Kim Ki Bum, better known by his stage name Key, is a South Korean idol singer, rapper, actor, promotional model, and member of the boy group SHINee.
Key is well known for musicals and has been in multiple musicals since his debut. Key’s first TV debut was in the 2016 drama, "Drinking Solo". As a singer, he has collaborated with various artists and debuted in the sub-unit Toheart.
On October 11, 2018, SM Entertainment announced that Key will make his solo debut in late November. 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. On November 26, 2018, 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. I Wanna Be, a repackaged version of Face, was released on March 4, 2019. On the same day the album was released, Key enlisted for his mandatory military service as a member of the military band, then officially was discharged on October 7, 2020.
On August 30, 2021, Key released the single "Hate That…", featuring Girl’s Generation’s Taeyeon, serving as the pre-release for his upcoming mini-album in September. Key’s first mini-album, ”Bad Love”, was released on September 27, 2021, with the title track of the same name.