JKT48 (read as "J. K. T. forty-eight") is an Indonesian-Japanese idol group whose name is derived from its based city of Jakarta and the Japanese idol group AKB48. Formed in 2011, it is the first AKB48 sister group outside Japan and adopts the concept of "idols you can meet", before switching to "idols that will come to meet you" since 8 April 2018. The group opened its own theater in the 4th floor of fX Sudirman shopping mall in early September 2012. Fans can attend daily performances (except in Monday) at the group's theater, which was built as a close replica to the AKB48 Theater in Akihabara.While JKT48 does not restrict membership by nationality, applicants must be residents of Indonesia. As of 15 March 2021 midnight, the group individually has 33 members.On 16 February 2013, JKT48 released its first studio album Heavy Rotation via Hits Records, a division of MNC subsidiary PT Star Media Nusantara. It usually performs songs by AKB48 and other sister groups that are translated into Indonesian. It released its first original single entitled "Rapsodi" in January 2020.
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