Nogizaka46 (乃木坂46) is a Japanese female idol group produced by Yasushi Akimoto, and it is the "official rival of the group AKB48". Nogizaka46 was named after the place where the SME Nogizaka Building, which houses Sony Music Japan’s office. Their producer Yasushi Akimoto also said that the number "46" was chosen as a direct challenge to AKB48. Nogizaka carries the meaning: "Even with fewer members than AKB48, we won’t lose!" Nogizaka46's senbatsu is divided by fukujin, where the select members would get the most media exposure while promoting. They also hold two major projects every year: a musical called 16nin no Principal in the fall and a Rakugo show.
To find out more about the group, please go to this guide.
List of members here
16NIN NO PRINCIPAL
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GDA 2015 - Best 5 Singles (Nandome no Aozora ka?)
GDA 2016 - Best 5 Singles (Taiyou Knock)
KEEP UP WITH THE GROUP
Official Youtube Channel (Japan Region Locked)
Sakamichi Popularity Database (Measures popularity w/ handshake sales, YT views, opinion surveys, etc.)