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Taeyeon (태연) is a South Korean singer 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 made her solo debut on October 7, 2015 with her first mini album I.

Career

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–present: 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.[1] Her first appearance took place on November 21.[2]

Personal life

Relationship

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.[3]On September 14, 2015, it was reported that the couple had broken up after a year of dating due to busy schedules.[4] However, the reports have never been confirmed by SM Entertainment.

Health

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.[5]

Passing of father

On March 9, 2020, coinciding her birthday, both Edaily and SM 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.[6]

Discography

Korean

Studio albums

Special albums

Mini albums

Digital singles

Collaborations

  • "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)

Features

OSTs

  • "Hong Gil Dong OST" ("If") (2008)
  • "Beethoven Virus OST" ("Can You Hear Me...") (2008)
  • "Heading to the Ground OST" ("It is Love" with Sunny) (2009)
  • "Athena OST" ("I Love You") (2010)
  • "The King 2 Hearts OST Part.1" ("Missing You Like Crazy") (2012)
  • "To the Beautiful You OST" ("Closer") (2012)
  • "That Winter, the Wind Blows OST Part.5" ("Only One") (2013)
  • "Mr. Go OST" ("Bye") (2013)
  • "Mimi OST" ("Breath" with Jonghyun of SHINee) (2014)
  • "You're All Surrounded OST Part.2" ("Love, That One Word") (2014)
  • "Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo OST Part.5" ("All With You") (2016)
  • "Hotel Del Luna OST Part.3" ("A Poem Titled You") (2019)
  • "Disney's Frozen II OST" ("Into The Unknown (Korean Version)") (2019)
  • "Do You Like Brahms? OST Part.5" ("Kiss Me") (2020)

Japanese

Mini albums

Digital singles

OSTs

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


Filmography

Variety shows

  • Amazing Saturday (tvN, 2020) - cast member

Music shows

Concerts

Showcase tours

Concert tours

Producing and writing credits

  • All credits adapted from KOMCA, unless stated.[7]
Artist Song Album Type
2015
Herself "I" I Writing
2020
Herself "To the Moon" What Do I Call You Writing,

composing

Endorsements

  • 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)

Trivia

  • Her MBTI personality type is ISFJ.[8]

Gallery

Main article: Taeyeon/Gallery

References

Official links

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