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 .
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…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Year||Title||Peak chart positions||Album|
|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|
|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)|
|2008||Family Outing||Guest ep 13 & 14|
|2009||We Got Married||Herself|
|2011||Running Man||Guest 63 & 64|
|2012||Show! Music Core||Host|
|2009||S.E.O.U.L.||Super JuniorandGirls' Generation||The Girl Riding A Bike|
|2010||Midnight Sun||Musical||Kaoru (Female Lead)|
|2008–2009||Chin Chin Radio||Co-DJ along withKang In|
|2009–2010||Chin Chin Radio||DJ|
|2004||8th Annual Best Contest||Best Singer 1st Place & Grand Award||Won|
|2008||Cyworld Song of the Month: February||"If"||Won|
|2008 Mnet Music Award – Best OST||"If"||Nominated|
|2ndMnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot DJ||Won|
|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 Award||Won|
|Yahoo Buzz! Award's Top Buzz Star:Female Category||Herself||Nominated|
|2011||The 5th Musical Awards||Best Newcomer||Nominated|
|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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