Kang Daniel and LM Entertainment Begin Legal Battle Over His Contract

Kang Daniel, a former member of the group Wanna One, will start a legal battle with his agency LM Entertainment.

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Former Wanna One member Kang Daniel and his agency LM Entertainment failed to reach an agreement and entered into a legal battle. “We filed an injunction with the Seoul Central District Court against LM Entertainment to suspend [Kang’s] contract,” said Kang Daniel’s legal representative on Thursday.

According to Kang side, LM Entertainment signed a joint business contract to transfer various rights of the exclusive contract to a third party for compensation without Kang’s consent. The injunction request, consequently, is in response to the company’s actions, which Kang says is a violation of his exclusive contract.

Sending a message to his fans, Kang said “I’m very sorry to the fans who are so concerned that the situation is going to be a legal dispute,” and “I hope this will be over as soon as possible.” Moreover, he asks fans to “trust him” and wait just a bit longer for his return.

The lead up to the legal battle began earlier this month when reports emerged that Kang has sent the agency a statement asking to be released from his contract. While LM Entertainment initially denied that Kang was leaving the company, it has become clear that leaving was the singer’s intention.

Unfortunately, the dispute with LM Entertainment has put a red light on Kang’s solo debut that was supposed to take place next month.

 

 

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Kang Daniel Distances Himself From Seungri and Burning Sun

Kang Daniels legal representative refuted a report that the singer has been to Burning Son and other connections to Seungri.

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“It is absolutely not the truth,” said Sun Jong-moon, an entertainment lawyer hired by Kang Daniel, regarding his connection to Seungri. “He has never met Seungri or gone to club Burning Sun,” he said.

Sun’s response comes after the broadcast of MBC’s “Section TV Entertainment News” on Monday. The episode delved into the conflict Kang is currently embroiled in with his agency LM Entertainment in its “hot people” section. The show contended that businessperson from Hong Kong who wants to support Kang’s solo career is the same Taiwanese financier who is one of the biggest investors in Burning Sun.

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Moreover, when asked if Seungri is connected with the current conflict between the Kang and his label, Sun responded that it was also untrue. Sun completely denied that the BIGBANG member was involved in the. Additionally, Sun also said that he would be looking into the rumor and would take legal action if necessary.

Meanwhile, Kang who made his debut in Wanna One in 2017 after the second season of “Produce 101” on Mnet. This January, he left MMO Entertainment and signed an exclusive contract with LM Entertainment. Now it seems like the singer is not getting the support that he wants at the new agency. Although both sides are working toward an agreement, his solo debut slated for April is now in question.

 

 

 

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Korea Entertainment Producer’s Association Responds to Dispute Between Kang Daniel and Agency

The Korea Entertainment Producer’s Association has expressed its position on the conflict between Kang Daniel and LM Entertainment.

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On Thursday, the Korea Entertainment Producer’s Association (KEPA), which oversees recordings, performances, and management in the entertainment and music industries, issued a statement regarding the disagreement between singer Kang Daniel and his agency LM Entertainment. “We have an official position because there are a series of misleading reports about the dispute,” the association said.

According to its policies, it will not “intervene prematurely” in situations between artists and their agencies. With that said, the association said it “can help the two parties reach an agreement smoothly” if they make a formal request. Even so, it believes it is best to see if the two parties can resolve their differences under the current circumstances.

The association did express concern that their disagreement will proceed as a lawsuit but reiterated its position to mediate in order for them to find an agreement. Its response comes after a media outlet said that it had begun to move in to settle the issue.

This all goes back to earlier reports that Kang wanted to leave LM Entertainment, which he reportedly made clear in a statement. In response, the agency said that it was a communication issue and they will work with the singer to find a solution.

Kang later took to his official fan cafe where he said he was “deeply embarrassed when many unfounded malicious speculative articles were reported” and felt bad for his fans. To absolve some of the concerns that the fans may have, Kang said he encouraged himself to open a new social media account. His reasoning is because “there are so many worries and waiting for fans who will be hurt by stories that are not true.”

True to his word, he opened a new Instagram account which got 30,000 followers in 30 minutes.

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However, the conflict between himself and his agency seems to be lingering. The singer hired legal representative Sun Jong-moon. In particular, Sun has extensive experience in dealing with disputes in the entertainment industry. Previously, the lawyer was involved in boy group MADTOWN‘s case in their fight to leave their agency.

In response to media inquiry, Sun said that he is reviewing the situation.

 

 

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LM Entertainment Responds to Report That Kang Daniel Is Leaving the Agency

LM Entertainment said it is discussing a solution with Kang Daniel after news emerged that the singer is preparing to make a comeback with a new partner backed by an investor introduced by Seungri.

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On Sunday, a media outlet reported that Kang Daniel is preparing to leave LM Entertainment and work alone as a one-person agency. Further, according to the report, Kang sent a statement to his agency to cancel the contract they have together.

Apparently, Kang’s desire to leave LM Entertainment comes after the singer met with a businessman that BIGBANG’s Seungri introduced him to last year. This businessman is said to have investors in place that are ready to back the singer’s career.

Responding to the news report, LM Entertainment said that it was a part of a misunderstanding between the company and Kang. “The statement that Kang Daniel sent is not about the termination of his contract. There is a misunderstanding between the company and the artist,” it said. Additionally, the company said they will move to communicate with each other and come to an agreement actively.

Kang became very popular after he competed in the second season of “Produce 101” and became a member of Wanna One. in 2017. After the group disbanded earlier this year, he left his previous agency MMO Entertainment with Yoon Ji-sung — another member — to join LM Entertainment. At that time, the agency promised to establish a team dedicated to Kang and Yoon to provide intensive support.

In particular, with Kang’s solo debut announced to take place next month, the issue of his agency has become more interesting. Recently, the singer had no activities besides an appearance on “Coffee Friends” and have not been active on social media since early last month. At this point, people are focusing on whether he will be able to resolve the conflict with his agency and make a successful solo debut.

 

 

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People Want to Give Chocolates to Kang Daniel for V-Day

Sorry, your date probably wants to give their Valentine’s Day chocolates to Kang Daniel.

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After his year-and-a-half career with Wanna One and his anticipated 2019 solo debut, Kang Daniel is as hot as ever. For Valentine’s Day, fans selected the singer as the star they want to give chocolates to the most. The result comes from a poll of over 10,000 students who were surveyed from Jan. 11 to Feb. 11 by SevenEdu, an internet tutoring company.

5,484 students (51.4 percent) voted for Kang, ranking him at no. 1. In second place was BTS member Jimin with 4, 285 (40.2 percent) followed by BtoB member Yook Sung-jae who had 592 votes (5.5 percent). The last two stars in the top five are actors Park Bo-gum and Jung Hae-in. After the results came in, a math instructor at SevenEdu commented that Kang has a “first love” image for women, making his vastly popular across different age groups.

Meanwhile, after Wanna One’s disbandment, Kang is working on a solo album under LM Entertainment.

 

 

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Kang Daniel to Debut Solo in April

Former Wanna One member Kang Daniel announced his plan for a solo debut in April.

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On January 21, Kang Daniel surprised fans with an unannounced live stream on Instagram. During the streaming, the artist surprised fans even more by revealing his solo plans.

Although the live broadcasting has started in the middle of nowhere, more than 60 thousand fans came to watch him. Kang Daniel tried to interact with fans as much as he could.

“I can’t tell the details yet, but I will see you guys in April,” said the artist, finally unveiling the solo plan. “I have so many things planned out and I’m excited too. It’s going to be fun.”

Since the official end of Wanna One’s activity on December 31, fans have anticipated how Kang Daniel will come back. With this announcement, fans are now excitedly waiting for the solo debut in April.

“I can’t say anything now because anything I say might be a spoiler,” Kang Daniel added. “I just want to be who I am as an artist.”

 

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Greek TV Show Hostess Under Fire for Ridiculing K-pop Artist

Greek TV show “Eutixeite” hostess Katerina Kainourgiou was attacked on social media for insulting BTS’ V, Wanna One’s Kang Daniel, and EXO’s Sehun by making racist and disrespectful comments about their appearances.

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In the recent episode, a Greek TV show, “Eutixeite” covered TC Candler’s list of 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018. One of the fans of BTS shared a video clip of the episode to YouTube, pointing out problematic remarks made by the hostess, Katerina Kainourgiou.

Four K-pop idol members, including BTS’ V, Wanna One’s Kang Daniel, and EXO’s Sehun made it on the list. While going through each person on the list, hostesses and panels of the show made rather racist and inconsiderate comments about the K-pop artists’ appearances.

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Some of such comments include, “She is a woman,” “Too much make-up on,” “He is Chinese,” and “I can’t believe there are women who voted that thing to be number 5.”

Many fans of the mentioned artists criticized the show and its hostess for disrespectful attitude. On January 6, Katerina Kainourgiou took on social media to apologize about her behavior.

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“I am receiving terrible and threatening comments and messages on my social media and I don’t think this is appropriate,” she opened up. “I want to apologize to everyone who felt insulted from our humoristic comments on yesterday’s tv show and to the fans of Wanna One Kang Daniel, Exo Sehun, and BTS Taehyung and Jungkook.”

However, fans are growing more furious about her attitude, pointing out how she is trivializing her own behaviors as humor.

 

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Kang Daniel’s New Instagram Account Followed by 610K in 4 Hours

Kang Daniel opened up a public Instagram account. More than half a million people followed the account in the first four hours.

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On January 2, Kang Daniel newly opened a public Instagram account. The popular K-pop Idol singer posted a selfie, simply saying, “HELLO” in the caption.

Following his first posting, Kang Daniel posted multiple photos, treating fans with pictures taken on different days.

 

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In the first four hours, more than 600 thousands people followed his new Instagram account. Local search engines are also topped by the keyword, “Kang Daniel Instagram.”

Meanwhile, people are anticipating his future activities as a K-pop artist. On December 31, Wanna One wrapped up all official activity as a group by performing the final stage at MBC Music Festival.

 

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Wanna One Had Its Final Performance at MBC Music Festival

Group Wanna One had its last performance before disbanding at the 2018 MBC Music Festival.

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On the evening of New Year’s Eve, MBC held their year-end music festival at the MBC Dream Center in Ilsan. As the event proceeded through the night, hosts Noh Hong-chul, Yoona, Minho (SHINee), and Cha Eun-woo guided the audience through the different segments.

In particular, when it came to boy group phenom Wanna One to take the stage, Noh made clear the significance of their performance. “Now, the members will return to their respective groups,” he said. On stage, the group performed hit songs “Light” and “Energetic,” filling the venue with a vibrancy that embodies the group. Like the members, their fans also cheered loudly lending even more to the atmosphere that was both celebratory but also sad.

After finishing their stage, Kang Daniel spoke to the crowd. “This year, everyone worked hard. Thank you to all the singers and staff who worked hard preparing for the year-end performance,” he said. Lastly, he added a wish for next year saying that he hopes that all of the group’s members can continue to be successful.

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Other members like Ong Sung-woo also spoke afterward too. “I’ve had a lot of valuable experiences during the one-and-a-half years. Wanna One will disband today, but I hope that you’ll remember it forever in your hearts,” Ong said.

 

 

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BTS Jimin Tops December’s Individual Idol Brand Ranking

Jimin from BTS top’s this month ranking for individual idols, followed by Wanna One’s Kang Daniel, and MAMAMOO Hwasa.

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According to an analysis of data from Nov. 28 to Dec. 29, the Korea Enterprise Institute determined that BTS member Jimin took the top spot out of 100 candidates from the biggest individual idol brand.

The brand reputation index is determined by evaluating the online habits of consumers. For this, the Institute analyzed the effect that 100 idols had on brand consumption measured through positive evaluation, media attention, consumers’ interest, and communication.

Jimin’s brand reputation index had 12,506,372 points in total. Goo Chang-hwa, the head of the Institute commented that the singer plays a central role in BTS’ sound and mainly responsible for the executing parts that are of a higher vocal range. ”

A mournful voice seduces the fans’ ears…and is a contemporary dancer. His personality is gentle and nice…and he listens well” Goo said, listing some of Jimin’s appealing qualities. Consumer associated words like “cool,” “cute,” and “warm” with the singer and used words “beautiful” and “romantic” as keywords.

In second place in Kang Daniel with 11,949,952 points and third in Hwasa with 11,062,222. The MAMAMOO member’s appearance on “I Live Alone” hugely appealed to the general public, most likely increasing her general popularity. Meanwhile, BTS V and BLACKPINK Jennie round out the top 5 in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

 

 

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