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#HAPPYKEYDAY: 4 Reasons Why SHINee’s Key Is The Ace Of The K-Pop Industry

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From being an all-around performer to designing his group’s stage outfits, SHINee’s Key has definitely set out his own kingdom in the K-Pop scene.

The presence of SHINee’s Key in the K-pop scene can be summed up in a single word: ace. This is the perfect moniker that adequately captures the essence of his phenomenon.

And it’s no wonder the second-generation idol has been topping trending lists for various reasons, demonstrating his unparalleled impact on the business.

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To celebrate the day the world was blessed with the existence of Key, we have compiled a list of four of the many reasons he is the undisputed Key-ro.


SHINee’s Key and his Amazing Saturday performances

It should not come as a surprise that Key can recognize many Kpop songs and even sing along with just the introductions played because he has been an idol for over a decade. But, the “Gasoline” singer demonstrates his seniority by being able to flawlessly dance to the choreography of the Kpop songs, whatever generation it is from.

Here is a compilation of Key devouring the stage of tvN’s Amazing Saturday.

SHINee’s Key is a total performer

Some may not know, but one of Key’s positions in SHINee is a lead rapper. He has displayed his unique rapping skills in several songs with the group, including “Odd Eye,” “Alive,” and “Lock You Down.”

In addition, Key blesses the Kpop industry with his distinctive vocals. His euphonious tone attracts listeners, and his voice has bags of character, which separates him from the many vocalists in the industry.

SHINee’s Key is a creative lyricist

Key has visibly demonstrated his abilities as a singer-songwriter by contributing to the lyrical content of some tracks over the course of his career. The fact that he can paint a realistic picture with his words helps make the song’s message all the more meaningful.

Here is one of the several songs that Key helped pen the lyrics. “I Can’t Sleep” is from his 2nd full album, Gasoline, which was released on various music sites on August 30, 2022.

SHINee’s Key is a fashion icon and designer

It was revealed on the YouTube content program MMTG that Key had designed a few of the stage outfits for his group members. During the MMTG Kpop Renaissance special, the host, JaeJae, opened up the topic about the group’s one-of-a-kind outfits during stage performances and music show appearances.

Specifically, the stage outfits for the title tracks “Everybody” and “View” are Key’s ideas. And he even made a PowerPoint presentation for his proposal. Talk about effort! No wonder these songs are among fan favorites.

Happy birthday to SHINee’s Key!


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