Kang Daniel (born Kang Eui Geon) is a South Korean rapper, dancer, singer, model and CEO. Formerly from b-boying roots, he made a name for himself as a rapper whilst competing in the second season of Mnet’s Produce 101. He finished the competition in 1st place and made his debut as a Wanna One member in August 2017.
Following the end of Wanna One’s activities as a group, Kang took a six-month hiatus from the entertainment industry and took over the management of his career. In mid-2019, he established his own agency Konnect Entertainment to manage his future activities as a solo artist and released his debut extended play (EP), Color on Me, which was a commercial success that topped the Gaon Album Chart. His subsequent works from his color series titled Cyan (2020) and Magenta (2020) also topped the Gaon Album Chart with the former’s title track earning Kang his first top ten single in Korea.
Furthering his success as a solo artist, Kang earned his first top-five single in Korea as well as his first solo appearance on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart through the single “Paranoia”. He then released the third and final chapter of his “color trilogy”, Yellow (2021), which also topped the Gaon Album Chart and contained his first number-one single in Korea titled “Antidote”.