Us the Duo is an American folk pop duo consisting of husband-and-wife Michael and Carissa Alvarado. The duo met in Los Angeles, California, United States, in 2011 on the set of an AJ Rafael music video. They married in 2012. In 2013, the duo started uploading six-second cover versions of popular songs to their Vine account, where they amassed over 4.8 million followers as of August 2015. In March 2014, they were signed to Republic Records. They are reported as being the first musicians to have signed to a major record label due to their presence on Vine.