U-KISS (Korean: 유키스; Japanese: ユーキス) is a South Korean boy band formed by NH Media in 2008. Their name is an acronym, standing for Ubiquitous Korean International Idol Super Star. The group's current lineup is composed of Soohyun, Hoon, and Jun. U-KISS is known for their talented vocals, challenging choreography, and emotional songs. They are also known for their loyal international fans, especially in Japan (where their official "KISSme Japan" fanclub is based), America, and Latin America (where they were pioneers who helped pave the way for other K-pop artists).

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  • U-KISS (Korean: 유키스; Japanese: ユーキス) is a South Korean boy band formed by NH Media in 2008. Their name is an acronym, standing for Ubiquitous Korean International Idol Super Star. The group's current lineup is composed of Soohyun, Hoon, and Jun. U-KISS is known for their talented vocals, challenging choreography, and emotional songs. They are also known for their loyal international fans, especially in Japan (where their official "KISSme Japan" fanclub is based), America, and Latin America (where they were pioneers who helped pave the way for other K-pop artists). Their breakthrough hit was "Man Man Ha Ni" (2009) from their EP ContiUKiss. They released their first full-length album, Only One, on February 3, 2010. In September 2011, U-KISS released their second full-length album, NEVERLAND. They made their formal debut in Japan in 2011, with the release of the single "Tick Tack". Their second Japanese single was "Forbidden Love", while their first Japanese full-length album was A Shared Dream (2012). Since their debut, U-KISS has released three full-length albums, twelve mini-albums/EPs, one special mini-album (created for their fans), and various singles. They have released seven Japanese full-length albums, one Japanese compilation album, and five Japanese mini-albums/EPs. The group and individual members have also participated in various musicals, radio programs, web shows, TV series, and films. The group's musical style has constantly evolved, incorporating genres such as electropop, R&B, hip hop, rap, EDM, futurepop, and ballad. In response to their international fan base, they have recorded and/or performed songs in Korean, Japanese, Chinese, English, and Spanish. U-KISS has earned 6 entries on Billboard's World Albums chart — Stalker (peaked at #11 on 6.25.2016), Mono Scandal (peaked at #14 on 6.21.2014), Collage (peaked at #12 on 3.23.2013), Stop Girl (peaked at #14 on 10.6.2012), The Special To Kissme (peaked at #14 on 6.23.2012), and Doradora (peaked at #12 on 5.12.2012). In addition, the group has had 9 songs on the Billboard K-POP Top 100 chart. Soohyun earned an entry on Billboard's chart in 2017 with his solo single, "I'll be there", becoming the first U-KISS soloist to gain that recognition. In 2012, U-KISS was the first K-pop group to hold a fan meeting in Cambodia. During that same year, U-KISS was not only the first K-pop act, but also the first Asian group, to perform at the "Los 40 Principales" concert in Colombia. In 2013, U-KISS was the second Korean artist to hold a solo concert in Mexico. U-KISS was also one of the first K-pop groups to release original albums in Japanese. In Japan, they ranked #1 on the Oricon Albums Chart with Action in 2015. (en)
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  • U-KISS (Korean: 유키스; Japanese: ユーキス) is a South Korean boy band formed by NH Media in 2008. Their name is an acronym, standing for Ubiquitous Korean International Idol Super Star. The group's current lineup is composed of Soohyun, Hoon, and Jun. U-KISS is known for their talented vocals, challenging choreography, and emotional songs. They are also known for their loyal international fans, especially in Japan (where their official "KISSme Japan" fanclub is based), America, and Latin America (where they were pioneers who helped pave the way for other K-pop artists). (en)
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