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