Taeyong (태용) is a South Korean rapper under SM Entertainment. He is a member of the boy group NCT, its sub-units NCT U and NCT 127, and also a member of the supergroup SuperM.



He was cast into SM Entertainment in 2012, discovered by street scouts in front of his school. In December 2013, he was introduced as a member of the pre-debut trainee team SMROOKIES.

In 2014, he participated with other fellow NCT members on the show Exo 90:2014, where they performed songs from the 90s. He released a short song “Open The Door”, he was featured in Red Velvet's single “Be Natural”. 

2016–2018: NCT U, NCT 127, NCT 2018

On April 8, 2016, he officially debuted as a member of NCT, in the unit NCT U, with the single "The 7th Sense". 

On July 10, 2016, he debuted as a member of the 2nd unit, NCT 127, with their EP NCT #127.

On February 26, 2018, he took part in the NCT U song, "Baby Don't Stop", alongside Ten. On March 14, 2018, NCT released their first full album as part of a large-scale project uniting all of its subgroups - NCT 2018 Empathy.

2019: SuperM

On August 8, 2019, it was announced that he would be a member of the supergroup SuperM. They released their self-titled mini-album on October 4, 2019. On November 18, 2019, they released the promotional single "Let's Go Everywhere".


Digital singles





Variety shows

  • Exo 90:2014 (Mnet, 2014) - guest (with SMROOKIES)
  • Food Diary (tvN, 2018)

Producing and writing credits

Year Artist Song Album Type
2016 NCT U "The 7th Sense" "The 7th Sense" Writing
NCT 127 "Fire Truck" NCT #127
"Wake Up"
"Another World" Writing
"Mad City" Writing
2017 "Good Thing" NCT #127 Limitless
"Baby Don't Like It" Writing
"Angel" Writing
Taeyong (Him) and Hitchhiker "Around" "Around"
NCT 127 "Cherry Bomb" NCT #127 Cherry Bomb
"Running 2 U"
"0 Mile"
"Summer 127"
Taeyong (Him) and Yoo Young Jin "Cure" "Cure"
Taeyong (Him), Taeil, and Doyoung "Stay In My Life" School 2017 OST
2018 NCT U "Boss" NCT 2018 Empathy
"Baby Don't Stop"
NCT 2018 "Black On Black"
NCT 127 "City 127" NCT #127 Regular-Irregular Writing
"Regular (Korean ver.)" Writing
"Regular (English ver.)"
"My Van"
"Come Back"
"Welcome To My Playground" NCT #127 Regulate
"Chain (Korean ver.)
U-Know "City Lights" New Chapter 2 : The Truth of Love
2019 Him "Long Flight" "Long Flight" Writing
SuperM "No Manners" SuperM
2020 NCT 127 "Pandora's Box" NCT #127 Neo Zone Writing
"Mad Dog"
"Love Song"


  • Taeyong is a gamer, one of the games he plays is Overwatch. He is at the diamond rank.[1]
  • He does push-ups before every dance practice.[2]


Main article: Taeyong/Gallery


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