News / Headlines / Comeback / Teaser / Music Video

U-KISS Finds Themselves In Same Room as Backstreet Boys, Idol Meeting Their Idols?

By Staff Writer | March 27, 2013 04:48 AM EDT


Being the first group to participate in the press conference leading up to the Twin Towers @Live 2013 in Malaysia, K-pop group U-KISS graciously answered questions from the Malaysian press.  It is the group's fifth time in the country, although they have yet to hold a major concert in the sub-tropical country.  Showing the popularity of K-pop in the region, the press conference started with a birthday tribute via song for U-KISS members Soohyun and Eli who just celebrated their birthdays recently.  It seemed like the emcee and the press were aware of this occasion and shared in the greeting. 

Like Us on Facebook



As mentioned, U-KISS has yet to hold a major concert in the region, and group spokesperson Kevin revealed that they have no plans for a major concert as of yet.   Then, in line with the popularity of subgroups recently, asking U-KISS whether they have plans for the same became a natural option.  The group shared that in their new album they have some solo and duet songs already, hence it is very likely to have sub-unit groups by this year. 



U-KISS then shared their thoughts on their newest comeback offering, "Collage".  They were asked what their favorite track from the album was.  AJ & Eli, got their party on, both choosing the duet rap song "Party All The Time".  While Kiseop and Hoon chose "Standing Still", Kevin chose his own solo song "My Reason" which he said is drawn from his own first love experience.  Dongho chose "Because I Love You" while Soohyun chose "Missing You".

 


Then, with the mention of collaborations and Backstreet Boys, U-KISS showed their fanboy side saying, "We heard that Backstreet Boys is here. We actually practice their songs a lot during our pre-debut. We're very excited to meet them and we're actually big fans of BSB. Maybe in the future if we get a chance"  It wasn't very long to get their fanboy selves satisfied as right after their press conference was the world boyband's turn. 


It must be fitting for U-KISS to be fans of Backstreet Boys, as can be revealed from the world group's press conference.  Their strength and achievements are definitely something aspirational for U-KISS.  It has been 20 years since Backstreet Boys debuted. Even if they are about to receive their Hollywood Walk of Fame star in April, Backstreet Boys members feel as though nothing has changed for them, apart from some getting married and starting families.  Having grown into men, they remain committed to bringing satisfaction to fans and making good music.   Their description of themselves reflect this, as Brian describes them as "Timeless, Infinite, Season, Old, Refined, Distilled, Ancient" - like aged wine perhaps, getting better through the years.


Demi Lovato, who is the next top star in Hollywood pop, also had her press conference before Backstreet Boys, where she revealed that she finds Malaysia "hot".  She also wishes to write songs that people of all ages, especially younger girls could listen and relate to.

2NE1 was also a  participant for the Twin Towers @Live 2013, but did not attend the press conference due to a very tight schedule.  Find out more about their performance here.

'Petronas Twin Towers @Live 2013' is a Live Concert in conjunction with Formula 1, Sepang 2013, organized by Jojo Events and sponsored by Petronas.

 

Reporters and Photo Credits: Nik Fatimah & Ain Osman

 

 

 

Tagged :  U-KISS

Featured

Editorial 10.31.14 | 07:12AM EDT

K-Pop Mixtape: Halloween Thrills And Chills

Here is our playlist of some of the strangest and creepiest videos in K-Pop, just in time for your Halloween celebrations.

Oversea Event 10.31.14 | 06:57AM EDT

B.A.P Will Go Up Against One Direction & 5 Seconds Of Summer For MTV EMA Worldwide Act Award

B.A.P is representing Korea and Japan for the MTV EMA Worldwide Act Award and are up against some pretty serious competition. Voting is open now and will run through November 8.

Editorial 10.30.14 | 07:55AM EDT

Big Three Korean Entertainment Companies Going Up Against Each Other In November

Korea's top three record labels YG, SM, and JYP will turn up the pressure this November with high profile comebacks and debuts.

Editorial 10.29.14 | 06:52PM EDT

YG Entertainment's Latest 'Who's Next?' Teaser Offers Several Tantalizing Options

A second teaser image from YG Entertainment is calling on fans to guess which of the company's artists will be the next to release new music. Who could it be? Let's weigh our options.

KpopStarz Is Looking For Enthusiastic Entertainment Contributors Reach Millions On The Web.
Real Time Analytics