The downfall of J-pop?

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^ A private video featuring many behind-the-scenes footage of both the formal & theater versions, uploaded & self-narrated by a member of SNH48's 4th team, who also participates in both the song & its MV (all versions) herself:

独家记录了《天晴了》MV的录制过程,A站独家哦~ - AcFun弹幕视频网 - 认真你就输啦 (?ω?)ノ- ( ゜- ゜)つロ

She's the uber cute yet towering "giant lolita" ace of the team, w/ a very cute voice but also being a good skillful skateboarder. =^_^= :cool:

Also note that the formal version incorporates a number of trivia & inside references - too bad I don't have the time to explain them here.

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^ The special "lip sync" version which uses footage from the formal version, released today:

 
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^ The official behind-the-scenes footage of the formal version:


Note that almost all of the MVs for their summer singles are shot overseas, but this one isn't, due to the pandemic - in fact, it was shot at the country's height of the pandemic. Also because of that, no swimsuits are featured in it, as opposed to all of the MVs for their summer singles, as they couldn't shoot it in a warmer foreign country nor even a tropical region of the home country at the time. Despite all these constraints, they still managed to produce a quality MV - I actually think it's even better than those past ones, & more meaningful & deeper too. :cool:
 

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^ Forgot to mention that the center girl of the single & its MV is the "big brother" of SNH48's 2nd team, a 2nd-generation member of the group.

The running SNHG members announced yesterday:

SNH48 GROUP 第七届偶像年度人气总决选

^ Note that many top members & all of SNH48's 1st-generation members, who'll collectively graduate this year, don't appear in the list, while a number of running members haven't been announced yet. The IDOLS FT members are also SHY48 or CKG48 members.
It's also notable that some of the heavyweights from SNH48's 2nd generation, who didn't run in the last election, will run in this one, & this'll probably be also their last running, as all of the group's 2nd-generation members will graduate next year. :)
 

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The election manifesto of a 2nd-generation member in SNH48's 2nd team, who's a professional nurse w/ a degree in nursing &, hence, has been on hiatus at the height of the pandemic in the country lately, for their current General Election - she also briefly performs a nice song in it:

 
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An awesome performance, in a heavy traditional Chinese style, of a C-pop number by SNHG members on a talent variety show last night: :oh::cool:

 
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A nice election manifesto of the former deputy captain of SNH48's old 5th team, now a member of their 1st team, for their current General Election, released yesterday:


The petite 5th-generation member is also one of their best vocalists. :)

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Image posters of some top SNHG members posing as ancient martial arts masters for a talent variety show:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00zp3ot0j22ge3h0x6u.jpg

^ The top dancer of SNH48's 2nd team.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00ywzrm1j22ge3h0u13.jpg

^ A very popular member of GNZ48's 1st team.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00zgpyb6j22ge3h0u12.jpg

^ A charismatic member of BEJ48's 2nd team.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00z87a9zj22ge3h0u13.jpg

^ The darling quarter-German of SNH48's 3rd team.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00ymkbrej22ge3h07wn.jpg

^ A recent rising star of SNH48's 3rd team.
 
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[Re: The latter part of the preceding post] A brief official report on those five members performing on that show just days ago:

大型女子偶像团体SNH48 GROUP官方网站

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The election manifesto of a 5th-generation member in SNH48's 3rd team for their current General Election, released yesterday:


[EDIT 2]
^ The one of a 7th-generation member in SNH48's 4th team, released on the same day:


^ A nice & meaningful song. :)
 
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Image shooting footage of a former group ace of SNH48, now a solo artist, for the Chinese edition of a fashion mag:

 
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An awesome performance, in a heavy traditional Chinese style, of a C-pop number by SNHG members on a talent variety show last night: :oh: :cool:

A hilarious but also awesome behind-the-scenes training footage/vlog of that performance, shot at the training & living complex of SNH48 & released today:


^ That older woman is their famous & beloved chief dance instructor also long-well-known among their fans. :)

[EDIT]
A behind-the-scenes footage/vlog of her studio shooting, released today:

 
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Image posters of some top SNHG members posing as ancient martial arts masters for a talent variety show:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00zp3ot0j22ge3h0x6u.jpg

^ The top dancer of SNH48's 2nd team.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00ywzrm1j22ge3h0u13.jpg

^ A very popular member of GNZ48's 1st team.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00zgpyb6j22ge3h0u12.jpg

^ A charismatic member of BEJ48's 2nd team.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00z87a9zj22ge3h0u13.jpg

^ The darling quarter-German of SNH48's 3rd team.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00ymkbrej22ge3h07wn.jpg

^ A recent rising star of SNH48's 3rd team.
New image posters featuring three of them, released just half an hour ago:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1gg6x5d218fj21tk2kvx6t.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1gg6x5mlm6pj21tk2kvnpg.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dgy1gg6x586p0kj21tk2kv1l2.jpg
 

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Her dad is a front-line medical worker in the now world-famous central inland Chinese city Wuhan, the capital of her native province & the epicenter of the current pandemic - thx to him & his colleagues, including those descending from around the country, the situation of the entire province is currently under complete control, but he's now on the sickbed:

创造营2020赵粤爸爸原来是武汉一线医护人员,在病床上的视频看到泪崩_综艺_高清1080P在线观看平台_腾讯视频

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Image posters of some top SNHG members posing as ancient martial arts masters for a talent variety show:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00zp3ot0j22ge3h0x6u.jpg

^ The top dancer of SNH48's 2nd team.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00ywzrm1j22ge3h0u13.jpg

^ A very popular member of GNZ48's 1st team.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00zgpyb6j22ge3h0u12.jpg

^ A charismatic member of BEJ48's 2nd team.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00z87a9zj22ge3h0u13.jpg

^ The darling quarter-German of SNH48's 3rd team.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/a04b2a1dly1gg00ymkbrej22ge3h07wn.jpg

^ A recent rising star of SNH48's 3rd team.
Behind-the-scenes footage of their shooting for those & other posters, released today:

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The election manifesto of a 2nd-generation member in SNH48's 1st team for their current General Election, released yesterday:


^ Being one of their best vocalists, she can also play the guitar.

This' the low-key member's last running in their General Election, as she'll graduate next year. :)

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^ The one of a 5th-generation member in SNH48's 3rd team, shot in Japan (where she's currently studying) & released on the same day:


^ Posing as Ultraman. XD

The charismatic girl is currently on de facto hiatus due to her studying overseas, but still runs in this election nonetheless.
 
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Her dad is a front-line medical worker in the now world-famous central inland Chinese city Wuhan, the capital of her native province & the epicenter of the current pandemic - thx to him & his colleagues, including those descending from around the country, the situation of the entire province is currently under complete control, but he's now on the sickbed:

创造营2020赵粤爸爸原来是武汉一线医护人员,在病床上的视频看到泪崩_综艺_高清1080P在线观看平台_腾讯视频
A long interview w/ her, w/ many pics & a gif, released yesterday:

专访丨赵粤:在创造营变身“斗战胜佛”的日子

^ Her dad is a doc & her mom is a teacher. They live in that city but she was in a southern tropical island-province when the outbreak started & couldn't return home due to the lockdown of the city.
 

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^ A collection of footage featuring her in various recent episodes of a talent variety show:

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Behind-the-scenes footage of the shooting for those & other pics, released today:

 
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Latest update: the respective top dancers of SNH48's 1st & 2nd teams, both being members of their elite subgroup 7SENSES, have successfully won in two talent variety shows lately &, hence, got chosen as members of two new ad hoc girl groups, respectively - a huge boost of SNH48's/SNHG's image nationwide, as well as a big push of their future careers after their graduation from SNH48 this & next year respectively (since they're 1st- & 2nd-generation members respectively).

[EDIT]
An excellent analysis & compact summary - just over 10 mins. - of SNH48's/SNHG's business model & strategies since their founding, which cover some significant milestones of their spectacular development over the years, including their "golden five years," how/why they began to go downhill last year, & their huge internal & external challenges this year, w/ the latter two forcing an important change of their operating strategy since the start of the year, i.e. sending legions of their top members to compete in three major talent variety shows (unlike numerous other idol groups, they'd never appeared on such shows before) - a must-watch if you can understand Chinese (listening Mandarin or reading Chinese subs):


^ At the ending parts of the clip, there's a comparison between the Japanese & Korean idol business models, & an explanation of why the latter prevails &, hence, SNH48's/SNHG's switching to the latter (but w/ "Chinese characteristics," which still inherit some elements of the former).
 
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^ [Re: The latter part of the preceding post] While I don't have the time to present all the info in the clip here, here's a brief summary of its conclusion:
both the Japanese & Korean models (or their hybrid like SNH48's/SNHG's current one) can't tackle several particular problems caused by the specific characteristics of the Chinese idol market/industry, hence a novel "Chinese model" has to be developed in the long run.