Taeyeon has made a name for herself as one of the top soloists in the K-pop industry. But before she debuted as a soloist, she was part of the top girl group of the second generation.
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After debuting with Girls' Generation back in 2007, Taeyeon has been continuously participating in various projects throughout her music career for 15 years.
Due to the nature of the industry, where there are fast-changing trends, it is only natural there are some artists who fade away. But Taeyeon has consistently been in the position of stardom, garnering recognition for her singing abilities and musical talent.
Recently, one netizen brought to attention the longevity of Taeyeon's popularity and pointed out the rankings of the most searched K-pop female idols on YouTube in the United States in 2022.
According to the ranking, BLACKPINK's Lisa came in first, followed by TWICE's Nayeon, BLACKPINK's Jennie, and Taeyeon, respectively.
1. LISA, 2. NAYEON, 3. JENNIE, 4. TAEYEON, 5. JISOO, 6. ROSE, 7. JANG WON YOUNG, 8. SEULGI, 9. RYUJIN, 10. YEJI
The netizen who created the post explained, "She debuted so many years ago but she's still ranked #4 in the top YouTube searches in the U.S. She beat out all those popular idols..."
Other netizens commented:
"If you look at all the long-running idols when all those pretty girl groups disappear, you can see it's important to be pretty but what's more important is to be talented. It's either you sing really well, are talented, exceptionally pretty, act well, or do well on entertainment variety....I think you need to do well in at least one to last a long time in the entertainment world."
"She's legendary, Girls' Generation and Taeyeon debuted in 2007 but they seem more current than the current idols, so fascinating."
"The only ballad singer I listen to is Taeyeon. I like her vocal color and her style of singing. I'm not an SM fan anymore but she's the only singer I listen to still."