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True Star Interviews Pop Duo Karmin

YouTube has been very instrumental in magnifying hidden talents. Several artists such as SoSo Def’s Dondria, and Mega International Heartthrob, Justin Bieber, have been discovered on YouTube, and have experienced major success because of it. Little did Amy Heidemann & Nick Noonan, of the duo Karmin, know that their cover of Look At Me Now (where Amy rapped the lines of Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, and Lil’ Wayne flawlessly) would lead them to being the first group discovered on YouTube to have a song go platinum.

It was just last summer that their cover of Look At Me Now became on overnight viral success, reaching over one million views in just a day or so. They were soon after seen on the Ellen Degeneres show performing the cover, and later signed a deal with Epic Records. They’ve performed everywhere from SNL to Lollapalooza, as well as the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Vegas, which was headlined by Lady Gaga. Their first single, Broken Hearted, penned by song writer Claude Kelly, talks about how the engaged couple met, and has already reached the top ten on the Billboard Charts.

Their debut Album, titled Hello, came out this past May, and has been extremely successful so far. Their second single, which is the title track ( Hello), recently debuted, along with its brand new video, which was filmed in Japan. Since their road to stardom, they’ve been on the go performing everywhere and meeting everyone. They’ve even performed with The Roots, and Questlove has taken them under his wing as their official mentor.

Despite their busy schedule (which included a photo shoot for Rolling Stone magazine, where Karmin is being considered for the cover of the Women Who Rock issue), Karmin found some time to tell True Star about their journey thus far. We got to catch up with them in their dressing room before they hit the stage with Robin Thicke in Chicago at Macy’s Glamorama. Here’s what they had to say about their journey thus far.

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Written by truestar

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