Yoo HeeYeol (Toy) Facts
- Group: Toy
- Education College of Music of Seoul National University (Major in Composition)
- Kyungbock High School
- Hobbies: See performances.
- He said the most memorable episodes in his programs have been the one in IU and Hyorin from SISTAR.
- He is close to the singer IU and takes great care of his as a father and uncle, In his debut as a singer (2008) he was amazed by his good guitar skills and singing.
- Major South Korean celebrities have appeared on his program.
- He has also produced several albums for artists such as Lee Seung Hwan, Yoon Jong Shin, Lee So Ra and Lee Moon Se.
You Hee Yeol first appeared on the music scene when he won the grand prize (Daesang) at the 4th Yoo Jae Ha Music Competition held in 1992, with the song The Moonlight Song 달빛 의 노래).
In 1994 the band Toy started as a duo with Yoon Jeong Oh, but after releasing their first album, Jeong Oh left the band to study abroad. Thus, since 1996 Toy became a one-member band: Hee Yeol, who, after completing his military service, released their second album entitled “Fairy Tales”, whose title song “Fairy Tales” is the first one to be released by the band. Remember I Was Next to You sung by Kim Yeon Woo since then, he rarely sings the songs on his albums, and instead invites other vocalists to record.
Yoo HeeYeol (Toy) Drama
- The Producers cameo Ep. 3 (KBS) (2015)
Yoo HeeYeol (Toy) Awards
- 2015 MelOn Music Awards Top 10 Artists
- 2010 9th KBS Entertainment Awards: Best Radio DJ
- 2009 6th Korean Music Awards Musician of the Year
- 2009 6th Korean Music Awards Best Pop Song – 뜨거운 안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye).
- 1992 4th Yoo Jae Ha Music Contest: Grand Prix (Daesang)
Yoo HeeYeol (Toy) TV Programs
- SuperBand 2 (jTBC, 2021)
- Two Yoo Project – Sugar Man 2 (JTBC, 2018)
- Happy Together 3 (KBS, 2017) Ep. 497 with Antenna Angels, Peppertones and Jung Jae Hyung
- Begin Again (jtbc, 2017).
- Weekly Idol (MBC Every1, 2016) Ep. 282 with Antenna Angels
- Two Yoo Project – Sugar Man (JTBC, 2015 – 2016)
- Youth Over Flowers Peru (tvN, 2014)
- Kpop Star 3 (SBS, 2013 – Present) Panel of Judges
- 1 Night 2 Days (KBS2, 2012) Ep. 269-271
- Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook (KBS, 2009 – Present) as MC