Karmin Talks to MTV.com
The stable of stars who got their start on YouTube has been bursting with steeds of late — from Justin Bieber to Kina Grannis to Walk Off The Earth. Now, it seems, the future husband and wife duo Karmin is pulling ahead in the race to “legit” musical stardom. In addition to performing on Saturday Night Live the other week, the band was also burning up the MTV Music Meter, making them the subject of this week’s Music Meter Monday.
Karmin — a.k.a. Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan — met while attending the Berklee School of Music in Boston, dropping their first EP of original tunes, Inside Out, in 2010. However, it wasn’t until the pair started posting covers of songs like Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now” and Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” to YouTube that they truly started stealing the attention of the masses. They released an album of cover jams in May of 2011, and after signing to Epic Records, they are primed to release another original album in April 2012 titled Hello.
The O Music Blog caught up with Karmin in the wake of their SNL performance to talk YouTube, cover songs and when, exactly, the duo plans to tie the knot.