Kim Tae-yeon( Hangul :김태연; Hanja :金 泰 耎; born March 9, 1989) is a South Korean idol singer , host , radio DJ , dancer , actress , and promotional model . She is the leader and main vocalist of the girl group Girls' Generation .

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  • by hwarang  -  May 9, 2013 03:11 AM

    SHINee’s Taemin voted the idol most likely to be filial

    Taeminwas chosen as the idol mostly likely to be good to his parents.An online portal site ran a poll from April 30th to May 7th asking users, “Which idol will be the most filial to their parents?“. Out of the 379,633 total votes, Taemin placed first with 37.2% of the vote. Even though T…

  • by kingjoe20930  -  May 9, 2013 12:14 AM

    Taeyeon and Tiffany make cute faces for the camera

    Girls’ Generation‘sTaeyeonandTiffanybecame cutie pies for the camera in Taeyeon’s latest series of selcas.Taeyeon shared on her belovedInstagram,“Buy lots of tasty cereal bars♥”,and shared selcas of her and Tiffany making adorable faces to the delight of fans.Fan…

  • by gdulri  -  May 3, 2013 12:00 AM

    Taeyeon pays a visit to Beethoven’s grave in Vienna

    Taeyeonreally is making the most of her well deserved break.She’s been traveling around all over Europe, including the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic. Most recently, she paid a visit toBeethoven‘s grave in Vienna, Austria. She took a photo from the grave site andwrote on Inst…

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 Taeyeon's Biography

Taeyeon was born in South Korea on March 9, 1989. She is trained in singing and dancing. Taeyeon was discovered in the2004 SM Entertainment's 8th Annual Best ContestwinningBest Singer 1st Place & Grand Awardin the contest.In 2004, she was featured in The One's song "You Bring Me Joy" before debuting as Girls' Generation's leader.She is a 2008 graduate of Jeonju Art High School and was decorated with the school'sLifetime Achievement Award.

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 Taeyeon's Career

Singing career

SM Town released the Girls Generation Subunit TaeTiSeos Album with song title "Twinkle" and the artists are Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun. The full-audio of the "Twinkle" album was released on itunes last April 29, 2012 and the MV was released on April 30, 2012.

Solo Career

Taeyeon has contributed to a couple of soundtracks as a solo artist, singing the theme song "Manyageh" ("만약에", "If") for the KBS2 dramaHong Gil Dongand "Deullinayo" ("들리나요", "Can You Hear Me") from theBeethoven Virussoundtrack. "If" became popular[clarification needed]on various online charts, around the same time "Baby Baby" was released,while "Deullinayo" received the YEPP Popularity award at the 2008 Golden Disk Awards.

She also sang "SarangInGulYo" ("사랑인걸요", "It is love") with Sunny for the dramaHeading to the Ground, and the "S.E.O.U.L." song with members of Super Junior and Girls' Generation to promote South Korea. She also sang the song for Caribbean Bay / "Cabi" with her fellow members Jessica , Seohyun , Tiffany and Sunny with 2PM .

She sang a duet song with her mentor The One , called "Like a Star" which was released on November 17, 2010.She also sang in the soundtrack of SBS's Athena:Goddess of War, with the song "I Love You". The song was released on 13 December 2010. The song took number 1 in some hit charts.

On January 31, 2011, Taeyeon sang a duet with Kim Bum Soo , titled "Different". The song also took number 1 not long after it was released.

She has also featured on Kangta's Album Eternity , singing 7989 .

On March 28, 2012, Taeyeon sang and released "Missing You Like Crazy", for the Korean Melodrama "The King 2 Hearts" starring Lee Seung Gi and Ha Ji Won, which took Number 1 on all charts such as Melon, Naver, Mnet, Soribada, Bugs, Olleh and Daum, achieving an 'All Kill' on the online charts on the day of its release. Taeyeon had previously declined the offer to sing the OST for the drama due to her busy overseas schedules with Girls' Generation, but later took it up as she had made a promise with PD Lee Pil Ho, who previously produced "Beethoven's Virus", of which Taeyeon also sang the OST for. PD Lee Pil Ho also stated that when he had first received the synopsis for "The King 2 Hearts", he had made special requests to only Taeyeon, stating that only she was the only singer who could sing the OST for the drama.

Acting career

On May 7, 2010, she had her musical debut as the main female role in "Midnight Sun", which is based on the Japanese novel "Taiyō no uta" by Aya Denkawa.The musical is aboutKaoru Amane, a 17-year-old girl, who suffers from Xeroderma pigmentosum , which forbids her from going out during daytime. She keeps her hopes up by writing songs and singing every night at a train station. Taeyeon received good press for her performance.Furthermore, she learned to play guitar for her musical performance.

Taeyeon and her band mate Seohyun were cast as voice actors for the Korean dub of the 3D animationDespicable Me. Taeyeon dubbed the voice of the character Margo, while Seohyun's role is Margo's younger sister Edith.

TV shows

She was featured on Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation reality-variety showWe Got Marriedas part of the third rotation of couples; she was featured with comedian Jeong Hyeong-don . When this news was announced on January 7, 2009, it caused an uproar among South Korean netizens due to the 11-year age difference between the two.

Taeyeon was also a sub MC for Kim Seungwoo's talk show, 'SeungSeungJangGu' (Korean: 승승장구) on KBS, MCing alongside 2PM 's Wooyoung, Choi Hwajung, Kim Shinyoung, and Kim Seungwoo.

Taeyeon, along with fellow Girls' Generation members Tiffany and Seohyun is an MC on MBC 's Show! Music Core from February 11, 2012.

On February 22, 2012 she was a MC forFirst Gaon Chart K-Pop Awardstogether with Joo Younghoonand also for2012 Korean Music Wave in Bangkokwhich was held on April 7, 2012 together with Tiffany and Nichkhun .During the hosting of the "First Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards" show, Taeyeon encountered a toe injury. Taeyeon's toe nail had been disconnected to her toe and she was unable to receive an award with her members.

Radio Shows

Taeyeon became a DJ on MBC Radio 'sGood Friend Radio, which she co-hosted with Super Junior 's Kangin until she left on April 19, 2009. She has received the nicknamed "DJ Taengoo".Taeyeon ceased her DJ duties from April 26, 2010 onwards.


SM Entertainment revealed that Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun will form a new SNSD subunit called Taetiseo, the sub unit Taetiseo release their new mini-album "Twinkle" on May 2. the subunit have a very different musical and fashion style from the nine-member SNSD.

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 Taeyeon's Discography

Soundtrack appearances and Solo Performances

2004 You Bring Me Joy You Bring Me Joy 04:05 Duet with The One
2008 KBSHong Gil DongOST If 04:25 Solo
MBCBeethoven VirusOST Can You Hear Me? 04:00 Solo
2009 MBCHeading To The Ground OST It's Love 04:15 Duet withSunny
2010 Like A Star Like A Star 03:58 Duet with The One
SBSAthena: Goddess of WarOST I Love You 03:23 Solo
2011 Different Different 04:23 Duet withKim Bum Soo
2012 I AM.OST Dear My Family 05:26 withSM Town
2012 MBCThe King 2 HeartsOST Missing You Like Crazy 03:36 Solo


YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
2010"Like A Star" (with The, One)1 Digital Single
"I Love You"2 Athena: Goddess of War OST
2011"Different" (withKim Bum Soo)2 Digital Single
2012"Missing You Like Crazy"2 The King 2 Hearts OST

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 Taeyeon's Filmography


YearTitleRoleOther notes
2010 Despicable Me Margo(voice-over) Korean version


2008 Unstoppable Marriage as BoolGwangDong (seven princess) (cameo)
2012 Salamander Guru and The Shadows as TaeYeon (cameo Ep3)

Television series

2008 Family Outing Guest ep 13 & 14
2009 We Got Married Herself
2010 Win Win Host
2011 Running Man Guest 63 & 64
2012 Show! Music Core Host

Music video appearances

YearSong titleArtistRole
2008 Forever Lee Bul Herself
2009 S.E.O.U.L. Super JuniorandGirls' Generation The Girl Riding A Bike


2010 Midnight Sun Musical Kaoru (Female Lead)

Radio show

2008–2009 Chin Chin Radio Co-DJ along withKang In
2009–2010 Chin Chin Radio DJ

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 Taeyeon's Awards

2004 8th Annual Best Contest Best Singer 1st Place & Grand AwardWon
2008 Cyworld Song of the Month: February "If"Won
2008 Mnet Music Award – Best OST "If"Nominated
2ndMnet 20's Choice Awards Hot DJWon
23rd Golden Disk Awards Yepp Popularity Award for "Deullinayo"Won
2009 Program Production "Good Friend Radio (ChinChin)"Won
2009 MBC Drama Awards [Radio Newcomer Award] "Good Friend Radio (ChinChin)"Won
2010 16th Republic of Korea Entertainment Arts Awards Female Radio AwardWon
Yahoo Buzz! Award's Top Buzz Star:Female Category HerselfNominated
2011 The 5th Musical Awards Best NewcomerNominated
2011 Mnet Music Award – Best OST "I Love You"Nominated
2011 Mnet Music Award – Song of the Year "I Love You"Nominated
2011 MelOn Music Awards – Best OST "I Love You"Nominated

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 Taeyeon's References

  1. Note: Taeyeon plays guitar in the musical performance of Midnight Sun.
  2. (Korean) "뮤지컬 꼭 하고 싶었어요" 소녀시대 태연, playdb.co.kr. April 13, 2010. Retrieved May 13, 2010. (Interview)
  3. "The grievances of main vocalists in girl groups"
  4. (English) SM-Academy.com
  5. (Korean) 소녀, 자유를 꿈꾸다, <태양의 노래>의 김태연 (No.80), The Musical. May 11, 2010. Retrieved May 15, 2010
  6. (Korean) 태연, 2004년 '더원' 앨범 피쳐링…뒤늦게 알려져 인기, nocutnews.co.kr. March 19, 2008. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  7. (Korean) ‘소녀시대’ 태연, 전주예술고교 졸업식서 공로상 표창, mydaily.co.kr. February 6, 2008. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  8. Kang Ji-hoon (강지훈) (2008-03-03). "'솔로' 태연, 소녀시대 인기 능가할까" (in Korean). Mydaily News. http://www.mydaily.co.kr/news/read.html?newsid=200803031413591136&ext=Y. 
  9. Im I-rang. 동방신기, '골든 디스크' 대상…본상-인기상 등 3관왕 (TVXQ, "Golden Disk" Main Award...Other Award-Popularity Award; Triple Crown King). MyDaily. December 10, 2008. Retrieved April 27, 2009.
  10. [http://yeinjee.com/2010/taeyeon-the-one-like-a-star-music-video/ Taeyeon & The One – Like A Star music video, Yeinjee.com, November 19, 2010.
  11. Hannah Kim: SNSD lead lands musical role, JoongAng Daily, March 18, 2010
  12. (Korean) (Taeyeon To Have A Musical Debut! Cast For Main Female Role). Newsen. March 15, 2010. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  13. Park Sun-young: Girls' Generation singer makes theatrical debut, JoongAng Daily, May 12, 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
  14. (Korean) 소녀시대 태연-서현, 3D 애니 ‘슈퍼배드’ 목소리 캐스팅 (Girls' Generation's Taeyeon and Seohyun cast as voice actors for 3D Animation), Newsen.com, May 17, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010
  15. (Korean) "재혼에 원조 교제 수준"…'우결' 정형돈-태연 결혼에 네티즌 시끌 ('"Second Marriage Follows First Relationship Standard"...We Got Married Jung Hyungdon—Taeyeon Wedding News Causes Netizen Uproar'. Chosun Ilbo. January 7, 2009. Retrieved April 27, 2009.
  16. (Korean) Official "WinWin" website
  17. Taeyeon and Seohyun to join Tiffany as new ‘Music Core’ MCs
  18. Taeyeon to MC at ‘First Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards’
  19. Taeyeon and Tiffany Set to MC at the 2012 Korean Music Wave in Bangkok
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  21. (English) Girls' Generation Dominates MBC, The Korea Times, May 20, 2009. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  22. (Korean) 태연, MBC 라디오 '친한 친구' DJ 2년 만에 하차 (Taeyeon is withdrawing from MBC Chinchin radio as a DJ) News Nate. April 19, 2010. Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  23. "Gaon Chart Search" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. http://www.gaonchart.co.kr/main/section/search/list.gaon?Search_str=G.NA&x=53&y=21. 
  24. (Korean) (영상)소녀시대 태연, 혼자서도 인기, nocutnews.co.kr. March 20, 2008. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  25. MNet 20's Choice Award 2008 Winners
  26. Golden Disk Awards 2008 Winners List
  27. (Korean) 태연 “늦은 밤 나와 얘기나눠준 청취자에 감사” 라디오 신인상. Newsen. December 30, 2009. Retrieved December 30, 2009.
  28. Winners at the 16th Republic of Korea Entertainment Arts Awards Ceremony
  29. (Korean) [2]. Yahoo Buzz Awards.
  30. SNSD’s Taeyeon is nominated for the “Best Female Newcomer” award at the 5th Musical Award
  31. Girls’ Generation Nominated for 5 Mnet Asian Music Awards
  32. Girls’ Generation Nominated for 5 Mnet Asian Music Awards

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