Yoo Hee Yeol


You Hee-yeol( Hangul : 유희열; Hanja : 柳喜烈; born April 19, 1971)is a South Korean singer-songwriter, radio DJ, and the host ofYou Hee-yeol's Sketchbook. He is the founder of the record label Antenna Music and the sole member of the project band Toy .

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 Yoo Hee Yeol's Biography

Fairy Tales for Adultswas released, with the title song "Remember I Was Next to You" sung by Kim Yeon-woo becoming a big hit. Since then, You has rarely sung the songs in his albums and instead features guest vocalists such as Kim Yeon-woo , Kim Hyung-joong, Lee Jang-woo , Yoon Jong-shin , Kim Jang-hoon , Jinu(Also known as Hitchhiker), and Byeon Jae-won.

You has also produced many albums for K-pop musicians including Lee Seung-hwan , Yoon Jong-shin , Lee Sora and Lee Moon-se . In 1997, he founded the record label Antenna Music , then known as Toy Music.

Besides songwriting, You has worked as a radio DJ, appearing on MBC FM4U'sYoo Hee-yeol's Music City(1999–March 2001),MBC FM4U'sAll That Music(October 2, 2002–April 25, 2004), and KBS 2FM 'sYou Hee-yeol's Radio Heaven(2008–Nov 11, 2011).

You Hee-yeol's Sketchbookon KBS 2TV . He was also a member of the judging panel forK-pop Star 3(2013–14) and joined the cast ofSaturday Night Live Koreain September 2013.In 2015, he appeared in the music video for Psy 's single " Daddy ".

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 Yoo Hee Yeol's Discography

  • In Front of a Familiar House(익숙한 그 집 앞) (1999)
  • A Walk Around the Corner(유희열이 초대하는 새로운 음악세계) (2002)
  • Summer Days(여름날) (2008)


  • "Mother's Sea" (엄마의 바다) (2014)

Music video

  • IU _ The Red Shoes (분홍신) (2013)
  • Unnies (언니쓰) _ Shut Up (2016)

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 Yoo Hee Yeol's Bibliography

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 Yoo Hee Yeol's Awards

  • 2015 MelOn Music Awards: Top 10 Artist (2015)
  • 9th KBS Entertainment Awards : Radio DJ Award (2010)
  • 6th Korean Music Awards : Musician of the Year (2009)
  • 6th Korean Music Awards : Best Pop Song - 뜨거운 안녕 (A Passionate Goodbye) (2009)
  • 4th Yoo Jae-ha Music Contest: Grand Prize (1992)

Music show awardsedit

KBS Music Bankedit

2014 November 28 "Three People"

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 Yoo 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. 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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