BABYMETAL is a kawaii metal trio formed in 2010 in Japan. BABYMETAL is the sub unit "Heavy Music Club" of the idol group さくら学院 (Sakura Gakuin). The group first appeared on さくら学院's debut album Sakura Gakuin 2010 Nendo ~message~ in April 2011, performing the track "Do・Ki・Do・Ki☆MORNING".
Their name, BABYMETAL (ベビーメタル, ) is a play on the Japanese pronunciation of “heavy metal” (ヘヴィメタル ). BABYMETAL is: SU-METAL (Suzuka Nakamoto (中元すず香), born 20 December, 1997 in Hiroshima Prefecture)