Get To Know the Powerful Vocalist of U-KISS, Shin Soo-hyun

U-Kiss' Soohyun

Learn More About U-Kiss’ Main Vocalist and Leader, Shin Soo-hyun!

South Korea is known for having many K-pop groups, whether girl groups or boy groups, that debut under different agencies. Their luck also varies because the public will judge which group has the potential to maintain their career in the future well. Not only that but their management also has a great influence on promoting their group.

In this article, there’s detailed information about a member of the boy group U-Kiss which is very familiar as a group in the 2nd generation of the Hallyu Wave. Without waiting any longer, let’s find out more about U-Kiss’ leader Shin Soo-hyun from his full profile, fun facts, career journey, until his discography in the article below!

U-KISS’s Soohyun’s Full Profile

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Real Name: Shin Soo-hyun (Hangul: 신수현)

Stage Name: Soo-hyun (Hangul: 수현)

Birth: Pocheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea, March 11, 1989

Star Sign: Pisces

Height: 181 cm (5’11”)

Weight: 69 kg (152 lbs)

Blood Type: A

Position in the Group: Main Vocalist, Leader

Religion: Christian


  • Toegyewon High SchoolDepartment of Culture and Arts Contents (Graduated)
  • Pai Chai University (Graduated)

Family Members: Parents, Older Sister, and Younger Sister

Nationality: Korean

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U-KISS’ Soohyun’s Facts

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  1. U-Kiss’ Soohyun has a younger sister named Dahye and an older sister named Eunhye
  2. U-Kiss’ Soohyun’s father died when Soohyun was in the second grade
  3. U-Kiss’ Soohyun’s family had a very difficult financial situation
  4. U-Kiss’ Soohyun has been a trainee for 6 years
  5. U-Kiss’ Soohyun used to be a JYP and Good Entertainment trainee
  6. U-Kiss’ Soohyun used to be a soccer player
  7. U-Kiss’ Soohyun likes eating healthy foods and vegetables
  8. U-Kiss’ Soohyun’s favorite color is red
  9. U-Kiss’ Soohyun loves eating, and he is selfish when it comes to food
  10. U-Kiss’ Soohyun is afraid of snakes
  11. U-Kiss’ Soohyun was ranked number 10 in the “Top 17 Male Idol Vocalists”
  12. U-Kiss’ Soohyun is the leader who keeps the peace in the dorm; when other members are fighting, he always gathers them to talk and reconcile
  13. U-Kiss’ Soohyun often lent them money without expecting repayment according to the members
  14. U-Kiss’ Soohyun had a guest role in the TV show Kpop- The Ultimate Audition with Kiseop, Kevin, and Eli
  15. U-Kiss’ Soohyun acted as a part of Wonder Boys (cameo) on Mr. Idol (2011 movie) with Dongho, Kiseop, and Hoon
  16. U-Kiss’ Soohyun is friends with 2AM’s Jokwon and B2ST’s Dongwoon and Gikwang
  17. U-Kiss’ Soohyun and 2AM’s Jo-kwon were in a huge dating rumor scandal after their private messages leaked in 2010
  18. U-Kiss’ Soohyun released his Korean digital single ballad track “Snowman” in March 2012
  19. U-Kiss’ Soohyun appeared on Masked Singer (episode aired on July 2, 2017)
  20. U-Kiss’ Soohyun entered the military on December 28th, 2017
  21. U-Kiss’ Soohyun was discharged on September 1, 2019
  22. U-Kiss’ Soohyun’s ideal type is a romantic woman. He also mentioned actress Kim Sa-rang as being close to his ideal type
  23. U-Kiss’ Soohyun’s MBTI is ENFJ
  24. U-Kiss’ Soohyun’s motto is “There is no success without pain”
  25. U-Kiss’ Soohyun’s personality is very sensitive, and he easily cries because of the many hardships that he went through

U-KISS’s Soohyun Became the Group Leader

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Shin Soo-hyun was a soccer player in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. In addition to sports, he also often joined various singing contests which eventually led him to becoming an idol. He was a trainee under Good Entertainment and JYP Entertainment. In 2006, he transferred to NH Media and made his official debut as a member of the group U-KISS.

Soohyun was part of the original six members of U-KISS along with Alexander, Kibum, Eli, Kevin, and Dongho. They debuted on August 15, 2008, in Japan. Then, they also made their debut in South Korea on August 28, 2008.

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In 2011, Soohyun was appointed as the leader of U-Kiss. Fans gave him the nickname “King of Fanservice” because he always pays attention to his fans and makes them happy whenever he finds free time. In 2012, he was nicknamed the “Power Vocal” of the group. He also released “Snowman” as his first digital solo single.

After a long period of time of having his career as a member of U-Kiss, it was difficult to maintain a position in Korea due to frequent replacements and withdrawals of members and focus on overseas activities. Even in difficult circumstances, Soohyun was protecting the team until the end as the original member and leader of U-Kiss.

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Through an interview that was held by News 1 Korea on August 8, 2020, U-Kiss’ Soohyun revealed about his feelings after 12 years of promoting, saying, “There were many times when I really wanted to quit in the middle. There were times when I was very tired and didn’t feel rewarded. At the beginning of my debut, I wanted to be recognized by the company. Since I was a trainee, I practiced and debuted by riding the last train between Pocheon and Seoul, but I didn’t think I could show a good stage.”

U-Kiss' Soohyun

“Then, I went abroad and promoted, but nonetheless, all the members desperately wanted to do better in Korea. For a long time, the team had many ups and downs. In that situation, I blamed myself a lot.”

“After ‘Man Man Ha Ni,’ I received the position as the leader, and I took over, but the feeling of pressure increased. I should have done better as a leader, but I didn’t pay much attention to it. Did I not do it?”

U-Kiss' Soohyun

“I blamed myself a lot. But, the fans said thank you for sticking with it. It feels good to see that the hard times are over and now the light is shining. Thank you for recognizing this. There was a time of hardship, suffering, and perseverance, but it feels rewarding to come back like this,” he said.

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On April 16, 2021, U-Kiss’ Soohyun announced he was separating from the agency NH EMG after 13 years together. This news was also informed directly by Soohyun through a letter he wrote himself and shared on Instagram.

“Hello, this is Soohyun. Thanks to everyone’s support and love, I can spend every day busy and happy. First, I want to thank the fans who continue to support me even in these difficult times,” Soohyun opened.

“This year marks my 13th year of promotion as U-Kiss’ Soohyun,” he added.

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Because he had to leave the agency, Soohyun expressed his gratitude to the fans and staff from the agency who had been supporting him all this time by saying “I want to express my gratitude and love to all the fans who have been by my side through the ups and downs until now.”

“I also thank the agency staff at NH EMG who have given me reliable support so that I can promote well,” he said.

This 32-year-old man then explained his reasons for parting with the agency that had raised his name.

U-Kiss' Soohyun

“After much thought and discussion, I have decided to part ways with NH EMG who has been my agent for more than 10 years. I worry a lot about whether I can forge a new path well. However, it won’t change the fact that I’m U-Kiss’ Soohyun, so please support not only me but all the members who are doing their best in their own activities,” he said.

At the end of the letter, Soohyun asked fans for support in celebrating another dream.

U-Kiss' Soohyun

“I will work harder to make my dreams come true and towards what I want to protect, so please show lots of support. Take care of your health and make sure to eat well,” U-Kiss’ Soohyun wrote at the end of his farewell letter.

U-KISS’s Soohyun’s Discography

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U-Kiss’ Soohyun became one of the lucky idols because he had the opportunity to promote his own singles and have a solo debut in 2012. U-Kiss’ Soohyun also had the opportunity several times to have a solo stage in several concerts as proof that he has a golden voice.

Without further ado, let’s find out more about U-Kiss’ Soohyun’s music videos in the session below!

In February 2020, U-Kiss’ Soohyun released a new song titled “Start Again” for his Japanese comeback after a long time. In this music video, he looks very lovely by showing his boyfriend vibes while having fun with his girlfriend. “Start Again” is a lovely song that expresses the feelings of a man’s love for a woman he loves, as reflected in the music video as well.

On January 10, 2019, U-Kiss’ Soohyun released another Japanese single alongside the music video titled “I’ll Be There.” As a soloist, U-Kiss’ Soohyun gave his best for the songs he released. Likewise with the concept of the music video given, he always looks handsome and has a romantic aura when he appears as a model for his own music video.

On July 5, 2014, U-Kiss’ Soohyun released a single titled “Like a Fool” to the delight of Korean fans. Even though he mostly released Japanese singles, “Like a Fool” had a distinct impression because U-Kiss’ Soohyun was able to show his vocal range quality very well in this single. Besides that, he also seemed to sing emotionally in the “Like a Fool” music video.

On March 16, 2012, U-Kiss’ Soohyun released his first solo single titled “Snowman” as his solo digital single while still promoting with the group at that time. Despite debuting as an idol, U-Kiss’ Soohyun was able to show his golden voice in ballad genre songs.

On March 10, 2019, U-Kiss’ Soohyun released another Japanese single titled “Yours” with a medium-upbeat tempo. This song is another Japanese single that was released by U-Kiss’ Soohyun for fans. Even though that year the members enlisted for their military service, U-Kiss’ Soohyun still released his own single alongside the music video.

On March 12, 2020, U-Kiss’ Soohyun released another Japanese single titled “I Cannot Let You Go.” This was the 3rd Japanese single that was released by a music video when U-Kiss’ Soohyun was having his solo stage at a concert. “I Cannot Let You Go” looks beautiful to enjoy because it shows U-Kiss’ Soohyun singing this song live on stage.

What do you think about U-Kiss’ Soohyun’s singles and music videos?

Well, that is all of the information about U-Kiss’ Soohyun and everything you should know about him. Let’s keep sending him support and lots of love as much as you can and hope that U-Kiss’ Soohyun’s career will shine bright in the future. If you like this article, don’t forget to share it on your social media and wait for another upcoming article from Channel-Korea!