Idol groups 2PM, U-Kiss and Code-V will be participating in Nikkan Sports' special stage (Japan) held on the August 6th at the Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium for the '2011 Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival'.
It will work towards to aid people in need of earthquake recovery and charities.
Born in 1991, Sub Vocal,
Former 'Ulzzang', Joined in 2009,
Nickname: 'Ung Seoppie' (Because his actions are clumsy)
Born in 1991, Real Name: Kim KyungJae, Rap, Sub Vocal Lead
3rd Generation Living in the States
Nickname: LiGeon(Wears furry jackets and acts like a pigeon)
Born in 1991, Real Name: Woo SungHyun, Lead Vocal,
Former 'Xing' Member, sweet and soft words with lots of aegyo, Talents: Girl Group Dances
Born in 1991, Real Name: Yeo HoonMin
2009 Promoted with song 'Bus'
Began U-Kiss promotions since this March
Born in 1991, Real Name: Kim JaeSeop
Lead Rapper, Former Group Member of 'Paran'
Joined with member Hoon
Born in 1994, Lead Rapper
Youngest of the group but holds a very high position in the group with personal promotions to spread word of U-Kiss
Very pretty dressed as a girl, Hobbies include Knitting
Born in 1989, Leader and Main Vocal
Not only looks but variety show skills similar to Jung HyungDon and Boom
Talent of Poppin dancing in his sleep
Our U-Kiss has Changed
Debut: 2008 August, 28th
Single 'New Generation', Title Song 'Not Young'
Group Meaning: Superstars traveling and showcasing their name all over the world (Ubiquitous Korean International Idol Super Star)
At their time of debut in 2008, their average age - 18.5. In the beginning, with TV promotions by member Dongho the group began known as 'Dongho and the Kids.' With the comeback of 'Man Man Ha Ni,' their 'KangNam Dance' (Strong Guy Dance) became popular. Afterwards, they continued with songs -- 'What', 'Shut Up' and later '0330.' Beginning members, Alexander, Eli, Soohyun, Kibum, Kevin, and Dongho were joined by Kiseop. This past February, the company fired members Alexander and Kibum, eventually adding in new members, Hoon and AJ.
Group Promotions: MBC Every1 BlingBling EveryShow 'U-Kiss' Vampire', E!TV 'Chef's Kiss' and many other variety programs including ruining their idol image... Big hit in the entertainment industry.
Ranking 1-30: 1 - TVXQ - Keep Yourr Head Down 236,669
2 - Big Bang - 4th Mini Album 138,975
3 - Beast - Fiction and Fact 90,000
4 - CN Blue - First Step 87,926
5 - Big Bang - 4th Mini Album Repackaged 81,913
6 - f(x) - Pinocchio 54,987
7 - TVXQ - Keep Your Head Down - Repackaged 54,225
8 - Secret Garden OST (Special Edition) 47,858
9 - Kollen Selects Album 46,080
10 - Seungri - VVIP 41,302
11 - FT Island - Return 33,995
12 - B And A - Plastic Surgery OST 32,381
13 - IU - Real 30,540
14 - CN Blue - First Step + Thank You 29,723
15 - B and A - Plastic Surgery OST Part 2 29,420
16 - MBLAQ - MBLAQ Style 27,702
17 - 4minute - 4 Minutes Left 27,585
18 - GD&TOP - First Album 26,933
19 - Super Junior M – Perfection (Korean version) 24,788
20 - Heo Young Saeng - Let It Go 24,079
21 - SNSD - First Asia Tour DVD 23,869
22 - JYJ - The Begining (Concert) 21,891
23 - IU - Real+ 19,859
24 - Infinite - Inspirit 19,827
25 - CN Blue - Blue Love 19,603 26 - U-Kiss - Bran New Kiss 19,194
‘0330’ has increased the popularity of these seven young boys. U-Kiss, that consists of Soohyun, Kiseop, Eli, AJ, Hoon, Kevin and Dongho, keep striving to move forward despite the member changes of two original members, Alexander and Kibum, departing from the group.
Taking their first step in Japan on 15 August 2008, U-Kiss, that initially had six members, became a seven-member group after Lee Kiseop joined in 2009.
Avid K-Pop fans surely already know every one of these handsome boys that come from South Korea.
However, many Malaysian fans still do not know their identities.
Let’s get to know each U-Kiss member, who came to Malaysia for a concert and fan meeting on 10 June.
Alexander & Kibum Eliminated?
Even though Kibum first said he left to focus on his business, he revealed later that he was forced by the agency to terminate his contract.
Instead, the agency said that the decision was made after seeing Kibum’s progress. It was said that he does not have enough abilities and skills. “I didn’t quit, but they terminated my contract. The agency said that they were going to change two members and told me to sign an agreement to terminate my contract.” “I pity my fans. I didn’t leave U-Kiss voluntarily. All this while, my business never interrupted U-Kiss activities.” “I’ve thought of the members as my own family. It’s sad to say goodbye but I respect my agency’s decision to replace me with someone better,” he sadly said.
The same situation happened to Alexander who said that he didn’t leave because of his desire to continue his studies.
Even though he was able to speak seven languages, luck was not on his side.
However, Alex is still under NH Media and has the chance to continue his work. (Note: Hai Mag. must have based this from other articles)
Hoon & AJ Pressurized
Kibum’s and Alex’s departure really affected U-Kiss’ loyal fans.
There were some who cried over these two members’ departure, and there were some who would commit suicide if U-Kiss were to be replaced with new members.
Certainly, even before the two new members were revealed, they were already bashed severely by fans, and had anti-fans.
Expressing the pressure that he has to bear and the huge responsibility when chosen to be part of a group that already has their own unique place, Hoon explains that what is important to him is for him to work hard to succeed.
“Usually, I’m alone and it’s really fun to be with a group.”
“However, there was a lot of pressure when I first joined U-Kiss. Furthermore, the group is so popular. Yet, that makes me want to further succeed,” said Hoon.
For AJ, it is surely an achievement to be proud of when he was selected to join U-Kiss. “Even though I still lack in many aspects, I really gave my best for our newest album.” “Although pressurized, I need to show my capabilities and development of to the fans,” he explained.
INTERESTING U-KISS FACTS
- Their company forbids them to date.
- They like to watch romantic movies together and talk about their individual love lives
- U-Kiss likes to dance to SNSD’s songs.
- To Dongho, ‘STUPID’ means ‘Super Talented Unique Person in Demand”
- Their Man Man Ha Ni dance move has spread widely all over Korea to the point that it was constantly talked about on entertainment shows.
Credits:kissmeukiss+ Hai Magazine + nazlahhhh @ rocketboxx.net (translations)
Animal Test 1: The members had to choose an animal that they think will send good future messages. They also chose an animal that is most likely to tell bad news. The choices: tiger, dog, lamb, parrot, and turtle.
Animal Test 2: From the choices lion, horse, lamb, cow, and monkey, the members had to choose which animals they would get rid of first.
Animal Test 3: The members chose how they will “move”/”transport” these animals: snake, monkey, and bird
Animal Test 4: This test will show how the members will react if their crush had a boyfriend by choosing an animal.
Animal Test Result 1: Dongho chose the tiger that will most likely send good future messages and chose the turtle that will send out bad messages. These results show Dongho expects to meet his future partner/girlfriend who has strong wills and ambitions. Choosing the turtle, the future partner/girlfriend Dongho should NOT meet is someone who does not know how to smile and someone who is always serious.
Animal Test Result 2: Monkey-Lamb-Lion-Cow-Horse is the order that Dongho chose to get rid of first. He values work the most then money. Falling that, he cares for his friends/partner.
Animal Test Result 3: Dongho chose to have the snake wrap around the monkey’s neck and have the bird sit on the monkey’s shoulders. With his, he would hold hands with the monkey. This shows that Dongho will trust his future partner/girlfriend 100%. Dongho will have his future partner/girlfriend take care of finance problems and have her take care of their future child’s education. Holding hands with the monkey show that Dongho will work hard with his partner to be together forever.
Animal Test Result 4: Dongho chose a lion. Even though he looks strong on the outside, he is weak. Dongho will not confess to his crush; therefore, he will only watch her from far away.