Karmin is an American pop duo consisting of engaged couple Amy Heidemann and Nick (Louis) Noonan. They are best known for their song "Brokenhearted". They had been known previously for their covers, including Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now" and Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass". Their original song "Take It Away" was used in promos for the 2011 NBA Finals.
Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan met while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. Heidemann is a graduate from Seward High School in Nebraska. Noonan graduated from Old Town High School in Maine, where he was a member of the concert band and jazz ensemble. They released their first album, Inside Out, in May 2010, also getting engaged later that year.
The duo's popularity grew from an appearance on the daytime talk show Ellen as well as exposure on YouTube, achieving more than 150 million views. The duo gained popularity after being discussed on reddit, and their video for "Look at Me Now" was posted on Ryan Seacrest's blog. The group later thanked reddit by giving the reddit alien mascot a prominent place in their video for their cover of "6 Foot 7 Foot".
After anticipation and speculation concerning Karmin signing with a record label, the group announced on June 2, 2011 that they had been signed by a major record label. Reports indicated, with confirmation from an industry insider, that the group had signed with Epic Records as part of L.A. Reid's return to the company. On their official website they asked their fans about what they wanted to hear on their album, and about 50% said they would like to have rapping.
On February 11, 2012, Karmin was the musical guest on the American television show Saturday Night Live, performing two original tunes, "Brokenhearted" and "I Told You So" from their album, which was released on May 8, 2012. On April 12, 2012, they returned to the Ellen show to sing their hit single "Brokenhearted". ClearartWide ThumbFanart Banner User Comments