To say 2011 was a big year for Karmin would be a big understatement. Since the duo’s cover of Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” went viral to the tune of almost 50 million views – Karmin has appeared on “Ellen,” landed a deal with Epic Records, and premiered a music video in Times Square. But Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan are also engaged, so when are they fitting in a wedding?
“So, we originally set the first date for 9/10/11,” Noonan revealed on “The Ralphie Radio Show” when he and Heidemann sat down for an interview. “Of course, things were a little cray-cray, so we had to push it back a little bit. But we’re hoping to do it maybe sometime in the summer, early summer.”
Noonan joked that he needs to lock down a ceremony soon, as his fiancé has a lot more options these days. But all kidding aside, the couple is quite busy promoting their new single and music video for “Crash Your Party.” A debut album has already been written and recorded, and is slated for a February release.
“We didn’t have a million views (on YouTube) until we did ‘Look at Me Now,’” Heidemann noted. “It was ‘woop,’ million views, and then five million, and ten million, and now it has 50 million.”
Now almost any video the couple uploads reaches the six figures in views immediately. After “Look at Me Now,” an appearance on “Ellen” fueled their popularity even further. Karmin still uploads covers to its channel, in addition to videos documenting their travels and the journey that they now find themselves on in the music industry.
And to think, heading in to this year, the couple probably would’ve just been happy with a wedding.
So DJ Earmworm is doing two big mashups every year now… the June, mid-year mix usually has a promotional purpose (one year he did a piece for Capitol FM in the UK, this year’s is for YouTube). His year-end mix is of course on everyone’s iPod by end of January the following year. Here’s his latest work, mixing everyone from Ke$ha to Enrique to Avril.
It wasn’t too long ago that singer J Randall was bumping “Bartender” in his car. Now the 24 year-old is collaborating with the likes of T-Pain and other high profile people, including producer RedOne and YouTube star Keenan Cahill. J checked in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” from South Florida to chat about his single, “Can’t Sleep” and how he and Cahill linked up in Chicago to film a hilarious lipsync video of the song.
TMZ reports that while on bended knee, Kris Humphries slid an engagement ring on to Kim Kardashian’s finger that is worth $2 million. In this day and age, is that too much to spend on a ring?
I spoke with Kardashian at an event in New York City last October. Jeweler Michael Hill picked the reality TV star to be the face of his search for the world’s best couple. The grand prize in the competition was a 22 CT diamond ring, which as you can see above, looked pretty good on Kardashian (she reportedly received a 20.5 CT piece from Humphries). I spoke with Kim about what she’d be looking for in a ring. Keep in mind, she was reportedly single at the time we talked: links to Gabriel Aubry began the following month and talks of the Nets basketball player began soon after.
No one knows if Kardashian had any say in the final size of the ring – perhaps Humphries took it upon himself to go big or go home – maybe even Kim’s sisters influenced him. But perhaps “nothing specific” is the new “as big as possible”?
It wasn’t the third, or the fourth, and nope, not the fifth try as the charm for the Los Angeles-based Lights Over Paris. When the dust settled, it took the pop-rockers six different versions of the band’s new single, “I’m Not a Gangsta” to find the one that the guys hope will be the right one. Although, the sixth version was bound to stick out from the rest – it features a verse from fellow west coast artist Game.
“Nothing really got us going but The Game because of the name of the song… and how The Game is and how he represents his music, his lyrics, was awesome,” said LOP front man Robb University. The lead singer checked in from his Hollywood home and participated in the first ever Skype interview on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” “(My friends) were like, ‘The Game’s coming to the studio, he loves the song! He’s gonna do it!’ I’m like, ‘Dude, you guys are pulling an April Fool’s Joke.’”
Yes, Robb will more than likely always remember April 1, 2011 – that was the day that he and Game met up in a California studio and the rapper cut his verse for the new track. Given the fun-loving nature of Robb’s friends and band mates – it certainly wasn’t far-fetched for the lead singer to think he was the subject of a big rib. But thankfully for he and the band, Game’s cameo on the track was no joke.
“When (Game) does his verse, that is very gangster,” the lead singer noted. “A lot of his fans and people don’t understand until they actually listen to the track, and they’ll really get that LOP is singing about one thing, and he comes in and totally does his thing.”
Game will also be doing his thing in the music video for “I’m Not a Gangsta” – which was scheduled to be shot in L.A. on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Lights Over Paris will continue to work on the band’s debut LP, which Robb says will be a dual-disc release.
A feel-good story that has taken twists and turns, YouTube sensation Ted Williams is now reporting back to rehab to treat his addictions. TMZ’s Gary Trock elaborated on “The Ralphie Radio Show.”
Catch Gary on TMZ TV, local listings here.
In partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, Beyoncé teamed up with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign for a remix of “Get Me Bodied” called “Move Your Body.” The video for the NABEF’s Let’s Move! Flash Workout was shown to schools across the country – and nationwide at 1:42 p.m. on May 3, students danced to the workout.
Mixed in with the music video above is footage of kids at Northeast Intermediate School in Scranton, PA and Clear Run Intermediate in Tobyhanna, PA moving along to Beyoncé’s dance. Call it the “Ain’t No Party Like A Scranton Party Remix!”