Lee Tae-yong (이태용), is better known by his stage name TAEYONG (태용), is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, and dancer. He is a member and the leader of the boy group NCT and its units NCT U and NCT 127.

He was born on July 1, 1995 in Seoul, South Korea.

In December 2013, he was introduced as part of SM's pre-debut training team SMROOKIES.

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

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.

Discography Edit

Digital Singles Edit

OSTs Edit

  • 2017: "Stay in my Life" (with TAEIL & DOYOUNG) [School 2017 OST Part 4]
  • 2019: "Love Deluna" (with Punch) [Hotel del Luna OST Part 13]

As a featured artist Edit

Filmography Edit

TV Show Edit

  • 2018: Food Diary (식량일기)

Songwriting Credits Edit

NCT U Edit

NCT 127 Edit

Other Edit

Gallery Edit

Main article: Taeyong/Gallery

Trivia Edit

  • Favourite Artist: Drake
  • Favourite Movies: Lion King, any movie from Studio Ghibli, (Howl’s Moving Castle in particular)
  • Favourite Food: Melons, strawberry macarons, green tea ice cream, Kalguksu (Korean hot noodle soup), Chinese hot pot
  • Favourite Colour: Black and Pink
  • Wanted to be a fireman
  • Hobbies: Rapping, making rhymes and flows, photography, looking at the sky, listening to music
  • He was cast into SM Entertainment in 2012, discovered by street scouts in front of his school.
  • Before debut, he was supposedly in a scandal where in middle school, they said he would scam people with fake goods on the internet. When buyers replied and wanted refunds, he cursed at them and threatened them. Taeyong has apologized for the acts of his youth. In 2017, it was confirmed to be made up.
  • He is the leader of NCT 127 and NCT as a whole.
  • He often participates in writing the lyrics for NCT songs, and occasionally composes.
  • He likes swimming
  • His favorite color is pink
  • He can cook well
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