Lee Tae-yong (Hangul: 이태용) referred to as Taeyong (Hangul: 태용) is a South Korean rapper, singer, dancer and songwriter, born in Seoul on July 1, 1995. He is one of the rappers of NCT U and leader, part of the main rappers and main dancers and a sub-vocalist of NCT 127. In 2019, he debuted in the Kpop supergroup SuperM.

History on NCT Edit

Profile Edit

  • Stage Name: Taeyong (태용)
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Position:
    • Leader
    • Main Rapper
    • Main Dancer
    • Visual
    • Center
  • Nickname: TY, T-Yong, TY Track, Grandpa, Taebreeze, Cookie Monster, Yong-pen the door, Taeyong talgukgi, Yongie, Taetae

Discography Edit

Digital Single Edit

Collaboration Edit

  • Around (with Hitchhiker) (2017)
  • Cure (with Yoo Young Jin) (2017)

Featured Artist Edit

Year Album Song Artist
2014 Be Natural "Be Natural" Red Velvet
2018 Time "Time" Hitchhiker
New Chapter #2: The Truth of Love "夜話 (City Lights)" Yunho (TVXQ)
2019 8 "Mood" Marteen

Credits Edit

= Participates as writing/composer/arrange

✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/arrange

NCT Discography Edit

Album Song Writing Composer Arrange Ref.
NCT # 127 (NCT 127) (2016) Fire Truck
Wake Up
Another World
Mad City
Switch (NCT)
Limitless (NCT 127) (2017) Good Thing
Baby Don't Like It
Cherry Bomb (NCT 127) (2017) Cherry Bomb
Running 2 U
0 Mile
Summer 127
NCT 2018 Empathy (2018) Boss (NCT U)
Baby Don't Stop (NCT U)
Yestoday (NCT U)
Black On Black (NCT 2018)
The 7th Sense (NCT U)
Regular-Irregular (NCT 127) (2018) City 127
Regular (Korean & English Ver.)
My Van
Regulate (NCT 127) (2018) Welcome To My Playground
Chain (Korean ver.)
NCT 127 Neo Zone (NCT 127) (2020) Pandora's Box
Mad Dog
Love Song

Other songs Edit

Album Song Artist Writer Composer Arranger Ref.
SM Station Season 2 (2017) Around Taeyong & Hitchhiker
Cure Taeyong & Yoo Young Jin
Hands on Me Why Don't You Know Taeyong & Chungha (special feature)
School 2017 OST (2017) Stay in my Life Taeyong, Taeil & Doyoung
New Chapter #2: The Truth of Love (2018) 夜話 (City Lights) Yunho (TVXQ) ft. Taeyong
Long Flight (2019) Long Flight Taeyong
Super M (2019) No Manners Super M

Filmography Edit

TV Shows Edit

Year Title Channel Role Note
2014 EXO 90:2014 Mnet SM Rookies Member Pre-debut
2018 Food Diary tvN Cast
Happy Together KBS2 Guest with Jaehyun
Game-Dol Olympics OGN TV Player League of Legends (LoL)

Hosting Programs Edit

Year Title Channel Role Note
2016 M Countdown Mnet Weekly Guest MC July 28 (with Doyoung)
2017 July 13 (with Joy & Yeri of Red Velvet)
2018 February 22 (with Doyoung)
March 1 (with Jaehyun)

Radio Shows Edit

Year Name Channel Role Note
2017 NCT's Night Night! SBS Power FM Special DJ Jaehyun's Replacement

Music Video Edit

Year Title Artist MV
2014 Be Natural Red Velvet Official Video

Endorsements Edit

Year Brand Notes
2016 SK Telecom Pre-debut
2017 Est PLAY with Ten
2020 Nature Republic with NCT 127

Trivia Edit

  • Specialty: Rap, Dance
  • Hobbies: Rapping, Make Rhymes and Flows, Photography, Choreography
  • Education:
    • Nam-seoul Middle School (Graduated)
    • Namgang High School (Transferred)
    • School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA) (Practical Dance) (Graduated)
  • Likes: Cameras, Photography, Shopping, Fashion, Dance
  • Dislikes: Messiness, Mosquitoes
  • Favorite Foods: Melons, Strawberry Macarons, Green Tea Ice Cream, Kalguksu
  • Favorite Accessory: Snapback Hat, Headsets
  • Favorite Drinks: Yogurt Smoothie
  • Favorite Movies: Lion King, any movie from Studio Ghibli
  • Favorite Music Genre: Hip Hop
  • Favorite Musician: Drake
  • Favorite Number: 8
  • Favorite Color: Black
  • Ideal Type: Someone healthy and can lead him
  • He has a puppy named Ruby.
  • Before joining SM Entertainment, he dreamt of being a firefighter. Taeyong's members say they can't imagine him being anything other than an idol.
  • He has mysophobia, which is the fear of contamination and germs. He says it isn’t serious though. He’s a bit of a neat freak. If something is on the floor of the dorm, he has to clean it up right away.
  • He has been trained in singing, rapping, and dancing in SM. 
  • He has found it very difficult living away from his family. 
  • He wants to make his own solo album one day.
  • He washes his hands a lot.
  • He’s very confident.
  • In 10 years, he still wants to be performing on stage and to be an artist.
  • He says that he felt the presence of a ghost in NCT’s old dorm before. Doyoung saw the ghost.
  • He knows how to play the piano.
  • He wants to be recognized by his skills and not by his face.
  • He chose ice cream, snacks & chocolate over regular food.
  • He is the member who has the worst alcohol tolerance.
    • His members say that after the first cup, he starts crying. Then, after the second cup, he's already asleep.
  • He has been roommates with Johnny, Jaehyun, and Taeil (they change roommates).
  • Has an older sister (born in 1988).
    • Has a niece (his sister's daughter).
  • He says he's the member of the family Ruby respects the least.
  • Once he raised 10 dogs at once because he had a Dalmatian named Danbi and Danbi had puppies.
  • He actually raised a lot of animals before Ruby, such as a dalmatian, a golden retriever, a husky, plus a turtle, beetles and fishes.
  • He was named one of the "Precious Yet Powerful" idols that prove duality man undoubtedly exists. Article
  • He was chosen as a member of SM's new super boy group, SuperM, alongside Mark, Ten, Lucas, EXO's Baekhyun and Kai, and SHINee's Taemin.
  • Taeyong said that he has been fired from a part-time job before (AMA Redcarpet Access Interview).

Gallery Edit

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