Kim Ji Yeon, better known as “Kei,” is a South Korean singer and actor who is a part of the Woolim Entertainment girl group “Lovelyz.”
Kei: Birth, Age, Ethnicity, Siblings, and Education
Kim was born Kim Ji-Yeon on March 20, 1995, in Incheon, South Korea. Her astrological sign is Pisces. Kim attended Incheon Youngsun High School.
Kim has kept her family background and personal life private from the media; she hasn’t said much, but she does have a sister, Kim Min Ji, who competed in the Idol National Singing Competition. She is also a traditional dancer at the Gyeongju Theater Department.
|Full Name||Kim Ji Yeon|
|Stage Name||Kei (케이)|
|Birthday||March 20, 1995|
|Birth Place||Incheon, South Korea|
|Sibling||Sister ( Kim Min Ji)|
|Associated Act||Lovelyz (러블리즈)|
|Height||5ft. 3 inches|
Kei: Professional Careers and Life
Kei debuted as the group’s lead vocalist after the founding of Lovelyz. The debut studio album, Girls’ Invasion, was released on November 17, 2014, with the lead single “Candy Jelly Love.”
After its release, Kei made quite an impression, ranking ninth on Taiwan’s Five Music Korea-Japan weekly chart and first on Japan’s Tower Records albums chart.
She performed the song “Love is Like That” for the drama “Oh My Venus” in December 2015. This was greatly recognized and adored by the drama’s viewers as well as her Lovelyz admirers She rose to prominence, and people began to appreciate her voice and her talent.
Career as an Individual
In 2016, Kei competed in JTBC’s vocal competition Girls Spirit. Even though she did not win the show, she received accolades from the judges, and the audience overwhelmingly supported her.
That same year, Kei was cast as the lead in the web drama “Matching! Boys Archery Club.” She also collaborated with Myundo, featuring Bumzu on the song “Y,” and The Solutions on the song “Beautiful” as part of the HIGHGRND label project PLAYGROUND.
Later, she collaborated with Hong Dae-Kwang on the song “Wanna Date.” Kei’s rising star in the industry provided opportunities for her to appear on many variety shows.
Kei debuted as the competitor “Agiley Mouse Jerry” in episodes 107 and 108 of King of Mask Singer in 2017. She has appeared as a guest on Running Man and Idol National Competition.
Kei was given the opportunity to sing original soundtracks for the dramas “Star and Sun” from “The Emperor: Owner of the Mask,” “If I May Convey My Heart” from “Last Empress,” and “My Absolute Boyfriend” from “Last Empress.” In 2017, she played the lead in the musical theater production “At The Age of Thirty.”
Kei Kim Ji Yeon Showcases His Work
In 2019, Kei released her solo extended play (EP) titled “Over and Over” under her given name Kim Ji-Yeon. It includes six tracks, including the lead hit “I Go.” Its music video has received over 500,000 views.
In December 2020, She collaborated with Joohoney on another OST for the drama “Run On” (Monsta X). The drama was first broadcast on JTBC and is now available on Netflix.
She also presented the “Google Play Play On” online series. In addition, in the year 2021, Kim Ji-Yeon sang four OST tracks for the drama “Midnight Sun,” “A Fairy Tale” for the drama “Love Trigger,” and “As I Become Your Wind Noi Theme” for the drama “Blade & Soul 2.”
Kei: Married, Dating, or Single
In a 2019 interview, Kei claimed to be single and stated that she had never been in a relationship. However, she claims to be able to experience love when singing.
For a while, there were reports that Kei was close to BTS’s popular singer Jimin, which some Jimin fans did not take well.
Kei: Height, Weight, and Body measurement
Ji Yeon has a thin figure, gorgeous black hair, and dark eyes. Her height is 162cm/5ft 3in and her blood type is O.
Kei: Net worth and Salary
She had come a long way and earned a reputation for herself in the profession. Her net worth is expected to be approximately $100,000 in 2020 as a result of her singing career and many roles.
Kei: Social Media
Kei has 114k followers on Instagram under the account (@ flower Kei). She blogs frequently and seemed to like it. She shares her images as well as information about her planned projects.