FIFTY FIFTY Breaks BLACKPINK’s Record On Billboard’s Hot 100 For Longest-Charting K-Pop Girl Group Song


Once again, FIFTY FIFTY has made K-pop history in the United States!

Back in March, FIFTY FIFTY became the fastest K-pop group ever to enter Billboard’s Hot 100 (its weekly ranking of the most popular songs in the United States), where their viral hit “Cupid” first charted at No. 100 just over four months after their debut.

After steadily climbing up the chart with each passing week, “Cupid” became the first non-collab K-pop girl group song to break the top 20 of the Hot 100 earlier this month—and it has now successfully remained in the top 20 for three weeks straight.

In its ninth consecutive week on the Hot 100, “Cupid” held steady at No. 18, setting a new record for the longest-charting K-pop girl group song in the history of the chart. (The previous record belonged to BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez’s hit “Ice Cream,” which spent eight weeks on the chart back in 2020.)

“Cupid” is also seeing a rise in radio airplay in the United States: this week, it climbed up Billboard’s Pop Airplay chart, which measures weekly plays on mainstream Top 40 radio stations across the United States. After debuting at No. 36 last week, “Cupid” rose to No. 30 in its second consecutive week on the chart.

Only three other K-pop girl groups have ever spent two consecutive weeks on the Pop Airplay chart to date: BLACKPINK (with “Ice Cream” and “Pink Venom“), LOONA (with “Star“), and TWICE (with “The Feels“).

Additionally, FIFTY FIFTY spent a third consecutive week on Billboard’s Artist 100 at No. 62, making them only the sixth K-pop girl group to chart for three weeks (after BLACKPINK, TWICE, ITZY, aespa, and LE SSERAFIM).

Finally, “Cupid” took No. 3 on Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart and No. 22 on the main Digital Song Sales chart, in addition to becoming the first K-pop group (and first girl group from any country) to hit No. 1 on the Global Excl. U.S. chart with their debut entry.

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