Karmin

Mar
22
Video: Karmin – ‘Brokenhearted’

Karmin

Real-life couple Karmin puts their relationship on screen in the video for “Brokenhearted,” the second single from the YouTube sensation’s Epic Records debut Hello. After partying the night before, Amy waits around all day in her lingerie for Nick to call, but her phone never rings. The tension builds when she sees him the next day at band rehearsals. Will they hook up again? See the surprise ending.

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Jan
27
New Music: Karmin – ‘Brokenhearted’

Broken Hearted

They crashed your party. Now swag-pop duo Karmin is leaving you “Brokenhearted” on the second single from their Epic Records debut, due this April. The radio-ready pop ditty features a catchy hook and Amy’s signature rhymes that propelled them to YouTube glory. The engaged couple will perform the song and a surprise selection on the February 11 episode of “SNL.”

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Jan
11
YouTube Sensation Karmin to Perform on ‘SNL’

Karmin

Karmin is making the leap from the computer screen to the silver screen. The Internet sensation has been booked as the musical guest on next month’s episode of “Saturday Night Live.”

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Dec
7
Video: Karmin – ‘Crash Your Party’

Karmin

Look out! Internet sensation Karmin is crashing a party near you. Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, who rose to fame with their viral covers of Nicki Minaj and Chris Brown, leap off the YouTube page and into a kitchen, karaoke party, and children’s birthday bash in the Syndrome-directed video for their debut single “Crash Your Party.”

“We like to think of it like we’re crashing the industry’s party ’cause the way that we got here was through the fans,” said Amy.

The duo will release its debut album in early 2012 on Epic Records.

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Nov
4
Karmin Takes Inspiration from Lauryn Hill, Kanye West

Karmin

Fresh off the release of their debut single “Crash Your Party,” YouTube sensation Karmin shared which hip-hop artists have inspired them. “As far as rappers go, first is going to be Lauryn Hill,” Amy told MTV Buzzworthy. “Hearing her Miseducation album basically changed my life and got me into rapping. And then more recently I would have to say Missy Elliott, Eve, and Nicki Minaj.”

The hip-pop duo, whose debut album is due next year on Epic Records, also expressed their desire to work with another one of their inspirations. “I think the one I’m looking forward to the most would probably be Kanye West,” revealed Amy. “I think he kinda inspired us to even start doing this hip-hop thing more aggressively, his [My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy] album really inspired us.”

Nick chimed in with his list of favorite rappers. “Of course the Jay-Zs, the Drakes, the Lil Waynes,” he added, while eyeing a collaboration with Busta Rhymes and Nicki Minaj.

Karmin has racked up millions of views on YouTube with their covers of Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, and Eminem, but don’t expect to see them take on a Whitney Houston song anytime soon. “Have you ever seen a really good Whitney Houston cover?” asked Amy. “I don’t know if I have.”

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Oct
20
New Music: Karmin – ‘Crash Your Party’

Crash Your Party

They took the Internet by storm with their covers of Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, and Lil Wayne, and now Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, known collectively as Karmin, unleash their debut single. The duo blows up the spotlight on “Crash Your Party,” an acoustic-meets-rap record that samples Black Sheep’s 1991 hip-hop classic “The Choice Is Yours.”

“Who do you think you are, a super S-T-A-R?/ Who do you think you are, you can kiss my oh my gah!” sings Amy before showing off her fast-paced rap skills.

Karmin’s debut album is due next year on Epic Records. “The best way to classify it is hip-pop, but we want to bring back some of the heavy lyrics,” says Nick, while Amy adds, “We want music that’s gonna stick around.”

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Oct
10
Karmin Covers TLC’s ‘No Scrubs’ [Video]

Karmin tackles TLC’s “No Scrubs” for their latest YouTube cover. With an autographed photo of Sean Paul on the wall behind them, Amy and Nick sat down at the keyboard to flip the ’90s classic.

“Since our 1st single has a throwback sample, we did a throwback cover!!” tweeted the duo, who is prepping their debut album for release on Epic Records.

They even gave their genre of music the name “swag pop.” “It’s a combination of pop and rap mixed together,” they explained.