As we get ready to ring in the year 2018, your SNH48 Today team has been busy collating results from all our reader polls done either on Twitter (from January to April) or through our news site (May onwards.)
Those results, combined with the votes from our team, have been used to create Top 5 lists of SNH48 Group related songs, stages, music videos, events, and original content. These Top 5 do not include rankings of members as those would be too subjective.
We also did not include events related to one specific member (e.g. Ju JingYi’s graduation.)
Here we go for 2017!
Our first two categories are “Top Songs” and “Top Stages.” These had to have been released in 2017 and be original.
The next two lists are “Top Music Videos” and “Top Events.” Once again, these had to be released / take place in 2017 and included all groups and subunits as well as all events.
1. “Like a Diamond (闪耀)” "Like a Diamond (闪耀)" is the first single from the 2nd SEN7ES EP "Chapter: Blooming (绽放)". The MV was produced by ZANYBROS in South Korea and premiered on December 12th, 2017 (SEN7ES)
2. “我的舞台” "我的舞台" ("My Stage") is a song from the SNH48 Team SII 6th stage "心的旅程" which won the group song at the 2017 Best50 Request Time concert. The MV was released on December 11th, 2017 (SNH48 Team SII)
1. SNH48 Group 4th General Elections The SNH48 Group 4th General Elections (SNH48 Group第四屆總決選演唱會 "我心翱翔") was held at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on July 29th, 2017. The 6 hour extravaganza is the biggest concert of the year for SNH48 Group with almost 300 members participating
2. 2017 China Youth Day Gala The 2017 China Youth Day Gala ("2017五四晚会") organized by the Communist Youth League and broadcasted on CCTV. This event makes our list for the award SNH48 Group received on that day giving them official government recognition.
3. SNH48 Group x Mina Fashion Show Now in its 3rd year, the SNH48 Group Fashion Show was held in Shanghai on November 18th, 2017. This growing event won the "Best Collaboration Award" at the 2017 Tencent Video Awards
4. SNH48 Group Best50 Request Time The second largest event of the year, the Best50 Request Time was held on January 7th, 2017 and is a concert where songs (and members singing those songs) are selected by fans. This concert saw the first performance of SHY48
5. CKG48 Debut Although not as big an event as some of the others on this list, the debut of CKG48 on October 27th, 2017 was no less an important milestone for SNH48 Group as it continues to expand throughout China
Our final entry is for “Top Original Content.” This is for original web shows, games, livestreams, documentaries, and other similar content.
TOP 5 ORIGINALS
1. “GNZero” "GNZero" is a cooking web show by GNZ48 that debuted in 2016 but has gone through a re-invention in 2017 with the addition of a sponsor (MOPARK). It is the longest running web show in all of SNH48 Group web show (GNZ48)
2. “Lucky Seven Baby” "Lucky Seven Baby" was a seven episode documentary following members of the subunit SEN7ES as they went to train in South Korea and filmed their first 2 MVs. A season 2 recently debuted as a web show. documentary (SEN7ES)
3. Documentary of SNH48 Group “我心翱翔” SNH48 Group typically releases one big documentary each year which acts as a kind of "Year in Review" starting from the last general election. This was the 3rd documentary in that series
3. “48狼人杀” "48狼人杀" ("Idol Kill") is a new variety game show produced by Studio48 which debuted in June 2017 with only 2 episodes but has since moved to become a regular in their lineup web show (SNH48 Group)
4. “见习爱神” "见习爱神" ("Cupid"s Apprentice") was a Studio48 and IQIYI co-production filmed late 2016 and released in 2017 starring SNH48 members and filmed in both Shanghai and the Netherlands drama (SNH48)
That’s a wrap for 2017! We hope you had as much fun as we had this year and will keep an eye open as SNH48 Today gets ready to celebrate it’s 1st anniversary!