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PENTATONIX SET TO RELEASE PTX VOL. 3 ON SEPTEMBER 23rd

LEAD VIDEO “PROBLEM” TO PREMIERE VIA YOUTUBE TUESDAY, AUGUST 12TH AS GROUP’S CHANNEL ECLIPSES 6 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS AND A HALF-BILLION VIEWS

GOOD MORNING AMERICA PERFORMANCE SEPTEMBER 25

NEW PTX HOLIDAY ALBUM – THAT’S CHRISTMAS TO ME – TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 21ST


For Immediate Release – August 12, 2014 – Vocal sensations Pentatonix are set to release their 3rd EP – PTX Vol. 3 – on September 23rd via RCA Records followed by a special performance on Good Morning America Thursday, September 25. This third installment of the group’s wildly successful EP series continues to mix global pop and indie hits with original tracks, showcasing the quintet’s eclectic taste and otherworldly talent. The album will also include a surprise featured guest, as well as a song performed entirely in French (see track list below).

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PTX fans will get their first taste of the album's track list this Tuesday, August 12th, as their iTunes and Amazon pre-order goes live with the first of 2 planned instant grat tracks, both coinciding with video releases via the PTX YouTube channel. Lead video “Problem” (an arrangement of Ariana Grande’s hit single) can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z9b2HiW_L8


A teaser for the upcoming album launch can be viewed here (view video here).

Having recently eclipsed 6 million subscribers and 520 million cumulative views, the PTXOfficial is currently the 13th most subscribed-to music channel on YouTube, having surpassed the subscriber totals of both Avicii and Beyoncé.

In addition to PTX Vol. 3, Pentatonix will also release a brand new holiday album – That’s Christmas To Me – on October 21st. The album is named for an original holiday song penned by the group, and includes a combination of classic holiday tracks, modern favorites and a one-of-a-kind holiday mash-up.

Earlier this week, Pentatonix was featured as part of MTV’s campaign for Paramount Pictures’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, where they wrote an original Turtles-inspired track to accompany a series of promotional videos that premiered on MTV and live on the PTX YouTube channel (view the video here). In 2015, Pentatonix will also appear in Universal Pictures’ Pitch Perfect 2, where they will play a Canadian a cappella group and rivals to the Barden Bellas.

Pentatonix consists of lead vocalists Scott Hoying (22), Kirstie Maldonado (22) and Mitch Grassi (22), vocal bass Avi Kaplan (25) and beatboxer Kevin “K.O.” Olusola (25). Since their debut in 2011, the quintet has released 3 EP’s (PTX Volume 1, PTXmas and PTX Volume 2) selling over 500,000 copies combined.

Their most recent album – PTX Vol. 2 – debuted at #10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart and featured a 7-song Daft Punk medley (the track’s video has, to date, been viewed more than 85 million times). PTX Volume 2 follows PTX Volume 1 and PTXmas. Both albums originally debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart and re-entered the chart in December 2013, with the deluxe version of PTXmas leading the charge. With the addition of new tracks “Little Drummer Boy” and “Go Tell It On The Mountain,” PTXmas has sold more than 200,000 copies and reached #1 on Billboard’s Digital Albums Chart. The video for “Little Drummer Boy” was a worldwide hit, racking up nearly 35 million views while the song landed at #13 on the Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart as well as #1 on Billboard’s Holiday 100 and Holiday Digital Songs Chart.

PTX Vol. 3 Tracklisting
1. Problem
2. On My Way Home
3. La La Latch
4. Rather Be
5. See Through
6. Papaoutai
7. Standing By


Official Website: http://ptxofficial.com/
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What The Press is Saying About Pentatonix

 

"Omg y'all. my favs. been waiting! better SING!" Ariana Grande on PTX's version of "Problem."

There was madrigal complexity, swing-jazz harmonies and vocals shooting across the stage from singer to singer like an auditory magic trick. Pentatonix’s rhythm was as precise as its pitch, if not more. Pentatonix hit all the right notes." Boston Globe


Pentatonix displays mad vocal prowess, period! Their skill at executing arrangements flawlessly was also something of a marvel. Broadway World 2014

 

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Our minds are blown by @PTXofficial's cover of Say Something. Seriously can't stop watching it - http://youtu.be/0dYlvdLdK9w


dear @PTXofficial, can we be best friends? this is everything: youtube.com/watch?v=tA53Es… Tweet from artist Christina Perri 2/24/14

 

Pentatonix’s performance at the sold-out State Theatre was screamingly triumphant. They had a strong sense of musicality, humor, showmanship,fun and put on a nearly flawless 90-minute show. - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Mitch Grassi frequently hit high notes like Freddie Mercury. Avi Kaplan's beguiling baritone was so deep, it practically made Barry White sound like Mercury. But beyond their technical skill, the group showcased engaging emotional range. Pentatonix seems poised to make a cappella bigger than anyone thought possible. - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Singing in such delicate harmonies is difficult and impressive enough, but doing it with the speed and accuracy that Pentatonix has put the group on a new level. It was simply stunning." - Tulsa World

 

Finally had the chance to meet our former Persons of the Week - the unstoppable acapella group Pentatonix. They are somehow even more wonderful in person, and their music will change your whole day. - Diane Sawyer

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"I'm sure most people have seen this but so sick" - Channing Tatum

 

7 Reasons You Should Love Pentatonix

http://www.buzzfeed.com/nicos5/7-reasons-you-should-love-pentatonix-83tp

The Season 3 winner of the (now renewed) a cappella singing competition, 'The Sing-Off' is completing the second round of US touring and is currently working on their second short form album, 'PTX, Vol. 2.' Get to know them before the tour ends and the new album drops.

This is Pentatonix

1. They take songs you kinda, sorta like and do amazing a cappella arrangements that you can't forget. Their most recent cover is of 'Radioactive' by Imagine Dragons and features pop-violinist Lindsey Stirling.
2. Scott Hoying can do vocal riffs your mind can not fathom. Scott, for all intents and purposes, is the frontman of the group. If vocal power was measured in wattage, he'd be able to power Manhattan. Source: Scott Hoying's YouTube
3. Mitch Grassi has the voice of an angel. Dubbed 'the prettiest voice I've ever heard' by Boys 2 Men's Shawn Stockman, Mitch can take you to heaven and back. (video features a brief Kevin intro) Source: fromreal's YouTube / via: youtu.be
4. Kirstie Maldonado is nobody's underdog. The lone female in the group, Kirstie is a force not to be reckoned with. Because she will destroy you. All that power in a small, humble package. She gives you life and you never see it coming. Source: Connor Smith's YouTube / via:youtube.com
5. Kevin Olusola beatboxes and plays the cello...at the same damn time. Don't even get me started on how versatile this man is. You want cello? Okay. You want trumpet? He can do that. You want a dubstep beat drop? Let him get a drink of water first and then he has you. You need a rap verse? He'll spit it, while keeping the percussion going. Source: IrsYesger's YouTube / via: youtu.be
6. Avi Kaplan can do overtones and jump octaves in a single breath. Overtones are essentially singing two notes at the same time (Yes, you read that correctly), which makes for an incredible sound. Not only that, Avi's operatically trained bass cannon sounds great in the second octave or the third (and his speaking voice seems to drive everyone mad). Source: theredm35's YouTube / via: youtu.be
7. They don't just do covers. This is one of their original songs off the first EP, 'PTX, Vol. 1' called 'Baddest Girl.' Source: The Stylish's YouTube
Now, if you haven't fell in love with them by now, watch this playlist of all of their performances on NBC's The Sing-Off. Source: ThePentaholic's YouTube

Pentatonix puts on five-star performance. The singers' sound is massive, able to fill the Pabst Theater like the most amp-bursting of rock bands. -OnMilwaukee.com

Pentatonix can sing anything and anywhere at anytime as the A cappella group dominated the social reach on our site and took the top spot on iTunes for a number one album. –Ryanseacrest.com

They are so talented! And did you see their mash up on the show? It was amazing! – Katie Couric

"This is incredible[...] as excited as I was when I heard Take 6 for the first time."

-Stevie Wonder commenting on Pentatonix after hearing their version of "Angels We Have Heard On High".

No strictly vocal act sounds more ecstatic in triumph than Pentatonix, the Texas-based winners of The Sing-Off's third season that sold out Union Transfer on Monday. Euphoric best describes the joyful, self-described "futuristic a cappella" quintet who played before a wildly enthusiastic Philly audience. Philadelphia Inquirer

Individually, smooth baritone Scott Hoying, ace alto Kristie Maldonado, high-pitched Mitch Grassi, resonating bass singer Avi Kaplan and beat-boxer Kevin Olusola were swell during solos. In particular, Kaplan's fluid low notes and Olusola's arsenal of percussive tones, and their rhythmic clicks, whirrs, bleats, and screeches were delicious. Philadelphia Inquirer


"To be able to just chill with no recording/production equipment and bust out live, sickly, in-tune harmonies is a daunting feat, but these talented young Sing-Off (winners) pull it off perfectly." - Perez Hilton

"The power they get out of just five voices is insane!" - ryanseacrest.com


"The growing success of Pentatonix blatantly defies musical purists. A cappella is musical purity, and Pentatonix is doing what it can to make pop music about unadulterated sound rather than a studio-born, micro-managed image." - Huffington Post

"Pentatonix are making a cappella cool again" - Huffington Post


"(Pentatonix are) a formidable musical force, creating full, interesting arrangements that sound as good (and, on occasion, better) than the song's they're covering" - Huffington Post

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BIOGRAPHY

Vocal sensations and winners of season 3 of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Pentatonix are taking instrument-free music far beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. Named after the world’s most widely recognized five-note music scale, this quintet has transformed one of pop music’s purest and most soulful expressions into an exciting future, filled with limitless sonic possibility. From their original tracks to their intricate reimagining of pop hits and epically complex arrangements and medleys, Pentatonix have quickly developed a sound and style that is entirely unique and undeniably infectious.

Pentatonix is comprised of lead vocalists Scott Hoying (22), Kirstie Maldonado (21) and Mitch Grassi (21), vocal bass Avi Kaplan (24) and beatboxer Kevin “K.O.” Olusola (25) and, while the individuals would maintain that each of their fellow band members is irreplaceable, the fact remains that 24-hours before their audition for The Sing-Off they still hadn’t all officially met.

A freshman at The University of Southern California, Scott decided to audition for the show and enlisted childhood friends and fellow Arlington, Texas-natives Kirstie and Mitch. As a high school vocal trio, they had found success both locally and online thanks to their cover of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone.” Determined to add depth and a distinctive dynamic to the group, Scott set out to add more vocalists, first adding Avi, who’d built himself a reputation as one of the most talented vocal basses in Southern California, and eventually took to YouTube where he found the video for “Julie-O,” featuring Kevin’s cello-boxing (simultaneously beatboxing and performing the song on his cello).

Finally a fully formed group, Pentatonix perfected their sound (and their chemistry) throughout the season, naturally developing a signature style and a knack for arranging songs that pulled equally from the five individuals’ strengths. Despite drawing from a dizzyingly eclectic set of musical genres – the group cites pop, jazz, r&b, indie, folk, dubstep and electronica as just a few of their inspirations – the quintet seemed to mesh magically, evident in their modern interpretation of The Buggles’ “Video Killed The Radio Star,” or their epic adaptation of Florence and the Machines’ “The Dog Days Are Over.” Before long, Pentatonix had become a legitimate musical force, armed with a collective confidence and swagger that would eventually propel them to win the competition.

After The Sing Off, Pentatonix relocated to Los Angeles where they produced and released 2 EP’s – PTX Vol 1 & PTXmas (both via Madison Gate Records) – each time debuting on Billboard’s Top 200 and selling more than 125,000 albums. They have twice toured North America, regularly selling out venues that include New York City’s Best Buy Theater and San Francisco’s Warfield Theater and their first ever European Tour sold out in its entirety. The have performed for Quincy Jones at Atlanta’s Fox Theater and were a featured performer for Diana Ross at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl. Television appearances include performances on Ellen, The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, The Katie Couric Show, The Talk, The American Music Awards Red Carpet Show and Sesame Street. Pentatonix have also been regularly featured online by Perez Hilton, RyanSeacrest.com, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and The New York Times.

In addition to their live shows, the Pentatonix YouTube channel boasts more than 200 million views and 2.7 million subscribers, propelled by unparalleled performances of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know,” (19 million views) and Lorde’s “Royals,” (15 million) as well as the incomparable “Evolution Of Music,” a 4 minute, 36-song live journey through the history of music that has tallied more than 21 million views and “Daft Punk,” a 7-song medley and the lead track from PTX Vol 2, which has accrued more nearly 20 million views in its first 3 weeks. The group’s cover collaboration with Lindsey Stirling for Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive” has seen more than 40 million views over the two artists’ channels and was nominated in the “Best Response Video” category at the inaugural YouTube Music Awards. The group also has more than 650,000 Facebook fans and 170,000 Twitter followers.

Pentatonix new album – PTX Vol 2 – was released on November 5th via Madison Gate Records with 8 new tracks, including 4 original songs, debuting #10 on the overall Billboard Chart and #1 on its Independent Album Chart, with more than 30,000 albums sold in its first week. A Deluxe version of PTXmas is also available, including 2 new Christmas classics. The group continues to create, arrange and perform new music, consistently testing any and every preconception of what vocal music is and just how big it can be.


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Scott Hoying is a songwriter and pianist who has been performing since the age of 8. Following his graduation from Martin High School in Arlington, TX, Scott enrolled at USC where he joined the SoCal VoCals, a popular and accomplished campus a cappella group. Involved with a variety of musical projects, Scott has been a finalist on CBS’ Star Search and has performed the National Anthem and “God Bless America” at numerous professional and collegiate sporting events, including home games for the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks.

Mitch Grassi is the youngest member of Pentatonix and a recent high school graduate (he was a high school senior when taping of The Sing-Off commenced). In addition to immersing himself in music theater in Arlington, TX, Mitch’s music tastes skew heavily toward underground club and electronic music. A veteran of many vocal and talent competitions, Mitch took first place at the Teen Talent Follies for his rendition of Scott Alan’s “Kiss the Air.” Mitch is honing his skills in production and DJ-ing while excelling as a lead vocalist for Pentatonix.

Kirstie Maldonado is a National Hispanic Scholar and was a sophomore Music Theater major at The University of Oklahoma before joining Pentatonix. She developed her vocal and performance skills during her eight years as a touring member at Theatre Arlington where she’d learned to sing eight-part harmonies. She began her classical training during high school and was a member of the Texas All State Choir for three years. A four-year show choir member and dance captain, Kirstie held numerous roles
in local stage productions, performing at shows around the Metroplex, including Casa Manana and Bass Hall.

Avi Kaplan is a serious student of classical music who also plays guitar, composes and arranges music for both choral and a cappella. A Visalia, CA native, Avi moved to Walnut, CA in 2007 to attend Mt. San Antonio College, known worldwide for their strong choral and a cappella tradition. In 2008 he joined Fermata Nowhere, a high-energy male a cappella group that became the first community college a cappella entrants to win the prestigious ICCA. Avi won the competition’s award for “Best Rhythm Section,” the first year that this award had ever included a vocal bass (the award was called “Best Vocal Percussionist” before Avi’s victory prompted the language change). In his third year at Mt. San Antonio, Avi joined Sincopation, an award-winning jazz ensemble that won the Monterey Jazz Festival Competition in his first year. He has performed at venues worldwide, including New York City’s Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

Kevin “K.O.” Olusola grew up in the small town of Owensboro, Kentucky, the son of a Nigerian psychiatrist and a Grenadian nurse. At an early age, Kevin began learning piano, cello and saxophone. He performed at Carnegie Hall twice as soloist on the cello and saxophone and has appeared on NPR’s “From The Top." After finishing high school at Phillips Academy Andover, Kevin enrolled in Yale University where he was pre-med and majored in East Asian Studies. He spent 18 months in Beijing becoming fluent in Chinese as a part of his Yale fellowship. While in college, Kevin began developing his “celloboxing” skills and in 2009, he won second place in the “Celebrate and Collaborate with Yo-Yo Ma” international competition. Ma would call Kevin's celloboxing version of "Dona Nobis Pacem" both “inventive and unexpected.” In 2011, Kevin’s “Julie-O” celloboxing YouTube video was featured by CBS, AOL, Huffington Post and Washington Post, among others. Kevin was also named one of 100 “History Makers in the Making” by NBC’s TheGrio and was hand-chosen by Quincy Jones to represent him in concert at the 2012 Montreux Jazz Festival alongside Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea.


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2014 VIDEO/RADIO

24/7 City Secrets/NBC Chicago

Blue Peter

Fox 6 Real Milwaukee

Fox KRBK Springfield, MO

Fuse

In The Lab with Arthur Kade

KUTV-2 Salt Lake City

Mulberry Lane Show

The Queen Latifah Show

Sesame Street

The Sing-Off

USA Today

WGN Radio Chicago

Yakkityyaks

 

 

2013 Video/Radio

105.3 radio

ABC News

ABC World News w/Diane Sawyer

Arsenio Hall Show

Broadway World

Charlie Tuna

CNN Headline News

Conan

Conan (2)

The Ellen Degeneres Show

Expresso Morning TV South Africa

Extra TV

Fox & Friends

Fox Good Day

Fox News

Fox Studio 11

Great Day St. Louis

Guestlist

Hollywire Performance

Hollywire (Interview)

KOMO ABC News radio

KTXD-TV

KTXD-TV interview

Larry King Now

Miss Exclusive

NBC San Diego

NewsWatch 16 Ithaca

Performer TV/Providence RI

RyanSeacrest.com

RyanSeacrest.com

Spreecast

Texas Living

The Today Show (8 AM)

The Today Show (10 AM)

TVC News - South Africa

What's Trending

What's Trending (2)

What's Trending (3)

WNYT News 13 Albany

Yahoo! Music (2 performances)

 


 

2012 Video

20-Watt

94.7 The Wave

94.7 The Wave (2)

Access Hollywood

American Music Awards Red Carpet

AXS (interview)

AXS (performance)

AXS (performance-2)

Artisan News

Artisan News (2)

Artisan News (3)

Artisan News (4)

Clevver Music (interview)

Clevver Music (performance)

Cevver Music ("Carol of the Bells")

Ellen

Entertainment Weekly

Fox News ("Show You How To Love")

Good Day Dallas

Good Day Dallas

Good Day Philadelphia

Great Day Live

Great Day Live Louisville

Hollywire

Hollywire (2)

The Insider

The Insider (2)

Katie Couric ("Angels")

Katie Couric ("Gangnam Style")

KIIS-FM

MDR Jump (German Radio)

Paula Sands Live

Perez Hilton TV

Perez Hilton TV (2)

Perez Hilton (3)

RyanSeacrest.com

Shira Lazar

The Stylish

The Stylish (2)

The Stylish (3)

The Talk

Texas Living (performance)

Texas Living (interview)

TowleRoad

Tubethon

Twin Cities Live

VH1 News

VH1 News (2)

VH1 Big Morning Buzz

VH1 Big Morning Buzz

WGN TV Chicago

 

PTX with Jordan Sparks