Toy (South Korean band)
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Associated acts||You Hee-yeol|
|Past members||Yoon Jeong-oh|
Toy started as a duo of You Hee-yeol and Yoon Jeong-oh, and was named after their two initials 'Y', as in Two + Y = Toy.
However, after releasing Toy's debut album, 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 "Remember I Was Next to You" (Hangul: 내가 너의 곁에 잠시 살았다는 걸; RR: Naega Neoui Gyeote Jamshi Sarattaneun Geol), 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 "A Passionate Goodbye" (Hangul: 뜨거운 안녕; RR: Tteugeoun Annyeong) featuring vocals by E Z Hyoung.
- Da Capo (2014)
- Thank You (2007)
- Fermata (2001)
- A Night in Seoul (1999)
- Present (1997)
- Youheeyeol (1996)
- Inside My Heart (1994)
- Toy Live (2001)
- The History of Toy (2001)
- 2009 Korean Music Awards: Musician of the Year
- 2009 Korean Music Awards: Best Pop Song - "A Passionate Goodbye"
|2008||Album of the Year||Thank You||Nominated|
|Best Male Artist||"Rockin' On Heaven's Door"||Nominated|