The8 is a Chinese singer, dancer, songwriter, and television personality who has gained popularity for being a member of the boy band Seventeen, which has released several albums, extended plays, and tracks such as You Made My Dawn, Going Seventeen, Boys Be, Love & Letter, An Ode, We Make You, Don’t Wanna Cry, Fallin’ Flower, Hit, and Teen, Age.

Born Name

Xu Minghao

Nick Name

The8, Little 8, Fairy

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Anshan, Liaoning, China

Residence

South Korea

Nationality

Education

The8 got enrolled at the Beijing Contemporary Music Academy.

Occupation

Singer, Dancer, Songwriter, Television Personality

Family

  • Sibling – He’s an only child.

Manager

The8 is represented by Pledis Entertainment.

Genre

K-pop, Mandopop, Synthpop, Hip Hop, R&B, EDM

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

Pledis Entertainment

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

The8 is of Asian descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

He has often dyed his hair in various shades.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Charming appearance
  • Pierced ears
  • Toned body

The8 Favorite Things

  • Season – Summer
  • Number – 7

The8 Facts

  1. He was just 5 years old when he started practicing Chinese Wushu (martial art).
  2. For almost 6 years, The8 did b-boying in China.
  3. He has credited his parents as well as Super Junior-M‘s Henry Lau as his role models.
  4. He debuted with the boy band, Seventeen, in the year 2015.
  5. With , he released the band’s debut studio album, Love & Letter, on April 29, 2016.
  6. The8 has also been cast in a number of TV shows which include the likes of Real Class – Elementary School, Idol Producer 2, Day Day Up, etc.
  7. He prefers Chinese cuisine to Korean cuisine.
  8. Some of his hobbies include break dancing, martial arts, and watching dramas.
  9. The8 takes comfort in reading whenever he is sad or stressed.
  10. He avoids eating ice creams because his stomach hurts when he consumes something too cold.
  11. As a solo artist, he has released singles like Dreams Come True and Falling Down.
  12. The8 enjoys playing pranks on people he is close with.
  13. He has also accrued a huge fan base on social media and enjoys more than 3 million followers on Instagram.

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Facts of The8

  • full nameThe8
  • Date of Birth November 07, 1997
  • Age 24 years 0 months
  • Horoscope Scorpio
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Garnet
  • Lucky Color Purple
  • Best Match for Marriage Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces
  • weight68 kg
  • height5 ft 10 in

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