Taeyeon is a South Korean singer. She had been a trainee at SM Entertainment’s Starlight Academy during her middle school years before debuting as a member of the agency’s girl group,  Girls’ Generation, in 2007. 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.

Birth Name

Kim Tae-yeon

Nickname

Taeyeon, Taeng, Taengoo, Tete, Kid Leader, ByunTaeng (pervert Taeng), JumTaeng.

Profession

Singer, Actress

Genre

K-Pop, Pop Rock, R&B, Soul, EDM

Instruments

Vocals, Guitar

Labels

SM Entertainment, Universal Music Japan, Interscope Records

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Taeyeon was born on March 09, 1989 in Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea.

Age

She is currently 30 years old.

Sun Sign

Pisces

Nationality

South Korean

Ethnicity

Asian

She is of South Korean descent.

Religion

Christianity

Education

Taeyeon graduated from Jeonju Art High School.

Family Details

  • Father – Kim Jong-gu
  • Mother – Kim Hee-ja
  • Siblings – Kim Jiwoong (Older Brother), Kim Haeyeon (Younger Sister)

Manager

Taeyeon is represented by SM Entertainment.

Marital Status

Single

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

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 157 cm
  • In meters – 1.57 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 49 kg
  • In Pounds – 108 lbs

Body Build

Slim

Hair Color

Black

She often tends to dye her hair ‘light brown’ or ‘blonde’.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous 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.

Album Debut

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.

Film Debut

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 Mein 2010.

Television Debut

She made her first TV show appearance on the South Korean comedy-variety show Family Outing in 2008.

Brand Endorsements

Taeyeon has done endorsement work for brands like, LG, Intel, Korean chicken chain Goobne Chicken, Casio, Samantha Thavasa, Domino’s, Pizza, Lotte, A-Solution, Dior Snow, Nature Republic & Banila Co.

Distinctive Features

Thick Eyebrows

Taeyeon Favorite

  • Favorite Season – Winter
  • Favorite Number – 9
  • Favorite Artists – BoA, Whitney Houston, Utada Hikaru

Taeyeon Net Worth

Taeyeon net worth is estimated to be $10 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Taeyeon

  • 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.
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