The8 in 2016
Xu Minghao (Chinese: 徐明浩; Korean: 서명호; born 7 November 1997), known by his stage name The8, is a Chinese singer based in South Korea. He is a member of the South Korean boy group Seventeen and its sub-unit "Performance Unit" under Pledis Entertainment. In 2019 he served as one of the two dance coaches (alongside Jolin Tsai) in the Chinese survival show Idol Producer 2.
Early life and education
In 2008, The8 appeared on the Chinese program CCTV Variety Show, in 2010 he also appeared on the Chinese program Day Day Up. In 2012 he participated in the 6th Shanghai World Dance Competition held from April 27th to 30th. He placed in the top 8.
2015–present: Debut with Seventeen and solo activities
After debuting with Seventeen, The8 also landed a television role in Real Class - Elementary School in 2017.
On December 12, 2017, Pledis Entertainment announced that The8 would be suspending his promotional activities due to a waist injury.  It was not until the release of revised album "Directors Cut" that he return to promotions.
In 2018, The8, along with his bandmate Wen Junhui, participated in the Chinese reality TV show Chao Yin Zhan Ji (潮音战绩). In 2019 he served as one of the two dance coaches (alongside Jolin Tsai) in the Chinese survival show Idol Producer 2.
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Sales||Album|
|"Dreams Come True"||2019||TBA||Non-album singles|
|"—" denotes songs that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
|2010||Day Day Up||Hunan Satellite TV||Cast member|
|2017||Real Class - Elementary School||SBS||Cast member|
|2019||Idol Producer 2||iQiyi||Dance mentor|
|2019||Day Day Up||Hunan Satellite TV||Cast member|
|2016||Seventeen||"Highlight" (Performance Team)||Going Seventeen||Yes||Bumzu, Hoshi, Dino, Jun, Lee Yoo-jung||No||N/A|
|2017||"MY I" (Jun & The8)||Al1||Yes||Bumzu, Jun||No||N/A|
|"Without You" (모자를 눌러 쓰고)||Teen, Age||Yes||Woozi, Bumzu, S.Coups, Jeonghan, Hoshi, Mingyu, DK, Vernon, Dino||No||N/A|
|"Flower" (S.Coups, Seungkwan, Wonwoo, The8, Jeonghan, Dino)||Yes||Bumzu, S.Coups, Wonwoo, Dino, Seungkwan, Jeonghan, Woozi||No||N/A|
|"Campfire" (캠프파이어)||Yes||Woozi, Bumzu, S.Coups, Jeonghan, Wonwoo, Mingyu, DK, Seungkwan, Vernon||No||N/A|
|2018||"Oh My!" (Chinese Version)||Non-album release||Yes||Bumzu, S.coups, Woozi, Vernon||No||N/A|
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