|Taeyeon (Kim Tae-yeon) Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||March 9, 1989|
Taeyeon is a South Korean singer best known for being a member of the Korean girl group Girls’ Generation. In 2015, she also debuted as a solo artist. The singer has provided her vocals for songs like Rain, Starlight, Why, Something New, and many more. She has a strong social media fan base with more than 13 million followers on Instagram.
Taeyeon, Taeng, Taengoo, Tete, Kid Leader, ByunTaeng (pervert Taeng), JumTaeng
Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea
Taeyeon graduated from Jeonju Art High School.
- Father – Kim Jong-gu
- Mother – Kim Hee-ja
- Siblings – Kim Jiwoong (Older Brother), Kim Haeyeon (Younger Sister)
Taeyeon is represented by SM Entertainment.
K-Pop, Pop Rock, R&B, Soul, EDM
- SM Entertainment
- Universal Music Japan
- Interscope Records
5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm
49 kg or 108 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Taeyeon has dated –
- Baekhyun (2014-2015) – Taeyeon has been in an on and off relationship with Korean boy band EXO‘s member Baekhyun. They started dating in 2014 and broke up in September 2015. Their breakup was confirmed by their representatives.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of South Korean descent.
She often tends to dye her hair ‘light brown’ or ‘blonde’.
Taeyeon has done endorsement work for brands like –
- Korean chicken chain Goobne Chicken
- Samantha Thavasa
- Domino’s Pizza
- Dior Snow
- Nature Republic
- Banila Co
Best Known For
- Being a member of the South Korean girl group Girls’ Generation
- Her first solo EP I which peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard charts and her debut solo album My Voice which peaked at number 1 on Korean Music Charts and at number 2 on the US Billboard charts
Taeyeon released her first studio album Girls’ Generation along with the group Girls’ Generation in November 2007.
She released her first solo album titled My Voice in February 2017. It peaked at number 1 on the South Korean Gaon Album Chart and at number 2 on the US Billboard chart.
She made her theatrical film debut as herself in I Am in 2012.
As a voice actor, she made her theatrical film debut as Margo in Despicable Me in 2010.
First TV Show
She made her first TV show appearance on the South Korean comedy-variety show Family Outing in 2008.
Taeyeon Favorite Things
- Season – Winter
- Number – 9
- Artists – BoA, Whitney Houston, Utada Hikaru
Source – Wikipedia
- She wanted to be a singer since she was a young girl and took admission in SM Academy, a former music institute of South Korean talent agency SM Entertainment to take vocal lessons.
- Her father did not encourage her to become a singer but he was persuaded by the school’s president to let Taeyeon try her luck in singing after discovering her ‘clean’ voice.
- She used to go for her singing lessons with her father every Sunday traveling from her hometown to Seoul.
- The singing lessons given to her were by South Korean singer Jeong Soon-won for 3 years.
- She was cast by SM Entertainment in 2004 after winning first place in the S.M. Youth Singing Competition.
- After graduating in 2008, she did a radio hosting job for a year in 2009 and also pursued acting for a brief period of time.
- In April 2012, she was made the part of Girls’ Generation subgroup TTS (TaeTiSeo), together with members Tiffany and Seohyun.
- In 2015, it was announced by SM Entertainment that Taeyeon would be the first of the group to make her solo debut.
- Her debut solo EP I was released in October 2015 and was a commercial success. It peaked at number 2 on South Korea’s Gaon Album Chart and it became South Korea’s 16th best-selling album of 2015.
- Taeyeon was selected as the best K-pop vocalist by 40 anonymous officials of the music industry in October 2015.
- In April 2016, she was named as the ‘Best Female Vocalist in their 20s’ by 12 music companies of South Korea.
- She has also been recognized for her singing and fashion styles and is called the Beyonce of Girls’ Generation.
- Visit her official website @ taeyeon.smtown.com.
- Follow her on Instagram.
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