TOO was formed through the Mnet show WORLD KLASS by choosing the 10 winners in 2019. One year later, TOO released an introduction film and firstly planned to debut on March 18th, 2020. However, due to several circumstances, their debut got delayed to April 1st, 2020, with the release of the album Reason for Being: Benevolence with a total of 5 songs and the song “Magnolia” serving as the title track of the album.
“Magnolia” is a song about finding their own color as they are trapped into idealism from the world. With the song “Magnolia,” TOO made a hot debut on the music shows.
Before their official debut, their agency launched their official social media and many other sites; such as Twitter – @too_offcl and @too_members, Instagram – @worldklass_too and @toomembers, Facebook – TOOoffcl, YouTube – TOO official, Fan café – too.official, Vlive – World Klass, and TikTok – @too_offcl. On April 11th, 2020, through TOO’s official twitter, they announced TOOGETHER as the name of the official fandom.
TOO in Road to Kingdom
TOO decided to enter the line-up of artists in the Mnet survival show Road to Kingdom on March 7th, 2020, with six other boy bands such as THE BOYZ, ONF, GOLDEN CHILD, VERIVERY, PENTAGON, and ONEUS. TOO made a strong and amazing performance in every episode including their collaboration performance with another boy band VERIVERY. However, they got eliminated in the seventh episode. Here is a list of TOO’s performances in Mnet’s Road To Kingdom.
Magnolia remix version – Into the dysTOOpia
TVXQ – Rising Sun
BTS – ON (feat VERIVERY)
GOT7 – Hard Carry
TOO’s main dancer, Kyung-ho, once shared his almost completely bandaged feet on TOO’s official Instagram to share about his hard work on the show. Although every performance on the stage is jaw-dropping, behind it there are a lot of stories from it.
“In the end, my proud feet didn’t end up on broadcast…! But every minute and every second of every single day where we prepared for these stages, I gave my all with sincerity until my feet became the most hard-earned feet in the world; I was so very happy to have learned so much through Road To Kingdom and to have received such compliments from so many sunbaenims!! Please look forward to TOO’s return after being awakened!!”
TOO’s Second Album, Running Together
After TOO’s appearance in the Mnet show Road To Kingdom, they are currently preparing a comeback with the second album Running Toogether scheduled to be released on July 15th, 2020.
TOO took part in an online concert titled KContact 2020 Summer KCON Studio x DIA TV on June 24th, 2020. Other line-up artists are GFRIEND, THE BOYZ, ITZY, MONSTA X, ASTRO, Chung-ha, DREAMCATCHER, MAMAMOO, TXT, GOLDEN CHILD, STRAY KIDS, IZ*ONE, and More.
— KCON Global (@KCON_Global) June 24, 2020