TROY’s Bumkey’s Full Profile and Fun Facts

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Everything You Need To Know About TROY’s Leader, Kwon Ki-bum a.k.a Bumkey!

South Korea is indeed famous for various musicians who come from different backgrounds. Usually, K-pop is one of the most popular genres and often enters the top music charts, but there are also several other music genres that are also a favorite of many people. One of them is K-hip hop and RnB. Do you know about the K-hip hop and RnB group, TROY?

TROY debuted in 2014 under Brand New Music with 4 members. Not only that but the members who debuted in TROY are also famous for having a good reputation and passion in the hip hop and RnB industry. In the article below, there’s detailed information about one of the members from TROY, Bumkey, that you should know starting from his full profile, fun facts, until his discography!

TROY’s Bumkey’s Full Profile

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Real Name: Kwon Ki-bum (Hangul: 권기범)

Stage Name: Bumkey (Hangul: 범키)

Birth: Seoul, South Korea, September 22th, 1984

Star Sign: Virgo

Height: 172 cm (5’7′)

Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)

Position in the Group: Leader and Vocalist

Agency: Brand New Music

Nationality: Korean

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TROY’s Bumkey’s Fun Facts

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  1. TROY’s Bumkey and his family moved to Los Angeles when he was 15 years old
  2. TROY’s Bumkey lived in Los Angeles for 5 years before returning to Korea alone in 2004
  3. TROY’s Bumkey was featured on songs from artists like Dynamic Duo, Epik High, and Verbal Jint in his early career journey
  4. TROY’s Bumkey got surgery to treat a chronic sore throat, and after 2 years, he regained his singing ability
  5. TROY’s Bumkey’s debut song ”Bad Girl” was produced by Primary and featured by E-Sens of Supreme Team
  6. TROY’s Bumkey participated in the special unit Group of 20
  7. TROY’s Bumkey performed in Crayon Pop‘s PopCon concert in Seoul on October 30th
  8. TROY’s Bumkey was arrested in October 2014 for selling and taking illegal substances, but Bumkey denied everything. In April 2015, the court found him to be not guilty
  9. TROY’s Bumkey usually only takes 2 backpacks when traveling
  10. TROY’s Bumkey would like to collaborate with Ailee and Soulchild
  11. TROY’s Bumkey is married to former Planet Shiver member Kang Da-hye
  12. TROY’s Bumkey’s ideal type is a feminine girl
  13. TROY’s Bumkey signed with Brand New Music in 2012
  14. TROY’s Bumkey was nominated for the Best New Male Award at MAMA 2013 but failed to win the award
  15. TROY’s Bumkey won the R&B Artist of the Year award in 2013
  16. TROY’s Bumkey released a regular album titled U-TURN on January 27, 2016, after receiving some convictions on drug allegations
  17. TROY’s Bumkey has been working as an ambassador for Star Makers, a non-profit private organization that helps youth in crisis, since 2018
  18. TROY’s Bumkey is the owner of HOLYHOOD MUSIC, an independent label established in collaboration with himself and Brand New Music
  19. TROY’s Bumkey used to be a member of Gap Entertainment in 2005 with several musicians such as Brown Eyed Soul, Naul, Dok2, Microdot, Dynamic Duo, and TBNY and used his real name Kwon Ki-bum at that time
  20. TROY’s Bumkey was also a member of the duo 2winS alongside TBNY’s TopBob

TROY’s Bumkey’s Solo Debut

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Bumkey as a rookie singer in 2013 was collecting topics from his 1st music video. Bumkey released his first solo single titled “Bad Girl” through Brand New Music’s official YouTube channel.

In the music video for “Bad Girl,” Troy members of the group Bumkey belonged to were attracting attention by firing support. Troy is an authentic R&B hip hop unit composed of Bumkey, Jaewoong, Kanto, and Changwoo. Before the group’s debut, TROY members revealed their faces for the first time through Bumkey’s music video, receiving explosive responses from fans.

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Through the music video for “Bad Girl,” TROY members showed their outstanding acting skills by transforming into a cold and arrogant man, a good man, and a dashing man. All of the members boast a strikingly handsome appearance, gaining more and more popularity. They supported Bumkey’s first solo debut both physically and mentally such as by monitoring each other throughout filming, making the filming set warmer.

Besides that, Bumkey also received support from his colleagues and friends for having his solo debut. They added warmth by sending heartfelt support messages full of love for Bumkey who released his first solo single “Bad Girl.”

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In particular, it is known that the released cheering videos were filmed by the musicians themselves using their cell phones or cameras. Netizens who saw the videos responded with comments such as “Crazy network cheering video,” “It seems like all hip-hop stars have gathered,” and many more.

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Bumkey also received an achievement by topping the music charts with his first solo single “Bad Girl.” Bumkey took first place on Melon, Bugs, Olleh Music, Soribada, and Naver Music. In addition, it swept the top spots in the real-time charts of various online music sites and held a successful declaration ceremony.

Bumkey’s 1st place on the music charts confirmed his strong position as the only R&B male musician among bad girls such as Lee Hyori, CL, and 4minute who had already dominated the music charts as well as the large idol group EXO that released its album on the same day.

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“Bad Girl” itself depicts the sad love story of a man who suffers from falling for a bad woman with an irresistible fatal attraction and struggles to get out of such a situation.

Not only promoted with the release of his 1st music video but Bumkey also got the opportunity to appear on several music programs that were aired on television. He promoted his 1st single “Bad Girl” on M Countdown on June 27, 2013.

Let’s watch Bumkey’s debut stage with “Bad Girl” below!

TROY’s Bumkey’s Discography

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Besides being a member of TROY, Bumkey has also had the opportunity to make a solo debut and has produced many songs on his own. Not only that but Bumkey has also been active in his career since early 2005 as a featured singer with some Korean singers back then.

To find out more details about TROY’s Bumkey’s discography list and his singles, don’t skip any information in the session below!

Title Album Details Peak Chart Positions Sales
Released Label Track Listing
Studio Albums
U-Turn January 27, 2016 Brand New Music, LOEN Entertainment 37 KOR: 548
Singles
Title Year Peak Chart Positions (KOR) Sales (DL) Album
Bad Girl (미친연애)
feat. E Sens
2013 2 KOR: 1,184,703 Non-album singles
Attraction (갖고놀래)
feat. Dynamic Duo
1 KOR: 944,002
Home (집이 돼줄게) 2014 5 KOR: 356,442
My Everything (느껴) 2015 6 KOR: 292,282 U-Turn
Better Man
feat. Tablo
2016 30 KOR: 128,865
Surprise (서프라이즈)
feat. Beenzino
35 KOR: 61,338
First Moment (널 마주한 순간) 2017 91 KOR: 27,053 Non-album single
Breathing All Day (숨쉬는 모든 날) KOR: 17,997 Suspicious Partner OST
Hmm (흠)
feat. Hanhae
KOR: 17,243 Non-album single
Carpet (with Yesung) 2019 [SM STATION 3]
 Collaborations 
Love Song with Rhythmking 2012 N/A Non-album single
Only For You (너에게만)
with Verbal Jint
2013 4 KOR: 481,146
Don’t Be Happy (행복하지마)
with Mamamoo
2014 20 KOR: 157,980
How Much Is Your Love (얼마짜리 사랑)
with Wheesung feat. Jessi
15 KOR: 89,078
Son E Ga (손이 가)
with Chancellor
2015 KOR: 18,344
Love Line
with Hyolyn, Jooyoung
27 KOR: 160,676
Come Back to Me
with D Gerrard
2019 N/A
Automatic Remix
(with Chancellor, Jay Park, Lee Hi, Bibi, Jamie, Moon, Samuel Seo, Suran, Babylon, Hoody, Sumin, MRSHLL, Ann One, Elo, twlv, oceanfromtheblue, Jiselle, Sole, Thama, K.vsh, Jinbo, Jerd, Soovi, B.E.D., Xydo, Owell Mood, and None)
2020