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.
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. 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. 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. The official music video for his title song “Lovekiller” came out on February 16 which will feature rapper Dok2. 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.
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.”
Niel released his 2nd mini album “Love Affair…” January 16, 2017, containing a total of seven songs, including the title of the same name.