Debut to Now: UKISS (2016 Comeback)
Debut to now. Take a look at how our UKISS boys have grown since their beginning to their latest comeback!
Our latest segment, Debut to Now, features the history and transitions of K-Pop groups. We introduce you to how far in their K-Pop life they’ve come, and what they have accomplished. We also feature a comparison photo of each member during their specific album promotions. All in chronological order, of course! In celebration for their upcoming comeback, we look back on the years of U-KISS.
UKISS is a six-member boy band who debuted on August 28, 2008 under NH Media Entertainment. The group name is an acronym for Ubiquitous Korean International/Idol Super Star, and their fandom name has been decided as ‘Kiss Me’. The group promotes as a six-member group consisting of SooHyun, Eli, Kevin, KiSeop, Hoon and Jun. The group has been active both domestically and internationally, with especially high popularity in Japan. Their most notable hit tracks consists of electronic dance tracks such as “Man Man Ha Ni” and “Bingeul Bingeul”.
Have these K-Pop Angels changed much since their debut? Take a look to see their accomplishments so far and what we have to look forward to from now on!
Debut to Now: U-KISS
1. Discography (Album Covers)
U-KISS certainly has an overflowing amount of notches on their belt, and we mean notches as in their album discography. Ever since their debut in 2008, U-KISS has consistently satisfied the Kiss Me’s thirst for their music. The group had debuted with their first album “N-Generation”, and soon followed over 10 different albums (not including their singles, OST tracks, Japanese tracks, etc). The group had won the hearts of the K-Pop fans beginning with their mega-addictive hits ‘Man Man Ha N’ and ‘Bingeul Bingeul’. Now the group is all set to comeback for 2016 with their 11th mini-album, “Stalker”!
2. The UKISS Members
Eli: Although his hairstyles may have undergone multiple changes, Eli’s tough guy image remained the same since his debut to now. Apparently his tough guy from the States image worked well, because he’s landed himself a beautiful model wife with a baby on the way! From a young lad singing about love to a father who knows what he’s singing about, Eli sure has grown up since 2008!
Kevin: The cutie boy from over states. Kevin’s image from their debut hasn’t changed much either. With his soft facial features and an adorable smile, this cutie has been stealing hearts since his days as a member of XING. One thing that Kevin has certainly grown in is the variety field. Kevin first added MC to his name in 2009 for Arirang TV. Apparently all of his experience has paid off, because his MCing skills have landed him an official MC position with Eric Nam and Park JiMin on “After School Club”!
SooHyun: The manly man of the group, big brother SooHyun has never failed to live up to his image. Ever since their debut, SooHyun has been pumping iron to achieve that sexy masculinity that we love so much today! Although KiSeop’s first impression of SooHyun was a manager, we can’t agree more, because SooHyun is the backbone of the band. As one of the original members, he has always been the sturdy big brother we can rely on.
KiSeop: Although KiSeop joined U-KISS in 2009, KiSeop has been with the band for their most memorable scenes. KiSeop was added to the lineup just as they released their meg hit song “Man Man Ha Ni”. With his sharp and mysterious looks, KiSeop has been the favorite to many. The most change since his debut? His delicious chocolate abs!
Hoon: Hoon was also a late addition to the group, but that doesn’t mean he lacks anymore experience. Hoon was a part of the band Paran before he joined U-KISS. This soft, romantic gentleman has been making fan girls faint with his gentle smile and kind personality. Hoon’s soft image has been steadily moving on towards being more manly, and we can’t wait to see what kind of image he’ll bring with “Stalker”!
Jun: The latest baby of the group, Jun is the latest addition to the lineup. Jun had joined U-KISS in 2014 and has since continued his duty as the youngest member. Being born in 1997, Jun helps appeal U-KISS to a younger generation of fans. We can’t wait to see how much he will grow throughout their future promotions!
We’ve taken a look of UKISS throughout the years. Through the changes and consistencies,
UKISS had proven their status as the International K-Pop Stars of the boy groups!