Niel (singer)

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]

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Niel in 2014.
Ahn Daniel

(1994-08-16) August 16, 1994 (age 27)
Taean, South Korea
Other namesNiel
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Musical career
Years active2004–present
LabelsTOP Media
Korean name
Revised RomanizationAn Daniel
McCune–ReischauerAn Taniel
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Solo careerEdit

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 features 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 second mini album Love Affair... January 16, 2017, containing a total of seven songs, including the title track of the same name.[9]

On June 3, 2020, Niel joined Overwatch Contenders team O2 Blast as an "Honorary Player".[10]

On December 28, 2021, Niel announced that he will not renew his contract with TOP Media starting from January 10, 2022. However, he will still remain as a member of Teen Top.[11]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Eleventh Mom Ban-jang Supporting role
2020 Swag Lead role[12]

Television seriesEdit

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

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Network Role Note Ref.
2021 The Guys I Want to Catch Dingo Music [13]

Variety showsEdit

Year Title Network Role
2017 Wizard of Nowhere MBC
2021 Wild Idol MBC Daily mentor [14]


Year English title Korean title Role Ref.
2021 Time Between Dog and Cat 개와 고양이의 시간 [15]



Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
  • Released: February 16, 2015
  • Label: TOP Media
  • Format: CD, Digital download
  • KOR: 26,562
oNiely 'Spring Love' (Repackage)
  • Released: April 14, 2015
  • Label: TOP Media
  • Format: CD, Digital download
  • KOR: 13,018
Love Affair...
  • Released: January 16, 2017
  • Label: TOP Media
  • Format: CD, Digital download
  • KOR: 14,086
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


As lead artistEdit

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 appearancesEdit

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[18]
2015 The Day We Meet "I Am Korea" with various artists

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards[19] 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 December 26, 2012.
  3. ^ "Teen Top's Niel Reported to Make Solo Debut in February". Retrieved January 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Niel releases self-produced track 'Affogato' on '4 Things Show'". Retrieved January 27, 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 April 7, 2015.
  7. ^ "Niel releases a romantic collaboration track 'Spring Love,' featuring Juniel". Retrieved April 14, 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. ^ "Welcome New Player!". O2 Blast. June 3, 2020.
  11. ^ Yoon, Sanggeun (December 28, 2021). "틴탑 니엘·창조 티오피미디어 전속계약 종료 "팀 활동 유지"[전문]". Star News. Naver. Retrieved December 28, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. ^ "Niel of Teen Top to get big screen debut in 'Swag'". The Korea Herald. May 29, 2018.
  13. ^ Son Bong-seok (July 8, 2021). "딩고뮤직, 웹드라마 '잡고 싶은 녀석들' 제작…하이라이트 손동운- 틴탑 니엘- 펜타곤 우석- 빅톤 세준 캐스팅 [공식]" [Dingo Music, web drama 'The Guys I Want to Catch'... Highlight Son Dongwoon- Teen Top Niel- Pentagon Wooseok- Victon Sejun Casting [Official]]. Sports Kyunghyang (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 8, 2021.
  14. ^ Jung Ga-young (August 20, 2021). "[단독] 2PM 준케이·틴탑 니엘·블락비 태일, '야생돌' 일일 멘토 된다" [[Exclusive] 2PM’s Jun-K, Teen Top’s Niel, and Block B’s Taeil to become daily mentors for ‘wild idols’]. sportsworld (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  15. ^ Shin Young-eun (July 19, 2021). "개와 고양이의 시간' 송원근→니엘 캐스팅…9월 개막" [Time Between Dogs and Cats’ Song Won-geun → Niel Casting… September opening]. Star Today (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  16. ^ "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart.
  17. ^ "2015년 35주차 Album Chart" (in Korean).
  18. ^ "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.
  19. ^ "2015 MAMA Nominees Announced". Retrieved November 12, 2015.

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