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

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