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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. ~ Heather Phares.
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Brokenhearted
  3.   Acapella
  4.   Hello
  5.   I Told You So
  6.   Walking on the Moon
  7.   Rihanna – Only Girl (In the World) [Cover]
  8.   Taylor Swift - Mine (Cover)
  9.   Maroon 5 - Misery (Cover)
  10.   Katy Perry – Teenage Dream (Cover)
  11.   Crash Your Party
  12.   Didn't Know You
  13.   Jar of Hearts
  14.   Pulses
  15.   Look At Me Now
  16.   Gasoline
  17.   I'm Just Sayin'
  18.   Hate to Love You
  19.   I Want It All
  20.   Drifter
  21.   Sugarland - Stuck Like Glue (Cover)
  22.   Try Me On
  23.   Tidal Wave
  24.   Forget You
  25.   What's in It for Me?
  26.   Sara Bareilles - King of Anything (Cover)
  27.   Stuck Like Glue
  28.   Take It Away
  29.   Too Many Fish
  30.   6 Foot 7 Foot
  31.   What's My Name?
  32.   Night Like This
  33.   Sleigh Ride
  34.   Grenade
  35.   King of Anything
  36.   King of Wishful Thinking
  37.   Only Girl
  38.   Written In the Stars
  39.   Puppet
  40.   Neon Love
  41.   Tonight (I'm Lovin' You)
  42.   I Need a Doctor
  43.   Less Than Perfect
  44.   Mine
  45.   Price Tag
  46.   Whip My Hair
  47.   Teenage Dream
  48.   Coming Up Strong
  49.   Born This Way
  50.   Your Love
  51.   Circle the Drain
  52.   Hold It Against Me
  53.   Just a Kiss
  54.   Set Fire To the Rain
  55.   Misery
  56.   Firework
  57.   DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love
  58.   Geronimo Intro

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