8Eight: Profile, Facts, Discography, Joining Big Hit

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Find Out About Former Big Hit Mixed Idol Group 8Eight.

8Eight is a Korean mixed idol group that consisted of Lee Hyun, Baek Chan, and Joo Hee. The trio was well known for singing and vocal talent. 8Eight was formed by Big Hit Entertainment in 2007 by releasing the debut album The First. Immediately after their debut, 8Eight received huge praise for their vocal color and ballads. Many fans considered them as the Korean version of Black Eyed Peas. 8Eight’s music is a combination of excellent ballad and rap genre.

The group was disbanded in 2014 but regrouped in 2019 to commemorate six years of their debut. After regrouping, Big Hit Entertainment announced the new contract for 8Eight members in 2019. A new single was released in February 2020.

In this article, Channel-Korea will talk all about Big Hit Entertainment’s 8Eight. So, stay tuned!

Lee Hyun’s Profile and Facts

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Name: Lee Hyun

Date of Birth: November 8th, 1983

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 64 kg

Position: Leader, vocalist

Blood type: AB

Zodiac: Scorpio

Chinese zodiac: The Year of the Pig

Twitter: @thehyun11

Facts:

  • Lee Hyun debuted by releasing the debut album 30 Minutes Ago, on September 9th, 2009
  • He joined the military service on October 8th, 2012
  • His favorite artists and musicians are Rain, Wheesung, Shinhwa, Baek Ji-young, Lim Jung-hee, Park Hyo-shin
  • He was born in Gwangju, South Korea
  • He used to be a member of the duo Homme
  • Lee Hyun received a nomination for Best Vocal Solo at the 2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards
  • Lee Hyun participated in the music variety shows The King of Mask Singer and Let’s Go! Dream
  • He joined the military musical play The Promise
  • He participated in the idol athletic championship and received huge praise during the men’s running competition

Baek Chan’s Profile and Facts

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Name: Baek Chan

Date of Birth: December 9th, 1984

Height: 180 cm

Weight: 68 kg

Position: Rapper, Maknae, Vocalist

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Website: thisisitrecords.com

Instagram: @baekchan_129

Twitter: baekchan_129

Facts:

  • His favorite artists and musicians are Stevie Wonder, George Benson
  • He didn’t renew his contract with Big Hit Entertainment. The contract was terminated in December 2014
  • After leaving 8Eight, Baek Chan worked as CEO of This Is The Record music label

Joo Hee’s Profile and Facts

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Name: Joo Hee

Date of Birth: March 10th, 1984

Height: 164 cm

Weight: 48 kg

Position: Vocalist

Blood type: AB

Zodiac: Pisces

Twitter: @joohee9

Facts:

  • Her favorite artist is Lauryn Hill
  • She decided against renewing her contract with Big Hit Entertainment in late 2014

Official Debut

8Eight was a mixed group formed by Big Hit Entertainment in 2007. Their vocal talent was unrivaled among their generation. Due to their excellent vocal capabilities, 8Eight received huge praise from both fans and the K-Pop community. Some fans were comparing the group with the worldwide popular co-ed group Black Eyed Peas.

Before debuting as 8Eight, each of the members was a Big Hit Entertainment trainee. All of the members participated in MBC’s Show Survival. 8Eight made a debut performance at MBC’s Show! Music Core on August 25th, 2007.

8Eight made a comeback performance and released the single “Don’t Go Crazy” in September 2014. Unfortunately, the co-ed group disbanded in 2014 after Baek Chan and Joo Hee decided against renewing their contracts with Big Hit Entertainment. Leader, Lee Hyun signed a new contract and continued his activities as a solo artist.

Discography

Singles

Title Year Chart position
Gaon (Korea)
Album
I Can Hear the Memories 2007 The First
I Love You
feat. Jessica of Girls’ Generation
2008 Infinity
Dala Song
with Park Ki-young & Horan
Non-album singles
Goodbye My Love 2009
No One Cries Because They Want to Date
Availability Period 2010 13 The Bridge
You’re Really Great 2011 25 8Eight
And…Someday 28 Re:Feel Theme
(Artists compilation)
Let’s Not Go Crazy 2014 13 Non-album singles

 

Extended Plays

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
The Bridge Release date: May 11th, 2010

Big Hit Entertainment

62
8Eight Release date: June 21st, 2011

Big Hit Entertainment

18 KOR: 1,031

 

Studio Album

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
The First Release date: September 3rd, 2007

Label: Big Hit Entertainment

19 KOR: 3,217
Infinity Release date: March 18th, 2008

Big Hit Entertainment

Golden Age Release date: March 10th, 2009

Big Hit Entertainment

 

OST Appearances

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon
KOR
Hot 100
My Sweet Seoul 2008 My Sweet Seoul OST
One Person 2011 22 12 A Thousand Days’ Promise OST
Notebook 2012 58 Salamander Guru and The Shadows OST