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An official report on the yesterday-released voting results of the final 4th round in the 2nd season of SNHG's Best Couple contest held at the exclusive theater of SNH48 several days ago, in which a couple of the former group ace of SHY48 in the 2nd team of SNH48 & a 5th-generation member in the 3rd team of SNH48 competed w/ the long-time famous couple of two 3rd-generation members in the 3rd team of SNH48 w/ the latter winning the final couple championship, w/ a number of photos (the 1st three pics show the champion, 1st-runner-up, & 2nd-runner-up couples, respectively; right-click the pics to view them in their larger sizes):

大型青春女团SNH48 GROUP官方网站

"CPs" (couples) are an outstanding feature of the SNHG groups, which represents real/rumored lesbian relationships, very close/intimate friendships, or something in-between in those groups. :)
Posters of those top three winning couples currently on the outer walls of SNH48's exclusive theater at night:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7ugkyr24oj62bc1jlb2902.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7ugl2zgx8j61jl2bcqv502.jpg

^ The champion couple, at the right of the theater's main entrance.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7ugl0nmy6j62bc1jlhdt02.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7ugov1z8lj61jl2bcqv502.jpg

^ The 1st-runner-up couple, at the left of the theater's main entrance.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h7ugox80l9j61jl2bcx6p02.jpg

^ The 2nd-runner-up couple.
 

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Some of the posters for an upcoming single of SNHG:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7pr8mislkj60u018zqld02.jpg

^ A "0th-generation" member in the 2nd team of GNZ48.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7pr8phqi8j60u018zaug02.jpg

^ A 5th-generation member in the 3rd team of SNH48.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7pr8splq4j60u018z7kj02.jpg

^ A former CKG48 member in the 2nd team of SNH48.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7pr8wh0yrj60u018zwvw02.jpg

^ A 9th-generation member of BEJ48 (which currently has no teams), also doubling as a member of GNZ48's 1st team.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7pr90izepj60u018z7oe02.jpg

^ A 5th-generation member in the 3rd team of SNH48.

They're all donning an executive-styled series of costume specially made for that single & its upcoming MV. :)
Some more:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7prb4ui0ej60u018zqmc02.jpg

^ A former BEJ48 member in the 2nd team of SNH48.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7prbb413bj60u018zx0n02.jpg

^ A "0th-generation" member in the 2nd team of GNZ48.

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7prbeq0naj60u018zaso02.jpg

^ A 4th-generation member in the 1st team of SNH48.

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7prbhvnfnj60u018z1kx02.jpg

^ A 5th-generation member in the 1st team of SNH48.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7prbvibnxj60u018ztsn02.jpg

^ A former BEJ48 member in the 1st team of SNH48.
 

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^ That MV, just released this morning:


^ It doesn't have any specific plot nor story - just randomly showing the ordinary lives of urban youths in the country these days. :)

[EDIT]
^ Ah, it's shot in the capital city of a southern tropical island-province.
 

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Some of the posters for an upcoming single of SNHG:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7xz2vrns7j60u018z7cn02.jpg

^ A 3rd-generation member in the 3rd team of SNH48.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7xz2zlz6dj60u018zgup02.jpg

^ A 3rd-generation member in the 3rd team of SNH48, also doubling as a member of GNZ48's 2nd team.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7xz32l656j60u018zqbi02.jpg

^ A 9th-generation member of BEJ48 (which currently has no teams), also doubling as a member of SNH48's 4th team.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7xz36whraj60u018ztj702.jpg

^ A former SHY48 member in the 2nd team of SNH48.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7xz3aaedgj60u018z46902.jpg

^ A 2nd-generation member in the 2nd team of GNZ48.

They're all donning a Mideastern-styled series of costume specially made for that single & its upcoming MV. :)
 
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^ One more today:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7yzf412crj60u018z7e502.jpg

^ A 4th-generation member in the 4th team of SNH48.

[EDIT 1]
Some offshots of a former group ace of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, from a variety show of a provincial satellite TV station last night:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHly1h7z6h4tdiyj330c5zab2b.jpg

^ She's donning a qipao-styled dress. :)

[EDIT 2]
^ A couple more pics from that show:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHly1h7yz4m0jr3j323f35sqv6.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHly1h7yz4oaeqzj323c35sqv6.jpg
 

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[Re: The 1st part of the preceding post] Some more:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7yzs9zpy8j60u018zajt02.jpg

^ An 8th-generation member in the 3rd team of SNH48.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7yzscog29j60u018zjzs02.jpg

^ A 9th-generation member in the 2nd team of SNH48.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7yzsjdze3j60u018zwng02.jpg

^ A 4th-generation member in the 4th team of SNH48.

[Re: The latter two parts of the preceding post] Behind-the-scenes footage of her from that show:

 

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As security has been tightened several days ago, if you can no longer access the image links on this thread, here's a way to get around it:

1. Close your browser & then reopen it.
2. Type "m.weibo.cn" on the address bar of your browser.
3. Type "snh48" on the entry bar of the page.
4. Click on the "SNH48" avatar at the top of the page.
5. Scroll down a few entries & then click on any thumbnail you see.
6. Right-click the pic to view it on a new page of your browser.
7. Access the image links on this thread as in the past, i.e. if the "403 Forbidden" page appears, copy the url in the address bar of your browser & then paste it back.
 
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The 2nd official announcement of her upcoming 9th anniversary album, including its two versions & their respective various attached items:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHly1h7rrb5whjoj30ku69wb29.jpg

^ Note that both versions, whether it's the more expensive one or the cheaper one, are uniquely designed & contain different attached items, which're also deliberately blurred out in the announcement.

The multi-talented mainstream artist is also the general producer of that album herself. :)

[EDIT]
^ Ah, even the titles of the two never-before-released brand new songs recorded in the album are pixelated in the announcement. lol
Large pics of the jacket arts of those two versions:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHly1h83bhhjj9dj31y41y4qtj.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006VxdWHly1h83bhhyvtej31hu1hthda.jpg

[EDIT]
Some more:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7yzs9zpy8j60u018zajt02.jpg

^ An 8th-generation member in the 3rd team of SNH48.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7yzscog29j60u018zjzs02.jpg

^ A 9th-generation member in the 2nd team of SNH48.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7yzsjdze3j60u018zwng02.jpg

^ A 4th-generation member in the 4th team of SNH48.
^ One more today:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7z0mwbrlgj60u018zk1s02.jpg

^ A former BEJ48 member in the 1st team of SNH48.
 

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Some of the posters for an upcoming single of SNHG:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7xz2vrns7j60u018z7cn02.jpg

^ A 3rd-generation member in the 3rd team of SNH48.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7xz2zlz6dj60u018zgup02.jpg

^ A 3rd-generation member in the 3rd team of SNH48, also doubling as a member of GNZ48's 2nd team.

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7xz32l656j60u018zqbi02.jpg

^ A 9th-generation member of BEJ48 (which currently has no teams), also doubling as a member of SNH48's 4th team.

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7xz36whraj60u018ztj702.jpg

^ A former SHY48 member in the 2nd team of SNH48.

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h7xz3aaedgj60u018z46902.jpg

^ A 2nd-generation member in the 2nd team of GNZ48.

They're all donning a Mideastern-styled series of costume specially made for that single & its upcoming MV. :)
^ That MV, just released this morning:


^ It looks more like an alien planet from a Frank Herbert novel than the Silk Road, the meaning of the song's title. lol
 

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^ An official report on the MV, released on the same day, w/ various posters for the single (right-click the pics to view them in their original large sizes):

大型青春女团SNH48 GROUP官方网站

^ The plot & character settings for the MV are actually quite elaborate - too bad I don't have the time to explain it here. ^_^' The dance version of the MV will also be released in due course.

[EDIT]
A couple of pics featuring a former group ace of SNH48 posing as an ancient woman, posted by herself on her blog several hours ago:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006xb584gy1h86qo3xlilj323v35s7wh.jpg

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/006xb584gy1h86qo64bubj323v35sb29.jpg
 

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An official report on the MV, released on the same day, w/ various posters for the single (right-click the pics to view them in their original large sizes):

大型青春女团SNH48 GROUP官方网站

^ The plot & character settings for the MV are actually quite elaborate - too bad I don't have the time to explain it here. ^_^' The dance version of the MV will also be released in due course.
That dance version, just released this morning:


[EDIT 1]
^ An official report on it (right-click the pic to view it in its original large size):

大型青春女团SNH48 GROUP官方网站

^ The choreography has also incorporated various ancient dances from both the Han & Tang Dynasties, during which the Silk Road was in its heydays, & there're symbolisms in the costumes of the performers too.

[EDIT 2]
^ A poster for it, featuring the current top three members:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h8cxbt7m62j633f22cnpg02.jpg
 

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These two pics feature the champion couple of the last season of SNHG's Best Couple contest, in which she's partnered w/ a 4th-generation member in the 4th team of SNH48:

https://wx1.sinaimg.cn/large/005ZysU6ly1h7gmfnx0owj32bc1jln71.jpg

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/005ZysU6ly1h7gmhxu92kj32bc1jl4qq.jpg

While both girls have towering figures of about the same height (she's slimmer, tho), they're actually very different in their images, styles, personalities, & personal interests, & also belong to different generations & teams (they've never been assigned to the same team too), but all those haven't prevented them from becoming one of the most intimate couples among the SNHG groups. :)
Behind-the-scenes footage of the MV for their upcoming single:

A couple of posters for that single:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h8cyfteb6kj61jk2bbhdt02.jpg

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBgy1h8cyfwog2kj61jk2bbb2a02.jpg

^ Note that the one in short sleeves doesn't have any group nor team affiliations, because she's already graduated from SNH48 earlier.
 
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That MV, just released this morning:


^ It looks more like an alien planet from a Frank Herbert novel than the Silk Road, the meaning of the song's title. lol
The official HP for an upcoming solo EP of the center girl in the MV, which title number (which Chinese title means "oasis") is a spin-off single from that song, opened today:

SNH48 GROUP《绿洲》EP专题

[EDIT]
^ Her appearing on the red carpet of a music award event yesterday, in which she performed that single live for the very 1st time & also received a music award:

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[Re: The latter part of the preceding post] An official report about that as well as a former group ace of SNH48 also appearing, performing, & receiving an award in that event, released yesterday (right-click the pics to view them in their original large sizes):

大型青春女团SNH48 GROUP官方网站

^ She's received the "singer of leaping progress in the year" award, whereas that former group ace the "popular singer of the year" award. :)