Meet the artist behind 'If I Back It Up,' one of TikTok's most viral songs

Even on TikTok, few songs blow up like “Vibe (If I Back It Up).” The track has been used in more than 1.9 million videos on the app. When a song goes viral like that, it can spiral into something bigger than its creator. That, according to New Jersey-based singer Cookiee Kawaii, is exactly what happened with “Vibe”. “As time went on, I don’t think a lot of people knew [it was mine],” Cookiee told In The Know. The singer has been fighting for credit ever since then. In a clip posted to TikTok, Cookiee explains that “For the past eight months now, I’ve been on Twitter going crazy, fighting for my recognition and my proper credit for my song”. The artist told In The Know that even though she saw millions of people using her song on TikTok, she struggled to benefit from its success. It’s been an uphill battle, but some of Cookiee’s efforts are finally paying off. Her music video for the track, released in August, has nearly 2.5 million views. She’s even worked with rapper Tyga on a remix of the song. Cookiee has also been working on plenty of new music. She told In The Know that she’s now putting together a full-length album