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Crafting a pop-meets-hip-hop sound they call "swag-pop," Karmin is the project of singer/rapper Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan. Heidemann grew up in a small Nebraska town and discovered her voice in sixth grade, while Noonan became an award-winning trombone player and avid classic rock fan while growing up in Maine. The pair met in 2006 at Boston's Berklee College of Music, where Heidemann studied songwriting, performance, and business, and Noonan was on his way to becoming a professional trombonist, playing with the likes of Paul Simon and Herbie Hancock. While the pair -- who became a couple -- worked on music for school assignments together, it didn't occur to them to collaborate professionally until they graduated. Taking their name from combining "carmen," the Latin word for "sing," and "karma," Karmin's debut release, Inside Out, arrived in 2010 and featured a largely acoustic sound, with Noonan playing a wooden box because the duo couldn't afford a drum kit. They also posted their songs on YouTube, but realizing that it was unlikely that people would search out their original songs, Noonan and Heidemann began covering Top 40 hits and became an Internet sensation in the process. In April 2011, Karmin posted a cover of Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" on their YouTube channel, drawing the attention of Ryan Seacrest, Diplo, ?uestlove, and the Game, among others; covers of Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7" and Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" soon followed, all of which displayed Heidemann's rapping skills as well as her vocal chops. Around this time, Karmin's original song "Take It Away" was used in commercials for the 2011 NBA Finals. That June, Epic Records signed Karmin, who began working on their debut album. The duo, now based in Los Angeles, worked with producer Jon Jon Traxx on a set of songs including "Take It Away" as well as "Brokenhearted" and "I Told You So," which Karmin performed on Saturday Night Live in February 2012. Hello was released in May 2012. In 2013, Karmin returned with the single "Acapella," which became a hit in Australia and New Zealand but only peaked at 72 in the U.S. Over the next year, the duo worked on their full-length major-label debut, Pulses, which saw release in March 2014. After finishing their tour that year, Karmin left Epic Records in order to have more creative freedom. The duo began working on their second album, Leo Rising, a collection of songs inspired by the zodiac. Several singles and an EP, Sugar, preceded Leo Rising's release in September 2016. Karmin also shot videos for each of the album's songs. ~ Heather Phares.
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Karmin

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Brokenhearted
  3.   Hello
  4.   Acapella
  5.   Born This Way
  6.   Mine
  7.   Hold It Against Me
  8.   I Told You So
  9.   Walking on the Moon
  10.   Sleigh Ride
  11.   Sugar
  12.   King of Anything
  13.   I'm Just Sayin'
  14.   Love Is Louder
  15.   Taylor Swift - Mine (Cover)
  16.   Your Love
  17.   Save Me Now
  18.   Panda
  19.   Bitch Better Have My Money
  20.   I Want It All
  21.   Sara Bareilles - King of Anything (Cover)
  22.   Written In the Stars
  23.   Less Than Perfect
  24.   Easy Money
  25.   Didn't Know You
  26.   Drifter
  27.   DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love
  28.   Grenade
  29.   Jar of Hearts
  30.   I Got You
  31.   What's My Name?
  32.   Blame It On My Heart
  33.   Come With Me
  34.   What Do You Mean?
  35.   Along The Road
  36.   Yesterday
  37.   Sugarland - Stuck Like Glue (Cover)
  38.   Too Many Fish
  39.   Crash Your Party
  40.   6 Foot 7 Foot
  41.   Circle the Drain
  42.   Firework
  43.   I Need a Doctor
  44.   Just a Kiss
  45.   Only Girl
  46.   Set Fire To the Rain
  47.   Teenage Dream
  48.   Everything
  49.   Price Tag
  50.   No Suitcase
  51.   Dance With You
  52.   Puppet
  53.   Neon Love
  54.   Night Like This
  55.   Geronimo Intro
  56.   Maroon 5 - Misery (Cover)
  57.   Take It Away
  58.   Forget You
  59.   King of Wishful Thinking
  60.   Misery
  61.   Whip My Hair
  62.   Can't Live
  63.   Can't Feel My Face
  64.   What's in It for Me?
  65.   Stuck Like Glue
  66.   Look At Me Now
  67.   Coming Up Strong
  68.   Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
  69.   Katy Perry – Teenage Dream (Cover)
  70.   Rihanna – Only Girl (In the World) [Cover]
  71.   Pulses
  72.   Riverbend
  73.   Tidal Wave
  74.   Gasoline
  75.   Hate to Love You
  76.   Try Me On
  77.   Baby It's Cold Outside