U-KISS (Korean: 유키스) is a South Korean boy band formed by NH Media in 2008. Their name is an acronym, standing for Ubiquitous KoreanInternational idol Super Star. The members of the group are Soohyun, Eli, Kevin, Dongho, Kiseop, Hoon and AJ (the latter two joining the group in 2011). Alexander and Kibum are former members, whose contracts were terminated in early 2011. The group debuted in the Power of Atamix in Japan and had released various singles and mini-albums.
The group has released two full-length albums, five extended plays and various singles. Their first full length album, Only One, was released in 2010 with their biggest hit, Bingeul Bingeul, while the second album Neverland was released in 2011. Their debut mini-album is N-Generation (2008) which produced the hit Not Young. Their second mini-album was Bring It Back 2 Old School (2009), and the third was ContiUkiss (2009) which produced their hit, Man Man Ha Ni. The group's fifth mini-album was Break Time(2010) spawning the hit, Shut Up!. Their sixth was Bran New Kiss (2011) which features the two newest members shortly after Alexander and Kibum left the group. It spawned one of the critically acclaimed ballad, 0330. On 2011, U-KISS formally signed under Avex Japan for their Japanese debut. They recently made their formal debut into Japan, on December 14th, 2011, with the release of their single ‘Tick Tack‘. The second single is entitled Forbidden Love while their first Japanese full-length album is dubbed as A Shared Dream (2012). Oricon published in 2012 that U-KISS achieved high album sales in Japan along with other big artists like Girl's Generation and KARA.
The group also participated in various TV reality shows such as You Know U-KISS, U-KISS Vampire, Chef Kiss. Their maknae (youngest) Shin Dongho participated in various shows like Raising Idol, Idol League, Real School and Royal Family and films such as My Black Mini Dress and Hong Gil Dong.
U-KISS had their first concert in Manila, Philippines dubbed as U-KISS First Kiss Tour in Manila. They also had major concerts entitled First Kiss in Japan cities and is now busy for their upcoming U-KISS 1st Japan Live Tour that will kick off this March 2012.