Kang Daniel (born December 10, 1996) is a South Korean Singer and Social Media Personality from Busan, South Korea. He is best known for coming out first in the show “Produce 101” Season 2 in 2017. It is a boy group survival reality show on Mnet.
Furthermore, Kang represented MMO Entertainment in this particular show. Kang took the training of two years and one month before appearing on the second season of the popular series. Furthermore, his real birth name is Kang Eui-geon.
Firstly, he started his trainee under B2M entertainment. Then, he became a trainee under MMO entertainment because of management separation. He is also a k pop artist who performed in various places and concerts.
In fact, the singer also becomes the center of the project boy group “Wanna One“. He worked there under YMC Entertainment Company as Daniel was the winner in the final episode of the same show.
Songs, Career & Net worth
Later, the young artist also debuted in the music industry with “Wanna One” on August 7, 2017. It released during Con (Wanna One premier show) At Gocheok skydome.
He established the company called “KD Corporation” and also registered as the CEO of “KONNECT Entertainment“. As a soloist, he made his solo debut with his first special album “Color on Me” on July 25, 2019.
In 2019, the calculated Net worth of Kang Daniel is $1.4 million US Dollars.
Forbes also ranked him in their “Korea Power Celebrity list” at the fourth position for most powerful celebrity. He was also appointed as the promotional ambassador for the city of Busan on June 12, 2019.
The appointing ceremony took place at Sajik Baseball Stadium with the mayor Oh-keo-don. In addition, his various songs are sung by him some of them are: “I Hope”, “Horizon”, “Intro (Through the Night)”, etc.
Early life, Parents, Sibling & Education
Singer Kang Daniel was born on the 10th of December 1996 (age 22 years as in 2018). He is the only child of his parents. Hence, the artist has no siblings.
But he legally changed his name because of difficulty in pronouncing it by his family and relatives.
When he was a kid, his father had a huge loss in business and it also got failed. They were suffering from a financial problem which also resulted in the divorce of his mom and dad.
Later, the singer moved with his mother and started living with her. During a variety show “Hello Counselor”, he revealed that because of his appearance and self-esteemed through dancing he also ostracized in elementary school.
Moreover, Daniel had been B-boying since his junior high school and he was the first B-boy in Rookie battle. Most of the people believed that he could win the show “Produce 101” Season 2 and was noted as “The Dark Horse” there in the show.
There is no information about his schooling and education it is only known that he had done his elementary schooling.
Personal Affairs, Girlfriend & Spouse
The young boy of 22 is not married yet. Currently, this Korean singer is dating his girlfriend “Jihyo” of Twice. She is also a South Korean singer. Their dating news first reported by Dispatch (local news source) on August 5, 2019.
The couple also spotted on a romantic date on August 1, 2019, in Seoul’s Neighborhood of Hannam Dong. Jihyo and Daniel were wearing surgical to hide their identities. Moreover, she also drove him to his well and highly secured home in her Mercedes.
He went on a vacation trip to Canada in the past to meet his maternal aunt who lives there. In fact, Kang used to share a room with Seungwoo and Jisung when “Wanna” one moved to the dorm.
However, he wants to share it with Woojin at last decision was taken through “Rock Paper Scissors”. The reason behind he chooses Woojin to share the room because they would be comfortable by speaking satoori (Busan’s Dialect) and are not fond of English.
Daniel likes to dye his hair in the blond shade that is of pale yellow color and wears big round spectacles. The young star also pierced his both ear and fond of wearing long & bright earrings.
Wiki & Bio
|Real Full Birth Name||Kang Eui-geon|
|Profession||South Korean Singer|
|Famous for||Produce 101 (season 2) and Color on me(2019).|
|Age (As of 2018)||22 years old|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||December 10, 1996|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Busan, South Korea|
|Social Media Account Stats||Instagram: thisisdaniel_k (2.6 million + followers)
Twitter: @Official_KDN_ (272k + fans)
Facebook:@Official.KDN.Im (60k + likes)
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Sagittarius|
|Current Residence||Busan, South Korea|
|Television Shows||Produce 48 (Mnet 2018)- special MC
Produce 101 season 2 (Mnet 2017)- contestant
|Awards||1. Rookie Award
2. 3rd Fashionista Award
3. 1st the fact music award
4. Elle style Award
5. 11th SBS Entertainment Award
6. 18th MBC Entertainment Award
And many more.
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5 feet 11 inches
Centimeters: 180 cm
Meters: 1.8 m
|Weight||Kilograms: 67 kg
Pounds: 148 lbs
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||N/A|
|Tattoo details?||Yes on wrist|
|Shoe Size (UK)||Not Known|
|Parents||Father: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
Personal Life Relationship
|Highest Qualification||Not Known|
|School||Name Not Known|
Favorites Things & Hobbies
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Not known
Actress: Jihyo (Singer)
|Dream Holiday Destination||Canada|
|Love to do||Singing and Dancing.|
|Favorite Food||Hamburgers and Dairy Products.|
|Net worth (approx)||$1.4 million US Dollars.|
|Monthly Salary, Income & Earnings||$90K – $120K USD.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Kang Daniel
- Wikipedia: Kang usually loves to eat junk food, especially the hamburgers are his favorite one.
- In addition, Kang is very conscious of his health and goes for sports on a daily basis.
- He loves to play tennis and practices swimming.
- The 22-years-old singer also does powerlifting and pushups to maintain his body well.
- The Produce 101 winner Kang Daniel’s height is 5 Feet 11 Inches and approx 180 cms and maintains his body weight which is about 67 kilograms (148 pounds).
- Furthermore, the social media personality is an animal lover and has two cats as pets named Rooney and Peter. He thought these were male but actually, they were females.
- During his training year, he and his fellow member “Jisung” were once backup dancers for Cao Lu (Chinese Singer, Actress, and TV Personality).
- In fact, his fellow members Woojin and BTS’s Jimin were in Busan kids, a dance competition there.
- The singer is a social servicer too it was revealed he donated some amount to the Korea Animal Rights Advocates because of his love towards animals.
- On January 03, 2019, Daniel sets a world record for the fastest time to gain one million+ followers on Instagram that is just in 11 hours 36 minutes.
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- His name is also carved because of this in Guinness World Records.
- “Park-ji-hoon” who is also a South Korean singer is his best friend and they are like brothers to each other.
- Moreover, he asked for contract termination with LM entertainment and he filed suspension of that later the court agree for that.