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Taeyong: The Multi-Talented K-Pop Star

Full Name Age Birthday Hometown Height Social Media
Lee Tae-yong 28 July 1, 1995 Seoul, South Korea 5‘9" Instagram

As a long-time NCTzen, I‘m thrilled to provide an in-depth introduction to Lee Tae-yong, better known as Taeyong—the beloved leader of NCT and one of the most talented K-pop idols today. Born on July 1, 1995 in Seoul, Taeyong is a singer, rapper, dancer, songwriter, and producer signed under SM Entertainment. He made his debut in 2016 as part of NCT U and later joined the subunit NCT 127, where he serves as the leader.

Over the past few years, I‘ve witnessed firsthand Taeyong‘s incredible journey in the K-pop industry. From his early days as a trainee to leading NCT 127 to new heights of success, he has continuously wowed me with his smooth vocals, sharp dance skills, and dynamic stage presence. But beyond his immense talent, Taeyong‘s dedication, work ethic, and caring personality make him someone truly special.

The Making of an Idol: Taeyong‘s Early Life and Training Days

Taeyong‘s interest in music emerged at a young age. He learned to play the piano and saxophone as a child. In 2012, he joined SM Entertainment as a trainee and diligently prepared for his debut for 3 years. His trainee years helped him hone his skills in rapping, singing, dancing, and songwriting. Fans were first introduced to Taeyong in 2014 through a pre-debut performance clip where he showcased his smooth vocals and dance skills. It was an exciting sneak peek of the star Taeyong would become.

Debut with NCT and Rise to Fame

In 2016, Taeyong made his official debut as part of NCT U in the single "The 7th Sense." Later that year, he became a member and appointed leader of NCT 127. The group saw tremendous success with hits like "Regular" and "Cherry Bomb", for which Taeyong contributed as a songwriter and lyricist.

Seeing Taeyong‘s growth from his trainee days to leading NCT 127 has been incredible. He immediately stood out to me with his charismatic rap and dance skills. But over the years, his vocals have become so honey-like and emotive. As NCT 127‘s fame rose, so did Taeyong‘s popularity for his well-rounded talent and stage presence.

Exploring His Artistic Side as a Soloist

Aside from group activities, Taeyong has taken on solo projects that allow him to showcase his artistic side. In 2018, he released the vulnerable rap ballad "Long Flight" as part of SM Station. And in 2019, he dropped his first solo EP "Taeyong EP" featuring the single "Be Your Enemy" which he co-wrote and co-composed. It was amazing to see Taeyong express his inner thoughts through his lyricism.

The Multi-Talented Idol

Taeyong truly excels in every area of idol performance. His smooth, emotional rap style and honey vocals are so distinctive. He makes every dance look sharp yet effortless. He even produces music and creates choreographies. Taeyong also has a mischievous sense of humor and a big heart for NCT and fans. Watching his growth over the years into the leader he is today has been such an inspiration.

As both an NCTzen and Taeyong fan, I‘m thrilled to see what the future has in store for him. At only 28, I know this multi-talented idol will continue to impress us with his artistry and versatility. Taeyong is the epitome of a K-pop triple threat!