AJ has stated that he has officially left U-KISS. Fans who have been waiting for AJ’s return to U-KISS will be disappointed by this news.
As you probably know, AJ has been taking time off from U-KISS to attend the prestigious Columbia University in New York.
It is a sad day in K-Pop for U-KISS lost a member. Deciding not to return with the group, AJ will not renew his contract. Posting a heartfelt, hand written note to his official fan cafe, he told fans that his contract ended with NH Media on August 29th.
He thanked fans for all the love and support given to him over the years and ended it by stating he will become a better musician and show everyone even better music in the future.
U-KISS 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, Eli, Kiseop, Kevin, Hoon, AJ and Jun. Their breakthrough hit was Man Man Ha Ni (2009) from their EP Conti UKISS. U-KISS is known for their international popularity, especially in Latin America where they have conducted various tours. 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”.
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