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Lee Tae-yong (Hangul: 이태용) referred to as Taeyong (Hangul: 태용) is a South Korean rapper, singer, dancer and songwriter, born in Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul on July 1, 1995. He is the center, main rapper, main dancer, and leader of NCT and NCT 127. He is also part of NCT U. In 2019, he debuted in the K-pop supergroup SuperM.

History in NCT


  • Stage Name: Taeyong (태용)
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Position:
    • Leader (NCT & NCT 127)
    • Main Rapper
    • Main Dancer
    • Visual
    • Center
    • Sub-vocalist
  • Nickname: TY, T-Yong, TY Track, Bubu, Taeyongie, Grandpa, Taebreeze, Cookie Monster, Yongie, Taetae, Hulk (by Haechan), Ttyong[1]


Digital Single


  • Around (with Hitchhiker) (2017)
  • Cure (with Yoo Young Jin) (2017)
  • Love Deluna (with Punch) (2019)
  • Diamonds (with Suran) (2022)

Featured Artist

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

SoundCloud Exclusives

Year Song Artist Note
2021 "Dark Clouds" Taeyong
"GTA 1"
"GTA 2"
"Monroe" with Baekhyun
"Rose" with Seulgi


= Participates as writing/composer/arrange ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/arrange

NCT Discography

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.)
Neo Zone (NCT 127) (2020) Pandora's Box
Mad Dog
Love Song
Sticker (NCT 127) (2021) Sticker
Universe (2021) New Axis (NCT U)
Beautiful (NCT 2021)

Other songs

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
SuperM (2019) No Manners SuperM
Super One (2020) Together At Home SuperM
2021 Winter SMTOWN : SMCU Express (2021) Zoo Taeyong, Jeno, Hendery, Yang Yang, & Giselle


Album Song Artist
Cherry Bomb Whiplash NCT 127
Sticker (2021) Bring The Noise
2021 Winter SMTOWN : SMCU Express (2021) Zoo Taeyong, Jeno, Hendery, Yang Yang, & Giselle


TV Shows

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

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

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

Music Video

Year Title Artist MV
2014 Be Natural Red Velvet Official Video


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


  • Specialty: Rap, Dance
  • Hobbies: Rapping, Make Rhymes and Flows, Photography, Choreography
  • Education:
    • Seoul Chungryong Elementary School (Graduated)
    • Nam-Seoul Middle School (Graduated)
    • Sungbo High School (Transferred)
    • School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA) (Major of Practical Music) (Graduated)
  • Personality: Kind, caring, sweet, polite, endearing, genuine, compassionate
  • Likes: Cameras, Photography, Shopping, Fashion, Dance, Rap, Cleaning
  • Dislikes: Messiness, Mosquitoes
  • Instruments: Piano, Ukulele
  • 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 Bands: NCT, SuperM, TVXQ!, SHINee, EXO, WayV
  • Favorite Number: 8
  • Favorite Color:  Orange, Pink, Brown, Black
  • Ideal Type: Someone healthy and can lead him
  • Guilty Pleasure: He likes to watch his pet snail and crawfish play in the tank.[1]
  • He has a puppy named Ruby.
    • She unfortunately passed away on September 6, 2020.
  • Taeyong, along with Jeno and Seulgi, was introduced as an SM Rookies member on December 3, 2013.[2]
  • Before joining SM Entertainment, he dreamt of being a firefighter. Taeyong's members said they can't imagine him being anything other than an idol.[3]
  • 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 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.
  • His previous roommates were Johnny, Jaehyun, and Taeil.
  • 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.
  • 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 raised 10 dogs at once because his Dalmatian named Danbi had puppies.
  • 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.[4]
  • If he wasn't a singer, he would be a farmer.[1]
  • He made the choreography to "Bring The Noize".[5]
  • In 2021, he said that after 10 years, he sees himself with 3 kids.[6]
  • He is a night person.[6]



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