U-KISS( Korean :유키스, Japanese :ユーキス) is a South Korean boy band formed by NH Media in 2008. Their name is an acronym, standing forUbiquitousKoreanInternational idolSuperStar.The group consists of Soohyun , Eli , Kiseop , Kevin , Hoon and AJ . Their breakthrough hit wasMan Man Ha Ni(2009) from their EPContiUKiss. They released their first full-length albumOnly Oneon February 3, 2010. In September 2011, U-Kiss released their second full-length album,Neverland. They made their formal debut in Japan in 2011 with the release of the single " Tick Tack ". The second single is entitled "Forbidden Love" while their first Japanese full-length album wasA Shared Dream(2012). Since their debut, the group has released three full-length albums, seven extended plays and various singles. The group also participated in various TV reality shows and films.
Eliappeared on the January 10 airing of 'Mr. House Husband' and revealed his fellowU-KISSmembers' reactions to his married life on the show. He said,"The members knew that I often show my affections. But they say they didn't think I'd be like that on TV, too. They also said the…
Dongho's parents discussed the negative public opinion about Dongho becoming a dad on TV show. On'A Man Who Gives Dog Food,' which aired on October 14, regular cast member Dongho, a formerU-KISSmember, went to his parents' house. Dongho went into his old room, filled with photos …
Dongho, a formerU-KISSmember, reflected on his days as an idol. On'A Man who gives Dog Food'episode that aired on October 14, Dongho shared his thoughts on his life as a former idol. In the episode, Dongho began to recall his idol days as he looked through fan letters and photos from the p…
Power of Atamix 08. The group debuted in South Korea on August 28, 2008 with a release of their first mini album ,New Generation,(N-Generation) on September 3, 2008 and a live performance of their first songNot Youngon Mnet . Even though they are new comer in the industry, U-KISS was considered for Japan-Korea collaborative project. A popular entertainment company, Yoshimoto Group in Japan, invested 150 billion KRW to groom U-KISS as an internationally known group. The reason behind this is their quality as a group with multilingual members: Alexander can converse in seven languages including Spanish , Portuguese , Cantonese , Japanese , Mandarin , Korean and English ; Eli is fluent in English, Korean and Mandarin; the maknae Dongho can talk in Korean and Mandarin; Kevin in English while Kibum can speak Japanese.
Aside from their music career, U-KISS also starred in their own variety shows,All About U-KISS, ‘’UKISS Vampire’’ and ‘’Chef Kiss’’ while the members also appeared on other shows. Kevin Woo and Alexander Lee Eusebio joined Arirang 's radio showPops in Seoulhosting the 'All About You' segment and were also featured on Brave Brother’s song,Finally.Kim Eli also became an emcee of MBC's show,Fusion. The new member Lee Kiseop appeared in a variety show known asUljjang Shidae 2 (Pretty Boys and Girls Season 2). Shin Dongho also made many appearances on shows,The Invincible Baseball Team,Idol Maknae RebellionandMy Black Mini Dress.Kibum along with Eli, also starred in the Thai dramaAutumn's Destinywherein their voices were dubbed due to the fact that they cannot speak Thai.
Bran New Kisson August 24, 2011.The group released their first Japanese album,Tick Tack,and their second Japanese album,Forbidden Love, simultaneously with their first Japenese full-length album,A Shared Dream.The album peaked at No.6 and No.2 respectively.
along with international star Shakira .
In the second week of June, two additional shows were sold-out.
in Japan, while Kevin was chosen asLuckiest Hallyu Star of 2012.
The Special to Kissmeon June 5.The second single "Te Amo" was released on June 1, 2012 on various music sites that immediately placed No.4 on 'Soribada'. The group released their third Japanese single, "Dear My Friend" on July 5, 2012. It was used as a theme song for a Japanese anime ,Stormy Night (Secret Friends).
On August 9, 2012 they are expected to represent Korea in theAsia Progress M, part of the A-Nation's activities, the biggest music festival in Japan.The group also performed on August 26, 2012 with Hamasaki Ayumi , M-Flo and Big Bang at the Ajinomoto Stadium .
On September 20, the group released their 7th mini album "Stop Girl" and planned to actively promote it in 10 countries including Thailand , Philippines , United States and China .
At the event, U-KISS was awarded the "Special Hallyu Achievement Award" from the minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.
, featuring AJ, on March 7, while the lead single "Standing Still", composed by Ryan Jhun, was released on March 6.It features Kevin solo song, "My Reason" and Eli-AJ composed duet "Party All the Time" and Soohyun-Hoon's "More Painful than Pain".The lead single "Standing Still" was first performed inShow Championon March 6, a day before its release date.The group also performed at the "Formula 1" event held at the Petronas Tower in Malaysia on March 22, 2013, wherein KPOP group 2NE1 and American artists Backstreet Boys and Demi Lovato shared the same stage with U-KISS.The group stated during the press conference,"...while we went on foreign performances, we were on stages with famous stars, but this performance feels different [...] this will be so much more meaningful because we can stand on the same place as Backstreet Boys, who we really respect. We’re so honored that U-KISS was invited to a place where people all over the world gather, and we’ll put on a great performance as the Korean representatives."
|Stage name||Birth name|
|Soohyun||수현||Shin Soohyun||신수현||(1989-03-11)March 11, 1989(age 24)||Leader, Main Vocalist|
|Kiseop||기섭||Lee Kiseop||이기섭||(1991-01-17)January 17, 1991(age 22)||Sub-Vocalist|
|Eli||일라이||Kim Kyoungjae||김경재||(1991-03-13)March 13, 1991(age 22)||Rapper|
|AJ||에이제이||Kim Jaeseop||김재섭||(1991-06-04)June 4, 1991(age 22)||Rapper|
|Hoon||훈||Yeo Hoonmin||여훈민||(1991-08-16)August 16, 1991(age 22)||Vocalist|
|Kevin||케빈||Woo Sunghyun||우성현||(1991-11-25)November 25, 1991(age 22)||Vocalist|
The fanmeeting leads to a charity organization in a nearby school wherein the members interacted with the kids and passed out baseball bats and other baseball equipment for the children.The show, as a part of the benefit project was sponsored by famous Cambodian people and was even attended by the Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Sen .
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