U-Kiss (유키스) is a 6-member Korean boy band under NH Media. They debuted in 2008 with a single album entitled “어리지 않아” (Not Young). Their first single is said to be a fusion of the typical kpop as well as a "dirty south" style which was entirely composed by the Brave Brothers.
U-Kiss is comprised of 6 boys – two of which came from or were former members of another group, Xing (Kevin and Kibum). They are a multi-lingual group and this allows them to communicate with fans in Korean, English, French, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.
U-Kiss Stands For:
I- International (Idol)
Before their debut, U-Kiss had already garnered a lot of fans due to Kevin and KiBum being former members of Xing, and also KiBum, being the 'Dongsaeng' or the little brother of the youngest SS501 member, Kim HyungJoon. It was rumored then that Yume, another former member of Xing, would join U-Kiss, but it turned out to be just a rumor that created a lot of fuss from their fans.
The newly formed 6-members boyband “U-Kiss” ( which stands for Ubiquitous Korean Idol or International Super Star) debuted under the label-company NH Media. The boys debuted in Japan on the 15th of August at the POWER OF ATAMIX with SS501 and PARAN. Later on they made their first performance in Korea on M!NET MCOUNTDOWN with their first single ‘Not Young’ on the 28th of August. Noticeable members in the group are Kevin Woo and Kim Kibum who used in Xing. The four other members names are Eli, Alexander, Shin Dong Ho and Shin Soo Hyun.
Group U-Kiss is back with their 2nd single album “Bring it back 2 Old School”. They are back with the 90's old school style and they had their comeback stage on SBS Inkigayo on 1st February. ‘I Like You’ the title song off their new single, it is a 80-90's old pop genre and their fashion style of their comeback will be luxury vintage which is popular amongst the young people those days. U-Kiss single album “Bring It Back to Old School” released online on 3rd February.
Idol group U-Kiss has been considered for a 150 billion KRW worth collaboration project between Japan and Korea.
It has been revealed that a famous entertainment company in Japan Yoshimoto Group has invested 150 billion KRW to groom U-Kiss. With members proficient in 7 international languages like English and Japanese, the Yoshimoto Group hopes to make U-Kiss into an internationally known group.
U-Kiss‘ company NH Media will work with the visual production group from Yoshimoto on the plans for the group. The last time we saw such a huge collaboration to groom an artist was in 2004 where SM Enteratinment and AVEX worked together to groom BoA.