Anna Kendrick has already enjoyed a few weeks on Billboard‘s Hot 100 with her breakout a cappella hit “Cups,” from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack. Now, in a sign of just how popular the movie has become since its December DVD release, “Cups” is getting pushed to mainstream radio. According to AllAccess, the song hits stations on March 26.
A longer, remixed version of the song recently hit the web — complete with strummy guitar and plinky xylophone — which you can listen to below. The folky sing-a-long is slight, for sure, but it’s also infectious, and Kendrick has a prettily sweet tone that makes it all go down easy.
Kendrick is something of a chameleon. At 27 years old, she’s already gone through a few image transformations. We first got to know her as a precocious, uptight worker bee in Up in the Air, which may have falsely implied thatthat was her real life persona. But she morphed herself into a nerdy/sexy Reddit gal over the years. And these days, she’s a savvy, potty-mouthed Twitter user, and the instant cult status of Pitch Perfect has earned her major cred with young fans. But are you ready for the next (potential) stage… Anna Kendrick: Chart Star?