Kim Tae-yeon (Korean: 김태연), known as Taeyeon, had been a trainee at SM Entertainment's Starlight Academy during her middle school years before debuting as a member of the agency's girl group Girls' Generation in 2007. Since then, she has risen to prominence as SNSD has become one of the most acclaimed acts in South Korea. She has also participated in other SM Entertainment projects, including Girls' Generation-TTS, SM the Ballad, Girls' Generation-Oh! GG, and Got the Beat.
Throughout her tenure with Girls' Generation, Taeyeon played a pivotal role in their immense success, establishing the group as one of the most celebrated acts in K-pop's 2nd-generation and amassing a devoted global fanbase. She is renowned for her exceptional vocal abilities, commanding stage presence, and versatility as an artist.
In addition to her work with Girls' Generation, Taeyeon has participated in various projects within the SM Entertainment ecosystem. Notably, she contributed to the sub-unit Girls' Generation-TTS, captivating audiences with her powerful vocals and dynamic performances. She has also lent her talent to collaborations such as SM the Ballad and Girls' Generation-Oh! GG, showcasing her diverse musical range and artistic versatility.
In late 2014, Taeyeon embarked on her solo endeavors after eight-years with Girls' Generation. Her solo debut arrived in October 2015 with the highly anticipated mini-album, "I."
In 2022, Taeyeon achieved a significant milestone with her hit song "INVU," securing her first-ever perfect all-kill. on multiple music charts underscoring her growth and continued dominance even as a solo artist.