When it comes to acronyms, K-pop does NOT mess around. The genre’s top acts include SNSD, 2PM, B2ST, ZE:A—wait, is this an alphabet game?!
K-pop agencies have gotten downright creative with their artists’ names to the point where we're imagining our favorite groups on The Periodic Table. See if you can tell the difference between a Korean act and scientific terminology. Chances are you'll be scratching your head over the jumbled up letters.
Take notes on which terms are Bunsen burner-approved—it could be the difference between an 'A' or an 'F' on your next lab report!
Combine "21st century" and "New Evolution," and we have ourselves powerhouse girl group 2NE1 (pronounced '21'), the "New Evolution of the 21st Century."