Karmin is an American pop duo consisting of Amy Renee Heidemann (born (1986-04-29)April 29, 1986) and Nicholas Louis "Nick" Noonan (born (1986-04-27)April 27, 1986). The name of the band is a portmanteau made from the Latin word carmen meaning "song" (also a Spanish female name), and the word karma, making the name Karmin.
The duo is known for their covers of popular songs such as "Look at Me Now", "Super Bass", and "Party Rock Anthem". Following the success of their covers, they were signed in 2011 to Epic Records, which was relaunched under L.A. Reid. In May 2012, Karmin released their debut EP, Hello, which spawned the singles "Brokenhearted" and "Hello" and received mixed reviews. "Brokenhearted" reached the top 20 in the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, and the top 10 in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, while "Hello" reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs charts in the United States. In March 2014, the duo released their debut album, Pulses. The album's lead single, "Acapella", charted in the top 10 in Australia and New Zealand, and went Gold in the United States. They left Epic Records in the middle of 2014 and have since released music independently. Their second album Leo Rising is scheduled to be released somewhere in fall 2015.
Karmin is currently managed by Nils Gums, who founded The Complex Group, Inc., an artist development and management firm.
Rolling Stone named Karmin's lead singer Amy as the winner of "Women Who Rock" contests.