8Eight (Korean에이트) is a South Korean co-ed vocal trio group consisting of Baek Chan, Lee Hyun, and Joo Hee. On December 21, 2014, Baek Chan and Joo Hee's contracts with Big Hit Entertainment and Source Music expired and the group became temporarily disbanded.[1]

8Eight
8Eight at the Cyworld Dream Music Festival in 2011 From left to right: Lee Hyun, Joo Hee and Baek Chan
8Eight at the Cyworld Dream Music Festival in 2011
From left to right: Lee Hyun, Joo Hee and Baek Chan
Background information
OriginSouth Korea
GenresK-pop
Years active
  • 2007–2014
  • 2020
Labels
Members

8Eight won the first season of the television series, MBC’s Show Survival (쇼 서바이벌).[2] They debuted on MBC’s Show! Music Core on August 25, 2007.

On October 8, 2012, member Lee Hyun enlisted for mandatory military service of five weeks of basic training followed by duty as an active soldier for 21 months.[3]

On September 19, 2014, the group released their comeback single "Don't Go Crazy".[4]

On January 31, 2020, Big Hit Entertainment revealed that the group would release a new single on February 7 with Bang Si-hyuk and Wonderkid as producers.[5]

MembersEdit

  • Lee Hyun (이현) – male vocalist, leader
  • Baek Chan (백찬) – male vocalist, rapper
  • Joo Hee (주희) – female vocalist

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[6]
The First
Track listing
  1. Forget Love and Sing (사랑을 잃고 난 노래하네)
  2. Can I Love Again (사랑할 수 있을까)
  3. Going Insane (미치다)
  4. We Cannot Love (우린 사랑해선 안됩니다)
  5. If Only One Day Is Left (나에게 하루밖에 없다면) (feat. V.O.S)
  6. Come Back (돌아와줘)
  7. Hearing My Memory (추억이 들린다)
  8. Listen (들어요) (feat. Lim Jeong Hee & K.Will)
  9. Between (사이) (feat. Sunye & Yeeun of Wonder Girls and Pdogg)
  10. Love All Over the World (세상 가득 사랑을)
19
Infinity
  • Released: March 18, 2008
  • Label: Big Hit Entertainment
  • Formats: CD
Track listing
  1. Let Me Go
  2. I Love You
  3. Sometin’ Sometin’
  4. One Love
  5. Ask
  6. In The Morning
  7. She Be Here
  8. Me, Ju Hee
  9. One Step
  10. Hanging Your Collar
Golden Age
  • Released: March 10, 2009
  • Label: Big Hit Entertainment
  • Formats: CD
Track listing
  1. 잘가요 내사랑
  2. 울고 싶어 우는 사람이 있겠어
  3. 이제 슬픈 건 충분해
  4. 마중
  5. 내 삶의 빛
  6. 불쌍한 해바라기
  7. 참지마
  8. Numbers
  9. Can’t Stop
  10. 사랑한다면서
  11. 자유
  12. Without A Heart (심장이 없어)
"—" denotes album did not chart.

Extended playsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[8]
The Bridge
  • Released: May 11, 2010
  • Label: Big Hit Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Intro : Love is going (사랑이 가도)
  2. The End is Coming (이별이 온다)
  3. Even if your face change (얼굴이 바껴도)
  4. Star (feat. Changmin & Jinwoon of 2AM)
  5. Availability Period (유효기간)
  6. Outro : The Bridge
62
8Eight
  • Released: June 21, 2011
  • Label: Source Music[9]
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Track listing
  1. Covering your mouth (그 입술을 막아본다)
  2. You're really great (그대는 정말 대단해요)
  3. Even song can't cure sorrow (노래도 슬픔은 못 고치네)
  4. U Make Me Feel Brand New
  5. Dilemma
18

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon

[11]
KOR
Hot 100

[12]
"I Can Hear the Memories" (추억이 들린다) 2007 No data No data 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" (잘가요 내사랑) 2009
"No One Cries Because They Want to Date"
(울고 싶어 우는 사람이 있겠어)
"Availability Period" (유효기간) 2010 13 The Bridge
"You're Really Great" (그대는 정말 대단해요) 2011 25 8Eight
"And...Someday" (썸데이...그리고) 28 14 Re:Feel Theme
(Various artists compilation)
"Let's Not Go Crazy" (미치지말자) 2014 13 No data Non-album singles
"Fool Again" (또 사랑에 속다) 2020 100

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
Gaon

[11]
KOR
Hot 100

[12]
"My Sweet Seoul" (달콤한 나의 도시) 2008 No data No data My Sweet Seoul OST
"One Person" (한사람) 2011 22 12 A Thousand Days' Promise OST
"Notebook" 2012 58 Salamander Guru and The Shadows OST

AwardsEdit

Mnet Asian Music AwardsEdit

Year Category Work Result
2009 Best Mixed Gender Group "Without a Heart"[13] Won
2010 Best Group Vocal Performance "Farewell is Coming"[14] Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "[단독]에이트, 7년만에 잠정적 해체.."각자 음악 활동"". entertain.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved June 1, 2021.
  2. ^ Choi Se-na (최세나) (September 28, 2007). "'쇼바이벌', 시청자 투표로 순위 결정 ('Show Survival, rank decided by viewers' vote)" (in Korean). The Chosun Ilbo.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (September 26, 2012). "8eight's Lee Hyun to enter the Army on Oct. 8". Joongang Daily. Archived from the original on June 19, 2013. Retrieved October 2, 2012.
  4. ^ "Hybrid vocal trio 8Eight disbands after 7 years since debut". Koreaboo. December 20, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "빅히트 측 "에이트 2월 7일 신곡 발표, 방시혁 참여"(공식)".
  6. ^ "K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on July 1, 2018. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "September 2007 K-pop Album Sales Volume" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea. Archived from the original on December 7, 2008. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  8. ^ "Gaon Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  9. ^ 8Eight - EP by 8Eight, June 21, 2011, retrieved June 1, 2021
  10. ^ "June 2011 Album Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Music Chart. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Gaon Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart (in Korean). Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  12. ^ a b "8Eight Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  13. ^ "2009 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-12-14.
  14. ^ Hicap, Jonathan M. (October 29, 2010). "Controversial Mnet Asian Music Awards bares nominees". Manila Bulletin. Manila Bulletin Publishing. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. Retrieved February 12, 2011.

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