Kim Yerim (Hangul: 김예림, born March 5, 1999), also known as Yeri, is a South-Korean singer, dancer and composer. She is the maknae, vocalist and sub rapper of the South-Korean girl group Red Velvet and was introduced to the group as a new addition on March 10, 2015.


S.M. Rookies Yeri was part of S.M. Entertainment's pre-debut group, S.M. Rookies, along with groupmates IreneSeulgi and Wendy.

She also starred in Red Velvet's debut song Happiness before her debut as a member and was featured in a clip released by the company whereby the S.M. Rookies' members watching and singing along to the song.

Red Velvet

On March 10 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 marks 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.



Yeri (김예림)

  • Stage Name: Yeri
  • Birth Name: Kim Yerim
  • Nicknames: Squirtle
  • Birthday: March 5, 1999
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 158cm
  • Weight: 42kg
  • Position: Lead rapper, dancer, vocalist, maknae


Television shows as host

Year Title Role
2015 MBC's Show! Music Core Co-host along with SHINee's Minho and VIXX's N


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


  • She was casted by S.M. Entertainment in 2011, training for approximately 4 years.
  • Her nickname is Squirtle, the reason being her resemblance to the character.
  • Her favourite number is 17.
  • She represents the colour, purple.
  • She is the only member without a representative animal (As the original members' representative animals was set during debut, therefore she does not have a representative animal).
  • Her favourite colour is pink.
  • She likes Hello Kitty.
  • She currently shares a room with Joy.
  • She never walked in high heels until she had to film for Red Velvet’s “Automatic” MV.
  • 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.
  • She has three siblings.
  • She graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School on February 9th, 2018 with only 5% attendance.
  • Her favourite food are: tuna kimchi fried rice and bread.
  • According to the other members, she is the messiest.
  • She likes strawberry and chocolate ice cream.
  • Yeri is the shortest out of all the members.
  • In their mini-album "The Red Summer ", she represents a grape.
  • In their full-length album "Perfect Velvet", her weapon is a beast.
  • She was good friends with SHINee’s Jonghyun & is good friends with BLACKPINK’s Rosé.
  • She has been friends with LOONA’s Chuu since her days in high school.
  • She is the first kpop idol to study in Horwards


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