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Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation/SNSD) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation/SNSD)
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Taeyeon (태연) is a South Korean singer-songwriter under SM Entertainment. She is a member of the girl group Girls’ Generation (SNSD) and GOT The Beat. She made her solo debut on October 7, 2015, with her first mini-album ‘I’.

Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation) Profile

Stage NameTaeyeon (태연)
Birth NameKim Tae Yeon (김태연)
OccupationSinger, Songwriter
BirthdayMarch 9, 1989
Active Years2007–present
Age35 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignPisces
Height158 cm (5’2″)
Weight45 kg (99 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIINFJ-T

Taeyeon (Girls’ Generation) Facts:

Early Life

– Taeyeon was born in Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea.
She went to Jeonju Yangji Elementary School and Jeonju Yangji Middle School.

Personal Life

– She has an older brother, Kim Jiwoong, and a sister, Kim Hayeon.
– She transferred from Cheongdam High School and graduated from Jeonju Arts High School.
– She likes to wear flashy outfits when performing but prefers simple clothing in her everyday life and likes the way even her hair looks when she hasn’t showered in a day.
– She loves being a friend-like colleague to her juniors. (Harpers Bazaar Korea)
– She has a total of 7 piercings (2 in the left ear and 5 in the right) and 6 tattoos.
– She owns two pet dogs, Ginger and Zero.
– Taeyeon previously dated EXO’s Baekhyun.
– She likes to heal herself by writing and going for a walk. (Hoa Hoctro Magazine)
– She collaborated with Chanmina and later was surprised to hear that Chanmina used to attend Girls’ Generation concerts. (S Cawaii! Magazine)
– At home, she likes taking care of her skin, writing in her diary, and watching movies.
– She likes to keep a balance and doesn’t indulge in exercising or working out too much.
– She has a bad memory and sometimes sleepwalks and talks in her sleep.
– She was inspired to become a singer by BoA.
– She is the type to scold herself harder to her best. (NME)
– She is best friends with Key (SHINee).
– She said the most feminine members of the group are Jessica and Seohyun.
– Her bag includes her phone, scrunchie, hairclip, toothbrush and toothpaste, hand sanitizer, chocolate, employee ID, hair brush, card holder, perfume, Airpods Max, and small blanket.
– Her dad was a vocalist in a band, and her mom won children’s song competitions.
– She is short-sighted and wears contact lenses.
– She and Tiffany use the same brand of sanitizer. (MY VOGUE)
– She used to watch Bamhouse a lot and appeared on GOT7’s  Bambam’s show after he expressed that multiple times.
– She looked up to BoA and started dreaming of becoming a singer.
– She has poor physical strength and gets tired easily. (Harpers Bazaar Korea)
– She enjoys spending time at home.
– Her English name is Erika.
– She does aerobics for an hour and eats what she likes to eat.
– She traveled almost daily from Seoul to her home during her trainee days.
– Her legend will always be her mom and anchor as she had the biggest influence on her personality. (#legend Magazine)
– She used to play the violin.
– She said that she sometimes want to drop every thing and take a break but she feels responsible as she has an influence on people. (ELLE Korea)
– Taeyeon’s ideal type is a guy with a pretty smile, clear white skin, red lips, and a natural style regardless of location or time.
– If she is bored she likes to visit a cosmetic shop and play around with makeup. (1st Look Magazine)
– She relies on her mom and her dog Zero the most.  (#legend Magazine)

Career

– Taeyeon is the leader and main vocalist in Girls’ Generation.
– She participated in We Got Married, paired with Jung Hyung Don, the MC of Weekly Idol.
– She became part of the subgroup TTS (TaeTiSeo) with Tiffany and Seohyun in April 2012.
– She renewed her contract with SM Entertainment in October 2017.
– She was involved in a car accident on November 28, 2017, due to her own careless driving, but returned home safely without injuries.
– She ranked 49th on TC Candler’s “The 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2018,” 54th in 2019, and 71st in 2020.
– The company was against her releasing the song ‘INVU’ and she fought for it to get released. The song later won the Gaon’s Artist of the Year Award. (Allkpop)

– She sold over 1 million physical albums, making her one of the highest-selling South Korean female artists.
– She won 1st place Grand Award in the 2004 SM 8th Annual Best Contest (Best Singer category).
– She was the first to start solo activities among the members.

– She is a member of Girls’ Generation’s second sub-unit, Oh!GG alongside Hyoyeon, Sunny, Yuri, and Yoona.
– She hosted Queendom 2 and Queendom Puzzle.
– She was featured in Taemin’s (SHINee) song “If I Could Tell You”.

Influence 

– She has been included in the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2016, 2018 and 2019.
– Taeyeon became the first K-pop female celebrity to reach seven million followers on Instagram in 2015.
– She has influenced several idols including Baek A-yeon, Mamamoo‘s Moonbyul, Heize, Lovelyz’s Jiae, BTS, CLC’s Elkie and Cosmic Girls’ Luda.

Endorsements

– She has endorsed many brands including Banila Co., Kakao Games, Tencent, and Louis Vuitton.
– She became the brand ambassador for skincare brand Nature Republic along with EXO.

Likes & Dislikes

– Her favorite number is 9.
– She loves using Tamburins 000 hand sanitizer.
– She prefers using men’s perfume.
– She loves scents and her favorite perfume is H24. (MY VOGUE)
– Her preferred season is winter.
– She loves working with cameras and snapping pictures.

– She loves chocolate scents but failed to find a perfume in the scent.
– She likes cacti and purple flowers.
– She doesn’t enjoy cooking a lot but likes to organzine and clean the house. (1st Look Magazine)
– She likes stimulating shows like action movies. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea Q&A)
– She loves cute things a lot.
– She doesn’t prefer to carry big bags.
– She likes STAYC and aespa among her juniors. (Cosmopolitan Magazine)

Food Preferences

– She loves eating the chocolate ‘Milk Duds’. (MY VOGUE)
– Taeyeon is obsessed with eating sweets.
– She loves eating Ggeobungee. (Harper’s BAZAAR Korea)
– She likes to eat candy and chocolates.
– She loves to eat salads. (S Cawaii! Magazine)
– She enjoys eating gummy bears.

Nicknames

– She is nicknamed ‘CoDeok’ because she loves various types of makeup. (1st Look Magazine)
– Her nicknames include Taeng, Taengoo (Taeng9), Tete, Kid Leader, ByunTaeng (pervert Taeng), and JumTaeng.

Personality & Habits

– She doesn’t like to pull pranks because she feels she is bad at them and will get caught. (Harpers Bazaar Korea)
– She prefers being in a small group of loved ones she can call her people.
– She doesn’t like being alone as she feels lonely.

– She said her empathy level is very high and she often gets emotionally dizzy due to having a lot of thoughts.
– She doesn’t like tricking and embarrassing someone even as a joke. (Harpers Bazaar Korea)
– Taeyeon is the type to compromise and not push for her opinion assertively during work.

– She doesn’t have the habit of going to back to reading the diary once she wrote her feelings.

Major Works

– Her popular songs include ‘Fine’,’ INVU’, ‘11:11’, and ‘I’.

Awards

– She has won several awards including six Golden Disc Awards, five Circle Chart Music Awards, and four Mnet Asian Music Awards.
– She won the ‘Best Female Solo Artist’ award at the 2022 Genie Music Awards.

Website:
taeyeon.smtown.com

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @taeyeon_ss
Youtube: taeyeon kim | TAEYEON Official

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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