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