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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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Stations Featuring
Karmin

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    LGBT Pride
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Albums by
Karmin

Top Songs by
Karmin

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