2020 in AKB48 Group
The following is a list of events and releases that occurred in 2020 by the AKB48 Group.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several releases, concerts, and events were cancelled, postponed, or scaled back.
- February 2: Team C is formed with 2 members.
- March 7: The units Daisy, Bellflower, and Sakura are formed.
- March 15: Allyza Mae Roxas, Aubrey Lopez, Bhrianna Chua, Charmaine Tosoc, Christine Joyce Dela Cruz, Glaciana Marie Pelagio, Jana Ross Angeles, Jashmin Iballo, Kathlene Apduhan, Klaryle Mercado, Lorraine Pingol, Mheijie Calis, Miyaka Montoro, Querubin Gonzalez, Rachel Frances Suazo, and Yiesha Amera Ungad join MNL48 as 3rd generation Trainees.
- March 26: Jillian Shane Pilones joins MNL48 as a 3rd generation Trainee.
- April 15: AKB48 launches OUC48 (short for Ouchi kara, nippon wo genki ni) to support Japan's stay-at-home order.
- August 9: Chanikhan Busadee (Jaokhem), Issaree Taweegulpanit (Eve), Napason Siripanee (Earth), Nathanya Dulyapol (Mean), Natkritta Sangdamhru (Jeje), Natthathida Asanani (Yayee), Nicharee Wachiralapphaithoon (Pim), Nippitcha Pipitdaecha (Paeyah), Nopparada Leartviriyaporn (Yoghurt), Nunthapak Kittirattanaviwat (Fame), Parita Rirermkul (Monet), Patalee Prasertteerachai (Hoop), Phusita Watthanakronkeaw (Peak), Pinyada Jungkanjana (Popper), Pitthayaporn Kiatthitinan (Pancake), Sarisa Worasunthorn (Pampam), Virunpat Thamrongpantavanich (Grace), Wachiraphon Phatthanaphanit (Earn), Yanisa Muangkam (Kaofrang) join BNK48 as 3rd Generation Trainees.
- September 12: Asao Momoka, Orisaka Koharu, Kameno Zion, Kuroda Fuuwa, Satsuki Aika, Sumino Wakana, Hayakawa Yuna, Hirayama Mai, Manabe Anju, Yoshino Misaki, and Wada Miyu join NMB48 as 7th generation Kenkyuusei.
- September 26: Chen ZhangYuan, Li JiaHui, Ma XiaoYu, Peng LuXuan, Qiu DiEr, Wang AnNi, Wang XuanYa, Xie WenJie, Zhang JiaZhe, and Zhou ChenYuXuan join AKB48 Team SH as 3rd generation Trainees.
- October 9: DEL48 goes on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- January 1: NMB48 announces 7th Generation auditions
- January 31: MNL48 announces 3rd Generation auditions
- January 1:
- Kobayashi Rina, Sakamoto Nami, Sadano Haruka, Shobu Marin, and Yamasaki Amiru are promoted to Team N.
- Abe Wakana, Sato Ami, Sugiura Kotone, Deguchi Yuina, Maeda Reiko, and Mizobuchi Maria are promoted to Team M.
- Okamoto Rena, Ogawa Yuuka, Nakano Mirai, Hara Karen, Miyake Yuria, and Yokono Sumire are promoted to Team BII.
- January 18: Ruth Carla Dela Paz is promoted to Team NIV.
- January 19: Li Jia-li and Tsai Ya-en are promoted to Team TP.
- January 26: Christina Samantha Tagana is promoted to Team MII.
- March 1:
- August 4: Anne Nicole Casitas and Trisha Labrador are promoted to Team NIV.
- October 5:
- October 9:
- December 8:
- December 25: Ando Chikana, Otsuka Nanami, Ogoe Haruka, Kato Minami, Kawagoe Saaya, Komiyama Sara, Sato Kairi, Sogabe Yume, Tsushima Yunako, Terada Hina, Tominaga Yu, Fujisaki Miyu, Furusawa Mana, Furutate Aoi, Mashimo Kaho, Mimura Hino, and Morohashi Hinata are promoted to NGT48.
- January 19: Michelle Christo Kusnadi graduates from JKT48.
- January 26: Faith Shanrae Santiago graduates from MNL48.
- October 30: Francinne Rifol graduates from MNL48.
- December 21: Yoshida Akari graduates from NMB48.
- December 23: Murase Sae graduates from NMB48.
- January 14: BNK48 - 77 no Suteki na Machi e
- January 15: SKE48 - So~Yu~Toko Aru Yo Ne?
- January 29: STU48 - Mubou na Yume wa Sameru Koto ga Nai
- February 2: BNK48 - High Tension
- February 9: CGM48 - Chiang Mai 106
- February 29: JKT48 - Rapsodi
- March 18: AKB48 - Shitsuren, Arigatou
- April 22: HKT48 - 3-2
May 13: NMB48 - Datte Datte Dattepostponed due to COVID-19
May 27: STU48 - 5th Singlepostponed due to COVID-19
- July 22: NGT48 - Sherbet Pink
- August 19: NMB48 - Datte Datte Datte
- September 1: Baby Blue - Sweet Talking Sugar
- September 2: STU48 - Omoidaseru Koi wo Shiyou
- September 14: AKB48 Team SH - Kaze wa Fuiteiru
- September 17: AKB48 Team TP - UHHO UHHOHO
- October 5: BNK48 - Heavy Rotation
- October 31: CGM48 - Melon Juice
- November 18: NMB48 - Koi Nanka No thank you!
- November 25: Baby Blue - NEGASTAR
- November 27: MNL48 - RIVER
- December 6: SGO48 - RIVER
- November 23: AKB48 e-Sports Tournament 〜Hanarete Tsuyokunatta Mono, wa Hommono.〜
- December 1: AKB48 Group Third Singing Contest
- January 18:
- January 19:
- January 21: AKB48 Tandoku Concert 2020
- January 22: Yuunaa Tandoku Concert 〜Kakegae no Nai Jikan〜
- January 23: HKT48 Tanaka Miku Solo Concert ～Minna de Issho ni Mikumonmon～
- January 24: STU48 Ishida Chiho solo concert 〜Ie! ni Kaeru Made ga Chiho Kondesu〜
- January 25:
- January 26:
- February 14: LAPIS ARCH Valentine LIVE 2020 ～Sweet & Bitter Youth～
- February 15: SKE48 Valentine's Day Live 2020 〜 CHOCOLATE 〜
- February 22 -
February 28November 29: 2020 AKB48 shin Unit Live Matsuri Kaisai Kettei no Oshirase
- May 27: ONE LOVE ASIA
- October 2 - October 4: Tokyo Idol Festival 2020
- October 24: NMB48 Next Gen Concert ～Namba Shika Katan!～
- January 19 - January 20: AKB48 Group Request Hour Setlist Best 50 2020
March 15: Takayanagi Akane's Graduation Concertpostponed due to COVID-19
April 2: Minegishi Minami's Graduation Concertpostponed due to COVID-19
September 26 - September 27: Matsui Jurina's Graduation Concertpostponed due to COVID-19
- October 24: Yoshida Akari Graduation Concert ～Sayonara Pink Sayonara Idol～
- December 14: Murase Sae Graduation Concert ～Happy Saepy Ending～
- October 3 - October 5: SKE48 12th Anniversary Fes 2020 ~ 12 performances one-off show ~
- October 23: NMB48 10th Anniversary LIVE ～Kokoro wo Hitotsu ni, One for all, All for one～
- December 8: AKB48 15th Anniversary
- January 11: Shonichi of STU48 2nd Stage Bokutachi no Koi no Yohan.
- February 1: Shonichi of MNL48 1st Stage PARTY ga Hajimaru yo
- January 31: Senshuuraku of NMB48 Kenkyuusei stage Yume wa Nigenai.
- February 2: Shonichi of STU48 Kenkyuusei stage Boku no Taiyou.
- June 13 - December 15: AKB48 Social Distance stages.
- July 25: Shonichi of IxR 1st Stage IxR ni Aeru ☆
- August 6: Shonichi of Team K Social Distance Stage K Shousuru Monotachi
- October 24: Senshuuraku of Team K Social Distance Stage K Shousuru Monotachi