KangDaniel announces June comeback with cinematic teaser

Star recently wrapped a global tour

K-pop superstar KangDaniel has officially announced his comeback — slated for June 19th — with a cinematic 60-second video that can only be compared to a blockbuster movie. KangDaniel takes audiences on a journey in the teaser film, which features a chase sequence against the backdrop of a vast desert, and unknown forces who are clearly a threat. The video ends with the announcement of his comeback, leaving audiences wanting more.

KangDaniel, who has solidly established himself as a solo artist, recently wrapped his First Parade world tour, which included performances in the UK, Europe, and North America. Earlier this month, he also announced an encore performance for his First Parade Tour in Seoul on July 1st due to the incredible reaction to and success of the tour.

KangDaniel is a South Korean singer-songwriter, producer, and actor known for his sophistication and charisma. He is one of the best-selling solo male artists in the K-pop space and was recently named one of the most powerful celebrities in South Korea by Forbes Korea.

He first rose to prominence in 2017 when he placed first on the South Korean survival reality program Produce 101, which saw 101 male contestants compete for 11 spots in the show’s “project group.” Sixteen million people cast their votes during the show’s finale, selecting KangDaniel and 10 other contestants to form K-pop group Wanna One, with KangDaniel as the center.

After the group disbanded, KangDaniel released his debut EP, Color on Me, in 2019. The EP set a new record albums sold within the first week of release for a solo artist with over 400,000 copies sold in the first three days. In the three years his debut, he has released four EPs and one album, selling over 1.7 million units and receiving over 150 million views on his released music videos to date. Most recently, he released his first full-length album, The Story, in May 2022, and performed the album’s fourth track, “Parade,” on The Kelly Clarkson Show. This not only marked KangDaniel’s US broadcast debut, but also the first male solo K-pop act to perform on the program.

In January 2022, he made is acting debut in Disney+’s Korean drama Rookie Cops. Upon release, it ranked No. 1 in both Korea and Taiwan.

Buddy Iahn
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