Alexander Lee Eusebio

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Alexander
(알렉산더)
Birth name Alexander Lee Eusebio
Also known as Xander
Born (1988-07-29) July 29, 1988 (age 26)
Hong Kong
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer, rapper, host
Years active 2008–present
Labels NH Media Entertainment (August 2008- February 2011);
MPlus Entertainment (July 2011- January 2013);
Left Profile (2013- present)
Associated acts U-KISS

Alexander Lee Eusebio (Hangul: 알렉산더 이 유세비오; born on July 29, 1988 in Hong Kong), most well known as Alexander (Hangul: 알렉산더) or Xander, is a Hong Kong-born South Korean-Macanese singer, rapper, host and entertainer, mainly active in South Korea.[1] He is a former member of the South Korean boy band U-KISS.

He debuted as a solo artist under his new agency, M Plus Entertainment, and released his first single, "I Just". His first appearance after leaving U-KISS was a private fan meeting held in Hong Kong. He starred in a Channel A Korean drama entitled "Immortal Masterpiece" along with singing "The Kimchi Song" for the drama's OST. In 2013, he made his debut in the movie industry with a Singaporean-Australian co-production "3 Peas In A Pod", written, produced and directed by actress-turned-filmmaker Michelle Chong. He also sang the Korean version of the film's theme song OST, "You And I".

Personal life[edit]

Eusebio was born in Hong Kong to Lee Chung-mi, a South Korean, and Anthony Eusebio, a Macanese. He was raised and lived in Macau before moving to California where he studied in De Anza College. He currently resides in Seoul, South Korea with his grandmother. He has an older sister two years his senior, Victoria.

Alexander is a Christian. He has been involved with 3rd Wave Music,[2] a South Korean Christian music label and also considers Jaeson Ma as his mentor.

He is also well known for his ability to speak 8 languages: Cantonese, English, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog and Japanese.

U-KISS[edit]

He rose to fame as one of the 7 members of South Korean, K-Pop boy group U-KISS. Alexander was scouted to be a member of U-Kiss whilst being on holiday in Seoul. U-KISS made their debut in Japan at the "Power of Atamix", on August 15, 2008. They then made their official debut in Korea on August 28, 2008, performing "Not Young", under their first mini album, "New Generation". During his time with the band, they have released 4 mini-albums (New Generation, Bring It Back 2 Old School, ContiUkiss and Break Time—his and Kibum's last as members) and 1 full album entitled, "Only One".

On February 23, 2011, news broke out that he and his bandmate Ki Bum had left the group in which they both confirmed.[3] Their contracts were terminated by their agency. NH Media released a statement that the reason Alexander had left was due to personal reasons and his desire to pursue his studies. This was denied by Alexander, as he said he did leave the group but not for the reasons that were stated. His last official event with U-KISS was via a fan meet in Mikie Holiday Hotel at Medan, Indonesia on March 5, 2011.

Appearances[edit]

Alexander is also known for hosting Arirang's radio show Pops in Seoul segment 'All About You' and 'Radio School' with bandmates Kevin and Eli. He has collaborated with several outside artists, rapping in Brave Brothers' "Finally" and Hye Ji's "Your Love".

He also took part in the "Father, I Honor You" Praise Concert in Hong Kong on 18 June 2011, singing gospel song "아주먼 옛날" (A Long Long Time Ago) and "Nobody". In October 2011, together with Brian Joo, Pastor Johnny and members of 3rd Wave, Alexander was part of a fanmeeting and also a Music Rally event at the FGA church in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He performed "Looking For The Day", together with Brian Joo and Pastor Johnny, as well as a few other songs together with 3rd Wave.

In December 2012 he made a trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, along with Brian Joo, Pastor Johnny of the 3rd Wave Ministry for Iginite Love Charity Concert where he performed as part of 3rd Wave and visited an orphanage. The Charity Concert was organized by Grace Community Services (GCS) and PD Beanz Entertainment.

Solo career[edit]

Alexander made his first comeback through a private fan meeting, "When Alexander Met You..." held in Hong Kong on August 6, 2011.

He made his solo debut on December 9, 2011 through a showcase event held at Akasaka Blitz in Tokyo. He has also held a showcase in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the 18th of December 2011, where he performed songs from his new album, namely "I Just" and "Oh! Baby", as well as "That Man", an OST from popular Korean drama "Secret Garden", and performed a song in Mandarin for the first time, "情非得已", an OST from Taiwanese drama "Meteor Garden". The title song from his first single, "I Just" made its debut at #37 on Mnet Japan's MCountdown chart.

He starred in a Channel A Korean drama entitled "Immortal Masterpiece", playing a foreigner who wants to learn about Kimchi. He has also made a guest appearance in OCN's "God's Quiz Season 3" Episode 6.

He held a fan meeting in Singapore, "Specially for Xanderettes", on the 13th and 14 July 2012, where he met with fans and also performed songs "I Just", "Oh! Baby", "Bad Girl", as well as "The Kimchi Song" from the Immortal Masterpiece OST.[4]

In 2013, Alexander starred in his first movie 3 Peas in a Pod(他她他) alongside Calvin Chen of the Taiwanese group Fahrenheit. The movie was directed by Singapore's Michelle Chong and shooting took place mostly in Australia during March 2013. 3 Peas in a Pod tells the story of three university friends from Taiwan, Korea and Singapore who go on a road trip that changes their lives forever. Alexander and Calvin Chen both sang the OST of the movie, "You And I" and "我与你" in Korean and Mandarin respectively. The movie was released in Singapore's theatres on 14 November 2013.

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • 2011: ALEXANDER (In Korean, Japanese and English separate versions)
Singles
  • 2011: "I Just"
  • 2013: "3 Peas In A Pod OST" - You And I

Filmography[edit]

Acting
  • Immortal Masterpiece
  • God's Quiz 3 episode 6
  • 3 Peas in a Pod (2013)

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