Yours", featuring Key's close friend and former Sistar member Soyou, was pre-released on November 6 along with a music video.[43]

On November 26, his first full length album titled Face was released alongside a music video for the single and title track "One of Those Nights", featuring Crush.[44] Out of the ten songs included in the album, Key wrote the lyrics to four of them himself.

Following his solo debut, Key also released first Japanese solo album, Hologram on December 26, 2018. Along with the title track "Hologram", the album contains a total of five tracks including a Japanese version of "One of Those Nights" from Key's Korean album Face. To celebrate his Japanese debut, Key held two live shows titled Key Land in Kobe and Yokohama on December 22 and December 25.[45] His first solo concert in South Korea, titled The Agit Key Land – Key, is supposed to be held in February 2019 in Seoul at the SM Town Theatre in SM Town's Coex Artium and run for 6 days.[46]

I Wanna Be, a repackaged version of Face, was released on March 4, 2019; the album was preceded by singles "Cold" featuring Hanhae and the title track "I Wanna Be" which featured Soyeon of (G)I-dle.[47][48] On the same day the album was released, Key enlisted for his mandatory military conscription. Key's expected discharge date is October 7, 2020.[48]

Personal lifeEdit

Key was raised by his grandmother from birth; his mother was sick after giving birth and his father was busy with work.[49] On October 10, 2014, Key announced on his Instagram account that his grandmother had died on September 23, 2014. He stated that he wanted to announce it on his own because it did not feel right for the news to be announced through his company.[50]

Key graduated from Myongji University with a degree in Film and Musical.[51] He attended Woosuk University for his postgraduate degree, majoring in "Culture and Education Contents Development". He participated in the project on youth self-concept development started by students in his major.[52] He has conducted special seminars in Iksan Namseong Middle School, North Jeolla Province, and Gimje Girls' Middle School in Seoul.[53] His thesis is titled "The Influence of Styling Education on Appearance Satisfaction and Self-Esteem of Korean Adolescents".[54][55]

Other venturesEdit


"The important thing is to not be bound by style in and of itself, but one attitude when it comes to fashion. Matching a fashion item to my own style in and of itself is fun." — Key[56]

Key is considered as one of the best dressed men in his country,[57] with his peculiar and particularly appealing style often not afraid to mix colors.[58] In media, his style is compared to fashion icon G-Dragon. Both are known not to follow trends, but instead have their own unique style, mixing elements of the new trends with outdated items.[58] Key has stated that he enjoys to try something new to look different from others and that instead of being constrained by fashion, he cares more about the attitude towards fashion.[59]

Years after his debut, Key has also ventured into the fashion industry. For instance, he collaborated with designer Ko Taeyong on self-designed sweatshirts depicting his dogs and sold them for charity.[60] In addition, he was also promoted to one of SM Entertainment's fashion directors and has been designing Shinee's concert outfits since 2015. In 2016, Key collaborated with Japanese illustrator Bridge Ship House for Shinee's fifth Korean concert tour titled SHINee World V. Key's primary goal of the costume directing is a well-balanced combination of Shinee’s identity as a group and each member’s individualities.[61][62][63] In January 2016, Key became a model for Jill Stuart Accessory.[64] A representative explained that Key was chosen for the brand because he has promoted professionally in a variety of areas such as music and broadcasting, which showed an artistic aspect that overlaps with sensual style and fashion concept of the brand.[65] Key also became a special editor for the Korean Elle, sharing his personal lifestyle in a column called 'Key Story', which is released bi-weekly by the magazine.[66] He shared tips on colour contact lenses,[67] cameras,[68] applications,[69] and more. In 2017, Key along with model Irene and fashion brand Charm's worked together to design new apparels which were sold in March.[70]


In 2012, Key and his fans from Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and seven other countries donated 2.12 tons of rice to World Vision, which was able to feed 17,000 undernourished children and elderly among 11 cities.[71] Later on September 23, 2014, Key’s birthday, fans raised a total of 2 million won and established a well in Cambodia, and was also used as medical aid for poor children.[72] In 2015, Key posted on his Instagram account encouraging viewers to help the citizens in Nepal after its earthquake, and sent moral support.[73] In the same year, Key collaborated with designer Ko Taeyong and sold sweatshirts depicting his dogs. All revenue (approximately 12.5 million won) were later donated to the Animal Freedom Union.[60] In 2016, Key along with groupmate Taemin and other artists from SM Entertainment took part in the "Make a Promise" campaign organised by UNICEF and Louis Vuitton, whereby 40% of the proceeds were donated through UNICEF to the children in need.[74]




Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2007 Attack on the Pin-Up Boys Backup dancer Cameo
2012 I Am Himself Documentary of SM Town [75]
2015 SMTOWN The Stage [76]
2016 Seoul Fashion Documentary; collaboration between JTBC and CeCi [77]
2019 Hit-and-Run Squad Dong-soo [78]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2011 Moon Night '90 Lee Hyun-do Mnet Deux episode [79]
2012 Salamander Guru and The Shadows Himself SBS Cameo [80]
2016 Drinking Solo Kim Ki-bum tvN Supporting role [81]
2017 The Guardians Gong Kyung-soo MBC Main role [82]

Variety showsEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2010 Raising Idol Cast Member Comedy TV with Dongho from U-KISS and Thunder from MBLAQ [9]
2014 7 Hungry Houseguests MBC Ethiopia Episode [83]
Stargazing with Kang Ho-dong [84]
We Got Married Global Edition Himself with Arisa Yagi [85]
2015 Make An Order Co-Host Olive TV with Jun Hyun-moo [86]
My Little Television Cast Member MBC broadcast on Lifestyle & Pet [87]
2015–17 M Countdown Host Mnet [88]
2018 Breakers Host Mnet [89]
Cheongdam Key-chin Host KakaoTV [90][91]
2018–19 DoReMi Market Cast Member tvN [92]

Reality showsEdit

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2015 Key's Knowhow Mnet broadcast on Mnet's Official YouTube Channel [31]
2018 Keyword#BoA
  • Naver TV
  • V-Live
  • xtvN
Key-log Naver TV [94]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Catch Me If You Can Frank Abagnale, Jr. Korean Ver.
2013 Bonnie and Clyde Clyde Chestnut Barrow
2013–14 The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan
2014 Zorro Zorro
2015 School Oz David Hologram Musical
Chess Anatoly Sergievsky Korean Ver.
2015–16 In the Heights Usnavi
2016–17 Save the Green Planet! Byeong Gu

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2017 30th Grimae Awards Best New Actor The Guardians Won [38]
MBC Drama Awards Nominated [95]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Key(김기범) 가수". Naver Profiles (in Korean). March 2, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011.
  2. ^ Russell, Mark (April 29, 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 67. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
  3. ^ 샤이니 키, 中시절 수상스키 선수로 전국 대회 출전. Seoul Newspaper (in Korean). September 26, 2008. Retrieved January 19, 2009.
  4. ^ "샤이니 키, "중학교 때 수상스키 선수였다"". October 2, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2015.
  5. ^ Hong Jae-hyun (May 29, 2008). 5인조 틴에이저그룹 ‘샤이니’, 실력&풋풋함…"누나들이 예뻐해요". Donga (in Korean). Archived from the original on July 26, 2016. Retrieved January 19, 2009.
  6. ^ "Shinee's iple profile" (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  7. ^ "SHINee Open to New Opportunities". The Korea Times. Han, Sang-hee. November 10, 2008. Retrieved November 25, 2008.
  8. ^ "SM, 10대 밴드 '샤이니' 공개" [SM to debut a new boy group]. Hankyung via Seoul Yonhap News. May 19, 2008. Archived from the original on July 4, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "아이돌 매력남 되기 프로젝트… 코미디TV '미녀쌤's 아이돌 키우기'" (in Korean).
  10. ^ 동방신기,中 난징서 2만팬 열광시켜..위조티켓도 등장. CC. Today (in Korean). April 5, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009.
  11. ^ 트랙스, 첫 미니앨범 ‘가슴이 차가운 남자’ 22일 ‘뮤직뱅크’ 깜짝공개. CC. Toda (in Korean). January 1, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2010.
  12. ^ (in 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.
  13. ^ "Exo - Mama". Naver. Retrieved July 18, 2013.
  14. ^ Kim, Ji-yeon (March 17, 2012). "Boa Sings ′One Dream′ for 『K-Pop Star』". CJ E&M enewsWorld. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2013.
  15. ^ Sunwoo, Carla "Three join ‘Catch Me if You Can’" Joongang Daily. February 2, 2012. Retrieved March 27, 2012
  16. ^ "Cameo of Key" SBS News. June 2, 2012. Retrieved February 6, 2012 16:05
  17. ^ "SHINee’s Key to star in the musical ‘Bonnie and Clyde’" Nate News. July 18, 2013.
  18. ^ Let’s meet SHINee - Versatile artist Key distinguishes himself in musical world Naver Starcast November 12, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2016
  19. ^ 투하트 :: 네이버 인물검색 (in Korean). naver. Retrieved March 24, 2014.
  20. ^ "Heart and Soul". W Korea. March 20, 2014. Archived from the original on July 10, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  21. ^ Na Ji Yeon; Kim Hye Won. "[STARCAST] Everyone is curious about 'Toheart, right?'…Woo-hyunXKey, unit talk". star.naver. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  22. ^ Um Dong-Jin, Park Hyun-Taek (January 9, 2015). "Taeyang, Teen Top, Toheart take nods at Golden Discs". Korea Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on July 19, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  23. ^ Benjamin, Jeff. "SHINee's Key & INFINITE's Woohyun Turn Bromance Into Funky Duo: Watch Toheart's 'Delicious' Debut". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  24. ^ "Key to star as "Zorro" in a new musical" Naver News. July 15, 2014.
  25. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi. "SHINee's Key to Join We Got Married Global Edition". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  26. ^ "키 이정신 '엠카' 새 MC 전격발탁…특별무대 첫선". Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  27. ^ "돈 스파이크, 키와 함께한 'Hold on' 어쿠스틱 버전 영상 공개". Chosun. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  28. ^ "첸 동우 성규 루나 키 등…뮤지컬 '인 더 하이츠' 캐스팅 [스포츠투데이]". Asiae News. July 9, 2015. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  29. ^ Tanaka, Nobuko. "In The Heights @ Kanagawa Arts Theatre". The Japan Times. Retrieved November 5, 2016.
  30. ^ "SHINee's Key takes starring role in play" The Korea Times. March 8, 2016.
  31. ^ a b Ahn Sung-mi. "Key to star in his own reality TV show". Kpop Herald. Retrieved June 22, 2015. K-pop boy band SHINee‘s Key will launch his own reality TV program.
  32. ^ "[단독] 샤이니 키, tvN '혼술남녀' 출연…민호 잇는 '연기돌'". Naver via Osen. June 8, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  33. ^ "'혼술남녀' 하석진-박하선, 꿀 케미 돋는 대본 리딩 공개". Chosun. July 14, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  34. ^ "'혼술남녀' PD "키, 신선한 매력 캐스팅…노력형 배우"[인터뷰]". October 1, 2016. Retrieved October 2, 2016.
  35. ^ "'파수꾼' 샤이니 키, "싱르코율 제대로 맞추고 있다. 노력파"" [SHINee’s Key Is A Mischievous Skateboarder In Stills From Upcoming Action Drama]. Nate. Retrieved July 4, 2017.
  36. ^ "SM 측 "샤이니 키, '파수꾼'에 해커 역할로 출연 확정"" [SM's SHINee Key "role as a hacker confirmed"]. Herald Pop. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  37. ^ Yu Byung-cheol. "샤이니 키, '파수꾼' 물오른 연기 호평…다채로운 매력 발산" [SHINee Key's 'Lookout' acting great reviews, he gives off a colorful charm]. Naver. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  38. ^ a b "'그리메상 신인상' 샤이니 키, 벅찬 감정" [Key receiving Best New Actor Award - Grimae Awards 2017]. December 8, 2017. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  39. ^ Tamar Herman (July 7, 2018). "SHINee's Key Joins Years & Years on Epic 'If You're Over Me' Remix: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  40. ^ Lee So-dam (July 7, 2018). "샤이니 키, 英 밴드 '이어스앤이어스'와 컬래버..美 빌보드도 주목". OSEN. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  41. ^ "[공식입장] 샤이니 키, 10년만에 솔로 데뷔…SM "11월 출격 준비"" (in Korean). Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  42. ^ Yim Hyun-su. "SHINee's Key talks about what to expect from first solo album 'Face'". Kpop Herald. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  43. ^ Tamar Herman. "SHINee's Key Releases 'Forever Yours' Feat. Soyou". Billboard. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  44. ^ Tamar Herman. "SHINee's Key Releases Debut Solo Album 'Face' and R&B Single 'One of Those Nights' with Crush". Billboard. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  45. ^ Hwang, Hye-jin (December 21, 2018). "샤이니 키, 12월 26일 日 솔로 데뷔 확정(공식입장)" [SHINee’s Key Confirms Date For Japanese Solo Debut]. Naver. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
  46. ^ Kim Hye-soo. "SHINee's Key to hold his first solo concert in Korea". Korea Herald. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  47. ^ "샤이니 키, 3월4일 정규 1집 리패키지 앨범 'I Wanna Be' 발매(공식입장)" [Shinee Key to Release 1st Repackage Album 'I Wanna Be' on March 4]. Naver (in Korean). February 25, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  48. ^ a b Herman, Tamar (March 4, 2018). "SHINee's Key Teams Up With (G)I-dle's Soyeon on 'I Wanna Be': Watch the Music Video". Billboard. Retrieved March 5, 2019.
  49. ^ Key's tearful Confession Newsen. September 8, 2010. Retrieved September 8, 2010
  50. ^ Key's tearful Confession Instagram. October 10, 2014. Retrieved December 29, 2014
  51. ^ "'高졸업' 샤이니 키 "성인 된만큼 더욱 책임감 갖겠다"". February 10, 2010. Retrieved July 24, 2016.
  52. ^ 샤이니 키, 청소년 자아관 형성 돕는다 - 베리타스알파 (in Korean). April 26, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  53. ^ "작은키 보완 비법 모르죠?"…샤이니 멤버 키 익산서 특강 (in Korean). Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  54. ^ "샤이니 키, 청소년 자아관 형성 돕는다". Veritas. April 26, 2016. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  55. ^ ""작은키 보완 비법 모르죠?"…샤이니 멤버 키 익산서 특강". Naver via Yonhap News. April 26, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  56. ^ "SHINee′s Key Says Attitude is More Important than Sense When it Comes to Fashion". November 1, 2015. Archived from the original on October 1, 2016. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  57. ^ Wmag (October 19, 2015). "Who's Who: Meet All the Beautiful People of Seoul Fashion Week". W (magazine). W. Archived from the original on September 26, 2017. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  58. ^ a b Son Hyun-joo (May 7, 2013). "지드래곤도 샤이니 키도 그거?" 그들의 은밀한 공통점 (in Korean). Nate. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  59. ^ "Key looks chic in San Francisco". Kpop Herald. Cosmopolitan Korea. October 26, 2015. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  60. ^ a b "샤이니(SHINee) 키, 동물자유연대에 '꼼가 맨투맨' 수익금 1,250만원 기부… '천사같은 키보미'". December 30, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  61. ^ 디렉터로 변신한 키. Korean Elle (in Korean). September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  62. ^ Yoo Byung-chul (October 22, 2015). "샤이니 키, SM 문화 강연회 'THE MOMENT' 두 번째 주자로 나서" (in Korean). Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  63. ^ Choi, Stephanie (September 12, 2016). "LIVE REVIEW: SHINEE KEY "THE MOMENT: SHINEE KEY & BRIDGE SHIP HOUSE" – COEX ARTIUM, SEOUL (26.08.16)". Retrieved September 25, 2016.
  64. ^ 샤이니 키, 질스튜어트 액세서리 모델 발탁…'2016년 첫 뮤즈' (in Korean). Archived from the original on July 2, 2016.
  65. ^ 샤이니 키, 질스튜어트 액세서리 모델 발탁…'2016년 첫 뮤즈' (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  66. ^ "Key's Prologue". Elle Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  67. ^ "키 눈동자에 숨겨진 비밀". Elle Korea. April 26, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  68. ^ "키가 애정하는 카메라 대공개!". Elle Korea. May 9, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  69. ^ "키가 쓰는 '마법의 앱'". Elle Korea. May 24, 2016. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  70. ^ "[V Report Plus] SHINee's Key and Irene step up fashion game". Retrieved April 16, 2017.
  71. ^ "김동준-써니-규현-키-손동운 다국적팬, 쌀 7.5톤 기부". December 20, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  72. ^ "샤이니 키 팬들, 캄보디아에 우물 기증으로 '생일 축하'". September 23, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  73. ^ "샤이니(SHINee) 키, 네팔 지진 후원하는 격려글… '얼굴도 마음도 1등'". April 28, 2015. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  74. ^ "기부로 뭉친 SM의 남자들 "작은 시작이 세상 바꿔" [화보]". January 18, 2016. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  75. ^ "Documentary Shows Top K-Pop Singers Behind the Scenes". Chosun Ilbo. May 2, 2012. Retrieved May 4, 2012.
  76. ^ Lee, Edmund (November 24, 2015). "Film review: SMTown: The Stage". South China Morning Post. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  77. ^ "JTBC x쎄시 '나는 #서울패피다' 패션다큐멘터리 선보여…샤이니 키·아이린·박성진·김원중·계한희 등 출연". November 20, 2016. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  78. ^ "'뺑반' 공효진·류준열부터 샤이니 키까지 황금라인업 완성". February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  79. ^ "이현도, 샤이니의 듀스 안무에 "너무 멋있다" 흡족".
  80. ^ "태연·태민·전효성…'도롱뇽 도사', 초특급 아이돌 총출동".
  81. ^ "단독] 샤이니 키, tvN '혼술남녀' 출연…민호 잇는 '연기돌'".
  82. ^ "SM 측 "샤이니 키, '파수꾼'에 해커 역할로 출연 확정"". March 8, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  83. ^ Jung, Yeawon. "SHINee's Key Heads to Ethiopia as New Member of '7 Hungry Houseguests'". Mwave. Archived from the original on July 13, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  84. ^ Kim Hee-eun (June 10, 2014). "Shinee's Key stars in new tv show". Korea Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on July 19, 2016. Retrieved July 18, 2016.
  85. ^ "SHINee's Key to Join We Got Married Global Edition". Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  86. ^ "전현무·샤이니 키, 쿡방 프로 도전…올리브TV '주문을 걸어' 7월 출격" (in Korean).
  87. ^ "홍석천·신수지·키, 마리텔 합류 '빵빵하네'".
  88. ^ 태연·태민·전효성…'도롱뇽 도사', 초특급 아이돌 총출동 (in Korean).
  89. ^ "샤이니 키, Mnet 새 배틀예능 '브레이커스' MC 발탁…4월 첫방 [공식입장]" (in Korean). March 19, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  90. ^ "SM 측 "샤이니 키, 新 예능 '청담키친' 출연"(공식)". July 31, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  91. ^ "[Video] SHINee's Key hopes to keep it real on new cooking show". The Korea Herald. September 5, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  92. ^ "[단독] 샤이니 키·한해·김동현, 신동엽 tvN 新 예능 합류 '7인 확정'" (in Korean). February 23, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  93. ^ "BoA's first reality show to launch". Kpop Herald. January 11, 2018.
  94. ^ "샤이니 키, 솔로 데뷔 앞두고 '키-로그' 공개". Osen. November 5, 2018. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  95. ^ "2017 MBC 연기대상] 김상중, 데뷔 27년만 지상파 첫 대상... '역적' 8관왕(종합)". December 31, 2017. Retrieved November 8, 2018.

External linksEdit