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On the Charts: Maroon 5 takes over, Taylor Swift hits No. 1, Kelly Clarkson stuck on the 'Dark Side'

Maroon 5 have officially accomplished the rare feat of having not one but two singles in the Top 10 of Billboard‘s Hot 100 this week.

Although their smash “Payphone” is on its way down after peaking at No. 2 (this week it dropped from No. 5 to No. 7), their followup “One More Night” has wasted no time ascending the upper tiers of the chart. This week “Night” jumps 15-9, following major gains at radio and 170,000 additional downloads.

The two hit singles are driving album sales for the band’s fourth album Overexposed, which grew 59 percent to 36,000 copies this week — a $3.99 sale on Amazon also boosted sales substantially — and moved from No. 11 to No. 5 on the Billboard 200. The disc has moved 450,000 copies after eight weeks on the chart.

We’ll find out if “One More Night” can climb one spot higher than “Payphone” in the weeks to come, but for now, let’s check out the week’s other chart winners and losers below:

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Album Sales: Carrie Underwood stays put at No. 1, Adele gets a big Mother's Day boost

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Carrie Underwood has Blown Away the competition for a second week in a row.

The American Idol winner’s fourth album topped the Billboard 200 once again this week with sales of 120,000, holding off new debuts from Silversun Pickups, Tank, Keane, and Karmin, as well as Mother’s Day-boosted sales from top-selling artists like Adele and Lionel Richie.

Here’s how the Top 10 fared: READ FULL STORY

Listen to Karmin's 'Coming Up Strong' from their May 8 debut -- AN EW EXCLUSIVE

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Not too long ago, Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan were just a couple of music-school kids indulging their love of hip-hop on YouTube. Next Tuesday, May 8, they’ll drop their debut album Hello.

In between viral buzz and major-label stardom, the pair have performed on Saturday Night Live and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, saw one of their songs become an official anthem for the NBA playoffs, and headlined a stream of radio festivals. And, oh yeah — they also got engaged.

Now EW is pulling back the curtain on “Coming Up Strong,” one of the most dynamic tracks from Hello. Listen to it exclusively here: READ FULL STORY

New Karmin video, 'Brokenhearted' -- Watch Amy let her hair down

YouTube stars-turned-SNL musical guests Karmin have released a new video for their second single “Brokenhearted,” a follow-up to their debut effort, “Crash Your Party,” which never quite happened.

In the video for the summery track, which jumped from 84 to 60 on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week, Amy meets real-life fiancé Nick at a club and then spends the whole next day waiting for her phone to ring. “Don’t you leave me brokenhearted,” she pleads with her touch screen.

Does she finally re-nab his attention? You’ll have to watch the video to find out: READ FULL STORY

Karmin get ready for 'SNL,' preview their new album

Less than a year ago, Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan posted a video of the two of them performing Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now.”

That video set the Internet ablaze — the “Look At Me” has racked up over 56 million views — and the cult of Karmin began to build. The rest of the narrative goes like this: More videos (both covers and original tunes), a handful of high-profile performances (including an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show), a record contract, and a booking on this weekend’s edition of Saturday Night Live. For many, this will be the first time they’ll hear the group’s original songs.

“We’ve been working with some of the top producers of the world,” Heidemann told EW, of their upcoming debut Hello, due April. “We recorded close to 50 songs, so we’re trying to get that list down to album size.”

One of those songs, the second single “Brokenhearted,” was co-written by Claude Kelly, the hitmaker who has contributed to such tunes as Bruno Mars’ “Grenade,” Jessie J’s “Price Tag,” and Adam Lambert’s “Better Than I Know Myself.” READ FULL STORY

Karmin unleashes new single 'Broken Hearted' in time for their 'Saturday Night Live' performance

In less than two weeks, YouTubers-turned-major-label-recording artists Karmin will take the Saturday Night Live stage alongside host Zooey Deschanel.

The duo has already released its first single, “Crash Your Party,” which is currently climbing the pop charts, and while it’s unclear whether that song will be performed on SNL, Amy and Nick clearly have more than just Chris Brown covers ready for the show.

Epic has just released the audio of Karmin’s second official single, the sunny pop track “Broken Hearted,” which features another dose of Amy’s trademark rapping over a Dr. Luke-esque beat.

Nick’s voice, however, is nowhere to be heard on the song, in which a lover begs her man not to “leave [her] broken hearted tonight.” Give it a listen below: READ FULL STORY

YouTube stars Karmin release first major-label single 'Crash Your Party': Listen here

A few months ago, Karmin was just a guy and a girl (real-life couple Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan) sitting in their Boston living room, covering pop songs.

Then, the duo released a cover of “Look At Me Now” that went viral, and the musicians became an outright web sensation.

It wasn’t long before Karmin’s other covers began garnering millions of views, and the band was invited to do things like perform on talk shows, duet with The Roots, have their music featured on NBA commercials, and ultimately, sign with Epic Records.

Now, Karmin has released “Crash your Party,” its first official single with Epic (from an untitled album due out in 2012), and unlike a lot of Youtube-turned-pop acts, they sound like they could actually fit in on mainstream radio. This track has swag!

Amy flaunts a bit of her trademark sassy rap style and R&B-tinged runs over a sunny groove that feels similar to Jessie J’s “Price Tag” and had me bopping right along. But then, I am a confessed fan of these two!

Check out the “hip pop” jam below, and let us know what you think: READ FULL STORY

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