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SHINee's Key reveals why he doesn't use birth name as an actor

By elliefilet   Friday, May 19, 2017   54,179   5,641   17
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SHINee's Key revealed why he doesn't use his birth name to promote as an actor like many idol stars tend to do.

SEE ALSO: Third grade students in LA perform SHINee's "1 of 1" for Asian American & Pacific Islander heritage month


At the press conference for the upcoming MBC drama 'Bleak Night', Key shared, "At first, my agency asked me what I wanted to do about my name. Although a lot of people change their names, I thought I wanted to bring everything I've done as SHINee's Key with me."

He continued, "Everything I've worked on is as SHINee's Key, so I didn't think I had to change that. People who call me Kibum call me Kibum anyway. I didn't feel it meant a lot to change it, and I thought it would be better to use a name that many people know me by."

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LordLiar18 Sunday, May 21, 2017

Such a cutie pie!! :)

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RC377 Friday, May 19, 2017

I find it so cute that he does that. Even Jonghyun introduces himself as "SHINee's Jonghyun" when he promotes solo, whereas Taeyeon, for example, just introduces herself as Taeyeon (no hate to Taeyeon though i love her <3). It just shows how much the boys love being in SHINee and how thankful they are because SHINee has made them successful.

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estheram Friday, May 19, 2017

My boy 😘

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OGTrashKan Friday, May 19, 2017

I guess you could say his name is....key...to his career ;-) (I apologize for the terrible pun. Please don't eat me!)

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oxb30854 (Banned) OGTrashKan Friday, May 19, 2017

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graceeunhye Friday, May 19, 2017

Awww~ Love Key's asnwer :)That is nice of you, Key :)

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BritishKpopFan Friday, May 19, 2017

This is what I love about SHINee whilst some idols from other groups are so keen to do something on their own and break away from the group name, the SHINee members are always proud to be part of SHINee and always see themselves as members of SHINee first before anything else <3

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SHINeeUKShawol Friday, May 19, 2017

You cutie patootie~ T3T

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lizvip Friday, May 19, 2017

Just reamind me Minho forever calling him by his name hahaha....But good choice.. Key!!

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Bule_Ciel Friday, May 19, 2017

He makes a good point

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maneew Friday, May 19, 2017

This is the exact ans I expected from him...  Iam proud as a Shawol this is what my SHINee is...

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