U-KISS

U-KISS; (L)

Kevin, Alexander, Dongho, Eli, Soohyun, Kibum, Kiseop.
Hoon and AJ; 
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U-KISS; (유키스) is a Seven member South Korean boy Group created and formed by N.H Media in the year 2008. The name U-KISS stands for Ubiquitous Korean International (Idol) Super Star. The group was formed as a six-member boy band. Kim Ki Bum and Kevin Woo were original members of the South Korean boy group ‘Xing’. Ki Bum left the group in 2007 while Kevin left the group four months before the debut of the group U-KISS. The Pre activities of the two members helped the group draw attention amongest Korean fans which helped them become what they are today. U-Kiss debuted in Japan on August 15, 2008 at the Power of Atamix alongside SS501 & Paran. The group released their first mini album, N-Generation, on September 3, 2008. Later on, the group debuted on South Korean television, with a performance of “Not Young” on M! Countdown.

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 Xander/Kibum Withdrawal;

Industry representatives revealed on February 23rd that U-KISSAlexander and Kim Kibum disclosed that they would be leaving the group. As such, the two will not participate in U-KISS’ comeback album. Alexander was reported to have discussed the issue at length with his agency, and eventually decided to leave for personal reasons; it’s also said that Alexander wanted to pursue his studies. Kim Kibum will be leaving in order to focus on his character company with his older brother, SS501’s Kim Hyung Joon. Some fans felt that their premonition had come true when they read Kim Kibum’s earlier tweet, which said, “This March, I have news you might not like.  But when the time comes, I will tell it like it is.” On February 23rd, a representative of NH Media stated, “If there is a good trainee to pick, there are chances that we could add them into the group.” They continued, “However, for their comeback this March, the group will be promoting as five members, as the five have already recorded their album. Their spring comeback will have Soohyun as the lead, alongside members Kevin, Eli, Dongho and Kiseop.”

 

[UPDATE: #1 – Kim Kibum Explains his Withdrawal from the Group Here, Via Twitter]

 

 

Discography;

 Studio albums:

Year Information
2010 Only One:

  • Released: February 3, 2010
  • Language: Korean
  • Label: NH Media

 Mini albums:

Year Information
2008 N-Generation:

  • Released: September 5, 2008
  • Language: Korean
  • Label: NH Media
2009 Bring It Back 2 Old School:

  • Released: February 11, 2009
  • Language: Korean
  • Label: NH Media
Conti Ukiss:

  • Released: November 5, 2009
  • Language: Korean
  • Label: NH Media

 Soundtracks:

Year Information
2010 Call of the Country OST part.2:

  • Released: May 31, 2010
  • Language: Korean
  • Label: NH Media

 

 

 Awards;

Year Awards:
2008
  • 5th Asia Song Festival: Best New Artist

 

Reference / Resources:

  1. Google.com – Images; [Search U-KISS]
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