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Taeyeon (Korean: 태연; Japanese: テヨン) is a South Korean singer-songwriter under SM Entertainment. She is the leader of the girl group Girls' Generation, a member of its sub-units Girls' Generation-TTS and Girls' Generation-Oh!GG, and a member of the project ballad group S.M. THE BALLAD. She is also a member of the female unit GOT the beat.

She made her solo debut on October 7, 2015 with her first mini album I.


2007: Debut with Girls' Generation[]

Taeyeon debuted as a member of Girls' Generation on August 5, 2007 with the group's first single "Into the New World".

2012: Debut with Girls' Generation-TTS[]

On April 29, 2012, she debuted as a member of the sub-unit Girls' Generation-TTS with their first mini album Twinkle.

2015: Solo debut[]

She made her debut as a solo artist on October 7, 2015 with her first mini album I.

2018: Debut with Girls' Generation-Oh!GG[]

On September 5, 2018, she debuted as a member of Girls' Generation's second sub-unit Girls' Generation-Oh!GG with the release of their single "Lil' Touch".

2020: Amazing Saturday[]

On October 20, 2020, it was announced that Taeyeon would be joining the tvN variety show Amazing Saturday as a fixed cast member alongside SHINee's Key and Phantom's Hanhae.[2] Her first appearance took place on November 21.[3]

2021–2022: GOT the beat, Queendom[]

On December 27, 2021, Taeyeon was revealed as a member of GOT the beat, the first sub-unit of SM Entertainment's Girls On Top project.[4] The unit debuted on January 3, 2022, with their first digital single "Step Back".

On January 25, Mnet announced that Taeyeon would be one of the MC's for their reality show, Queendom 2, which aired from March 31 through June 2.[5][6]

2023: Queendom Puzzle, To. X[]

On April 24, 2023, Mnet announced that Taeyeon, who previously participated as an MC for the reality show Queendom 2, will be returning to her MC position for the spin-off series Queendom Puzzle.[7]

On October 13, SM Entertainment announced that Taeyeon is currently preparing for her solo comeback with the goal of releasing it in November.[8] The name of the fifth mini album was revealed to be To. X, set to be released on November 27.[9]

2024: "Heaven", upcoming release[]

On May 8, 2024, SM Entertainment announced that Taeyeon will be releasing a full-length album and a single in the third quarter of the year.[10]

On June 14, it was reported that Taeyeon will be making her comeback with her fourth full-length album in August.[11]

On June 24, Taeyeon released a clip video of "Heaven", which is set to be released on July 8.[12]

Personal life[]


On June 19, 2014, local news source Dispatch reported that Taeyeon and EXO's Baekhyun were dating. Later that day, the news was confirmed by SM Entertainment.[13] On September 14, 2015, it was reported that the couple had broken up after a year of dating due to busy schedules.[14] However, the reports have never been confirmed by SM Entertainment.


On June 16, 2019, Taeyeon answered fan questions on Instagram Stories and opened up about her recent struggles with her mental health and coping with depression.[15]

Passing of father[]

On March 9, 2020, coinciding her birthday, both Edaily and SM Entertainment announced the passing of her father due to sudden cardiac arrest. The digital single "Happy", which was intended to release on the same day, was postponed to May 4.[16]



Studio albums[]

Special albums[]

Mini albums[]

Single albums[]

Digital singles[]

Remix singles[]


  • "Like a Star" (with The One) (2010)
  • "Different" (with Kim Bum Soo) (2011)
  • "Thank You Band" ("The Blue Night of Jeju Island") (2016)
  • "Page 0" (with MeloMance) (2018)
  • "Monthly Project 2019 May Yoon Jong Shin with Taeyeon" (2019)
  • "Let Me Go" (with Crush) (2020)




Mini albums[]

Digital singles[]


  • "Final Life OST" ("Rescue Me") (2017)

Producing and writing credits[]

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[17]
Artist Song Album Type
Taeyeon "I" I Writing
Taeyeon "To the Moon" What Do I Call You Writing, composing
Taeyeon "Can't Control Myself" Writing
Taeyeon "All For Nothing" To. X Writing[18]


Showcase tours[]

Concert tours[]

Concert participation[]




  • Despicable Me (2010) - Margo, voice acting role, Korean version[24]
  • I Am (2012) - herself, guest role
  • Despicable Me 2 (2013) - Margo, voice acting role, Korean version[25]
  • My Brilliant Life (2014) - herself, guest role (with Tiffany & Seohyun)
  • SMTown The Stage (2015) - herself, guest role


  • Salamander Guru and the Gang (SBS, 2012) - herself, guest role, (ep. 3-4)
  • The Producers (KBS2, 2015) - herself, guest role (ep.1) (with Tiffany & Seohyun)

Reality shows[]

Survival shows[]

Variety shows[]

  • We Got Married: Season 1 (MBC, 2009) - cast member (ep. 42-54)
  • Running Man (2012) - guest (ep. 112, end of ep. 111)
  • Knowing Bros (JTBC, 2017, 2022) - guest (ep. 88, 89), (ep. 345, 346)
  • Begin Again: Season 3 (JTBC, 2019) - cast member
  • Amazing Saturday (tvN, 2020–present) - cast member
  • Petkage (JTBC, 2021) - cast member
  • MMTG (SBS, YouTube, 2021 & 2022) - guest (ep. 199)
  • Zombieverse Season 2 (Netflix, 2024)[27]

Music shows[]

Web shows[]

  • Fashionista Taengoo (VLive, 2019-2020) - cast member
  • TaengKey Box (MBC, 2021) - co-host

Radio shows[]

  • Kangin and Taeyeon's Chin Chin Radio (2008-2009) - co-host
  • Taeyeon's Chin Chin Radio (2009-2010) - host

Musical theatre[]

  • Midnight Sun (2010)


On September 14, 2021, Nerdy announced that they have picked Taeyeon as their newest muse for the brand.[28] On April 19, 2022, Benefit Cosmetics, a makeup brand, reveled Taeyeon as their new muse in Korea.[29] On March 2, 2023, Tsingtao, a beer brand, announced that they have selected Taeyeon as the model for their product, Tsingtao Non-Alcohlic Lemon.[30] On June 19, 2023, Taeyeon was revealed to be the new model for the brand Narangd Cider.[31]

  • A-Solution (with Tiffany) (2008-2010)
  • Nature Republic (2013-2016)
  • B-Ing Collagen (2013-2014)
  • Jeju Samdasoo (with Kyuhyun) (2016)
  • Sword and Magic (2016)
  • Banila Co (2016-2018)
  • Paris Baguette (2017)
  • Gelato Factory (2018)
  • Déesse Color Contact Lenses (2018)
  • Gelato Factory (2019)
  • Hyundai Haesang Direct Car Insurance (2019)
  • Youngman Pizza (2021)
  • Nerdy (2021)
  • Benefit Cosmetics Korea (2022)
  • eZn (2022)
  • Moonlight Blade (2022)
  • Louis Vuitton (2022–Present)
  • Tsingtao Non-Alcoholic Lemon (2023)
  • Narangd Cider (2023)

Awards and nominations[]

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Taeyeon


  • Her MBTI personality type is ISFJ.[32] Taeyeon revealed she re-took the test and her most recent MBTI is INFJ.
  • She is a huge fan of the famous South Korean actor Gang Dong-won (she even met him backstage in the movie My Brilliant Life, in which he was one of the protagonists and she had a cameo alongside the other members of the SNSD's first subunit TaeTiSeo, Tiffany and Seohyun), BoA (she decided to become a singer and K-pop idol after going to one of BoA's concerts), æspa (she is considered one of the most supportive famous fans of the group) and the rising French-American actor Timothée Chalamet (she's seen several of his films, including one of the recent ones he starred in, Dune, which she raved about with her female backup dancers during INVU promotions).[33][34][35][36][37]
  • Her favorite foods are Hanjeongsik (Korean full-course meal), Sundaeguk (Korean sausage soup), Tteokbokki, Haejangguk (Korean hangover soup), Patbingsu (Korean shaved ice and red bean dessert), Hiyashi chūka (Japanese cold noodles), and Eomukguk (fish cake soup) with sweet potatoes, which is also her favorite winter food.[38][39]


Main article: Taeyeon/Gallery


  1. Marie Claire Korea: 태연
  2. Soompi: Hyeri To Leave "Amazing Saturday" + Taeyeon, Key, And Hanhae To Join
  3. Soompi: "Amazing Saturday" Cast And Girls' Generation's Taeyeon Talk About Her Joining As New Fixed Member
  4. Soompi: SM Entertainment Announced New Girl Group With BoA And Members Of Red Velvet, Girls' Generation, And Aespa
  5. @MnetKR on Twitter (January 25, 2022)
  6. Soompi: WJSN Crowned Final Winner Of “Queendom 2”
  7. @MnetKR on Twitter (April 24, 2023)
  8. (KR) X Sports News: 에스파·레드벨벳·태연, 11월 컴백…SM 4분기 라인업 발표
  9. Soompi: Girls' Generation's Taeyeon Announces Comeback Date With Dramatic Teasers For "To. X"
  10. Soompi: SM Entertainment Announces Comeback Plans For 2nd And 3rd Quarter Of 2024
  11. (KR) Top Star News: "다음 신곡 제목"…태연, 모두를 놀라게 한 깜짝 스포
  12. Soompi: Watch: Girls' Generation's Taeyeon Announces July Comeback With Teaser For "Heaven"
  13. Soompi: EXO’s Baekhyun and Girls' Generation's Taeyeon Confirmed They Are Dating
  14. Soompi: EXO’s Baekhyun and Girls' Generation's Taeyeon Reported To Have Broken Up
  15. Soompi: "Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon Shares Recent Struggles With Depression"
  16. Soompi: Father Of Girls' Generation's Taeyeon Passes Away
  17. KOMCA: Searching Works (search 10012808 under Writers & Publishers)
  18. @TAEYEONsmtown on Twitter: November 22, 2023
  19. Bandwagon: BamBam, Taeyeon, EXO's Chen, and Xdinary Heroes to perform at Bangkok's Best Of Best Concert this October
  20. @kampfestivals on Twitter (August 20, 2022)
  21. Soompi: KAMP LA 2022 Announces Last-Minute Changes To Lineup Due To Visa Issues
  22. @mikfestival on Twitter (December 21, 2022)
  23. @ikonyx_live on Twitter (March 21, 2024)
  24. SNSD’s Taeyeon and Seohyun Casted as Voice Actors for 3D Animation
  25. Taeyeon and Seohyun to lend their voices again for 'Despicable Me 2'
  26. Soompi: Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon Confirmed To Return As MC For “Queendom” Spin-Off Show “Queendom Puzzle”
  27. Soompi: Taeyeon Confirmed To Join Netflix's Reality Show "Zombieverse" Season 2
  28. Allkpo: Taeyeon is now the new face of 'Nerdy'
  29. Allkpop: Girls' Generation's Taeyeon is the new muse of 'Benefit Cosmetics' in Korea
  30. (KR) News1: 칭따오, 신제품 '칭따오 논알콜릭 레몬' 출시…가수 태연 모델 발탁
  31. (KR) Naver: ‘믿듣탱’ 태연, 나랑드사이다 CF 모델 발탁
  32. Allkpop: K-Pop idols who have revealed their MBTI
  33. SNSD Korean: Taeyeon “I dreamt of becoming a singer after I saw BoA sunbaenim”
  34. Koreaboo: Suzy, Taeyeon, And Many More Admitted They Were Crushing Over The Same Man
  35. KpopStarz: 3 Times Taeyeon Proved She Is aespa's Biggest Fan
  36. [1]
  37. Koreaboo: Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon Can’t Stop Fangirling Over “Dune” Actor Timothée Chalamet
  38. SNSD Korea: Shik Sa Shi Dae
  39. Soompi: Watch: Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon Shares How She Prepares For The Cold, Her Favorite Winter Food, And More

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