What is MNL48?

MNL48 is an all-girl sing-and-dance group, aging 15-20 years old (average age of 16.69) with 48 members. MNL48 is divided into three teams, Team M, Team N, and Team L. The 48 members were ranked based on the votes they received at the annual General Election.

The group is the Filipino version and the newest sister-group of the highest-selling J-pop phenomenon, AKB48, which started in Japan in 2006 and now has franchise all over Asia, including BNK48 (Bangkok), JKT48 (Jakarta), and among others.

MNL48 has its own handshake events, theater performances, music recordings, online shows, TV guestings, mall tours and local international events.

TV Guesting



Hallohallo Entertainment Inc.

1st Generation
Hallohallo Entertainment Inc.

TV Guesting

Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) created the first generation of idols in the country which aired on the multi-awarded noontime show, It’s Showtime. Unlike other sister groups, the search for the official members of MNL48 was televised and the ranking of the aspirants were based from the votes/likes they earned through MNL48 Plus mobile app.

PPOP Award
MNL48 Awards

MNL48 Awards

MNL48 is recipient of the Huwarang Kabataan Award by PPOP Awards for Young Artists, and its 2nd Single, Pag-Ibig Fortune Cookie has garnered Gold and Platinum Record Awards from Star Music and Philippine Association of Record Industries.

Bangkok Tour
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MNL48 International Tour

MNL48 has also represented the Philippines in the AKB48 Group Asia Festival 2019 held at Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand last January 27, 2019.
MNL48 was also invited in AKB48’s Group Asia Festival 2019 in Shanghai, China.

First Concert

MNL48’s first major concert “Living the Dream: The Concert” was held on April 6, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater.

Baby Blue

Hallohallo Entertainment together with Tower Records Japan, also launched the newest trio unit group from MNL48, Baby Blue last August 31, 2020.

Music Video “River”

The Philippine’s first idol group, MNL48, just recently launched their newest and iconic 6th Single music video “River” as they enter a new era. MNL48’s latest and 6th Single “River” is spearheaded by double centers MNL48 Abby and MNL48 Gabb.