AKB48 are a Japanese idol girl group formed on December 8, 2005. As of January 31, 2021, the group consists of 98 members, divided among several teams: Team A with 20 members, Team K with 20 members, Team B with 21 members, and Team 4 with 25 members, Team 8 with 42 members, the last of which have 30 members serving concurrently with other AKB48 teams.
AKB48 are a Japanese idol girl group formed in 2005. as of June 9, 2019[update] the group consists of 104 members, divided among several teams: Team A with 23 members, Team K with 25 members, Team B with 23 members, and Team 4 with 28 members, Team 8 with 39 members, the last of which have 34 members serving concurrently with other AKB48 teams. There are Kenkyusei members, 16 of whom serve on ...
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Yuki Usami was the first member to graduate from the group on March 31, 2006. Alumnae are presented with the years in which they were on the AKB48 rosters. The list does not include the AKB48 sister group members who were not part of AKB48 proper but might have participated on their singles, events and albums. It also does not include the girls ...
AKB48 have been characterized as a social phenomenon. They are among the highest-earning musical acts in Japan, and is the fifth best-selling girl group worldwide. For example, their 2012 sales from record and DVD/Blu-ray releases reached $226 million, earning the group the top spot in the 2012 artist ranking.
1. The discography of AKB48 consists of 59 singles (57 major singles and 2 indie singles), 8 studio albums, and 32 stage albums (12 regular stage albums and 20 as Studio Recordings Collection ). The major singles have title tracks that are sung by a selection of the AKB48 singers, some of whom are from AKB48's sister groups.
- 12 (reg) + 20 (SRC)
During its existence, several Japanese AKB48 members have been transferred to its Jakarta sister group. In 2012, Aki Takajo and Haruka Nakagawa , whose transfers were announced on 24 August, officially joined on 1 November,  entered the newly-assembled Team J on 23 December, and made their theater debut on 3 days later.