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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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Top Songs by
Karmin

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