"We are so lovely ~ Hello! I'm Kei!"
Kim Ji Yeon (김지연), popularly known as Kei, is the former main vocalist, lead dancer, and face of the girl group Lovelyz under Woolim Entertainment. Kei is also considered as the aegyo queen of Woollim; her "Oppa-Yah" aegyo became known whe she did it on Weekly Idol.
She debuted as a member of Lovelyz with their first studio album Girls' Invasion on November 17, 2014.
As a soloist, she goes by her real name, Kim Ji Yeon. She made her solo debut on October 8, 2019 with the mini album Over and Over.
On November 1, 2021, Woollim Entertainment announced 7 of the members, except Baby Soul, had chosen not to renew their contracts which expired on November 16.
On January 10, 2022, it was announced that she has signed an exclusive contract with Palm Tree Island to promote as a musical actress.