Kim Taeyeon 김태연 is the leader and main vocal of SNSD.
Taeyeon was born on Thursday, March 9, 1989, in Jeonju, North Jeolla.
Like fellow members Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, and Yuri, she was born in the Chinese Year of the Snake. She’s a Pisces. She’s 158 cm or 5'2" tall. Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Sooyoung’s blood type is O.
She speaks Mandarin, along with Hyoyeon, Yuri, Yoona, and Seohyun.
She has an older brother, Kim Jiwoong, and a sister, Kim Haeyeon. Her father was a vocalist in a band; her mother won children’s song competitions as a child.
In 2004, she joined SM after she came in first place as the best singer in the 2004 SM 8th Annual Best Contest. As a trainee, Taeyeon traveled home from Seoul almost every day.
In 2009, she was on “We Got Married” with the comedian Jung Hyungdon. She’s a member of the SNSD subunit TaeTiSeo (she’s the “Tae”). The subunit debuted in April of 2012. She was the first member of SNSD to debut as a solo artist, releasing I in October of 2015.
She’s short-sighted and wears contact lenses. Sometimes she sleepwalks. Fellow members Sunny and Sooyoung chose Taeyeon as the most popular among the members. She used to date EXO’s Baekhyun.