Hello is an extended play by pop musical duo Karmin. It was released on May 4, 2012 through Epic Records (Sony Music Entertainment).
The band catapulted to stardom by posting their unique renditions of popular hip-hop and pop songs, such as Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now", Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot" and Nicki Minaj's "Super Bass" on YouTube, gaining the attention of entertainers such as Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Seacrest, Beyoncé Knowles, Timbaland, Ashton Kutcher, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Jermaine Dupri, RedOne, Questlove, Game and Kanye West. After offers from Jermaine Dupri, Atlantic Records and various others, the duo signed a deal with Sony and Epic Records, under new management of the executive chairman L.A. Reid. â€œWe kind of matched energies. He felt music the same way,â€ Nick Noonan of the band says. In the summer of 2011, they were called upon by Jay-Z to appear in an online viral campaign for his clothing line Rocawear, singing a medley of their original song "Carbon Copy" and Jay-Z's Encore, as well as perform on the BET Awards Pre-Show.
In late June, the duo entered the studio to record their debut studio album and have collaborated with producers Warryn Campbell, Kane Beatz, Jon Jon Traxx, The Runners, Kwamé, D'Mile, Oak and Andrew "Pop" Wansel, Harvey Mason, Jr. of The Underdogs, Tricky Stewart, Rodney "Don Vito" Richard , The Exclusives, J. R. Rotem, Sham 'Sak Pase' Joseph, Christian Rich, Hit-Boy, The Fliptones, Kenneth "Soundz" Coby, The Composer, Stargate, with writing assistance from Claude Kelly, Elite, Redd Stylez, Kevin McCall, Audio Push, Corey Houston, Bonnie McKee, Kelly Sheehan, Heather Bright, Henry "Cirkut" Walter and Diane Warren. Both Heidemann and Noonan worked to maintain original songs and ideas, while working toward mainstream and pop music. They cited L.A. Reid's understanding of their musical background to be helpful in this process.
During an interview prior to the release of their debut album, Karmin revealed to Z100 (A New York City Radio Station) that there is the possibility of a deluxe album release in the near future with the inclusion of "Crash Your Party" (their first single) as one of the additional tracks.
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