Kim Tae-yeon

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Kim Tae-yeon
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Background information
Birth name 김태연
Also known as Taeyeon
Born (1989-03-09) March 9, 1989 (age 25)[1]
Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop, dance
Occupations Singer, dancer, actress, promotional model, TV presenter
Instruments Vocals, guitar[2][3]
Years active 2007 – present
Labels S.M. Entertainment
Associated acts Girls' Generation, SM Town, TTS, SM The Ballad
Website SM Town (Girls' Generation)
Korean name
Hangul 김태연
Hanja [4]
Revised Romanization Gim Tae-yeon
McCune–Reischauer Kim T'aeyŏn

Kim Tae-yeon (born March 9, 1989)[1] is a South Korean singer, TV presenter, dancer, actress and promotional model. She is a member of the South Korean girl group Girls' Generation, its subgroup TTS as well as the ballad group S.M. The Ballad.

Early life[edit]

Tae-yeon was born on March 9, 1989 in Jeonju, South Korea. Her family consists of her parents, an older brother[5] and a younger sister.

Tae-yeon started receiving her vocal training at the SM Academy during her years in middle school. During the following year, Tae-yeon and her father traveled back and forth from Jeonju to Seoul on every Sunday, for her singing lessons.[6][7] Jung Sun Won, also known as The One, was Tae-yeon's former vocal instructor who gave her the chance to be featured in his song "You Bring Me Joy".[8] He stated "I could have sung the duet with another more famous female vocal [at the time], but I wanted to acknowledge Tae-yeon's potential."[9] Subsequently, during the same year, in 2004, she won the first place at the SM Youth Best Competition and officially received a contract from SM Entertainment.[7] Tae-yeon continued her training under SM Entertainment and debuted as a part of Girls' Generation in 2007.[10][7][11] In 2008, Tae-yeon graduated from Jeonju Art High School and was awarded with the school's Lifetime Achievement Award.[12] During her pre-debut days, Tae-yeon was inspired by another artist, BoA. The then-teenager expressed "I have always wanted to be like her and have activities in Japan and around the world" in which that came true when Girls' Generation, after debuting in South Korea, also debuted in Japan in 2010.[13]

Music career[edit]

Overview[edit]

"It felt regrettable...that this voice and emotion could be covered up by the title of "idol".[14] - Composer Ahn Young Min

"You feel that she experienced an incredible amount, felt love and went through separations"[15] - Jonghyun

Tae-yeon's vocal ability has received many positive recognition among the professionals in the industry. Park Jin-young, the CEO of JYP Entertainment, once expressed his wish to work with the singer, emphasizing on her strength in expressing emotions "Rather than singers who sing well, I like singers [Tae-yeon] who you can't differentiate from singing and talking."[16] Composer Yoo Youngseok, on the other hand, remarked "Tae-yeon feels like a woman who has been divorced seven times", implying that her voice provokes sadness as if she has been through many life experiences.[17] In addition to that, Composer Ahn Young Min, when producing the song "I Love You", expressed "I was so shocked by Tae-yeon’s singing ability. It’s a mature song so I was worried, but she made tears fall down my face...I remember clapping my hands."[14] Jonghyun, a fellow SM artist, also revealed his jealousy towards Tae-yeon, "Through her expressiveness, you feel that she experienced an incredible amount, felt love and went through separations.... that feeling existed even during Tae-yeon's school and training days. She expresses emotions very well..."[15]

Reflecting on her own singing, Tae-yeon stated "When singing, you need performing skills and a bit of imagination. You need to treasure the emotions, and to not deviate from the color of the song while pouring your heart into it."[18]

Solo activities[edit]

Kim Tae-yeon at the Expo 2012 Yeosu

Over the life of her career, Tae-yeon has released several songs for various television dramas and movies. Some of them are her solos, while others are in collaboration with her fellow Girls' Generation's bandmates and other SM artists.

In 2008, Tae-yeon released her first solo song "If" for the KBS2's drama Hong Gil Dong[19] and "Can You Hear Me" for the MBC's Beethoven Virus.[20] The song "If" became popular[21][22] on various online music charts, while "Can You Hear Me" received the YEPP Popularity Award at the 2008 Golden Disk Awards.[23] During the same year, she also had a duet titled "7989" with fellow SM artist, Kangta. It was featured on both Girls' Generation's self-titled album Girls' Generation, as well as Kangta's Eternity. The two singers performed the song live on Mnet's M! Countdown on March 27.

In 2009, she released the song "It's Love", a duet with Sunny for the MBC's drama Heading to the Ground.[24] The song did not only hit the number one spot in various music charts, but has also been hailed as one of the best soundtracks of the latter half of 2009.[25] Subsequently, she participated in the song "S.E.O.U.L." (along with Super Junior and Girls' Generation) as an effort to promote tourism for the city of Seoul in South Korea.[26]

In 2010, Tae-yeon released a duet song, "Like A Star", with her mentor The One[27] as well as a solo song, "I Love You", for the SBS's drama Athena: Goddess of War.[28][29] The latter song was released on December 13, hitting high rankings on some charts.[30][31] During the same year, she also participated in "Cabi" (along with Girls' Generation and 2PM), a promotional song for the Korean water park Caribbean Bay.[32]

In 2011, Tae-yeon had another duet, "Different", with Kim Bum-soo.[33] The song reached number two on Gaon digital chart[34] not long after it was released. Two years later, the two met again at a Kim Bum-soo's concert, for another collaboration "Man and Woman".[35]

In 2012, Tae-yeon released the single "Missing You Like Crazy" for the MBC's melodrama The King 2 Hearts. The song instantly climbed up to the top of every South Korean chart, for an all-kill on various music sites. It was also number one on KBS Music Bank's OST chart for three weeks.[36][37] Tae-yeon was provided with an opportunity to perform it live as a special stage on MBC's Music Core.[38][39] The producer of the song, Park Hae Woon, expressed "[Tae-yeon] fully understood the song in its entirety and expressed each detail very precisely."[36] Tae-yeon had previously declined offers to sing "Missing You Like Crazy" due to her busy schedules with Girls' Generation. However, she reportedly made a promise to the musical director, Lee Pil Ho, after working with him on the Beethoven Virus soundtrack. He stated that he had not considered anyone else other than Tae-yeon to sing this song.[40][36] The song was eventually picked as the most popular soundtrack of the year at the 2012 Seoul Drama Awards.[41] During the same year, Tae-yeon also sang "Closer", for the SBS's drama To the Beautiful You. She performed the song live on SBS's Inkigayo.[42]

In 2013, she released "And One" for the SBS's drama That Winter, The Wind Blows.[43][44] The song debuted at the top of the Billboard Korea K-pop Hot 100 chart[45] and also swept through various other music charts, setting another all-kill.[46] The song was written and composed by Kangta, expressing the emotions abounding star-crossed love.[47] Subsequently, Tae-yeon lent her voice in the song "Bye" for the movie Mr. Go. It was her first time singing a theme song for a movie.[48]

In 2014, Tae-yeon recorded the song "Colorful" for the JTBC's campaign "The World Is More Beautiful Because We're Different".[49][50] Subsequently, she released "Love, That One Word" for the SBS's drama You're All Surrounded, having the song reaching number two on Melon while topping other music charts as well.[51]

Girls' Generation[edit]

Girls' Generation is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2007.[52] The girl group consists of 9 members: Tae-yeon (as leader),[53] Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona and Seohyun.

Tae-yeon was selected as the leader of the group because she is the oldest member. This pressure caused her to sleepwalk for a period of time. During that time, Sooyoung spoke to the Korean media "While sleeping, Tae-yeon solves math problems and greets somebody by herself... she also makes phone calls, it was scary." As Tae-yeon could not remember any of this, the members told her about these sleepwalking habits.[54] Subsequently, Tae-yeon confessed, "It's hard to give out instructions when most of the members are at the same age. I’m also a timid person...during our “discussions”, the fellow members criticized me... Because of that, our group decided we wouldn’t have a leader." Despite this however, Tae-yeon still remains as Girls' Generation's true leader, but now all the members participate and she does not have to burden everything alone.[55]

In 2013, Tae-yeon and Tiffany have a duet of their own called "Lost In Love" in the group's fourth Korean album I Got a Boy. The two performed the song live on Music Bank,[56] Romantic Fantasy,[57] as well as You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook.[58][59] During July of the same year, Tae-yeon, Tiffany and Sunny attended Korea Day at the Dodgers Stadium in L.A., singing the national anthems of both Korea and US as well as pitching the first ball.[60][61]

Subgroup: TTS[edit]

Tae-yeon, Tiffany and Seohyun formed a subgroup called TTS in 2012, releasing their first mini-album titled Twinkle during the same year. The subgroup has a different musical direction and style concept from the 9-member Girls' Generation,[62] placing their focus on each member's vocal ability while the latter group emphasizing more on the overall songs and uniformed group performances.[63]

SM The Ballad[edit]

See also: SM The Ballad

SM the Ballad is a ballad group formed in 2010, consisting of several S.M. artists. Tae-yeon joined the group as a new member in 2014.[64]

Being featured in SM the Ballad Vol. 2, she has a duet with Jonghyun for the title track "Breath" as well as a solo song named "Set Me Free".[64] As an initial promotion, Tae-yeon performed both songs live at the SM The Ballad Joint Recital on February 12, 2014.[65] Subsequently, "Breath" was the only track in the album that was being promoted through various music programs in South Korea.[66] It was also featured as a theme song of the Mnet's mini-drama Mimi.

Hosting career[edit]

Radio hosting[edit]

In April 2008, Tae-yeon became a DJ on MBC Radio's program Kangin Taeyeon's Chin Chin Radio, alongside with fellow SM artist Super Junior's Kangin. After Kangnin left in April 2009, the program was renamed to Taeyeon's Chin Chin Radio as Tae-yeon became an independent host[67][68] and continued on until April 2010. She gained the nickname "DJ Taengoo" while hosting this program.[69][70]

In 2013, Tae-yeon returned to MBC as a one-day guest DJ for Shindong's program, Shimshimtapa, alongside with her bandmate Tiffany.[71]

Television hosting[edit]

In January 2010, Tae-yeon became a co-host for the KBS2's idol talk show Win Win alongside with 2PM's Wooyoung, Choi Hwa-jung, Kim Shin-young, and Kim Seung-woo.[72] She left the show in August of the same year.[73]

In February 2012, Tae-yeon, along with her fellow Girls' Generation bandmates Tiffany and Seohyun became hosts for the MBC's music show Music Core.[74] After hosting for more than a year, they gave their farewell to the show in April 2013, performing TTS's "Goodbye, Hello" as a special stage.[75]

Tae-yeon was also the occasional host for several award shows such as the 2011 Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards with Joo Younghoon,[76] 2012 Korean Music Wave in Bangkok with Tiffany and Nichkhun[77] and 2014 Golden Disk Award with Tiffany.[78] During the hosting of the 2011 Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards, Tae-yeon suffered a toe injury and was unable to receive the award with her members.[79]

Acting career[edit]

Musicals[edit]

On May 7, 2010, she had her musical debut as the main female role in Midnight Sun, based on the Japanese novel "Taiyō no uta" by Aya Denkawa.[80][81] The musical is about Kaoru Amane, a 17-year-old girl, who suffers from Xeroderma pigmentosum, which forbids her from going out during daytime. She keeps her hopes up by writing songs and singing every night at a train station. Tae-yeon received good press for her performance.[82] Furthermore, she learned to play guitar for her musical performance.[11] Subsequently, when reflecting on her own experience, Tae-yeon shared that she found musicals to be difficult, saying "You have to act and sing at the same time, remember the movements you rehearsed, and you must have a basic sense of concentration...For someone with weaker concentration like me, it was difficult to act like it was the first time no matter how many shows I'd put on. It's still a huge wall for me."[83]

Voice acting[edit]

Tae-yeon and her bandmate Seohyun were cast as voice actors for the Korean-dubbed version of the 3D animation Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. Tae-yeon and Seohyun dubbed the voices for the character Margo and her younger sister, Edith, respectively.[84][85]

Variety show appearances[edit]

2009: We Got Married[edit]

Tae-yeon appeared on MBC's reality-variety show We Got Married and was featured with comedian Jeong Hyeong-don, playing a couple and portraying what life would be like if they were married. When this news was announced on January 7, 2009, it caused an uproar among South Korean netizens due to the 11-year age difference between the two.[86]

2014: Hidden Singer & The TaeTiSeo[edit]

In an interview prior to Season 3 of the jTBC's variety show Hidden Singer, Tae-yeon disclosed that among all her songs, she found "Can You Hear Me" to be the most difficult to sing, explaining that the introduction requires the lyrics to be delivered as if they are talking, rather than singing.[87][88] On the other hand, Tae-yeon, along with her bandmates Tiffany and Seohyun were also announced to have their own reality show, The TaeTiSeo, which premiered on August 25.[89]

Angel Price Music Festival incident[edit]

In 2011, during a performance at the Angel Price Music Festival, a male audience trespassed and tried to pull Tae-yeon off the stage. Her bandmate, Sunny, reacted the fastest and intervened. The trespasser was subsequently stopped and apprehended by the host Oh Jung Tae and security staff. Tae-yeon was later praised for her calm and professional attitude as she continued the performance until it ended.[90] On the other hand, Coupang, the agency that handled the ticket sales for this event, could not avoid some negative criticism from the public, even after offering an apology as well as full tickets refund.[91]

Personal life[edit]

Tae-yeon started having an Instagram account since March 2013[92] as well as a YouTube channel since January 2014[93] where she shares her daily experiences with her fans.

In June 2014, Tae-yeon and fellow S.M. artist Baekhyun of EXO were confirmed to have been in a relationship since February.[94]

Discography[edit]

Soundtrack appearances and solo performances[edit]

Year Album Song Duration Notes
2004 You Bring Me Joy "You Bring Me Joy" 04:05 Duet with The One, prior to debut.
2007 SBS - Thirty Thousand Miles in Search of My Son "Touch the Sky" 03:49 With Jessica, Seohyun, Sunny and Tiffany
2008 KBS - Hong Gildong OST "If" 04:25 Solo
"The Little Boat" 03:27 With Jessica, Seohyun, Sunny and Tiffany
MBC - Beethoven Virus OST "Can You Hear Me" 04:00 Solo
N/A "Haptic Motion" 01:31 With Jessica, Seohyun and Sunny
Girls' Generation & Eternity "7989" 03:30 Duet with Kangta
2009 MBC - Heading to the Ground OST "It's Love" 04:15 Duet with Sunny
"Motion" 04:06 With Jessica, Seohyun, Sunny and Tiffany
N/A "S.E.O.U.L." 03:47 With Jessica, Seohyun, Sunny and Kyuhyun, Sungmin, Ryeowook, Donghae and Leeteuk of Super Junior
N/A "I Can't Bear Anymore (Bear Song)" 02:43 With Jessica, Seohyun and Sunny
2010 N/A "Cabi Song" 03:19 With Jessica, Tiffany, Seohyun, Sunny, Yuri, Chansung, Junsu, Taecyeon
Like a Star "Like a Star" 03:58 Duet with The One
SBS - Athena: Goddess of War OST "I Love You" 03:23 Solo
My Friend Haechi "Haechi Song" (해치송) [95] 03:26 With Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany and Seohyun
2011 Different "Different" 04:23 Duet with Kim Bum-soo
2012 I AM. OST "Dear My Family" 05:26 With SM Town
MBC - The King 2 Hearts OST "Missing You Like Crazy" 03:36 Solo
SBS - To the Beautiful You OST "Closer" 04:04 Solo
2013 SBS - That Winter, The Wind Blows OST "And One" 04:15 Solo
I Got a Boy "Lost In Love" 04:00 Duet with Tiffany
Mr. Go OST "Bye" 04:32 Solo
2014 SM the Ballad Vol. 2 – Breath "Breath" 04:37 Duet with Jonghyun
"Set Me Free" 04:21 Solo
JTBC Campaign Song "Colorful" 02:20 Solo / For "The World Is More Beautiful Because We're Different" Campaign
SBS - You're All Surrounded "Love, That One Word" 03:55 Solo
Make Your Move "Cheap Creeper" 03:01 With Jessica, Sunny, Tiffany and Seohyun

Chart[edit]

Year Title Peak positions Album
KOR USA
Gaon[96] Billboard K-pop Hot 100
2010 "Like a Star" (with The One) 1 Digital Single[97]
"I Love You" 2 SBS Athena: Goddess of War OST[98]
2011 "Different" (with Kim Bum-soo) 2 Digital Single[34]
2012 "Missing You Like Crazy" 2 2 MBC The King 2 Hearts OST[99][100]
"Closer" 7 7 SBS To The Beautiful You OST[101][102]
2013 "And One" 2 1 SBS That Winter, The Wind Blows OST[103][45]
"Bye" 21 19 Mr. Go OST[104][105]
2014 "Breath" 3 6 SM the Ballad Vol. 2 – Breath[106][107]
"Set Me Free" 18
"Love, That One Word" 8 6 SBS You're All Surrounded OST[108][109]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Despicable Me Margo Voice-over for the Korean-dubbed version
2012 I AM. – SM Town Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden Herself Biographical film of SM Town[110]
2013 Despicable Me 2 Margo Voice-over for the Korean-dubbed version
2014 My Brilliant Life Herself Cameo along with Tiffany and Seohyun[111]

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2008 Unstoppable Marriage KBS Bulgwang-dong's Seven Princesses Gang Cameo on Episode 64
2012 Salamander Guru and The Shadows SBS Tae-yeon Cameo on Episode 3

Reality and variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2008 Family Outing SBS Episode 13 & 14
2008-2014 Radio star MBC Episode 120, 256, 312
2009 We Got Married Season 1; Episode 42–54
Infinite Challenge Season 4; Episode 144
Happy Together KBS Season 3
2010 We Got Married MBC Season 2; Episode 40, 51, 52 & 69 (On stage)
2011-2013 Running Man SBS Episode 63 & 64, 112
2012 Invincible Youth 2 KBS2 Episode 22
2013 Strong Heart SBS Episode 165 & 166
Shinhwa Broadcast JTBC Guest on Episodes 47 and 48 along with Hyoyeon, Sunny, Yoona, Yuri and Sooyoung[112]
2014 Hidden Singer 3 JTBC Contestant[113]
The TaeTiSeo OnStyle with Tiffany and Seohyun

Award shows hosting[edit]

Year Title Network Role
2012 1st Gaon Charts K-Pop Awards KBS Host with Joo Young-hoon
Korean Music Wave in Bangkok MBC Host with Tiffany & Nichkhun
2013 SBS Entertainment Awards SBS Presenter with Kim Sung-soo
2014 28th Golden Disk Awards JTBC Host with Tiffany and Oh Sang-jin

Television shows hosting[edit]

Year Title Network Role
2010 Win Win KBS Host
2012–2013 Show! Music Core MBC Host

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist Role
2008 "Forever" Lee Bul Herself
"Can You Hear Me" Tae-yeon Herself
2009 "S.E.O.U.L." Super Junior and Girls' Generation Herself
2013 "Bye" Tae-yeon Herself
2014 "Breath" Tae-yeon & Jonghyun Herself

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Midnight Sun Kaoru Female lead

Radio show[edit]

Year Title Role
2008–2009 Chin Chin Radio Co-DJ along with Kang In
2009–2010 Chin Chin Radio DJ
2013 MBC's Shin Dong's ShimShimTapa Guest DJ along with Tiffany

Endorsements[edit]

Aside from her endorsements alongside Girls' Generation, Tae-yeon has also endorsed the following brands:

Year Commercial Notes
2007 Gamevil Skipping Stone 3
2009 A-Solution Until 2010
Banana Milk
2011 Intel Visual Life with the 2nd Intel® Core™ Processor With Im Yoona, Seohyun
2013 B-Ing Collagen Until 2014
Nature Republic Until 2014[114]
2014 Mixxo With Tiffany and Seohyun[115]

Awards[edit]

Year Awards Notes Result
2004 8th Annual Best Contest Best Singer 1st Place & Grand Award Won
2008 Cyworld Song of the Month : February "If" Won[116]
2008 Mnet Asian Music AwardsBest OST "If" Won[117]
23rd Golden Disk Awards Yepp Popularity Award for "Can You Hear Me" Won[118]
2009 Program Production "Good Friend Radio (ChinChin)" Won
2009 MBC Drama Awards (Radio Newcomer Award) "Good Friend Radio (ChinChin)" Won[119]
2010 16th Republic of Korea Entertainment Arts Awards Female Radio Award Won[120]
Yahoo Buzz! Award's Top Buzz Star : Female Category Herself Won[121]
2011 The 5th Musical Awards Best Newcomer Nominated[122]
2011 Mnet Asian Music AwardsBest OST "I Love You" Nominated[123]
2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards – Song of the Year "I Love You" Nominated[123]
2011 MelOn Music Awards – Best OST "I Love You" Nominated
2012 Seoul International Drama Awards 2012 – Best Song from a Series "Missing You Like Crazy" Won[41]
2012 Mnet Asian Music AwardsBest OST "Missing You Like Crazy" Nominated

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  1. ^ Taeyeon starts her own YouTube channel Allkpop (January 4, 2014). Retrieved on January 5, 2014.