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BNK48 (June 2021)

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BNK48 (in short for Bangkok48) is a Thai Idol Group and the 2nd international sister group of AKB48, after Indonesia's JKT48. The group has their own theater in The Mall Bangkapi, on Bangkok, Thailand. BNK48's logo features the orchid color (bright rich purple color) a popular flower in Thailand.

History

On March 26, the planned project for the formation of MNL48, BNK48, and TPE48 was announced during the 2016 AKB48 Single Concert at the Kanagawa Yokohama Stadium.

On September 23, the selection result was announced. 80 selected applicants were luckily proceed to the final round.

On October 13, due to the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the final selection for the 1st Generation members were postponed until December 18.

On February 12, the group announced their official 1st Generation members, debuting 29 original members. They were first appreared on Japan Expo 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

On April 13, AKB48 Team 4 member Izuta Rina announced that she will transferred to BNK48 as Team Kaigai member.

On August 8, the group released their debut single Aitakatta (อยากจะได้พบเธอ), centered by Music.

On August 31, members Jan, Kaew, Namneung, and Orn were been demoted to Undergirls due to their punishment for truancy. Therefore, the four members were replaced by Izurina, Jane, Mobile, and Pupe for the upcoming event of Japan Expo 2017 in Thailand, scheduled for September 1 & 3, 2017.

On September 23, the group had a mini concert entitled "BNK48 WE LOVE YOU". Also on the same day, Kidkat graduated from the group, and they announced their upcoming 2nd single released. This is the first time to include Izurina on the 2nd single Senbatsu.

On November 18, the group premiered their 2nd single music video Koi Suru Fortune Cookie. Also, Cincin graduated from the group.

On December 20, the group released their 2nd single Koi Suru Fortune Cookie (คุกกี้เสี่ยงทาย), centered by Mobile. And also, this is Izurina's 1st Senbatsu and Jan's last Senbatsu.

On December 24, during the event of BNK48 We Wish You! A Merry Christmas –Fan Meet–, the general manager of the group announced that the Team BIII will formed. The selected captain and vice-captain of the team are Pun and Jennis. Also, the line-up of the upcoming 3rd single announced, and the centers are Music and 1st time center Noey.

On January 15, Meysa was suspended by the management due to a scandal dating someone for a month.

On February 12, Namhom graduated from the group.

On February 26, the 3rd single coupling song music video Anata to Christmas Eve (คำสัญญาแห่งคริสต์มาสอีฟ) was released on their official YouTube channel.

On February 28, 2 days after the release of the coupling song music video, Jan announced her graduation. Also, the group was selected as the official Thailand national football team supporters.

On March 31, the group announced their 1st album entitled RIVER. The Senbatsu line-up was announced from Tao Kae Noi Presents BNK48 1st Concert "STARTO".

On April 10, the group premiered their 3rd single music video Shonichi (วันแรก).

On April 26, their theater unveiled to the public, located in The Mall Bangkapi. Also, the theater has a cafe and shop.

On April 29, the 2nd Generation members announced in public.

On May 7, the group released their 3rd single Shonichi (วันแรก).

On May 11, the Shonichi stage of Team BIII 1st Stage has started, entitled PARTY ga Hajimaru yo (ปาร์ตี้ในฝัน), a revival from AKB48's Team A 1st Stage.

On May 29, the voting line for upcoming AKB48 53rd Single Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo was now opened to public. This is the first general election of AKB48 to include their overseas sister group.

On June 16, AKB48 held their 10th General Election event at Nagoya Dome. This is the first time to include the overseas sister groups JKT48, BNK48 and TPE48. On the day of general election, JKT48 members didn't participated on the said event due to Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr holiday in Indonesia. Also, the trainees from TPE48 didn't participated. Out of 100 ranked members on 10th General election, members Cherprang (ranked #39) and Music (ranked #72) from Team BIII were luckily part of the upcoming 53rd single release.

On August 26, AKB48 released their 53rd single coupling music videos Tomodachi ja nai ka? and Hitonatsu no Dekigoto (short version only), where Cherprang and Music were included on a video that recently ranked #39 and #72 respectively. Also, Can graduated from the group.

On September 15, the group premiered their 4th single music video Kimi wa Melody on their official YouTube channel, centered by Kanteera Wadcharathadsanakul|Noey.

On September 28, the group released their 4th single Kimi wa Melody (เธอคือ..เมโลดี้). Also, this is their first single to include the 2nd Generation members.

On October 21, Meysa graduated from the group.

On January 26, the results of their 1st General Election was announced. Cherprang hailed as the center girl for the upcoming 6th single.

On June 2, the group announced their first sister group CGM48 in "Thank You & the Beginner at Chiang Mai" event, as well as AKB48's new international sister group that will based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

On June 10, two members Aom and Izuta Rina announced that they will transfer to CGM48, to hold the group as their group's captain and general manager.

On August 11, Deenee graduated from the group.

On August 28, the group released their 2nd album Jabaja.

On September 27, Cake graduated from the group.

On October 19, the group announced their line-up for their upcoming 7th single release (the line-up is based from a members who were born from year 2001 onward), and their center is Cherprang, where she ranked first on their 1st General Election last January 26. Also, the title for their 7th single is based from Team 8's song 47 no Suteki na Machi e.

On October 30, the group released their 7th single music video 77 no Suteki na Machi e, together with their digital single, in line for the promotion of their 7th single release.

On November 16, the formation of Team NV was unveiled to public. The 2nd team was formed with 20 selected members from Trainees and some Team BIII members who were transferred to a new team.

On December 7, Maira graduated from the group.

On December 12, the group announced their upcoming 2nd General Election, which will be held on March 22, 2020. Also, this is the first time for CGM48 to participate on the said election event.

On December 21, CGM48 performed for the first time in the event of 77 no Suteki na Machi e Road Show in Chiang Mai. Also, the group announced their line-up for their upcoming debut single Chiang Mai 106, originally from NGT48's Max Toki 315-go. The center for the upcoming debut single is Sita.

On January 14, the full version of their 7th single was released in two types. This is their first single to have a completely original songs. Also, this is a first single to have a solo songs, based from the official soundtrack of "REAL ME: BNK48 Documentary Season 2".

On January 15, the group released their 8th single coupling music video Dode Di Dong, centered by Namneung. This is an official soundtrack from Thibaan x BNK48 Jaak Jai Poo Sao Kon Nee (ไทบ้าน x BNK48 จากใจผู้สาวคนนี้).

On February 2, the group released their 8th single High Tension. This single has a voting ballots for the upcoming 9th Single Senbatsu General Election.

On February 8, the Trainee 1st stage has ended.

On February 16, Oom and Natherine graduated from the group.

On March 22, the group made an announcement that the final results of their 2nd General Election would be postponed due to COVID-19 Pandemic.

On March 25, Nink graduated from the group.

On April 19, the final results of their 2nd General Election was revealed through online. Jane hailed as their center girl for the upcoming 9th single release. Also, this is the first time to have a CGM48 members whose rank within top 48 spots.

On July 26, the group premiered their 9th single music video Heavy Rotation on their YouTube channel, centered by Jane, recently ranked #1 from 2nd General Election and she's the one who picked the single.

On August 9, the Shonichi of Team BIII 2nd Stage has started, entitled Saishuu Bell ga Naru (เสียงระฆังแห่งความฝัน), a revival stage from AKB48's Team K 4th Stage. On the same day, the Team NV 1st Stage has also started, entitled Theater no Megami (เทพธิดาเธียเตอร์), revival from Team B 5th Stage. Also, they announced their 3rd Generation members.

On August 21, the group premiered their 9th single coupling music video Hashire! Penguin (วิ่งไปสิ...เพนกวิน), centered by Kaimook (ranked #17 from 2nd General Election). This is the second time to appeared the Undergirls unit from the upcoming 9th single release.

On October 5, the group released their 9th single Heavy Rotation.

On November 29, the group announced their upcoming 3rd album title track Warota People, originally from NMB48's 17th single. The Senbatsu and Center for the upcoming 3rd album is based from the winners of Janken Tournament 2020.

On December 4, Kheng graduated from the group.

On December 23, Fifa graduated from the group.

On January 8, the group premiered their 3rd album music video Warota People.

On January 9, a day after the music video was released on their official YouTube channel, their 3rd album was released.

On March 13, the group made an announcement for the upcoming 10th single release. The title for their 10th single is D-Aaa, centered by Mobile. Their 1st coupling song is Sukida Sukida Sukida, a coupling song from AKB48's 56th single Sustainable by Team 8, centered by Music. And, their 2nd coupling song is Only Today, from a B-side song of AKB48's 4th single BINGO!. Their 2nd coupling song had two types: Band Version and Acapella Version.

On March 18, Faii and Jeje were dismissed from the group due to their violations committed.

On May 24, the group released their 10th single D-Aaa. This is their first original single.

On June 2, the group released their 10th single music video D-Aaa on their YouTube channel. Also, Juné graduated from the group.

On October 1, Mewnich graduated from the group. Also, the management announced that Mind and View were been suspended for a month due to lack of training which didn't meet their standards.

On October 5, Pancake was suspended by the management for one month due to her violations in dormitory and company's rules. Also, her SNS accounts were been suspended until November 5, 2021.

Members

BNK48 Members

Team BIII

Team NV

Trainee

Sister Groups

Units

  • Senbatsu (เซมบัตสึ)
  • Undergirls (อันเดอร์เกิร์ลส์)
  • Next Girls (เน็กซ์เกิร์ลส์)

  • Mimigumo (มิมิกูโมะ)
  • VYRA (ไวร่า)
  • INDY CAMP

  • Discography

    # Cover Title Release date
    01 BNK48 Aitakatta.jpg Aitakatta
    (อยากจะได้พบเธอ)
    2017.08.08
    02 KFCBNK48Cover.jpg Koi Suru Fortune Cookie
    (คุกกี้เสี่ยงทาย)
    2017.12.20
    03 ShonichiTypeA.jpg Shonichi
    (วันแรก)
    2018.05.07
    04 KimiwaMelodyCover.jpg Kimi wa Melody
    (เธอคือ..เมโลดี้)
    2018.09.28
    05 BNKFestivalBNK48Cover.jpg BNK Festival
    2018.12.14
    06 BeginnerBNK48Cover.jpg Beginner 2019.03.26
    07 77noSutekinaMachieTypeA.png 77 no Suteki na Machi e
    (77ดินแดนแสนวิเศษ)
    2020.01.14
    08 HighTensionCDBNK.jpg High Tension 2020.02.02
    09 BNK48HRcdcover.jpg Heavy Rotation 2020.07.25
    10 BNK4810thCDCoverTypeA.jpg D-Aaa
    (ดีอะ)
    2021.05.24

    # Cover Title Release date
    01 RIVERCover.jpg RIVER 2018.08.04
    02 Jabaja Jabaja 2019.08.28
    03 Warota People Warota People
    (หัวเราะเซ่)
    2021.01.09

    # Cover Title Release date
    01 TouchByHeartBNKCGM.jpg Touch By Heart
    (หัวใจใกล้กัน)
    2020.04.02

    (First Episode.)

    02 Can you BNK48.jpg Can you..?
    (เธอนั่นแหละ)
    2020.09.17
    03 BNK48MaMaMilkCover.jpg Ma Ma Milk 2020.11.27
    04 CheersBNK48DigitalCover.png Cheers
    (เสียงเชียร์)
    2021.10.07

    Concert

    # Title Date
    Independent
    01 BNK48 WE LOVE YOU 2017.09.23
    02 BNK48 1st Concert "STARTO" 2018.03.31 - 2018.04.01
    03 BNK48 Concert "Thailand For Attapeu" 2018.07.31
    04 BNK48 1st 2gether Concert 2018.09.18
    05 BNK48 Jiradapa Produced Concert 2018.10.23
    06 BNK48 Space Mission Concert 2019.01.26
    07 BNK48 2nd Generation -Blooming Season Concert- 2019.11.02
    With AKB48 Group
    01 AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 in Bangkok 2019.01.27
    02 AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 in Shanghai 2019.08.24
    03 AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2021 ONLINE 2021.06.27

    Stage

    # Poster Stage name Date Performances
    1 PARTY ga Hajimaru yo PARTY ga Hajimaru yo
    (ปาร์ตี้ในฝัน)
    2018.05.12 - 2019.12.14 144
    Waiting Waiting Stage Waiting Stage 2019.12.15 - 2020.02.21 13
    2 Saishuu Bell ga Naru Saishuu Bell ga Naru
    (เสียงระฆังแห่งความฝัน)
    2020.08.09 - ~

    # Poster Stage name Date Performances
    1 Theater no Megami Theater no Megami
    (เทพธิดาเธียเตอร์)
    2020.08.09 - ~

    # Poster Stage name Date Performances
    1 PARTY ga Hajimaru yo PARTY ga Hajimaru yo
    (ปาร์ตี้ในฝัน)
    2018.08.11 - 2020.02.08 64
    2 Ganbare! Kenkyuusei Ganbare! Kenkyuusei 2021.03.27 ~ -

    BNK48 Events

  • [2019.09.07] BNK48 Sport Day 2019 (เทศกาลกีฬา บางกอก๔๘)
  • [TBA] BNK48 Sport Day 2020 (งานกีฬาสีอนุบาลหนูน้อย 48)

  • AKB48 Events

    Filmography

    TV Shows

    • Be My Boy The Series รักแล้วไง...หยุดไม่ได้แล้วล่ะ (2018)
    • Great Men Academy สุภาพบุรุษสุดที่เลิฟ (2019)
    • ลูกเหล็ก เด็กชอบยก (2019)
    • เขาวานให้หนูเป็นสายลับ (2019)
    • One Year 365 วัน บ้านฉัน บ้านเธอ (2019)
    • Cat Radio TV (2020)
    • The Underclass ห้องนี้..ไม่มีห่วย (2020)
    • Let's Fight Ghost (2021)

  • SNAP Project (2017)
  • BNK48 Senpai (2017)
  • BNK48 Show (2017)
  • เพื่อนร่วมทาง The Journey (2018)
  • อยากจะได้พบเธอ! ญี่ปุ่น (2018)
  • อนิพาเร่! (2018)
  • Victory BNK48 (2018)
  • BNK48 Senpai 2nd Generation (2018)
  • [Dream in Japan (2019)
  • ii ne JAPAN (2019)
  • FunXFun! JAPAN (2020)
  • LYRALITY SHOW (2020)
  • BNK48 Senpai 3rd Generation (2020)

  • The Ska x BNK48 (2019)
  • BNK48: By the Way (2019)
  • BNK48 Music Box : 1st Music Box | ตู้เพลง BNK48(2020)
  • BNK48 Music Box 2 : Love Lessons ปรากฏการณ์รัก (2021)

  • External Links

    BNK48
    Members
    Team BIII

    Cherprang (BNK48's Captain) | Jane | Jennis (Vice Captain) | Jib | Kaew | Kate | Korn | Minmin | Miori | Myyu | Niky | Noey | Panda | Piam | Pun (Captain)| Wee

    Team NV

    Bamboo | Fond | Gygee | Jaa | Kaimook | Mobile | Music | Namneung | Namsai | New | Nine | Orn | Phukkhom | Pupe (Vice Captain) | Satchan | Stang | Tarwaan (Captain)

    Trainee

    Earn | Earth | Eve | Fame | Grace | Hoop | Jaokhem | Kaofrang | Khamin | Mean | Mind | Monet | Paeyah | Pakwan | Pampam | Pancake | Peak | Pim | Popper | Ratah | View | Yayee | Yoghurt

    Former Members
    Team BIII

    Jan | Can | Juné | Kheng | Faii

    Team NV

    Natherine | Nink | Mewnich

    Trainee

    Kidcat | Cincin | Namhom | Maysa | Deenee | Cake | Maira | Oom | Fifa | Jeje

    Discography
    Singles

    Aitakatta | Koi Suru Fortune Cookie | Shonichi | Kimi wa Melody | BNK Festival | Beginner | 77 no Suteki na Machi e | High Tension | Heavy Rotation | D-Aaa

    Albums

    RIVER | Jabaja | Warota People

    Digital Singles

    Touch By Heart | Can you..? | Ma Ma Milk | Cheers

    Stages
    Team BIII

    PARTY ga Hajimaru yo | Waiting Stage | Saishuu Bell ga Naru

    Team NV

    Theater no Megami

    Trainee

    PARTY ga Hajimaru yo | Ganbare! Kenkyuusei

    Events
    Senbatsu Elections

    6th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo | 9th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo

    Sports Competitions

    Sport Day 2019 | Sport Day 2020

    Janken Taikai

    Janken Tournament 2020

    Sister Groups
    AKB48 Group Inside Japan AKB48 | SKE48 | NMB48 | HKT48 | NGT48 | STU48
    AKB48 Group Outside Japan JKT48 | BNK48 | MNL48 | AKB48 Team SH | SGO48 | AKB48 Team TP | CGM48 | DEL48 | MUB48
    Former Groups OJS48 | SDN48 | TPE48 | MUM48
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