Taeyong is a South Korean-based pop star, rapper, MC, lyricist, and dancer presently engaged with the boy group NCT (Neo Culture Technology). Formerly, he was a member of the group SM Rookies. At the age of 6, he began attending music school and learned to play the guitar at the age of 11.
What is Taeyong Famous For?
- Is a South Korean lyricist, pop star, rapper, and dancer
- The former member of the group, SM Rookies
Taeyong: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Childhood, Ethnicity
Taeyong was born in the Gwanak District of Seoul city, South Korea, on July 1, 1995. He was very much interested in music as a child and wanted to know how to play the guitar. At the age of only six, he began attending music school and learned the guitar when he was just 11 years old and quite often appeared as a performer at the cultural programs in his school, a place where he garnered a small group of supporters among other students and teachers.
He attended the Nam-Seoul Middle School before enrolling at Nangang High School and then later transferred to the School of Performing Arts and music Seoul, from where he later graduated in the early 2010s.
Taeyong: Professional Acting Career, Stage Acting
In 2012, Taeyong was signed by the SM Entertainment, and he was introduced alongside Seulgi and Jeno as members of SM Rookies on December 3, 2013. In July of 2014, Taeyong put out the music video for the ‘Open the Door,’ a song he himself composed. Between August and October of 2014, he starred on the reality TV series titled ‘EXO 90: 2014’ and starred in the music videos for the songs called ‘Yo!’ and ‘Missing You. Taeyong further worked with the group Red Velvet on the track titled ‘Be Natural,’ which was released on October 13, in 2014.
On April 4, of 2016, SM Entertainment announced the corporation of NCT’s first unit, NCT U, which, at that time, was comprised of about six members: Taeil, Mark, Doyoung, Ten, Jaehyun, and Taeyong. Two music singles were published in the following week. ‘The Seventh Sense,’ featuring Mark, Taeyong, Doyoung, Jaehyun, and Ten, was put out on 9 of April, whereas the ‘Without You,’ released on 10 April, and was conducted by Taeil, Jaehyun, and also Doyoung.
In July 2016, NCT 127 was formed, and the team appeared on the TV on July 7 at the Mnet’s music program ‘M! Countdown’, where they all sang ‘Fire Truck’ and also ‘Once Again,’ tracks from their extended play, the ‘NCT #127’. Taeyong co-wrote the ‘Fire Truck’ as well as ‘Mad City.’
Their second EP, titled ‘Limitless,’ was released on January 6, 2017, which topped both the Korean and also the US World charts and sold more than 141 thousand copies in South Korea. As a lyricist, he is the co-writer of the songs ‘Good Thing’, ‘Back 2 U’, ‘Baby Don’t Like It,’ and ‘Angel.’ Taeyong collaborated with Kim Boo-min for the song Around, which was released on May 12, 2017.
Taeyong: Net Worth (2021) and Salary
He has an estimated total net worth of around $2 million USD, and he has earned that sum of money from his professional singing career.
Is Taeyong married? Wife, Children, Marriage
He is single and not married yet and is very secretive when it comes to his personal life. Also, he has not mentioned anything about his past love life. He is believed to be living his single life.
In December of 2014, Taeyong became the center of a controversy when Korean netizens accused the rapper of being involved in a big scam on an e-commerce website called Joonggonara when he was still younger. The scandal even came forward after the people found numerous comments that he had posted online many years ago, which contained derogative language directed towards a group of Japanese students. Moreover, it was similarly revealed that he had set up numerous accounts from which he was selling broken or even damaged figurines without giving prospective customers any proper information. He was also overcharging them. Finally, SM Entertainment was forced to issue an apology on Taeyong’s behalf. In April of 2016, when he became a part of NCT, the matter resurfaced again.
Taeyong: Height, Weight, Eye Color, body measurements
He has a height of just 6 ft. 2 inches and weighs 58 kg. Also, he has dark brown eyes and blonde hair.
Caption: Taeyong (Source: Quora)
He has around 295k followers on Facebook, over 25.7k followers on Twitter, and more than 138k followers on Instagram.