T A E Y E O N (태연)
Stage Name : Kid Leader TAEYEON (꼬꼬마 리더 태연 – ggoggoma leader Taeyeon)
Birth Name : Kim Tae-yeon (김태연)
Nicknames : Taeng, Taengoo (Taeng9), Tete, Kid Leader, JumTaeng
Position : Leader & Main Vocalist
Date of Birth : March 9, 1989
Zodiac Sign : Pisces
Bloodtype : O
Sibling(s) : 1 older brother (Kim Ji-woong), 1 younger sister (Kim Ha-yeon)
Language : Korean (Fluent), English, Chinese (Basic), Japanese (Basic)
Specialty : Trot
Casted : 2004 SM 8th Annual Best Contest
Training Duration : 3 Years 3 Months
School : Jeonju Art High School (전주예술고고등학교) [graduated]
- 2004 Featured with The One ‘You Bring me Joy‘ (Part 2)
- 2007 CF Gamevile Mobile Stone in the Water
- 2008 DJ for MBC ‘Kangin & Taeyeon’s Chinhan Chingu’ (with Super Junior Kangin)
- 2008 OST for KBS drama Hong Gil Dong ‘If (Manyage/ 만약에)‘
- 2008 MV Lee Byul – ‘Forever‘
- 2008 OST for MBC drama Beethoven Virus ‘Can You Hear Me‘
- 2009 Variety show MBC ‘We Got Married‘(with Jung Hyung-don)
- 2009 DJ for MBC radio ‘Taeyeon’s Chinhan Chingu’
- 2009 OST for MBC drama Heading to the Ground ‘It’s Love‘ (with Sunny)
- 2009 Model for ‘A-Solution’ cosmetic (with Tiffany)
- 2009 CF ‘Post Cereal‘ (with Tiffany & Sooyoung)
- 2010 MC for KBS2 talk show ‘Seung Seung Jang Goo (Win Win)’
- 2010 Musical ‘Midnight Sun’ from the movie ‘Taiyou no Uta‘ (as Kaoru Amane)
- 2010 Voice Actor for ‘Despicable Me‘ Korean title: ‘Superbad’ (as Margo)
- 2010 Featured with The One ‘Like a Star‘
- 2011 OST for SBS drama Athena: Goddess of War ‘I Love You‘
- 2011 Featured with Kim Bum-soo ‘Different‘
- Despite her kid-like appearance, Taeyeon is the oldest member and leader of SNSD.
- Taeyeon is considered as the best singer of SNSD.
- Taeyeon is the SNSD member with the largest fanbase. Her fanbase is the largest among female idol singers in Korea.
- Her vocal mentor is The One who praised her as his most memorable student. Prior to SNSD, 15-year-old Taeyeon was featured on his song called ‘You Bring Me Joy (Part 2)’. Six years later in late 2010 the teacher-student duo re-teamed for a hit single ‘Like a Star’.
- Teyeon is nicknamed as “OST Queen” because she has numerous of #1 hit drama soundtracks.
- Taeyeon hometown is Jeonrado Jeonju.
- Taeyeon’s parents own a optical shop in Jeonju.
- Taeyeon made her musical debut as Kaoru Amane in Midnight Sun, a musical adaptation of movie ‘Taiyou no Uta’. She learned how to play guitar for that role.
- Taeyeon’s favorite color is purple.