SNSD Member Profile: Taeyeon

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Taeyeon in “Make Me Love You” (2017)

Real Name: Kim Taeyeon (김태연)
Birthday: March 9, 1989
Zodiac Sign: Pisces (Western), Snake (Eastern)
From: Jeonju, North Jeolla, South Korea

Position(s): Leader, Main Vocalist
Sub-unit: TTS

Other Activities Outside of SNSD:

SOLO CAREER:

2015:

*October – Debut with “I” featuring Verbal Jint (1st mini album I). She participated in writing the title track’s lyrics.

2016:

*June – “Starlight” and “Why” (2nd mini album Why)

*November – “11:11” (digital single)

2017:

*February – “I Got Love” and “Fine” (1st full album My Voice)

*April – “Make Me Love You” (Make Me Love You, repackage of My Voice)

SM STATION:

2016: “Rain” (the very first release)

CONCERTS AND TOURS:

2015: First concert series Taeyeon’s Very Special Day as part of the Agit series
2016: Butterfly Kiss (in Korea)
2017: First Asia tour Persona (Seoul, Taipei, Bangkok, Hong Kong)

MUSIC SHOW WINS:

First Win: October 15, 2015 on M! Countdown for “I”

First Triple Crown: October 29, 2016 on M! Countdown for “I”

MUSIC SHOW WINS

MBC Show Champion MNET, M! Countdown KBS, Music Bank MBC, Music Core SBS, Inkigayo
I 1 3 3 1 3
Rain 1
Starlight 1
Why 1
Fine 1 1

AWARDS WON: (Since many end of year awards spill into January, the year refers to when the music was released for consistency)

2015:

*Gaon Chart Music Award, Song of the Year – October (for “I”)
*Golden Disc Awards, Digital Bonsang (for “I) and iQiyi Best Female Artist
*MNET Asian Music Awards (MAMA), Best Female Artist
*Seoul Music Awards, Bonsang

2016:

*Golden Disc Awards, Digital Bonsang (for “Rain”)
*Melon Music Awards, one of the Top 10 Artists
*MNET Asian Music Awards (MAMA), Best Female Artist
*Seoul Music Awards, Bonsang

COLLABORATIONS AND FEATURING ARTIST:

2010: “Like a Star” with The One

2011: “Different” with Kim Bumsoo

2014: “Breath” with Shinee’s Jonghyun (for SM The Ballad)

2015:

*”Shake That Brass” by f(x)’s Amber

*”Scars Deeper Than Love” with Yim Jaebum

*”If the World Was Perfect” by Verbal Jint

2016: “Don’t Forget” by Crush

2017: “Lonely” by Shinee’s Jonghyun

OSTs:

2008:

*”If” for Hong Gildong

*”Can You Hear Me” for Beethoven Virus. Won the Popularity Award at the Golden Disk Awards.

2009: “It’s Love” with Sunny for Heading to the Ground

2010: “I Love You” for Athena: Goddess of War

2012:

*”Missing You Like Crazy” for The King 2 Hearts. Won the Seoul International Drama Award for Best Song From a Drama.

*”Closer” for To the Beautiful You

2013:

*”And One” for The Winter, The Wind Blows

*”Bye” for Mr. Go

2014: “Love, That One Word” for You’re All Surrounded. Won Best OST by a Female Artists at the Seoul International Youth Film Festival.

2016: “All With You” for Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (which starred her fellow member Seohyun)

PROMOTIONAL SINGLES:

2014: “Colorful,” for JTBC’s campaign “The World is More Beautiful Because We’re Different.”

2016:

*”The Blue Night of Jeju Island” with Super Junior’s Kyuhyun, for bottled water Jeju Samdasoo.

*”Atlantis Princess” (cover of labelmate BoA), for computer game Sword and Magic

MUSICAL THEATRE:

*Played the lead role of Kaoru in the musical Midnight Sun in 2010

ACTING:

*Was the Korean voice of Margo for the first two Despicable Me movies

HOSTING

*Acted as a radio host on Chin Chin Radio from 2009-2010, first with Super Junior’s Kangin and then on her own.  She won several broadcast awards during her tenure.

*Hosted MBC’s Show! Music Core from 2012 to 2013 with members Tiffany and Seohyun.

NOTABLE VARIETY SHOW APPEARANCES:

2009: We Got Married (MBC) / A reality show where various celebrities are paired up as couples and pretend to be married. She was paired with comedian Jung Hyungdon (known for Infinite Challenge and Weekly Idol).  Apparently she requested it, but it was a little controversial because of their large age difference.

2014:

Hidden Singer (JTBC) / A show where the audience listens to contestants singing behind a curtain and try to guess if it’s the real artist or not.

Hello Counselor (KBS) / A talk show where celebrity guests give people advice based on various situations.

2015: Had the reality show Daily Taeng9cam for Onstyle

2016: Yoo Heeyeol’s Sketchbook (KBS) in 2016 and 2017 / A talk show where idols talk with MC Yoo Hee Yeol and perform their latest song.

2017: Appeared on Entertainment Weekly (KBS)

Sources: Youtube, SM Entertainment, Wikipedia, 1theK, CJ E&M, JTBC, KBS, MBC, Onstyle, SBS