SNH48 Group

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SNH48 Group (Japanese: SNH48グループ, Chinese: SNH48集团) shortened to SNH48G, SNH Group, SNHG, refers to the sister groups of SNH48. Based on the same concept "idols you can meet", it currently consists of 3 sister groups in locations across mainland China. Sister groups not only release their own singles, but also perform on some of the SNH48 singles and events. They also send participants in the SNH48 annual events such as the SNH48 senbatsu election.

History

On April 20, 2016, STAR48 held a press conference in Beijing and announced the launch of a sister group landing plan covering all core cities across the country. Through the construction of multiple independently operated sister groups, SNH48's business model has entered a new ecologicalization In the development stage, the first batch of SNH48 sister groups BEJ48 and GNZ48 were released for the first time. On June 9, 2016 AKB48 cut ties partnership with SNH48 after creating his own sister groups, next day the SNH48 management side insisted that they were an independent group from AKB48, they only have technical cooperation. With this, SNH48 was left out of the AKB48 Group.

On June 2, 2017, the management announced the establishment of CKG48, the fourth sister group of SNH48 with Chongqing as their location, at the launching ceremony of the SNH48 4th Senbatsu Election. On September 25, 2017, the management announced that it would establish CGT48, but related plans have been canceled. Among the sister groups, the teams of SHY48 and CKG48 were disbanded after SNH48 Group Grand Shuffle 2019 in January 2019. Although CKG48 announced its reorganization in March of the same year, without teams.

In addition to SNH48 and its sister groups, STAR48 has also established a number of projects, including IDOLS Ft and JNR48 but they aren't considered part of the SNH48 Group.

Current groups

Group name Color Years active Teams Location
SNH48 Light Blue 2013 - Team SII, Team NII, Team HII, Team X, Trainee Flag of China.png Shanghai, China
GNZ48 Olive Green 2016 - Team G, Team NIII, Team Z, Trainee Flag of China.png Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
BEJ48 Rose 2016 - Flag of China.png Beijing, China
CKG48 Brown 2017 - 2019
2019 -
Flag of China.png Chongqing (Chungking), China

Former Groups

Group name Color Years active Teams Location
SHY48 Magenta 2017 - 2019 Team SIII, Team HIII, Trainee Flag of China.png Shenyang, Liaoning, China
  • CGT48 (short for Chengtu48) was a projected group based in Chengdu, China. The group was announced on September 25, 2017 and it never debuted, all associated plans were canceled.

Other Groups

These groups are produced by the same company, but they are not considered part of the SNH48 Group.

  • IDOLS Ft (short for Idol Studio Ft), also known as IDFt, is a Chinese internet-based idol training group associated with SNH48. It is established on January 19, 2019. Members interact with their fans through their own channels such as Pocket48 and SNS as part of a STAR48 plan to realize a completely internet-based idol development operation model.
  • JNR48 (short for JuNioR48) is a group project created by Shanghai Xiaoyuan Art Troupe and licensed by STAR48 with members from 6 to 14 years old.

See also