XING

acronym for Crossing in New Genre

XING(acronym forCrossing in New Genre) was a male group from South Korea that was active from 2006 to 2009. It made it into the list of theTop 5 Most Anticipated Artists In 2007. The members of Xing were changed many times before the group completely disbanded.

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 XING's Career

Xing's first single 'In Your Hands' was released on December 14, 2006, its 4 original members Marumir (Kim Kibum) , Kevin , Yume (Kim Youngkyung), and Cheon Hyesung (Choi Sungsoo). Xing's popularity quickly rose and they were dubbed as the teenage SG Wannabe .[citation needed]

On January 30, Xing held their first concert, which was a form of training for the group. Also participating in the concert were Poppin' Dragon (Yong Junhyung) and ZEN (Nam Jinhyun) as they were trainees. Other than the concert, there were no other performances. In the beginning of 2007, the group was featured in a magazine, which included photoshoots and an interview to promote the group. They also participated in a few more photoshoots beside the magazine and released clips and music videos online. On July 14, 2007, Kibum announced his departure from XING, the reason being that he left for a better future for himself. He bid rest of the XING members good luck and told fans not to be heartbroken. Shortly afterward, the two trainees member were added to the group ( Junhyung and ZEN). Thus, Xing became a 5-member group for the release of their second single.

On August 5, 2007, Xing released their second single, 'My Girl', with the title song falling into the genre of pop . Although there were many fans that enjoyed the single, many thought that they strayed too far from the image and sound that the fans had initially fallen in love with. The single was promoted though a performance at the New Star event, which was a talent show organized by Xing Entertainment.

The group held its second concert on September 8, 2007. They performed songs from both their singles and each member delivered a solo performance. They performed officially on national television at the YTN Star Digital Night Concert.

At the end of 2007, Xing's member makeup had a dramatic change. On September 6, 2007, Sungsoo left the group but with no statement or announcement from him or Xing Entertainment. On January 12, 2008, Youngkyung decided to leave the group, making a diary announcement to fans. On January 13, 2008, Junhyung also decided to leave the group. Kevin and Jinhyun, along with four former members of the group "Singing in The Rain", Yoon (Kim Jisang), White (Lee Suhoon), Husky (Woo Hyunmin), and Gun (Shin Gwangchul), along with another - Kipalang (Jeon Jihwan)- formed the new makeup of the 7-member group Xing.

On March 17, 2008, the 7-member Xing group released a digital single "T Express." The music style of the group changed once again, turning from a pop genre to a dance genre with rap influence. After the release of this single, on April 2, Kevin , the only original member of Xing decided to depart from the group. The group then stood as 6-member group. Xing Entertainment has stated that “Xing was a project group that will have members rotating in and out, in hopes in keeping the group fresh.”

After Jinhyun left the group some time after, added to the group were Soul (Lee Injoon) and Rising (Park Hyunchul). Eventually all the members left or changed entertainment companies.

The last makeup of Xing consisted of Kim Wanchul, Kim Donggeun, Jin Hyunjin, Hwang Doohwan, and Kim Jinwan. A teaser was revealed, but no actual single was released. The group disbanded and Xing's infamous rotations finally came to an end.

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 XING's Xing Today

On August 15, 2008, the two former members of the original makeup of Xing, Kevin ,and Kibum , debuted under NH Media Japan in a 7-member boy group called U-Kiss . On February 13, 2010, though, Kibum was removed from the group and has since been having some activities in Japan.

Former member Junhyung is currently the rapper of a boy group named BEAST , debuting in it in October 2009 under Cube Entertainment. Hyunchul, Injoon, Jihwan, Suhoon, and Hyunmin debuted in March 2010 as a 5 member boyband called DGNA . Former members Zin and Sulhu are now rappers in the boy group X-5, which debuted in April 2011. Groups DGNA and X-5 are labelmates. The other former members Wanchul and Doohwan joined the 21-member rotation boy band A-Peace as main vocals in May of 2011.

Kim Youngkyung, Choi Sungsoo, Nam Jinhyun, Kim Jisang, Shin Gwangchul, and Kim Donggeun are inactive. Youngkyung, though, recently was a background dancer to 5tion's track 빠삐용 (Papillon) and Sungsoo was on The Voice of Korea. Jinhyun is part of W.A Company and Gwangchul has developed into a ulzzang.

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 XING's Former Members

Stage nameBirth nameDate of birthDate of departureNotes
RomanizedHangulRomanizedHangul
Yume유메Kim Youngkyung김영경(1988-05-06)May 6, 1988(age 24)January 12, 2008
Cheon Hyesung천혜성Choi Sungsoo최성수(1990-05-04)May 4, 1990(age 22)December 6, 2007
Marumir마루미르Kim Kibum김기범(1990-12-29)December 29, 1990(age 21)July 14, 2007Former member of U-Kiss
Kevin케빈Woo Sunghyun우성현(1991-11-25)November 25, 1991(age 20)April 3, 2008Current member of U-Kiss
Poppin' Dragon팝핀드래곤Yong Junhyung용준형(1989-12-19)December 19, 1989(age 22)January 13, 2008Current member of Beast
ZENNam Jinhyun남진현(1990-06-12)June 12, 1990(age 21)
Husky허스키Woo Hyunmin우현민(1991-07-22)July 22, 1991(age 20)Current member of The Boss
YoonKim Jisang김지상(1990-06-20)June 20, 1990(age 21)
White화이트Lee Suhoon이수훈(1990-06-28)June 28, 1990(age 21)Current member of The Boss
GunShin Gwangchul신광철(1992-05-28)May 28, 1992(age 19)
Kipalang기파랑Jeon Jihwan전지환(1994-03-31)March 31, 1994(age 18)Current member of The Boss
Rising라이징Park Hyunchul박현철(1991-06-28)June 28, 1991(age 20)Current member of The Boss
Soul소울Lee Injoon이인준(1992-03-09)March 9, 1992(age 20)Current member of The Boss
Kim Wanchul김완철Kim Wanchul김완철(1992-04-13)April 13, 1992(age 20)Current member of A-Peace
Kim Donggeun김동근Kim Donggeun김동근(1992-08-13)August 13, 1992(age 19)
Jin Hyunjin진현진Jin Hyunjin진현진(1993-07-20)July 20, 1993(age 18)Current member of X-5
Hwang Doohwan황두환Hwang Doohwan황두환(1994-01-30)January 30, 1994(age 18)Current member of A-Peace
Kim Jinwan김진완Kim Jinwan김진완(1995-09-07)September 7, 1995(age 16)Current member of X-5

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 XING's Discography

Single #Single InformationTracking ListCopies sold
1stIn Your Hands
  • Released: December 14, 2006
  • Studio Album: N/A
  • Language:Korean,English
  1. In Your Hands (Kevin version)
  2. 어쩌다가 (How)
  3. 눈물에 추억에 (The Remembrance of a Tear)
  4. In Your hands
  5. Tell Me
N/A
2ndMy Girl
  • Released: August 5, 2007
  • Studio Album: N/A
  • Language:KoreanEnglish
  1. My Girl
  2. 유학
  3. 모른척해주세요
  4. My Girl (English version)
  5. Forget Our Memories
N/A
3rdThe White of Winter
  • Released: December 12, 2007
  • Studio Album: N/A
  • Language:Korean,English
  1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  2. The First Noel
  3. Feliz Navidad
  4. Winter Breeze
  5. In Your Hands
  6. In Your Hands (Kevin version)
N/A
4thMy Girl (Repackaged)
  1. My Girl
  2. 유학
  3. 모른척해주세요
  4. My Girl (English version)
  5. Forget Our Memories
N/A
5thT Express (Digital Single)
  • Released: March 17, 2008
  • Studio Album: N/A
  • Language:Korean
  1. T Express
N/A
6thMemorize
  • Released: October 29, 2008
  • Studio Album: N/A
  • Language:Korean
  1. Memorize
  2. 정말 괜찮아요
  3. 하루하루
N/A
7thXing Opera - Hi-Five (Digital Single)
  • Released: June 20, 2009
  • Studio Album: N/A
  • Language:Korean
  1. Hi-Five
  2. My Girl
N/A

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