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Kang Daniel (강다니엘; or Daniel) is a South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper currently under his own label, KONNECT Entertainment. He is a former member of the project boy group Wanna One.

As a soloist, he also goes by the name Daniel K. He made his solo debut on July 25, 2019 with his first special album Color On Me.[5][6]

Personal life


On August 5, 2019, local news source Dispatch reported that he and TWICE's Jihyo were dating. Later that day, the reports were confirmed by both agencies. Also, it was revealed the two were introduced to each other through 2AM's Seulong.[7][8]

On November 9, 2020, JYP Entertainment confirmed that the couple had broken up due to busy schedules.[9]


On December 4, 2019, KONNECT Entertainment released a statement stating that Daniel visited the hospital due to poor health caused by a weak immune system and psychological anxiety starting from the first half of the year.[10] He was then diagnosed with depression and panic disorder after a detailed examination and treats it through psychotherapy and medication.[10] As he had been expressing more severe symptoms of anxiety, he will be taking a temporary break from activities to focus on his recovery.[10]


Mini albums

Special albums

Digital singles

Promotional singles


  • Inverness - "State of Wonder" (with Anthony Russo) (2021)



Reality shows

  • Produce 101 Season 2 (Mnet, 2017) - contestant
  • Produce 48 (Mnet, 2018) - special MC (ep. 1)
  • It's Dangerous Beyond the Blankets (MBC, 2017–18) - seasons 1 and 2
  • Hello, Daniel (SBS F!L and SBS MTV, 2020)
  • Street Woman Fighter (Mnet, 2021) - MC[11]

Music video appearances


  • Think Nature (2017–2018)
  • The Spring Home (2017–2018)
  • LAP Korea (2018)
  • Hite Beer Extra Cold (2018)
  • Bokuk (2018)
  • Kissing Heart Sunglasses (2018)
  • KT / Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G Aura Red (2019)
  • Subway Korea (2019)
  • Calvin Klein Jeans (2019)
  • Rimowa (2019)
  • Givenchy Beauty (2019–2021)
  • Mexicana Chicken (2019–2021)
  • Pepsi (2020)
  • Puma Korea (2020)
  • Kakao Friends (2020)
  • Icepray (2021)
  • Mernel (2021)


  • Him and fellow member and label mate Jisung were once back-up dancers for Cao Lu and Sihyun during their trainee years.[12]
  • He has a maternal aunt who lives in Canada where he learned to speak English.
  • He had been B-boying since junior high school and was the first B-boy in the rookie battle in the Busan scene.[13]
  • He changed his name to Kang Daniel because he was worried that it will be hard to pronounce his birth name Eui Geon.[14]
  • He has four cats named Rooney, Peter, Ori and Zhang-ah.[15]
    • Daniel initially thought that the former two were male but actually female.
  • It was revealed that his fan cafe donated ₩1.1 Million Won (Approximately $980) to Korea Animal Rights Advocates (KARA), an animal protection organization, in wishes to get him to the Top 11 and because he loves animals.[16]
  • It was revealed that him, fellow member Woojin, and BTS's Jimin were in a dance competition called Busan City Kids.[17]
  • He has trained for 2 years and 1 month, if including Produce 101 Season 2, it would be 2 years and 5 months.[14]
  • He sometimes has the habit to grind his teeth while asleep.[18]
  • His role models are SEVENTEEN, BTS and EXO.


Main article: Kang Daniel/Gallery


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