1. The Toys
    Chaiyawat Chaiyachot/Time Out Bangkok
  2. The Toys
    Chaiyawat Chaiyachot/Time Out Bangkok

What's the deal with... The Toys

Meet the fresh-faced singer with the lightning-quick rapping skills

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The Toys who?
The Toys is the stage name of Thanwa “Toy” Boonsoongnern, a young male singer who quickly rose to fame with his mega hit “Korn Ruedoo Fon” (which means “before the rainy season” in Thai). The song has had more than 20 million views in only two months.

His family name sounds familiar…
He’s the only son of Nittaya Boonsoongnern, the famous Thai pop singer from the Eighties, and the nephew of celebrated transsexual singer, Jern Jern Boonsoongnern.

So can we attribute his success to his family name?
Not quite. Singing, playing and writing his own music has always been Toy’s passion from a young age. His first exposure to the real music industry was, perhaps, when he won first place at the Overdrive Guitar Competition in 2015. He later set up his own YouTube channel, where he would upload videos of himself performing songs he wrote himself. You can say he is paving his own path.

What makes him different from other YouTube sensations?
Apart from his catchy lyrics and modern melodies, The Toys is famous for his ability to rap really, really fast. “Korn Ruedoo Fon” is a testament to his uncanny abilities, which created a buzz on the Internet when the track was first released. Cover singers and even some of the country’s most famous performers tried singing along but all fell short.

What’s next for him?
We don’t know yet. The talented performer is only 22. If he continuously adapts his skills and rap like no one else can, he may be in the spotlight for a while.

Watch more music videos from The Toys at youtube.com/whattheducktube

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