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Kim Ye-rim (Hangul: 김예림, born March 5, 1999), better known by her stage name, Yeri, is a South-Korean singer-songwriter, rapper and television personality. She is the vocalist, rapper and maknae of the South-Korean girl group Red Velvet and was introduced to the group as a new addition on March 11, 2015.

Early life and Career Beginnings

Kim Ye-rim was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her parent's names have not been released to the public. She has three younger sisters, Kim Yoo-rim, Ye-eun, and Chae-eun.

She made a successful audition to SM Entertainment in 2011 and trained under the company for four years.

Yeri attended Hanlim Multi Art High School, which she graduated from in 2018.


2014: Pre-debut activities

As a trainee, she also appeared in Red Velvet's debut song Happiness music video before her debut as a member. As a member of SM Entertainment's pre-debut trainees team SM Rookies, she was featured in a clip released by the company where by the SM Rookies' members watching and singing along to the song. In October 2014, She sang S.E.S's "I'm Your Girl" alongside other SM Rookies members for EXO's variety show EXO 90:2014. She also participated in the SM Town Live World Tour IV concert alongside other SM Rookies members.


On March 11, 2015, before the announcement of the release of mini-album Ice Cream Cake, Yeri was introduced as a new addition to the group. The mini-album marked as her first appearance.

From May 9 to November 14, 2015, with labelmate Minho from SHINee and N from VIXX, she hosted MBC's music program, Show! Music Core.

On May 13, 2020, SM C&C announced that Yeri will be the MC to her first solo show, Yeri's Room. The first episode aired on June 8, 2020 on the Dum Dum Studio YouTube channel. New episodes air every Monday and Wednesday, special clips are uploaded every Friday.


Digital Single


Year Album Song Note
2018 DreamWorks Trolls X SM Station Season 3 "Hair in the Air" with Renjun, Jeno, and Jaemin
2020 Fever Music 2020 - Cool Summer Project "Woman on the Beach" with Ravi and Jeon Woong
"Sorrow" with Ravi and Kim Woo seok


Year Album Artist Song Note
2019 Tuesday GIANT PINK Tuesday is better than Monday
N/A Babylon Your Warmth


= Participates as writing/composer/arrange

✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/arrange

Discography as a soloist

Album Song Writing Composer Arrange Ref.
N/A 1000
SM Station Season 3 Dear Diary [1]

Other Songs

Album Song Artist Writing Composer Arrange Ref.
Talking Story Ragoon [2]
N/A Close To Me (Red Velvet Remix) Ellie Goulding, Diplo & Red Velvet [3]
N/A Your Warmth Babylon



Year Title Role Notes
2015 SMTown: The Stage Herself Documentary Film of SM Town
2020 Trolls World Tour Kim-Petit Animated Film


Year Title Network Role Notes
2016 Descendants of the Sun KBS2 Herself Cameo, Episode 16
2021 Drama Stage 2021 tvN Episode 7

TV Shows

Year Title Network Role Notes
2015 Show! Music Core MBC Host with SHINee's Minho and VIXX's N
2016 The Viewable SM VLive
2018 Secret Unnie JTBC Cast Member Paried with Han Chaeyoung
2019 The Law of the Jungle in Thailand SBS
2020 Yeri's Room Dum Dum Studio Youtube Channel Host Web-variety, talk show

Music video appearances

Year Song Artist(s) Member(s) Official video(s)
2016 "집 앞에서 (Way Back Home)" J-Min x Shim Eunji Yeri YouTube


Year Endorsement
2020 APRILSKIN Korea


  • She was casted by SM Entertainment in 2011, training for approximately 4 years.
  • Her nickname is Squirtle, the reason being her resemblance to the character.
  • She can imitate Agumon from Digimon.
  • Her favorite number is 17, which is also her representative number. The reason is because she debuted at the age of 17 (in Korean age).
  • She represents the color purple.
  • Her zodiac sign is Pisces.
  • Her representative fruit is grape.
  • Her representative weapon is a beast.
  • Her representative drink is Violet Punch.
  • Her English name is Katy.
  • Her representative animal is a turtle.
  • Her favorite color used to be pink, but has recently said it's now purple.
  • She likes Hello Kitty.
  • She used to share a room with Irene when she first joined the group, she currently has her own room.
  • She never walked in high heels until she had to film for Red Velvet’s “Automatic” MV.
  • She has three siblings.
  • She graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School on February 9th, 2018 with only 5% attendance.
  • Her favourite foods are: tuna kimchi fried rice and bread. She lalso loves dousing or dipping food into Chojang (red pepper paste with vinegar).
  • According to the other members, she is the messiest.
  • She likes strawberry and chocolate ice cream.
  • She is good friends with SHINee’s Jonghyun, BLACKPINK’s Rosé, and Twice's Nayeon.
  • She has been friends with LOONA’s Chuu since her days in high school.
  • She is very close to Korean Actress Kim Sae Ron. During the radio show "Kangta’s Starry Night" on 170207 she said" I have a soulmate. It’s Kim Sae Ron. She’s one year younger than me but we’re practically like boyfriend girlfriend.”
  • She is also close to Akdong Musician's Soohyun.
  • Since elementary school she was the model student, ranking in 1st place in her class with her grades.
  • On her 1000th day since her debut, she wrote a poem titled "1000", which was uploaded later as a song on Instagram on her birthday.
  • She is a big vampire fan, having seen Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, and The Originals.
  • She's a bookworm.
  • She is a fan of the artist, Clairo.
  • She isn't good at cooking, but she is good at table settings and decorations.
  • Yeri's favorite movie is Closer (2004). She has mentioned that she's seen the movie 3 times, has painted a scene from the film, and dressed up as Natalie Portman's character, Alice, during Halloween in 2021.
  • Her energy level can swing a lot.


To view the Yeri gallery, click here.



Mini-albums Ice Cream CakeThe VelvetRussian RouletteRookieThe Red SummerSummer MagicRBB'The ReVe Festival' Day 1'The ReVe Festival' Day 2MonsterQueendomThe ReVe Festival 2022 - Feel My Rhythm
Albums The RedPerfect Velvet
Repackage albums The Perfect Red Velvet'The ReVe Festival' Finale
Japanese mini-albums #Cookie JarSAPPY
Singles HappinessBe NaturalWish TreeWould URebirthOur Beloved BoA #4
Solos Like WaterHello
OSTs YossismSee the starsFuture
Concerts Red Room (2017) • Red Room Japan (2018) • REDMARE (2018) • REDMARE Arena Tour in Japan (2019) • La Rouge (2019) • La Rouge Arena Tour in Japan (2020)
Dramas The Female Employees of a Game CompanyThe Liar and His LoverIdol Drama Operation TeamLet's Only Walk The Flower RoadTemptedBlue Birthday
Reality Level Up Project!