Karmin, whose astronomical success on YouTube lead the pop duo to a record deal in 2011 and a guest performance spot on Saturday Night Live this year, will now grace the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
The issue hits newsstands Friday with Amy Heidemann — the female half of Karmin — front and center. Karmin earned the cover slot by winning Rolling Stone‘s crowdsourced “Women Who Rock” competition.
“Are you serious? Oh my god. … The fans are going to be so excited,” Heidemann said, holding back tears when Karmin discovered it had beat out British singer-songwriter Rita Ora to be on the cover.
Sidekick (and fiance) Nick Noonan will appear in the magazine. Karmin’s two latest singles — “Hello” and “Brokenhearted” — have landed in Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart and reached number one on the dance chart.
Karmin’s cover of Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” went viral in 2011. It now has more than 73 million views.