Toy (토이) is a one-man project band of South Korean pop singer-songwriter and pianist You Hee-yeol.

Toy started as a duo of You Hee-yeol (유희열) and Yoon Jeong-oh, and was named after their two initials ‘Y’, as in Two + Y = Toy.

However, after releasing Toy’s debut album “Inside My Heart” (1994), Yoon Jeong-oh left the band to study overseas and You Hee-yeol joined the navy for his mandatory military service. You Hee-yeol has been the sole member of Toy since 1996.

After his discharge from military service, You released Toy’s second studio album “Yooheeyeol”. The title song “내가 너의 곁에 잠시 살았다는 걸 (Remember I Was Next to You)”, sung by Kim Yeon-woo, became a big hit and the album was a commercial success.

In 1997, Toy released the third studio album “Present” and also started a record label named Toy Music (currently Antenna Music). After a six-year hiatus from “Fermata” (2001), the band released their sixth studio album “Thank You”, with the title song “뜨거운 안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye)”, featuring vocals by E Z Hyoung.

In November 2014, Toy released the seventh studio album “Da Capo

Edited by FIANHYDE on 18 Nov 2014, 02:15

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Formed in
  • 1994
Founded in
  • South Korea

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