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April 2, 2010

STIR.ph | U-Kiss jumpstarts K Pop invasion!

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U-Kiss jumpstarts K Pop invasion! - STIR

by: Carlo Orosa and Justin John Mata
STIR Contributors
30 Mar 2010 | 02:07 PM
The K-Pop (Korean Pop) Invasion has begun.

The famous K-Pop group called U-Kiss composed of Alexander, Kevin, Dong Ho, Eli, Ki Bum, Soo Hyun, and Ki Seob met up with a large group of TV and print people at Annabel’s Restaurant Tomas Morato two hours after their 12:00pm arrival at the Centennial Airport two hours ago. They rushed straight to the press conference venue.

U-Kiss is part of the many Korean stars like Big Bang, Wonder Girls, 2NE1 (of which Sandara Park, now known as Dara Park, is a crew) that will invade the country.

U-Kiss found it very warm here in the Philippines. They said wanting to give a good impression of themselves with their first showcase at the Mega Mall at the same day.

Eli, one of the more charming members, speaks very good English having been raised and educated by his Korean parents in the US. He went to China to work. It was in the talent training agency he worked in that he was discoved as a U-Kiss crew. He spoke for the group most of the time.

U-Kiss debuted in Atamai, Japan at “The Second Power of Atamix ’08.” This paved the way form a successful solo show in Hamamatsucho, Japan. Since then, the band released three singles and their current full-length studio album “Without You” is rapidly climbing the charts of various Asian countries.

U-Kiss was awarded the Best New Artist award at the “Asian Song Festival” in 2008. Members Kevin and Alexander are chosen as VJs for Arirang’s “Pops in Seoul” while Dong Ho is currently a member of the “Unrivalled Baseball Team.”

U-Kiss held special mall shows at selected SM Nega Mall on March 26, SM Clark on March 27, and SM North EDSA Annex on March 28 to promote the band’s full-length, solo concert here this June and its top-selling CD commercially released in the country by Universal Records.

“Only One” as distributed by Universal Records has eight English tracks “Intro,” “Without You,” “Bang Bang Bang,” “Dancing Floor,” “OK!” Remix, “(I Like You)” Remix, “Talk To Me” Remix, “Give It To Me” Remix, and six songs in the Korean language.

Present in the presscon were GMA Artist Center head Ida Henares, with Arsi Baltazar and Ronnie Henares. Also present were Kathleen Dy Go and Ramon Chuaying of Universal Records.

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