Kang Daniel (강다니엘) is a South Korean K-pop singer under KONNECT Entertainment. He made his solo debut on July 25, 2019, with the single “What Are You Up To”. He is also a former member of the Boy group “Wanna One”.
Kang Daniel Profile
|Stage Name||Daniel (다니엘) / Kang Daniel (강다니엘)|
|Birth Name||Kang Euigeon (강의건)|
|Birthday||December 10, 1996|
|Age||27 (in 2023)|
|Height||180 cm (5’11″)|
|Weight||68 kg (149 lbs)|
Kang Daniel Facts
– Kang Daniel was born in Busan, South Korea.
– He went to Cheonghak Elementary School and Shinseon Middle School.
– He did his graduation from Kyunghee Cyber University.
– He grew up in a single-parent household, and he shared that the tuition fees at his arts high school were quite high. His mother, who wasn’t in the best health at the time, found it challenging to afford the expenses. As a result, he had to leave high school shortly after enrolling and later obtained the Korean equivalent of a General Educational Development (GED) credential.
– Daniel doesn’t have any brothers or sisters; he’s an only child.
– He wanted to be a DJ but his fingers don’t work well. (iHeartRadio)
– He trained at MMO Entertainment along with Yoon Jisung.
– He is called the real-time search fairy because it frequently appears in Naver’s real-time search terms.
– He officially changed his name from Euigeon to Daniel because many people had trouble pronouncing Euigeon.
– Kang Daniel wears short sleeves in winter too.
– He’s been doing B-Boying, which is a type of dance since he was in junior high school. He even won a rookie B-Boying competition in Busan.
– His go-to late-night snack is Pizza.
– In the past, he visited his aunt in Canada during vacations.
– He achieved a shoulder width of 60 cm (about 23 inches) by doing 100 push-ups every day.
– He is a big Star Wars fan.
– His legs measure 111 cm (about 43.7 inches).
– He can’t avoid junk food but can avoid exercise. (Zoom)
– He has four cats: Peter, Rooney, Ori, and Zhang Ah. Interestingly, he initially thought that his cats Peter and Rooney were male, but they were actually female.
– If he can have a superpower, he would want to have teleportation.
– He is most proud of his long legs.
– When asked who he would introduce his sister to if he had one, Daehwi said that Seungwoo and Daniel would be dangerous choices.
– He is most afraid of cockroaches.
– He wants to collaborate with Chainsmokers.
– When Wanna One moved into their dorm, he initially wanted to be roommates with Woojin because they could comfortably speak satoori, which is the Busan dialect. However, Woojin revealed that he doesn’t use satoori, and they decided on their room assignments through a game of ‘Rock-Paper-Scissors.’
– His happy place is his home in front of his computer. (BuzzFeedVideo)
– Initially, he, Seungwoo, and Jisung shared a room when Wanna One started, and later, Daniel and Seongwoo shared a room when they moved to new apartments.
– If he has to listen to any one genre for his whole life, he would choose EDM.
– He is friends with Daehyun from B.A.P, and both of them attended the same dance academy in Busan.
– He never wants to give up eating pizza.
– He looks up fashion and clothing in his free time.
– He is someone who enjoys improvised travel. (IDF Magazine)
– He has an allergy to shellfish like shrimp and lobster, but he can eat squid.
– Bruno Mars’ song Treasure puts him in a good mood.
– He dreams of opening a sushi restaurant in Hong Kong.
– Kang Daniel has narcolepsy, a condition where he can fall asleep unexpectedly, even in the shower or while eating.
– The most daring thing he ever did was Skydiving. (MTV)
– On August 5, 2019, it was confirmed that Daniel and Jihyo of Twice were dating.
– He wants to be remembered as someone who puts on a good performance and has many good songs. (iHeartRadio)
– However, on November 10, 2020, He and Jihyo announced their breakup due to their busy schedules.
– He really wants to work with Niki of 88rising.
– Daniel’s ideal type is someone older from whom he can learn.
– He notices the shoes of the person when he meets someone.
– He took part in a youth dance competition called “Busan City Kids,” where he and his partner emerged victorious, defeating competitors like Jimin (who would later join BTS) and Park Woo-jin (who would later become his fellow member of Wanna One).
– He would like to go with sneakers instead of combat boots. (Cosmopolitan)
– He would want to have a boat, food, and drinks if he ever got stuck on an island.
– He attended Peniel Arts High School and studied modern dance for a year, with a particular focus on ballet. During his time there, he achieved a gold medal in the dance category at the 49th High School Performing Arts Contest.
– He listens to Post Malone if he wants to feel comfort.
– He can’t play any ball games.
– He finished first in the Produce101 show, earning the most votes, and was declared the winner of the second season. He also became the center of Wanna One.
– Kang Daniel made an appearance in Davichi’s music video for “Days Without You.”
– In 2018, he was ranked 11th on TC Candler’s list of “The 100 Most Handsome Faces.”
– He holds a Guinness World Record for reaching 1 million Instagram followers in the fastest time.
– His contract with MMO Entertainment ended on January 31, 2019.
– On February 2, 2019, he started a new contract with LM Entertainment.
– On March 3, 2019, he requested the termination of his contract with LM Entertainment.
– On March 20, 2019, the court approved his contract suspension with LM Entertainment.
– On June 9, 2019, Daniel established his own agency, KONNECT Entertainment.
– He made his solo debut on July 25, 2019, with the single “What Are You Up To.”
– Kang Daniel served as the host of the dance competition show “Street Woman Fighter” in 2021.
– He released his first full-length album “The Story” on May 24, 2022, which peaked at number two in Korea.
– He also made his US television debut on June 16, 2022, through “The Kelly Clarkson Show”.
– He made his Japanese debut under Warner Music Japan with the release of EP “Joy Ride” on October 5.
– He received an offer to star in the inaugural Korean Disney+ Star original series titled “Rookie Cops.” He played the role of Wi Seung-hyun, marking his official debut as an actor.
– Apart from KONNECT Entertainment, he is also the CEO of KD Corporation Ltd.
Likes and Dislikes
– Kang Daniel enjoys skateboarding.
– One of his most liked places to visit in Canada. (IDF Magazine)
– His favorite hair color is black.
– He mentioned that he doesn’t like bugs.
– He likes clothes that don’t stand out. (GQ India)
– He likes to wear a coat and hood for his airport fashion.
– He really likes filet mignon because of its chewy texture. (GQ India)
– His favorite clothing item is his shoes.
– He has a dislike for raisins.
– He is a cat person and has been seen liking cat-related pages and videos on social media in the past.
– He likes to play League of Legends.
– His favorite dance move is footwork. (BuzzFeedVideo)
Magazines & Endorsements
– Kang Daniel has appeared in several magazines including “Elle Korea” and “Esquire Korea”.
– He endorsed big brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Puma, Samsung, Givenchy Beauty, and SPAO.
– His achievement as the first K-pop artist to collaborate with SpongeBob SquarePants led to the creation of an animated character based on him. This collaboration also resulted in the release of various merchandise in June 2022, featuring both him and SpongeBob SquarePants.
– In January 2022, he launched a collection in partnership with Wonderwall ArtLab, and he was also chosen as the brand ambassador for the skincare company Bio Heal.
Personality & Habits
– He is very bad at lying. (Zoom)
– He always wears a jade necklace, metal bracelet, and lock piercings.
– He cries a lot when watching a sad movie. (The Star)
– He listens to a lot of EDM music when he works out.
– Kang Daniel always carries an insect swatter with him.
– He has a habit of stacking his pillows when going to sleep. (MTV)
– He is most comfortable on stage rather than when he is acting.
– He has a habit of stretching before he goes on stage.
– He always carries a crossbody bag.
– He is a night owl.
– He would describe his personality as shy. (BuzzFeedVideo)
– His most popular songs include, “SOS”, “PARANOIA”, and “Supernova”.
– Kang Daniel has won several awards including Best Male Solo, Rookie of the Year – Actor, Song of the Year, Artist of the Year – Bonsang, Best Music Video, and Main Award – Bonsang.
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