Niel (singer)

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Niel in 2014.
Native name
Ahn Daniel

(1994-08-16) August 16, 1994 (age 25)
Taean, South Korea
Other namesNiel
Musical career
Years active2004–present
LabelsTOP Media
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationAn Daniel
McCune–ReischauerAn Taniel
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Ahn Daniel (born August 16, 1994), better known by his stage name Niel, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known as a member of the South Korean boy group Teen Top. Niel released his first EP titled oNiely on February 16, 2015.[1]


On December 26, 2012 it was announced that Niel, alongside Beast's Yoseob, 2AM's Jo Kwon, MBLAQ's G.O, and Infinite's Woohyun would participate as a 5-member one-time unit named Dramatic Blue for their song, "Tearfully Beautiful", for SBS Gayo Daejeon's The Color of K-Pop.[2] In 2013, he featured in Fanta's Advertising song "Fanta Time" alongside A Pink's Eun-ji and Lee Kwang-soo.

On January 5, 2015 it was announced that Niel would be making his official solo debut in February.[3] on January 27,at the program of Mnet's "4 Things Show" Niel releases self-produced track 'Affogato' which will be included on his first solo album.[4] The official music video for his title song "Lovekiller" came out on February 16 which will feature rapper Dok2.[5] His solo mini album "oNiely" which contains seven songs was released on the same day and topped the Gaon chart. On April 14, Niel released his repackaged album "oNiely 'Spring Love'", as well as the music video for its title track "Spring Love" , featuring singer-songwriter Juniel.[6][7]

On May 15, 2015 Niel and other artists such Exo, Sistar and Ailee sang a KBS1's Special Program 'I Am Korea' theme song "The Day We Meet" for Gwangbok 70th Anniversary."[8]

Niel released his 2nd mini album "Love Affair..." January 16, 2017, containing a total of seven songs, including the title of the same name.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Eleventh Mom Ban-jang Supporting role
2018 Swag Lead role[10]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2004 Children's Chorus Mnet
2005 641 Families KBS
2010 I Am Legend Teen Top SBS Cameo
2012 Do You Know Taekwondo? Choi Myeong-seong KBS Main role
2013 Two Weeks Student MBC
2014 Sweden Laundry Kim Min-ho MBC Every 1 Cameo

Variety Show[edit]

Year Title Network
2017 Wizard of Nowhere MBC



Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
oNiely 1
  • KOR: 26,562
oNiely 'Spring Love' (Repackage) 4
  • KOR: 13,018
Love Affair... 3
  • KOR: 14,086
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
Gaon Chart

2015 "Lovekiller"
(featuring Dok2)
6 oNiely
(featuring C.A.P)
"Spring Love"
(featuring Juniel)
40 oNiely 'Spring Love'
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Album Song title Sales Artist
2012 Tearfully Beautiful "Tearfully Beautiful" KOR (DL): 95,179+ with G.O, Yoseob, Woohyun, Jo Kwon (Dramatic BLUE)
2013 Fanta Time "Fanta Time" N/A with Lee Kwangsoo, Euji[13]
2015 The Day We Meet "I Am Korea" with various artists

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards[14] Song of the year Lovekiller Nominated
Best Dance Performance - Solo Nominated


  1. ^ "Teen Top's Niel Releases Logo and Countdown for Solo Debut". February 1, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Dramatic Blue releases 'Tearfully Beautiful' for SBS Gayo Daejun!". Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Teen Top's Niel Reported to Make Solo Debut in February". Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Niel releases self-produced track 'Affogato' on '4 Things Show'". Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Dok2 to feature in Niel's debut title track "Lovekiller"". February 12, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  6. ^ Niel reveals title track of upcoming repackaged album 'Spring Love'. April 7, 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  7. ^ "Niel releases a romantic collaboration track 'Spring Love,' featuring Juniel". Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  8. ^ "I Am Korea 'MV filming live" (in Korean). Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  9. ^ "Watch: Teen Top's Niel Drops Sorrowful And Passionate MV For Newest Solo "Love Affair"". soompi. January 16, 2016.
  10. ^ "Niel of Teen Top to get big screen debut in 'Swag'". The Korea Herald. May 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart.
  12. ^ "2015년 35주차 Album Chart" (in Korean).
  13. ^ "Enjoy a 'Fanta Time' with TEEN TOP's Niel, A Pink's Eunji, and Lee Kwang Soo". Allkpop. June 17, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  14. ^ "2015 MAMA Nominees Announced". Retrieved 2015-11-12.

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