U-KISS (???) is a seven-member boy band from South Korea formed by NH Media (also the company for Yang Dong Geun & PARAN). They debuted with their song '?-??? ?? (Not Young)'' in Japan at the The Power of Atamix 08 on August 15th, 2008. The group's fancafe attracted around 50,000 visitors just two days after they were established. Collectively, the members speak four different languages - Korean, English, Mandarin, and Japanese. The boys' ages range from 18 to 23.
They debuted with their song '?-??? ?? (Not Young)'' in Japan at the The Power of Atamix 08 on August 15th, 2008. The group's fancafe attracted around 50,000 visitors just two days after they were established.
Collectively, the members speak four different languages - Korean, English, Mandarin, and Japanese. The boys' ages range from 18 to 23.
The group has released two full-length albums and several mini albums and singles. U-Kiss released their first single, 'N-Generation', on the 3rd of September 2008. The single includes the hit song '?-??? ?? (Not Young)'. Their first full length album, Only One, was released on February 3, 2010.
On Feburary 23, 2011, it was revealed that Alexander and Kibum will be leaving the group by decision of the company and they would be replaced by two new members. The two members were announced as AJ and Hoon and they made their debut in the group with the single 0330.
FORMER U-KISS MEMBERS
Alexander Lee Eusebio (????) - (Former member)
* Stage Name: Alexander / Xander
* Birth date: July 29, 1988 (1988-07-29)
* Talents: English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin), Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Rap
* Facts: He can speak 7 different languages at varying degrees of fluency. He was the oldest and tallest member of the group. Sometimes referred to as the "umma" of the group for his nagging and nurturing tendencies.
Kim Kibum (???) - (Former member)
* Stage Name: KiBum
* Birth date: December 29, 1990 (1990-12-29)
* Talents: Composing Music, Poppin' Dance, Japanese, Piano, Singing
* Facts: He is the younger brother of SS501's Kim Hyung Jun, he's a former member of Xing. He formerly lived in Australia with Hyung Jun.
CURRENT U-KISS MEMBERS
Shin Soohyun (???)
* Stage Name: Soohyun
* Birth date: March 11, 1989 (1989-03-11)
* Talents/Interests: R&B, Dance, Piano, Soccer, Singing
* Facts: He is the leader of the group and the oldest member. He is U-KISS's "power vocal" and tries to take good care of his voice by practicing his vocals often.
Lee Kiseop (???)
* Stage Name: Kiseop
* Birth date: January 17, 1991 (1991-01-17)
* Talents/Interests: Taekwondo, Dance, Acting, Piano, Ulzzang
* Facts: He became a member of U-KISS in 2009 right before their "Man Man Ha Ni" promotions. He is a former ulzzang that still likes to share cute selcas of himself. Can be quirky, sometimes referred to as the "4D" member.
Kim Kyoungjae (???)
* Stage Name: Eli
* Birth date: March 13, 1991 (1991-03-13)
* Talents/Interests: Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Acting, English, Chinese, Rap
* Facts: One of the American members that was born in California but grew up in Washington D.C., so he's fluent in English. He moved to Beijing, China to study and pursue acting, so he also can communicate in Mandarin. Nicknamed "Pigeon" by his members because he can imitate the bird all too well.
Woo Sunghyun (???)
* Stage Name: Kevin
* Birth date: November 25, 1991 (1991-11-25)
* Talents/Interests: Guitar, Piano, English, Singing, Girl group dances
* Facts: U-KISS's second American member. He grew up in California, so he's also fluent in English. Along with Kibum, he is also a former member of Xing.
Shin Dongho (???)
* Stage Name: Dongho
* Birth date: June 29, 1994 (1994-06-29)
* Talents/Interests: Golf, Drums, Chinese, Soccer, Knitting, Acting
* Facts: He is the maknae (youngest) of the group. He lived in Beijing for a period, so he can communicate in Mandarin. He has been on several variety programs and tv shows, which has helped boost U-KISS's popularity.
Yeo Hoonmin (???)
* Stage Name: Hoon
* Birthdate: 16 August, 1991 (1991-08-16)
* Talents/Interests: Taekwondo, Exercising, Piano, Singing
* Facts: Joined U-KISS in March 2011 before their '0330' promotions. He was a former Taekwondo athlete. Appeared in SBS's "Athena" as a bodygaurd to the president. Theater Major in Dongguk University. Released a single under his real name in 2009.
Kim Jaeseop (???)
* Stage Name: AJ
* Birthdate: 4 June,1991 (1991-06-04)
* Talents/Interests: Composing, Writing, Studying, Rap, English
* Facts: Joined U-KISS in March 2011 before their '0330' promotions. Former maknae of boy group "PARAN", he was the rapper. He was accepted to Columbia University in New York, but has taken a leave from college as he was abruptly taken in as a U-KISS member. He also has written a few of U-KISS's songs ("Eeeny Meeny Miny Moe" and "Amazing").