You Hee Yeol


You Hee-yeol( Hangul :유희열; born April 19, 1971)is a Korean pop singer-songwriter , and host ofYou Hee-yeol's Sketchbook. He is the leader of his one-man project band Toy .

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 You Hee Yeol's Biography

).In 1994 he started the band Toy as a duo with Yoon Jeong-oh. But after releasing Toy's first album, Yoon Jeong-oh left the band to study overseas and You Hee-yeol joined the navy for his mandatory military service. Since 1996, Toy became a one-man band with You Hee-yeol as the sole member. After his discharge from military service, he successfully released Toy's second albumFairy Tales for Adultswith the title songRemember I Was Next to Yousung by Kim Yeon-woo becoming a big hit. From then on, You rarely sings the songs in his albums and instead, invites guest vocalists such as Kim Yeon-woo , Kim Hyung-joong, Lee Jang-woo, Yoon Jong-shin , Kim Jang-hoon , Jinu and Byeon Jae-won.

You has also produced many albums for K-pop musicians like Lee Seung-hwan , Yoon Jong-shin , Lee Sora and Lee Moon-se.

which received a good response from his fans. The album released under the same title of the book was filled with instrumental tracks in various genres in which he showed off his talent in musical composition.

You Hee-yeol's Music Cityfrom 1999 to March 2001,on MBC FM4U'sAll That Musicfrom October 2, 2002 to April 25, 2004, and on KBS 2FM 'sYou Hee-yeol's Radio Heavenfrom 2008 to Nov 11, 2011.

You has been hosting the major K-pop live talk/music showYou Hee-yeol's Sketchbookon KBS 2TV since 2009. He was also commissioned to be a member of the judging panel for K-pop Star season 3 .

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 You Hee Yeol's Discography

  • 2008 Mini-album '여름날' (Summer Days)
  • 2002 Project album '유희열이 초대하는 새로운 음악세계' (A Walk Around the Corner)
  • 2001 Toy live album 'Toy Live'
  • 2001 Toy 5th 'Fermata'
  • 1999 Accompanying album of book '익숙한 그 집 앞' (In Front of a Familiar House)
  • 1999 Toy 4th 'A Night in Seoul'
  • 1997 Toy 3rd 'Present'
  • 1996 Toy 2nd 'YOUHEEYEOL'
  • 1994 Toy 1st '내 마음속에 (In My Heart)'

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 You Hee Yeol's Bibliography

  • You Hee-yeol (1999).유희열 삽화집 - 익숙한 그 집 앞[You Hee-yeol Illustrations - In Front of a Familiar House] (in Korean). Random House Korea. ISBN   978-89-8375-286-4 . 

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 You Hee Yeol's Awards

  • 2010 9th KBS Entertainment Awards : Radio DJ Award
  • 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 Prize

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 You Hee Yeol's See also

  • Toy
  • Antenna Music
  • You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook

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 You Hee Yeol's References

  1. He intentionally spells his family name as 'You', not 'Yoo'. See his album cover Toy6
  2. Yoo Jae Ha Music Scholarship Foundation
  3. Toy (You Hee-yeol) KBS World.
  4. Reason for joining SNL Korea
  5. Toy Vol. 6 - Thank You YesAsia.

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