FIFTY FIFTY is a South Korean girl group that was formed in 2022. It debuted as a quartet (consisting of members Sio, Saena, Aran, and Keena) on November 18, 2022, with its first extended play The Fifty. The group shot to fame with its viral single Cupid and became the fastest K-pop group to enter the US Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart, doing so within 4 months of debut.
- Saena – Leader, Dancer, Rapper
- Aran – Vocalist, Rapper
- Keena – Rapper, Vocalist
- Sio – Vocalist, Dancer
Seoul, South Korea
K-pop, R&B, Dance-pop
Attrakt, Warner Korea
On November 18, 2022, FIFTY FIFTY released its first extended play The Fifty and it included songs like Tell Me, Higher, Log In, and Lovin’ Me. It peaked at #44 on the Circle Album Chart (previously known as the Gaon Album Chart).
FIFTY FIFTY Facts
- Its name “FIFTY FIFTY” indicates the coexistence, in equal parts, of a hope-filled ideal and a harsh reality, as well as their hope to be a whole 100 with their fans.
- FIFTY FIFTY released the track Cupid on February 24, 2023, and it became the first K-pop girl group song to reach the top 10 in the United Kingdom. Also, the song topped the charts in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and New Zealand as well as reached the top 10 in Australia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The song also entered the Billboard Global 200 chart, making FIFTY FIFTY the 5th Korean group to enter the chart’s top 10 after BTS, Blackpink, BigBang, and NewJeans.
- The girl group achieved the feat of becoming one of The Recording Academy‘s “K-pop Girl Groups To Watch in 2023”, writing, “the quartet displays various colors and a vocal maturity that is both hard to find and crucial to have.”
- FIFTY FIFTY was also included in the “Best K-pop Debuts of the Year” list curated by Rolling Stone India while the tracks Tell Me and Lovin Me were featured on the lists of the “Best K-pop Songs of 2022” compiled by Paper and Mashable, respectively.
- In 2022, the group started appearing on the web show called Fifty Company.
- In May 2023, it was revealed that FIFTY FIFTY had teamed up with rapper Kali for a new song titled Barbie Dreams. The song was featured in the soundtrack of the 2023 film Barbie.
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