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Kang Daniel sets record for official fan recruitment

By Choi Ji-won

  • Published : Jan 23, 2019 - 17:18
  • Updated : Jan 23, 2019 - 17:18

Kang Daniel from Wanna One, a disbanded K-pop boy band, gained more than 100,000 members on his official fan page in less than 40 hours on Wednesday, setting a record for the most fans recruited in the shortest time, according to Kang’s agency, MMO Entertainment.

Kang’s fan page, launched Monday at noon, had 100,000 members as of 3:34 a.m. on Wednesday. The singer, who enjoyed greater prominence and
celebrity status than any of his Wanna One bandmates, reached the milestone 13 hours faster than the group’s official fan page.

Hosted by the web portal Daum, like the official fan pages of many other K-pop idols, Kang’s fan page has topped the rankings since its establishment,
the agency said.

Earlier this month, Kang broke another record by gaining more than 1 million Instagram followers within 11 hours, beating the previous record set by
Pope Francis.

The star’s fame skyrocketed after he won the 2017 Mnet idol survival show “Produce 101,” season two, and debuted as part of the boy band Wanna
One along with 10 other winners.

Kang is gearing up for his debut as a solo artist in April following the team’s disbandment last month, according to the agency.

Wanna One will perform its last concert, “2019 Wanna One Concert Therefore,” at Gocheok Sky Dome from Thursday through Sunday.

By Choi Ji-won (jwchoikr@heraldcorp.com)