MNL48 is Voted by Netizens as Best Girl Group in Southeast Asia

From around 20 current girl groups in Southeast Asia, we selected the 4 finalists that will compete for the title BEST ASEAN GIRL GROUP. Then we opened an online poll last April 12 after introducing the 4 girl groups that are currently making waves across the region and they are: SGO48 from Vietnam, JKT48 from Indonesia, MNL48 from the Philippines, and BNK48 from Thailand.

Watch the presentation of nominees below:

Garnering a total of 18,033 votes or 43.96%, the BEST GIRL GROUP in Southeast Asia according to netizens is none other than…


of the Philippines

Here are the complete results of our online poll:

MNL48 is dubbed as the first-ever Filipino Idol group in the Philippines named after the capital city of Manila. The all-girl sing-and-dance group, aging 15-20 years old, was formed by Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. (HHE) together with ABS-CBN via the noontime program “It’s Showtime.” It’s the Filipino version and sister-group of the highest-selling J-pop phenomenon, AKB48, which started in Japan in 2006 and now has franchise all over Asia. Among the “48” girl groups in Asia, MNL48 is the only one that has the exact number of 48 members and they debuted last August 13, 2018 with the single “Aitakatta Gustong Makita.”

Check out the group’s music videos below:

MNL48 – “Pag-ibig Fortune Cookie” MV

MNL48 – “Palusot Ko’y Maybe”

MNL48 – “Ikaw ang Melody”

MNL48 – “365 Araw ng Eroplanong Papel”

MNL48 – “Gingham Check”

MNL48 – “High Tension”