Lee Tae-yong

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Birth name Lee Tae-yong
Born (1995-07-01) July 1, 1995 (age 22)
Seoul, South Korea
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2013–present
Labels S.M. Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Hanja 李泰容
Revised Romanization I Tae-yong
McCune–Reischauer Yi T'ae-yong

Lee Tae-yong (born on (1995-07-01)July 1, 1995), referred to monomously as Taeyong, is a South Korean singer and rapper. He is best known as a leader of the South Korean boy group NCT, and its sub-units NCT U and NCT 127.


2013–2015: SM Rookies[edit]

In December 2013, Taeyong was introduced as part of SM Rookies.[1][2]

In August, 2014, Taeyong  participated with other members on the show Exo 90:2014 with other trainees where they performed songs from the 90s.[3] In the same month, a video of Taeyong with Johnny and Hansol dancing to the song "Super Moon" under the name of SR14B was released.[4]

In September, Taeyong was featured in the music video of "Missing You" music video remake by EXO's Lay's for EXO 90:2014.[5]

In October, he was featured in Red Velvet's "Be Natural".[6]

2016–present: Debut[edit]

On April 9, S.M. Entertainment confirmed Taeyong alongside other members to debut as members of NCT's first sub-unit, NCT U.[7]

On July 1, S.M. announced NCT's second unit, NCT 127, with Taeyong and other six members.[8]

On May 12, 2017, Taeyong's collaboration song "Around" with Hitchhiker was released through SM Station.[9]


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album

"Around" (with Hitchhiker) 2017 N/A Non-album single
As featured artist
"Be Natural" (Red Velvet feat. Taeyong) 2014 33 6 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Songwriting and composing credits[edit]


Year Album Song Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2016 Non-album single "The 7th Sense" Yes January 8, Kim Dong-hyun, Mark No
NCT 127
NCT 127
"Firetruck" Yes Mark, JaehyunLee Seu-ran No
"Mad City" Yes Mark, Double Dragon No
<center>Limitless "Good Thing" Yes JQ, Hwang Jiwon, Mark No
2017 "Back 2 U (AM 01:27)" Yes January 8, Seo Min-ji No
"Baby Don't Like It" Yes G.Soul, Mark Yes Jamil "Digi" Chammas, Tay Jasper, Jonathan Perkins, MZMC, G.Soul, Mark
"Angel" Yes Mr. Cho, Mark No
<center>Cherry Bomb "Cherry Bomb" Yes Mark, Deepflow, Lim Jung-Hyo, Oh Min-joo No
"Running 2 U" Yes Mark, JQ, Kim Jin (makeumine works) No
"0 Mile" Yes Mark, Jo Yoon-kyung, Jo Jin-joo, Choi So-young (JF), Park Yong-joon (JF) No
"Whiplash" Yes Mark, JQ, O Neu Lu (makeumine works), Xitsuh No
"Summer 127" Yes Mark, Sun (Joombas), Bae Min-soo (Joombas), seizetheday (Joombas), CiaNo (Joombas), Kim In-hyung No

Other work[edit]

Year Album Artist(s) Song Lyrics
Credited With
2017 SM Station Taeyong, Hitchhiker "Around" Yes Kim Boo-min


Television shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2014 Exo 90:2014 Regular cast Mnet Pre-debut

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director
"Around" (with Hitchhiker) 2017 Unknown
Guest appearances
"Be Natural" (Red Velvet) 2014 Unknown


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  1. ^ 포털, Ⓒ 함께 만들고 함께 즐기는 엔터테인먼트; 무단전재, '이데일리 스타in'-; 금지, 재배포 (2013-12-03). "SM, 프리데뷔팀 'SM루키즈' 슬기-제노-태용 공개". starin. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  2. ^ "SM루키즈 슬기·제노·태용 공개, 연습생 데뷔과정 보여준다". 뉴데일리 (in 한국어). Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  3. ^ 3, C. October; 2014 (2014-10-03). "EXO Pairs Up with SMROOKIES". Soompi. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  4. ^ SMTOWN (2014-08-24), SMROOKIES_SR14B_SUPER MOON, retrieved 2017-05-23 
  5. ^ Mnet K-POP (2014-09-12), Mnet [EXO 902014] 엑소 레이가 재해석한 'Fly To The Sky-Missing You' 뮤비 / EXO LAY's "Missing You M/V Remake, retrieved 2017-05-23 
  6. ^ KpopStarz (2014-10-09). "Red Velvet's 'Be Natural' Music Video Features Taeyong Of SMRookies". KpopStarz. Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  7. ^ Son, Ji-hyoung (April 6, 2016). "NCT U confirms lineup, set to unveil singles 'The 7th Sense,' 'Without You'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ "원더걸스·비스트, 오늘(7일) '엠카'서 컴백 무대 최초 공개". News One via Nate (in 한국어). Retrieved 2016-07-04. 
  9. ^ "[DA:신곡] '독특+신선'…SM 스테이션2 히치하이커XNCT 태용" (in 한국어). Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  10. ^ "Gaon Weekly Digital Chart". Gaon Music Chart. 
  11. ^ "World Digital Songs". Billboard. 
  12. ^ Cumulative sales of "Be Natural":