U-KISS (유키스) is a South Korean boy band formed by NH Media in 2008. The members include Shin Soohyun, Ellison Kim (also known as Eli), Kevin Woo, Shin Dongho, Lee Kiseop, Hoon and AJ ( both joined the group in 2011 ). Alexander (Xander), and Kibum, are former members of U-KISS.
U-KISS stands for Ubiquitous Korean International (Idol) Super Star.
They debuted in Japan on August 15, 2008 and in South Korea on August 28, 2008.
Later in late 2009, six-member U-KISS was turned into seven-member U-KISS with the addition of Kiseop. When the original members Alexander Lee Eusebio and Kim Kibum’s contracts were terminated in early 2011, they were replaced by Hoon and AJ. Hoon was previously known as a solo artist, while AJ is a former member of NH Media’s group, PARAN.
The group has released two full-length albums, five mini albums and various singles. Their first full length album, Only One, was released on February 3, 2010. The group also released their second full-length album entitled Neverland on September 1, 2011.
Shin Soohyun (신수현) was born on March 11, 1989. He is the lead vocalist and leader of the korean boy group U-KISS.
Previously, Soohyun was a trainee under JYP Entertainment and also a Good Entertainment trainee.
His specialities are R&B, dancing, soccer, and piano.
Soohyun appeared on SBS’s drama “I Am Legend” and was part of the cast of the musical “A Chorus Line” (as Mark).
Lee Ki Seop (이기섭) was born on January 17, 1991. He is a vocalist and the lead dancer of the korean boy group U-KISS.
He joined the group in 2009 with the release of Man Man Ha Ni.
His special ability is martial arts (Taekwondo), Beat boxing, dancing and acting.
Kiseop appeared on SBS’s drama “I Am Legend” and MBC’s “Real School”.
Kim Kyoung Jae (김경재) was born on March 13, 1991. He is a vocalist and rapper of the korean boy group U-KISS.
He was born in Los Angeles, USA, and his english name is Ellison, that’s why his nickname is Eli.
His specialities are Taekwondo and Kung Fu.
He’s also fluent in English, Mandarin and Korean.
Eli appeared on SBS’s drama “I Am Legend” and on Thai drama “Autumn Destiny”.
Kim Jae Seob (김재섭 ) was born on June 4, 1991. He is the rapper, vocalist and dancer of the korean boy group U-KISS.
He debuted in 2005 as a member of the group PARAN, but due to the obligations of military service of some members and solo activities of other members, the group virtually disbanded (there’s not an official announcement)
He joined the group in 2011 after Xander and Kibum’s departure. He’s currently inactive due to his studies.
Yeo Hoon Min (여훈민) was born on August 16, 1991. He is the vocalist of the korean boy group U-KISS.
He joined the group in 2011 after Xander and Kibum’s departure.
Hoon made a cameo on SBS’s drama “Athena” as a President bodyguard.
Woo Sung Hyun (우성현) was born on November 25, 1991. He is the main vocalist and subleader of the korean boy group U-KISS.
Kevin was born in San Francisco, USA. He is fluent in English and Korean, and can speak Japanese.
Before debuting as a U-KISS member, Kevin debuted on 2006 as part of the group XING alongside former u-kiss member Kibum.
He appeared on SBS’s drama “I Am Legend”, and was part of the cast of the musical “On Air Live”
Lee Jun Young (이준영), also known as Jun (준) was born on January 22, 1997. He joined U-Kiss in 2014, and he’s the vocalist and rapper of the group.
- Kim Kibum (김기범)
Kibum was born on December 29, 1990. Kibum was formerly a vocalist of the group. He left the group after his company terminated his contract. Kibum is famously known as being the younger brother of SS501’s Kim Hyung jun Before debuting with U-KISS, Kibum, along with group-mate Kevin were members of the group XING. He used the stage name Marumir when he was in XING.
- Alexander Lee Eusebio (알엑산더)
Xander was born on July 29, 1988. Alexander was born in Macao from multinational parents. His father is half Portuguese, half Chinese and his mother is Korean. Alexander is well known as an idol who can speak seven languages. They are Cantonese, English, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese. He is a Christian. Formerly he was a rapper for the group.
- Dongho (신동호)
Shin Dong Ho (신동호) was born on June 29, 1994. He is the main dancer, rapper and vocalist of the korean boy group U-KISS. Dongho was born in China, that’s why he is fluent in Mandarin. He participated in a number of projects such as acting in dramas and multiple variety shows. He appeared on SBS’s drama “I Am Legend”, and MBC’s “real School” and “Royal Family”. Dongho also was part of the cast of two films: “My Black Minidress” and “The Villan of the Second Floor”