Kim Tae-yeon

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Wansan-gu, Jeonju
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Wansan-gu, Jeonju

Kim Tae-yeon is one of South Korea’s most well-known vocalists. The majority of Taeyeon’s songs are chart-topping hits. She is the lead vocalist of the all-girl group ‘Girls’ Generation’ from SM Entertainment. Apart from songs, Taeyeon has contributed her voice to a number of TV drama and film soundtracks. Every song featuring Taeyeon was in the top three on the music charts from 2015 to 2017. Without a doubt, this ‘GG’ member with the most fans is the oldest. Taeyeon has a wide spectrum of musical styles, from rock to jazz, which makes her the ideal voice for the OSTs. Her collaborative works with other musicians have also gotten positive feedback from music fans. It’s no surprise that Taeyeon is known as the “Queen of Original Soundtracks” in the industry.

Childhood and Adolescence

Taeyeon, who was born in Jeonju, South Korea, on March 9, 1989, is a natural vocalist. She had an older brother and a younger sister when she was growing up. She recognized as a child that singing was the one thing she could do well. Her father, on the other hand, was first hesitant about her career decision, but Taeyeon’s determination and melodic voice persuaded him. Taeyeon began her training immediately and enrolled in the SM Academy, the most prestigious institution in the country. For three years, she was under the supervision of popular Korean vocalist Jeong Soon-won (The One).

Taeyeon’s incredible grabbing power amazed her instructor during the training time. So much so that she had already signed her first ever deal with SM Entertainment before she had even finished her training.
In August 2007, she joined SM Entertainment’s in-house girl group “Girls’ Generation.” She then began studying the prerequisites for making her debut with a musical band. She found the procedure to be extremely taxing, and she considered leaving at one point. She persisted, however, and completed the program in time to make her debut.

Career of Kim

Taeyeon’s singing career began in 2008, just a year after she graduated from Jeonju Art High School. In 2009, she released her first single, “Gee,” which she co-wrote with “Girls’ Generation.” Taeyeon appeared in a number of solo and duet recordings in addition to group performances. The majority of her previous duets were with “Kangta,” a South Korean singer. Taeyeon had solidified her position in the industry by this point. She went one step further and began producing soundtracks for a variety of TV dramas, including “Hong Gil Dong,” “Beethoven Virus,” and “Can You Hear Me,” to mention a few. All of the songs became extremely popular, even more so than the dramas.

Taeyeon also dabbled in hosting and acting, making an impression in both professions. Many commentators thought she was superior to her peers who were actresses who later became vocalists. Taeyeon opted to stop acting and focus only on singing, unaffected by the critical acclaim. In April 2012, she formed a subgroup called “TTS” with her group members Tiffany and Seohyun. From the moment they released their debut single, “Twinkle,” the group became extremely successful. The subgroup’s winning streak lasted another three years.

Taeyeon has a fashionable image thanks to her contemporary dressing styles that the youth adore. VOGUE, one of the most lavish lifestyle publications, even dubbed her “Beyonc√© of Girls’ Generation.” She was also named to Forbes’ list of “Top 40 Power Celebrities.” After a year of pre-recording, Taeyeon released her solo album, ‘I,’ in 2015. The album was a smash hit, selling over 119,576 copies in its first week. Taeyeon has recorded a number of songs and duets to far, the majority of them have reached the top of the music charts.

You Bring Me Joy: ‘The One’ was so taken with Taeyeon’s voice that he asked her to join him on this track from his first album. The song was released in 2004, several years before she graduated from art school.
Can You Hear Me: Taeyeon made an appearance in this music from the Korean drama ‘Beethoven Virus’. In 2008, the drama aired. I Love You: From the album ‘Athena-Goddess of War,’ this is the track “I Love You.” The song debuted at number two on the KOR Gaon music charts in 2010.

Breath is the second installment of the SM Ballad album, which was released on February 13, 2014. For the song of the same name, Taeyeon partnered with artist Jonghyun. Taeyeon collaborated on the song Shake That Brass with Amber, a rapper and vocalist. The song is from the “Beautiful” extended play, which was released on February 13, 2015. I: On October 7, 2015, Taeyeon’s debut extended play was released. For many of the songs, she teamed with the rapper “Verbal Jint.” The record went on to become the 14th best-selling album of the year, with over 119,576 copies sold. The album contributed significantly to the Korean music industry’s gross profit.

Rain is Taeyeon’s first solo single, which was released on February 3, 2016. The song was released on SM Entertainment’s in-house radio station, SM Stationdigital ,’s platform. Why: Taeyeon released this extended play on June 28, 2016. Because it covered a wide variety of music, the album appealed to a large number of music fans. In the album, Taeyeon teamed with fellow “Girls’ Generation” member “Hyoyeon” and “R&B” star “Dean.” Taeyeon’s debut studio album, My Voice, was released on February 28, 2017. The album was a huge hit, selling 109,275 copies and topping the Gaon Music Album Chart. During her “Persona” concert tour in the same year, Taeyeon played all of the album’s tunes.

SM Town Live World Tour-As An Actress I Am: This is a documentary film on the lives of “SM Town” artists. Taeyeon starred in this video, which brilliantly recorded the musicians’ amazing journey to their most renowned show, the SM Town Live ’10 World Tour, performed at New York’s “Madison Square Garden.” On June 21, 2012, the film was released. The second installment, titled “SM Town- The Stage,” was released in 2015, with Taeyeon reprising her role as herself. Taeyeon dubbed the character “Margo” for both sections of the Korean version of Despicable Me 1 and 2. The first installment was launched on July 9, 2010, and the second installment was released in 2013. The Midnight Sun: With this Korean remake of the Japanese film “Song to the Sun,” Taeyeon made her acting debut. She portrayed Kaoru, a xeroderma pigmentosum patient. In 2010, the film was released.

Achievements & Awards

Taeyeon’s song ‘If’ received Song of the Year at the 2008 Cyworld Digital Music Awards. The song ‘Can You Hear Me’ earned the ‘Yepp Popularity Award’ at the 2008 Golden Disc Awards. Taeyeon’s song ‘I’ earned the ‘Song of the Year’ award at the Gaon Charts Music Awards (2015). Taeyeon was named “Korean Artist of the Year” at the 2016 KK Box Music Awards.

Personal Experiences of Kim

Taeyeon’s passion for singing stems from the fact that both of her parents are singers. Taeyeon dated Byun BaekHyun, a Korean singer, for a long period. She never spoke openly about her connection with the artist, but in September 2010, she revealed their breakup. Due to a lack of time for each other, the couple split up. Taeyeon has once again made headlines due to rumors that she is dating rapper G-Dragon. Neither of them, however, ever verified the story to the media. Taeyeon’s ideal man is one who is both young at heart and young in looks. She wants to date someone who can hold a good conversation and spoil her with surprises.

Estimated Net Worth

Kim is one of the wealthiest models and one of the most popular. Kim Tae-yeon has an estimated net worth of $8 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.