The8 (Xu Minghao)
The8, known by his real name Xu Minghao, is a Chinese singer, dancer, and songwriter primarily recognized as a member of the South Korean boy group Seventeen. He has showcased his artistic versatility through an array of solo projects, including the single “Side by Side.”
Aside from his work with Seventeen, The8 has also branched out into various solo endeavors, diving into the realms of singing, dancing, and songwriting. Notably, his singles like “Dreams Come True” and “Side by Side” have garnered substantial attention, serving as a platform to display his unique approach to music. While the Seventeen albums like “An Ode” and “Semicolon” have received critical acclaim, The8’s individual projects have also made waves.
Collaborations play a significant role in The8’s career, extending his influence and artistic reach. In the realm of K-pop, he has worked with Seventeen members S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino. Outside the K-pop sphere, he’s collaborated with artists like Zhou Mi and Henry Lau, both of whom are significant players in the Chinese music industry. Further extending his network, he’s also associated with a range of dancers and choreographers such as Lia Kim and Bongyoung Park, enriching his dance portfolio.
The8 has received several music show wins with Seventeen, such as first-place trophies on “Show Champion” and “M Countdown,” contributing to the group’s commercial success. Beyond that, Seventeen as a whole has received a Golden Disc Award and a Seoul Music Award.