SNH48 Group (Japanese: SNH48グループ [gurūpu], Chinese: SNH48集团 [SNH48 jítuán]) 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.
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.
Originally the order of the groups was SNH48, BEJ48, GNZ48 and CKG48, but since BEJ48's teams disbandment the order changed to SNH48, GNZ48, BEJ48 and CKG48.
On February 25, 2023, during the SNH48 REQUEST TIME 9th Edition BEST 50 concert, the launch of the auditions for the first generation of CGT48 was officially announced.
|Group name||Color||Years active||Teams||Location||Notes|
|SNH48||Light Blue||2013 -||Team SII, Team NII, Team HII, Team X||Shanghai, China|
|GNZ48||Olive Green||2016 -||Team G, Team NIII, Team Z||Guangzhou, Guangdong, China|
|BEJ48||Rose||2016 -||Team B, Team E||Beijing, China|
|CKG48||Gold|| 2017 - 2019
|Team C, Team K||Chongqing, China|| Disbanded on January, 2019 and reformed on March|
Named after the abbreviation Chungking based in the International Phonetic Alphabet
|CGT48||Lava||2023 -||Team CII, Team GII||Chengdu, China||Named after the abbreviation Chengtu based in the International Phonetic Alphabet|
|Group name||Color||Years active||Former Teams||Location||Notes|
|SHY48||Magenta||2017 - 2019||Team SIII, Team HIII||Shenyang, Liaoning, China|
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.