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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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Stations Featuring
Karmin

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    Workout Songs
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Albums by
Karmin

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