Taeyong

  • I. Get To Know Taeyong

    Taeyong (태용) is a K-pop rapper, singer, dancer and songwriter, born in Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul on July 1, 1995.


    He is the center, main rapper, main dancer, and leader of NCT and NCT 127. He is also part of NCT U. In 2019, he debuted in the K-pop supergroup SuperM.

    II. Taeyong’s Journey

    At the age of 18, Taeyong was scouted on the street by an SM Entertainment recruiter and joined the company after successfully passing the audition by singing the national anthem. He was introduced as a member of SM Rookies, a pre-debut idol training team, on December 2, 2013.


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    Upon debut, he was assigned the roles of main rapper and main dancer, despite having no background in dance prior to his training. In 2014, a video of Taeyong performing a fragment of his song "Open the Door" was published on SMTown's YouTube channel.


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    Before his debut, in 2014, he was featured in Red Velvet's single "Be Natural".

    III. Taeyong’s NCT Debut

    In April 2016, TAEYONG officially debuted as a member of NCT, in the unit NCT U, with the single "The 7th Sense".


    In July, he was announced to be a member of the 2nd unit, NCT 127.

    IV. NCT History

    • Made his debut on April 9, 2016, with the sub-unit NCT U with their first digital single, "The 7th Sense".
    • Made his debut on July 10, 2016, with the sub-unit NCT 127 with their first mini-album, NCT #127.
    • Participated in the project unit NCT 2018 on March 14, 2018 with their first full-scale album, ‘NCT 2018 Empathy’ uniting all the units.
    • Participated on the project unit NCT 2020 on October 12, 2020 with the second full album, NCT Resonance Pt. 1.
    • Participated on the project unit NCT 2020 on November 23, 2020 with the second full album repackage, NCT Resonance Pt. 2.
    • Participated on the project unit NCT 2020 on December 4, 2020 with the second full album final single, Resonance.

    V. First Single & SuperM

    In July 2019, Taeyong released his first solo song, "Long Flight", which he had written and co-composed, with an accompanying music video


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    On August 8, 2019, Taeyong was revealed as a member of SuperM, a K-pop supergroup created by SM Entertainment in collaboration with Capitol Records. The group's promotions began in October, and were aimed at the American market.


    The group released their first EP, SuperM, for which Taeyong co-wrote the song "No Manners”.

    VI. Collaborations & OST

    Collaborations & OST Year
    Around (with Hitchhiker) 2017
    Cure (with Yoo Young Jin) 2017
    Love Deluna (with Punch) OST 2019
    City Lights" (夜話) (U-Know featuring Taeyong) 2018
    “Stay in my Life" (with Taeil and Doyoung of NCT) OST 2017


    VII. Featuring Artist

    Features Year
    Red Velvet “Be Natural” (ft Taeyong) 2014
    “Time" (Hitchhiker featuring Sunny, Hyoyeon from SNSD and Taeyong) 2018
    “Mood" (Marteen featuring Taeyong) 2019


    VIII. Songwriting Credits

    Song Artist Album Credit Year
    The 7th Sense Taeyong, Mark, Jaehyun, Doyoung & Ten NCT 2018 Empathy Writing 2016
    Fire Truck NCT 127 NCT #127 Writing 2016
    Mad City Taeyong, Jaehyun & Mark NCT #127 Writing 2017
    Around Hitchhiker x Taeyong SM Station Season 2 Writing 2017
    Cure Yoo Young-jin x Taeyong (SM Station SM Station Season 2 Writing 2017
    Good Thing NCT 127 Limitless Writing 2017
    Back 2 U (AM 01:27) NCT 127 Limitless Writing 2017
    Baby Don’t Like It Taeil, Taeyong, Doyoung & Mark Limitless Writing & Co-producer 2017
    Angel NCT 127 Cherry Bomb Writing 2017
    Cherry Bomb NCT 127 Cherry Bomb Writing 2017
    Running 2 U NCT 127 Cherry Bomb Writing 2017
    0 Mile NCT 127 Cherry Bomb Writing 2017
    Whiplash Jaehyun, Mark, Taeyong, Doyoung & Taeil Cherry Bomb Writing 2017
    Summer 127 NCT 127 Cherry Bomb Writing 2017
    Stay In My Life Taeyong, Doyoung & Taeil (NCT U) School 2017 OST Writing 2017
    Boss Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Winwin, Jungwoo, Lucas & Mark NCT 2018 Empathy Writing 2018
    Baby Don’t Stop Taeyong & Ten NCT 2018 Empathy Writing 2018
    Yestoday Taeyong, Doyoung, Mark & Lucas NCT 2018 Empathy Writing 2018
    Black On Black Taeyong, Mark & Lucas NCT 2018 Empathy Writing 2018
    City 127 NCT 127 Regular - Irregular Writing 2018
    Regular NCT 127 Regular - Irregular Writing 2018
    My Van Taeyong, Yuta, Jaehyun, Jungwoo & Mark Regular - Irregular Writing 2018
    Regular (English Version) NCT 127 Regular - Irregular Writing 2018
    Welcome To My Playground NCT 127 Regular - Irregular Writing 2018
    City Lights U.Know (ft Tayeong) New Chapter No. 2: The Truth of Love Writing 2018
    What We Talkin’ Bout NCT 127 (feat. Marteen) Up Next Session: NCT 127 Writing 2018
    Lips NCT 127 Awaken Writing 2018
    Long Flight Taeyong SM Station Season 3 Writing & Co-producer 2019
    No Manners Taemin, Kai, Taeyong & Ten (Super M) SuperM Writing & Co-producer 2020
    Pandora’s Box NCT 127 Neo Zone Writing 2020
    Mad Song Taeil, Doyoung, Mark & Taeyong Neo Zone Writing 2020
    Love Song NCT 127 Neo Zone Writing 2020
    Together At Home SuperM Super One Writing 2020


    IX. Fun Facts

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