Kai (카이) is a South Korean singer and a member of the boy group EXO under SM Entertainment. He debuted solo on November 30th, 2020 with EP ‘Kai’.
Kai (EXO) Profile
|Stage Name||Kai (카이)|
|Birth Name||Kim Jong In (김종인)|
|Occupation||Singer, Actor, Model, Dancer|
|Birthday||January 14th, 1994|
|Age||29 (in 2023)|
|Height||180 cm (5’11”)|
|Weight||67 kg (148 lbs)|
Kai (EXO) Facts:
– Kai was born in Suncheon, South Korea.
– He went to Seonggok Middle School.
– He graduated from Youngil High School.
– He used to do Ballet in third grade.
– He did Jazz dancing in the fourth grade of elementary at the age of 8 years old.
– Kai has two older sisters who are 5 and 9 years older than him.
– He has one niece ‘Rahee’ and one nephew ‘Raeon’.
– He has earned several nicknames throughout his career, such as “Kkamjong”, “Dark Skin, and ‘Nini’.
– He is believed to have a cold/dark sexy aura. (iHeartRadio)
– He finds solace in quiet music and works out to relieve stress.
– During their trainee days, Kai had a fear of D.O and would avoid eating with him because he believed that D.O would glare at him every time they crossed paths. However, Kai later discovered that D.O’s seemingly intimidating gaze was actually due to his astigmatism. (Knowing Brothers)
– He values charity work and has fond memories of volunteering at the Red Cross.
– He thinks everyone should give up their phone for a month since using a phone can lead to addiction and that life is better without one.
– He previously dated Krystal from f(x) and Jennie from BlackPink.
– His lucky place is a Park.
– His lucky item is his phone.
– The funniest person he knows is Baekhyun. (Nikki Carbonell)
– He has been recognized as the best dancer in K-pop by idols for three consecutive years.
– He auditioned for SM because his father promised him Nintendo. (KAIBeyondLIVE)
– He has three pet dogs ‘Monggu’, ‘Jjanggu’, and ‘Jjangah’.
– The funniest nickname he has ever gotten is ‘Panty Oppa’. (zoom)
– His sister owns a cafe ‘Kamong’.
– When he goes out, he never plans his outfits beforehand. (GQ UK)
– Kai was provided help by Shinee’s Taemin during trainee days.
– His role model is Michael Jackson.
– He can’t live without dancing. (Teen Vogue)
– His fans associate him with Bear.
– He enlisted in the military on May 11th, 2023.
– A trip to the beach, excellent cuisine, and relaxing were his gifts to himself. (Marie Claire Korea)
– His superpower in EXO is ‘Teleportation’.
– He has friendships with other idols like Taemin, Jimin, Sungwoon, Timoteo, and Ravi.
– His lucky number 14.
– His lucky color is Red.
– His dream is to grow each year as an artist and meet all of his fans around the world.
– For him, outfits are a lot more important than hair.
– He wants to travel with Suho. (Men’s Style)
– The Weekend’s record was the first album he ever purchased, which he got from the COEX exhibition center. (NME)
– If he wasn’t a singer, he would have ended up becoming a ballerino. (Nikki Carbonell)
– He won the company’s Youth Best Contest in 2007 and was subsequently signed by SM Entertainment.
– He has 5 years of training.
– He is a rapper and main dancer in EXO.
– KAI was the first member of EXO-K to be introduced and appeared in 13 teasers before the group’s debut.
– In 2012, He became a member of the dance group SM The Performance, which included Lay from EXO, Yunho from TVXQ, Eunhyuk and Donghae from Super Junior, and Minho and Taemin from SHINee.
– He has made cameo appearances in various music videos and has acted in Korean and Japanese dramas.
– In 2016, Kai made his acting debut as the male lead in the web drama “Choco Bank,” which garnered a significant number of viewers and achieved record-breaking viewership.
– In 2017, Kai was selected as the cover model for the December issue of The Big Issue, a magazine renowned for its efforts in supporting the homeless community. It recorded the highest number of copies sold since the magazine’s inception in July 2010.
– In 2019, KaiI’s involvement as a member of SuperM, a “K-pop supergroup” formed by SM Entertainment, was officially confirmed.
– In 2020, he released his solo album EP ‘Kai’ with lead single ‘Mmmh’. The album reached its peak at number 2 on the Gaon Album Chart and has received Platinum certification from the KMCA (Korea Music Content Association).
– In 2021, he released his second album EP ‘Peaches’ which peaked at 3 on Gaon Album Chart.
– He performed solo at the opening ceremony of Olympics in 2018.
– In 2020, he became the Gucci ambassador.
– He also became this first male muse for Bobbi Brown cosmetics.
– In 2021, he became the face of Seoul Fashion Week.
– In 2022, he became the new model for Charmzone Mask.
– He is also the muse for Yves Saint Laurent.
Likes & Dislikes
– His favorite genres of music are R&B and Hip Hop, and he enjoys movies like “Billy Elliot” and “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
– His favorite song was Ne-Yo’s ‘Part of the List’ during trainee days.
– He is an avid video game player and loves fried chicken and roast duck.
– He cherishes his favorite EXO album, “Exodus.”
– He strongly dislikes insects.
– He likes to have short hair on the side.
– He likes being alone. (Esquire Magazine)
– He really likes grape flavor.
– He really likes coffee.
– He loves strawberries.
– He really hates raw oysters.
– He really enjoys roast duck.
– He is skilled in various dance styles including Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Popping, and Locking.
– He has the ability to change his mood and facial expressions according to the concept of the song he’s performing.
Personality & Habits
– Despite his cold and arrogant stage persona, he is actually kind-hearted, quiet, shy, and gentle.
– He believes he is a night person. (zoom)
– He tends to be happy without any specific plans.
– Rather than addressing them all at once, he prefers to solve his problems one at a time. (Marie Claire Korea)
– He is a workaholic.
– He has a habit of cracking his neck.
– According to Beakhyun, he behaves more like a shy girl in real life and has a short temper.
– He removes his makeup as soon as he is off stage. (NME)
– He is not a morning person. (ELLE Singapore)
– He is known for tapping people’s shoulders but dislikes being disturbed while sleeping.
– He has a habit of wiping off the lid of flavored milk.
– He has a habit of touching his nose and ears when he’s shy.
– His hobbies include dancing, reading, and listening to music.
– He has a habit of not removing price tags on his clothes since he was 20.
– He has a habit of rolling up his t-shirt sleeves.
– His popular songs include “Rover”, “Mmmh”, and “Peaches”.
– Kai has won several awards including Best Male Artist, Best New Male Entertainer, and People’s Choice Award.
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