K-pop, Musical Artist
Who is Taebin?
Danny Im, also known by his Korean name Tae Bin, is an American singer of Korean descent, and the youngest member of the Korean hip hop group 1TYM. Born on May 6, 1980, he debuted as lead vocalist of 1TYM in 1998. On June 12, 2004, he released his first solo album under the name Taebin. He used the name Danny while he worked with 1TYM, and was known for his smooth R&B vocals, often performing with his friend and fellow K-pop artist Seven. Taebin speaks both English and Korean fluently. His religion is Christian
Im has stated that he prefers being called "Danny" whilst working with 1TYM, and "Taebin" when doing solo-work. While he was the leading vocalist for 1TYM, he also rapped like the rest of the members of the group in various songs such as 'What You Gonna Do,' and 'One Time For Your Mind' . After the release of 1TYM's fourth album Once N 4 All in 2003, Im returned to his fans with the release of his solo album “TAEBIN of 1TYM”, which showcased the full range of his sound potential rather than hip-hop sounds to which his fans were accustomed. The main track of this album "The Reason Why I Close My Eyes" is a mid-tempo song featuring mellow vocals and string arrangements. His album also features songs composed by Kim Do Hoon with lyrics by Wheesung.