JKT48 (read as "J. K. T. Forty-eight") is an Indonesian 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 that will come to meet you". Fans can attend daily performances 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 21 August 2018, the group has 46 active team members. It also has 14 Class A Academy members – formerly known as trainees.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 performs songs by AKB48 and other sister groups that are translated into Indonesian.