Rino Sashihara has been selected as the center for AKB48's upcoming 55th single.
In addition to the title track, Sashihara will also have her own graduation song included on the single.
Sashihara was originally a member of AKB48 when she joined as a 5th generation member in 2007.
She was demoted to HKT48 in 2012 following a dating a scandal; however, her popularity only grew since then, and now is undoubtedly the most powerful and influential member of the 48 family.
Sashihara is set to graduation this spring.