Pop duo Karmin began when Boston-based singers Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan started posting cover videos of songs on YouTube just three years ago, and now with over 230 million views and over a million subscribers, they have released their debut album, entitled Pulses, to outstanding reviews and reactions from fans and critics.
The group first broke through into mainstream pop culture when one of their covers, Look At Me Now (originally performed by Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Busta Rhymes) went viral and had everyone talking, eventually landing the duo a performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2011. Their single Hello had many people talking when it was released in 2012 due to the chorus' resemblance to the hit Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. Their first big mainstream tune was titled Brokenhearted and was played on radio stations all across the country, charting on the Billboard Hot 100 at No.16 and was the No.1 Hot Dance Club Song in the United States in 2012.
The unique spin the duo put on their covers has transcended throughout their career so far, and is present in their new album as well. The first single from Pulses that was released was Acapella, an upbeat, fun, catchy tune that debuted at No.72 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went on to become certified 3x Platinum in Australia and Gold in the US. Karmin then released the second single, I Want It All, in January of 2014 along with a music video for the track, which currently has over a million hits on YouTube and is climbing daily. The third single is the title track for their album, Pulses, and radiates more of a hip-hop vibe with more bass and rapping than the previous two singles. The album has thirteen tracks in total and is available now through iTunes.
Karmin is also in the middle of a headlining tour across the United States, titled Pulses Tour in honor of their debut album. Tour dates can be found on their website and tickets for those shows can be purchased through TicketMaster. The duo will also be performing at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday, March 29th in honor of the college's Sun Devil's Unite project where students participate in philanthropic events throughout the week. Karmin will be kicking the event off at the Sun Devil Fitness Complex fields and the event is free to all ASU students.