U-Kiss (유키스) is a five-member Korean pop boy group created by NH Media. Their group name is an acronym for "Ubiquitous Korean International (Idol) Super Star".
They originally debuted as a six-member group but in late October 2009 it was announced that sub vocalist Ki Sub had joined the group. In February 2011, Alexander and Ki Bum withdrew from U-Kiss, however only a few days later, two new members were announced, AJ and Hoon. Dongho withdrew from the group in October 2013 due to health concerns, leaving the U-Kiss as a six-member group once again.
In 2010, the group debuted in Japan with the release of the Korean best album, First KISS, and later in June 2011, it was announced that the group signed with avex and their official debut in December.
On October 16, 2013, member Dongho announced his departure from the group due to deteriorating health caused by busy schedules of being a singer. He also announced that he will be leaving the entertainment industry to focus on normal life.
On May 15, 2023, a 15th anniversary EP was confirmed with members Alexander, AJ, and Eli rejoining.
- 1 Members
- 2 Information
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Korean Discography
- 5 Japanese Discography
- 6 Filmography
- 7 Awards
- 8 External Links
- Soohyun (Leader, Lead Vocals) [2008–]
- Kiseop (Sub Vocals) [2009–2019; 2022–]
- Hoon (Sub Vocals) [2011–]
- Alexander (Rapper, Sub Vocals) [2008–2011; 2023–]
- AJ (Rapper) [2009–2013; 2023–]
- Eli (Rapper, Sub Vocals) [2008–2019; 2023–]
- Kibum (Sub Vocals) [2008–2011]
- Dongho (Rapper, Sub Vocals) [2008–2013]
- Kevin (Main Vocals) [2008–2017]
- Jun (Rapper, Sub Vocals) [2014–2022]
Before the group debuted it was announced that two former members of Xing (Ki Bum, who is also known for being the younger brother to SS501 member Kim Hyung Joon, and Kevin) would be joining the group.
U-Kiss's official debut was with the mini album New Generation, released on September 3, 2008. They released their second mini album, Bring It Back 2 Old School, a few months later, on February 3, 2009. In October of 2009 U-Kiss announced on their official website that a new member, Lee Ki Sub, would join the group as well as their comeback mini album. The mini album, Conti Ukiss, was released on November 5, 2009.
They released their first digital single "Without You" in January 27th, 2010. The single was a teaser for their first full album, U-Kiss Only One Album, released a week later.
In February 2011 it was announced the withdrawal of Alexander and Ki Bum. It was said that Alexander decided to leave for personal reasons, and to pursue his studies. Ki Bum, through his own personal Twitter left a message regarding his decision of leaving the group: "[...] To start with the point, I've come to an agreement with my company to end my contract since February 2011. They wanted a change of members and I agreed to it. Since that day I was not part of U-KISS any longer. [...] I neither quit because of my company nor because I lost interest in U-KISS. [...] But I'm lacking in many points and I respect my former company's decision to switch members."
In March 7, 2011, two new members were announced, AJ, former member of the group PARAN, and Hoon, a former solo singer.
In September, AJ announced that he's going on hiatus to go to college until 2013 where he will return and continue activities with the group.
On October 16, 2013, Dongho announced that he will be leaving the group to focus on living a normal life due to deteriorating health caused by demanding schedule of being a singer.They will comeback they with their 8th mini-album, "MOMENTS" on October 31st as a six-member group.
Near the end of the year, AJ announced once again he'll be going on hiatus because of college until 2015. AJ left the group after his contract expired on August 29, 2016.
On May 15, 2014, it was announced that a new member, Jun will be joining U-KISS on their next Korean release.
Kevin left the group in March 2017, while Kiseop and Eli left the group in May 2019.
Soohyun left NH Media in April 2021 after contract expiration, although he remained a member of U-KISS. Hoon and Jun also left the agency in August 2021 after contract expiration.
In January 2022, Soohyun, Hoon, and Kiseop signed exclusive contracts with Tango Music, with Kiseop rejoining U-KISS.
On May 15, 2023, it was announced that U-KISS would be releasing the mini album, "PLAY LIST" to commemorate the 15th anniversary of their debut in June 28, 2023, with Alexander, AJ, and Eli rejoining the group.
- Official Fanclub: Kiss Me
- Official Color: Pearl Fuchsia
- [2010.02.03] U-Kiss Only One Album
- [2011.08.31] Neverland
- [2013.03.07] COLLAGE
- [2008.09.03] New Generation
- [2009.02.03] Bring It Back 2 Old School
- [2009.11.05] Conti Ukiss
- [2010.10.08] BREAK TIME
- [2011.03.30] Bran New KISS
- [2012.04.25] DORADORA
- [2012.06.05] The Special To KISSME
- [2012.09.20] Stop Girl
- [2013.10.31] MOMENTS
- [2014.06.02] MONO SCANDAL
- [2015.01.15] Always
- [2016.06.07] STALKER
- [2023.06.28] PLAY LIST
- [2010.04.30] Mworago (뭐라고)
- [2010.06.04] Dojeon Hero (도전 히어로; Hero’s Challenge)
- [2011.10.21] SOMEDAY
- [2011.10.21] Peuroyagu 30 Junyeon Ginyeomaelbeom (프로야구 30주년 기념앨범)
- [2011.12.22] Pyeongsaeng (For KISS Me) (평생)
- [2012.02.23] Syndrome OST Part.1 (신드롬)
- [2012.04.20] AMAZING
- [2012.06.01] Te Amo
- [2012.08.31] Cinderella
- [2012.12.28] Gangsta Boy
- [2013.10.14] Mysterious Lady
- [2015.01.14] Smart Love
- [2009.12.08] Brave Brothers - Passionate (#1 Finally (Paineolli) (feat. U-Kiss)
- [2010.05.31] Call of the Country OST Part.2 (#1 Naneun Halsu Isseo)
- [2011.02.08] Real School! OST Part.1 (#2 Always, #3 Kiss Me)
- [2011.11.02] Mr. Idol OST (#6 Manggajyeoga)
- [2012.03.30] Hero OST Part.2 (#1 Erase)
- [2013.03.30] Immortal Song 2: Singing the Legend Jigeumeun Yeoseongsidae Teukji Ppyeon (#2 Ttaengbeol)
- [2017.09.06] Manhole OST (#5 Run A Way)
- [2012.02.29] A Shared Dream
- [2013.07.24] Inside øf Me
- [2014.03.19] Memories
- [2015.03.18] Action
- [2016.03.23] One Shot One Kill
- [2018.03.22] LINK
- [2018.12.19] Glory
- [2015.12.23] THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM
- [2010.12.10] First KISS
- [2014.03.26] U-KISS Licensed Best Selection (Digital Best Album)
- [2016.12.21] U-KISS JAPAN BEST COLLECTION 2011-2016
- [2020.12.14] 9th Anniversary (Digital Best Album)
- [2017.03.15] U-KISS solo&unit ALBUM
- [2011.12.14] Tick Tack
- [2012.02.29] Forbidden Love
- [2012.07.25] Dear My Friend
- [2012.09.05] One of You
- [2012.12.12] Distance...
- [2013.02.13] ALONE
- [2013.12.18] Fall in Love / Shape of your heart
- [2014.02.19] Break up
- [2014.07.16] LOVE ON U
- [2014.12.17] Sweetie
- [2015.09.09] Stay Gold
- [2016.02.24] Kissing to feel
- [2016.11.16] PaNiC!
- [2017.10.11] FLY
- [2018.10.10] SCANDAL
- [2012.02.14] A Shared Dream (Recochoku)
- [2012.02.21] Forbidden Love
- [2012.07.05] Dear My Friend
- [2012.08.29] One of You
- [2013.01.09] ALONE
- [2014.09.10] Head Up High / One Call Away
- [2015.03.06] Action
- [2015.12.23] Two of us
- [2015.12.23] Last Christmas
- [2020.07.29] Yozora ni Saku Hana (夜空に咲く花)
- [2020.10.21] EYES ON ME
- [2017.10.25] Thank You Disney (#16 Try Everything)
- [2010.12.10] SEOUL TRAIN with U-KISS
- [2011.04.29] U-KISS 「First Kiss」 Live in TOKYO & OSAKA
- [2012.03.28] Days in Japan Vol.1
- [2012.09.26] U-KISS 1st JAPAN LIVE TOUR 2012
- [2013.01.01] LIVE IN BUDOKAN
- [2014.01.01] U-KISS JAPAN LIVE TOUR 2013 ~Inside of Me~
- [2014.03.19] Days in Japan Vol.3
- [2014.11.26] U-KISS JAPAN LIVE TOUR 2014 ~Memories~ RETURNS in BUDOKAN
- [2015.03.04] Days in Japan Vol.4
- [2015.11.25] U-KISS JAPAN LIVE TOUR 2015 ~Action~
- [2016.03.23] Days in Japan Vol.5
- [2016.11.16] U-KISS JAPAN "One Shot" LIVE TOUR 2016
- [2017.03.22] Days in Japan Vol.6
- [2017.05.17] U-KISS JAPAN BEST LIVE TOUR 2016 ~5th Anniversary Special~
- [2017.07.19] U-KISS PREMIUM LIVE -KEVIN'S GRADUATION-
-  Kiss the Dream
-  All About U-Kiss
-  Challenge of Six Boys Towards the World
-  You Know U-KISS
-  U-Kiss Vampire
-  U-Kiss Chef
-  We Are Dating
-  K-Pop Tasty Road (Eli with UKISS as guest)
-  U-KISSme?
-  Kanzume!! TV Magazine Show
-  U-Kiss no Teatarishidai
-  "Go U-KISS!"
-  I Am Legend (UKISS)
-  Autumn Destiny (Eli & Kibum) (Thailand)
-  Royal Family (Dongho as Jo Byung-joon)
-  Real School (Dongho,Kiseop & Eli)
-  Holy Land (Dongho as Kang-yoo & Hoon as Tae-sik)
-  The Strongest K-POP Survival (cameo)
-  Beautiful Man (Hoon as Kim Dae-sik)
-  On Air Live (Kevin)
-  Summer Snow (Kevin, Soohyun & Kiseop)
-  When A Man Loves (Hoon)
-  Goong (Kiseop & Hoon)
-  Goong (Soohyun, Kiseop, Hoon & Kevin)
-  On Air~ Night Flight (Kevin & Jun)
TV Music Shows
- [2015.02.17] SBS The Show #1
- Official Korean Website
- Official Japanese Website
- Japanese Blog
- Japanese Twitter
- iTunes: Japan | US
- mu-mo Shop