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.
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).