Who is Taeyeon (태연)? Taeyeon (태연) is a renowned South Korean singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on March 9, 1989 in Jeonju, South Korea under the name Kim Tae-yeon. She first rose to fame in 2007 after becoming a member of the SM Entertainment girl group Girls' Generation. Since then, she has released several solo albums and singles which have all become instant hits. She has also collaborated with many other artists throughout her career. Early Life Taeyeon was born into a middle-class family in Jeonju and was the youngest of three siblings. From a young age she showed an interest in music and began to take vocal lessons when she was in elementary school. After being accepted into SM Entertainment, she trained for three years before debuting as part of Girls' Generation. Career In 2007, Taeyeon debuted as a member of Girls' Generation and quickly became one of the most popular members of the group. She began to pursue a solo career in 2015 with the release of her debut EP I. Since then she has released several successful solo albums and singles including "Why" and "IGotLove". In addition to her solo work, Taeyeon has also collaborated with various artists such as Kris Wu, Verbal Jint, and Baekhyun. In 2019 she made her first appearance on the small screen as a judge on SBS' K-Pop Star 6.Discography Taeyeon has released five full-length albums: My Voice (2017), Purpose (2019), What Do I Call You (2020), A Walk To Remember (2020), and Voice (2021). Her discography also includes several extended plays and singles. Awards & Accolades Throughout her career Taeyeon has been nominated for and won numerous awards including Golden Disc Awards, Mnet Asian Music Awards, Melon Music Awards and Seoul Music Awards. She has also been recognized by the Korea Music Copyright Association for winning the Digital Bonsang Award three times in a row from 2017 to 2019.Personal Life Taeyeon currently resides in Seoul with her family. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, playing video games, shopping, cooking, and travelling. She is also known for her love of animals and often posts pictures of her cats on social media.