11:58 am - 05/16/2019

U-KISS’s Agency Announces Departure Of Eli And Kiseop


Two members have parted ways with U-KISS and their agency.

On May 16, nhemg announced, “The exclusive contracts of U-KISS members Eli and Kiseop with nhemg have expired, and the exclusive contracts with the Japanese agency Avex have also expired. Eli and Kiseop, who have been promoting as U-KISS members for a long time, discussed with the agency for a long time and decided not to renew their contracts.”

The agency added, “Of the U-KISS members who have time remaining in their contracts, Soohyun and Hoon enlisted in the Army and Marine Corps, respectively, and are fulfilling their military duties, while the youngest Jun will continue promoting with solo activities and as an actor through musicals and dramas.”

“We express sincere gratitude to the many fans who have given love and support to U-KISS for a long time, and we are sincerely cheering on Eli and Kiseop for their days ahead,” the statement concludes.

Eli debuted as an original member of U-KISS in 2008, while Kiseop joined the group in 2009.

Wishing Eli and Kiseop all the best!

Source: Naver via Soompi, @soompi
juhli 16th-May-2019 01:40 pm (UTC)
It's amazing that U-Kiss really made it through all these years and with all these member changes. I wonder what Kiseop will do in the future?
aures 17th-May-2019 07:01 am (UTC)
i'm sad kiseop never got to showcase his full potential in a korean cb
xoxkenzxox 16th-May-2019 02:03 pm (UTC)
Well, those were the two I liked back in the day. I'm honestly surprised to hear UKiss is still around.
goshipgurl 16th-May-2019 03:12 pm (UTC)
Truly the end of an era. U-Kiss had great songs and it's a shame they never fully took of.
kyokomurasaki 16th-May-2019 08:15 pm (UTC)
I think their revolving door of members hurt them tbh. I can't blame anybody for leaving but it really is a shame that they never gained as much success as they probably could have domestically
kyokomurasaki 16th-May-2019 08:12 pm (UTC)
Aw man :( It's not suuuper surprising since they're getting older and Eli has a baby now, but it's still sad to see OG members leave. I hope bb Jun continues to do well since he's basically a solo artist right now
edanz_castle 17th-May-2019 02:13 am (UTC)
I hope everything works out for them. They dedicated so many years to the group and the group never hit it off but managed to find their own success.
oncloud999 17th-May-2019 12:10 pm (UTC)
i was always sad they never seem to have made it but they put our a few bops...
bauci 17th-May-2019 02:09 pm (UTC)
Wait, what is Kevin doing?
carmine_pink 17th-May-2019 02:14 pm (UTC)
Kevin already left earlier. He didn't renew the last time their contracts were up for extension a few years ago. Last I heard he signed with Jessica Jung's agency.
bauci 17th-May-2019 02:23 pm (UTC)
Ty!
cairistiona 19th-May-2019 02:31 pm (UTC)
he released a solo last year in korean & english, there's an mv :) he has his own yt channel
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