By Julian Villegas
“I gave a second chance to Cupid.” Is an infectious hook to an already catchy song sure to get stuck in your head.
“Cupid”, by the group Fifty Fifty, was released on February 24th, 2023. Upon release, they created 2 different versions of the song. The original version, which is sung in both Korean and English by all members of the group, and the Twin version, which is sung all in English by 2 of the members (Sio and Aran).
Since release, this song (more specifically the Twin version) has blown up in popularity due to it becoming a one of the most used audios on Tik Tok. One of the more common uses of the song is when it’s paired with a clip of John Cena dancing with headphones on. Since then, it’s spread to other platforms such as YouTube and Instagram. Due to its recent popularity, “Cupid”, has charted on the Billboard Hot 100 in the past several weeks and is steadily rising higher and higher.
But who is Fifty Fifty? Fifty Fifty is a Kpop group that debuted on November 18, 2022. Their 4 person lineup consists of members: Saena, Sio, Aran, and Keena. A lot of Kpop groups that get really popular in the West such as Blackpink or Twice tend to come from bigger companies who have the money and materials to help them make it big. It’s not the same when it comes to Fifty Fifty who debuted under ATTRAKT, a small company which currently only has 1 Artist to their name…Fifty Fifty. Due to the company’s small size and reputation, they experienced more hardships in the beginning such as the CEO having to sell his own car in order to fund their debut. But now, with more eyes on them due to the success of “Cupid,” things could be finally looking up for Fifty Fifty. And with them charting on Billboard, they officially became the fastest group to chart on the Billboard Hot 100.
Personally, I really like Fifty Fifty, and if you’re a fan of “Cupid” , I would highly recommend checking their other music out. They released a mini album titled “The Fifty” as their debut album back in November of last year which featured 4 other tracks. I’d say all of those songs are worth a listen to, but in my personal opinion the best songs are “Tell Me” and “Higher.”
Madison Sciba '24,