The Living Barbie Idol—Lovelyz’s Kei
Lovelyz’s Kei is one of the K-Pop idols who have a lot of talent and she is famously known for her Barbie-like visual. No wonder people are admiring her very much and always look forward to her project. In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with all the details about Kei, so make sure to read until the last page!
Full Profile of Lovelyz’s Kei
Birth Name: Kim Ji-yeon (김지연)
Stage Name: Kei (케이)
Place and Date of Birth: Incheon, South Korea, March 20th, 1995
Age: 25 years old
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Height: 162 cm
Weight: 47 kg
Blood Type: O
Position: Main Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Face of The Group
Label: Woollim Entertainment
Years Active: 2012–present
Associated With: Lovelyz
Interesting Facts About Lovelyz’s Kei
- Kei has been famously known as a good dancer
- Her older sister, Kim Min-ji also worked as a professional traditional dancer. Both of them once appeared together during one of the Girl Spirit stages
- She graduated from Incheon Youngsun High School
- Kei is in a good friendship with Laboum’s Haein and Soyeon, TWICE’s Momo, CLC’s Seunghee, April’s Jinsol, and PRISTIN’s Sungyeon
- Her favorite foods are meat, pig trotters, pork belly, and chicken. She doesn’t like pickles, cucumbers, cinnamon, or any food with a strong smell
- She loves all of the pastel colors such as mint, pink, and many more
- She thought that her legs are the most attractive part of her body
- She’s a huge fan of Kim Soo-hyun
- Kei’s ideal type is someone who has leadership skills and can hug her warmly. It was also revealed that she could be attracted to a bad-boy type as well
Kei’s Debut as a Lovelyz Member
Kei’s dream to be a K-Pop idol finally came true as she made her debut as a member of Lovelyz in November 2014. The girl group released their debut album titled Girls’ Invasion which successfully gained a lot of attention from people. In Lovelyz, the girl who was born with the name Kim Ji-yeon has changed her name to Kei for her stage name. Meanwhile, her position is the main vocalist, lead dancer, as well as face of the group.
Lovelyz have emphasized the cute and cheerful concept which suits the members really well. They have released several mini-albums such as Girls’ Invasion and R U Ready which made their popularity increase even more. Other than that, they have also held several concerts and made amazing live stage performances in South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and many more countries.
All of the members have also shown their daily activities as well as their schedule as a K-Pop group through Lovelyz’s variety shows such as Lovelyz in Wonderland and Lovelyz in Parallel Universe. The fans could also get to know them better through those variety shows.
Lovelyz’s Kei’s Solo Activity and Solo Debut
Beside her activities with Lovelyz, Kei has also been involved in other solo activities as well, such as acting, appearing in K-Drama OSTs, appearing in TV shows, and many more. She has proven her amazing vocal skills through her participation as a contestant in the 2016 vocal competition Girl’s Spirit, then in 2017 in King of Mask Singer, and made a remarkable performance at the Duet Song Festival as she made a cover of SNSD’s Taeyeon‘s song “I”.
Meanwhile, she made her acting debut in 2016 through a web drama titled Matching! Boys Archery Club playing the lead role named Hong Shi-ah, a girl who has a cheerful and unique personality. Kei also became the first Lovelyz member to start pursuing an acting career at that time. A year later, Kei appeared in a musical drama titled At The Age of Thirty and played the role of Okhee.
And finally, Kei made her solo debut in October 2019 by releasing the solo album Over and Over with “I Go” as the lead single. Her solo debut was something that had been anticipated by her fans as they had been eagerly waiting for the moment for a long time. During her solo debut, Kei released an album under her real name Kim Ji-yeon. The album consists of six tracks including “I Go”.
Lovelyz’s Kei’s Discography
Lovelyz’s Kei’s individual discography:
|Over and Over||Release Date: October 8th, 2019
Label: Woollim Entertainment, Kakao M
Formats: CD, Digital Download, Streaming
|2019||I Go||Over and Over|
|2016||Y (with MyunDo, Bumzu)||Non-album singles|
|2016||Beautiful (with The Solutions)||Non-album singles|
|2017||Wanna Date (with Hong Dae-kwang)||Story About: Some, One Month Eps 5|
|2015||Love Moves On||Oh My Venus OST|
|2016||Tingle||Lucky Romance OST|
|2017||Star and Sun||The Emperor: Owner of the Mask OST|
|2018||These Days You & I||Queen of Mystery 2 OST|
|2018||Let’s Pray||Rich Man OST|
|2018||If I Convey My Heart||The Last Empress OST|
|2019||My Absolute Boyfriend||My Absolute Boyfriend OST|
Lovelyz’s Kei’s Filmography
Lovelyz’s Kei’s individual filmography:
|2017||At The Age of Thirty||Okhee|
|2016||Matching! Boys Archery Club||Hong Shi-ah|
|2016||Idol National Singing Competition||KBS2|
Lovely’z Kei in King of Masked Singer
Currently, Kei is still focusing on her own path as a Lovelyz member as well as a solo singer. She and the other groupmates also held several online fan meeting projects, a virtual concert titled Deep Forest, and a lot more. Recently, Kei also appeared in another episode of King of Mask Singer. You can watch her appearance, here:
Let’s keep supporting Kei and look forward to her upcoming projects in the future!