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Pentatonix on TV - Lookout for performances on Entertainment Tonight - November 21, The Today Show - November 26, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - November 27, A Hollywood Christmas at The Grove - November 27, Christmas in Rockefeller Center - December 3, The Sing-Off - December 17.

 

 

Pentatonix Scores Their Second Top 10 Debut In A Month On Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart with That’s Christmas To Me


Album Debuts #1 on Billboard’s Seasonal Album Chart


Set To Perform on The Today Show November 26



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 30, 2014 – Pentatonix, have scored their 2nd top 10 debut in a month on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart with their latest release That’s Christmas To Me. The album lands at #9 on the Top 200 and #1 on Billboard’s Seasonal Album Chart with over 32,000 units sold, propelled by the video for the quintets arrangement of Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal,” which was viewed more than 1 million times in its first four days (now with over 1.5 million views). The group’s first holiday effort, PTXMas also re-enters the Seasonal Album Chart at #12, causing for 2 albums simultaneously in the Top 15 on the Seasonal Chart.

The album follows their highly successful 4th EP, PTX Vol. III which debuted in September at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200. The group released 4 music videos in support of the EP, “Problem”, “La La Latch”, “Papaoutai” ft. Lindsey Stirling and “Rather Be” which have been viewed over 29 million times.

That’s Christmas To Me features the title track, a Pentatonix original, as well as a host of seasonal favorites, a one-of-a-kind holiday mash up, featuring Tori Kelly, and a bonus track arrangement of the modern classic, “Let It Go”, from Disney’s blockbuster Frozen. To help kick off the holiday festivities, PTX is set to perform on The Today Show on November 26.

In support of PTX Vol. III, PTX performed “Problem” on Good Morning America (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-7phm8tt1k) and their original song, “On My Way Home” on Conan (http://teamcoco.com/video/pentatonix-on-my-way-home-10/20/14?playlist=x;eyJ0eXBlIjoicG9wdWxhciIsImlkIjpudWxsfQ).

Pentatonix consists of lead vocalists Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, and Mitch Grassi, vocal bass Avi Kaplan and beatboxer Kevin “K.O.” Olusola. Since their debut in 2011, the quintet has released 4 EP’s (PTX Vol. I, PTXmas and PTX Vol. II, PTX Vol. III) along with their most recent holiday effort That’s Christmas To Me. Having recently eclipsed 6.5 million subscribers and over 615 million cumulative views, the PTXOfficial YouTube page is currently the 13th most subscribed-to music channel, having surpassed the subscriber totals of both Avicii and Beyoncé.

That’s Christmas To Me Track List
1. Hark The Herald Angels Sing
2. White Winter Hymnal
3. Sleigh Ride
4. Winter Wonderland / Don’t Worry Be Happy ft. Tori Kelly
5. That’s Christmas To Me
6. Mary, Did You Know?
7. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
8. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
9. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
10. Silent Night
11. Let It Go (Bonus)

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Listen to That’s Christmas To Me on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/PTXmasSp

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What The Press is Saying About Pentatonix

 

Press Quotes:

"It’s impossible for anyone to hear a recording and see a YouTube clip of Pentatonix and not be astounded at their vocal dexterity and creativity. Baz Luhrmann

 

Pentatonix, "That's Christmas to Me"

The fresh a cappella quintet continues its impressive streak of beautifully sung, creative arrangements, from a tempo-shifting "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" to a delightfully unexpected mash-up of "Winter Wonderland" with "Don't Worry Be Happy," and a surprising and gorgeous re-imagining of Fleet Foxes' lush breakout single, "White Winter Hymnal."

Grade: Christmas Miracle

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With their PTX: Vol. III, Pentatonix have transformed into something completely cataclysmic and are poised for superstardom. The new disc supplies (their own original “On My Way Home” the highest, most sparkling skyscraper moment) a new-found sense of poise and confidence. Popdust

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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) 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

"Pentatonix has every chance of becoming the first a cappella group to truly go mainstream. They are making a cappella cool again" Huffington Post

"The group, composed of Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola, is simply spectacular. They are the proven product of extraordinary talent and a breath of fresh air in the era of auto-tuned and lip-synched concerts." CBS-TV Minnesota

 

Celebrity Quotes:

"Omg y'all. my favs. been waiting! better SING!" Ariana Grande August 2014

"Scott & Mitch are FLAWLESS!" - Beyonce March 14, 14

"dear @PTXofficial, can we be best friends? this is everything: youtube.com/watch?v=tA53EsnzlIg" Tweet from artist Christina Perri 2/24/14

"Our minds are blown by @PTXofficial's cover of Say Something. Seriously can't stop watching it - youtu.be/0dYlvdLdK9w" A Great Big World February 2014

"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/ABC World News

"I'm sure most people have seen this but so sick" Channing Tatum post on facebook after watching "Royals" video

"You can tell this band just pulsates with musical love." Perez Hilton

"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

"This is incredible[...] as excited as I was when I heard Take 6 for the first time." Stevie Wonder commenting on Pentatonix today on 94.7 The WAVE after hearing their version of "Angels We Have Heard On High".

 

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

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BIOGRAPHY

Vocal quintet Pentatonix are celebrating the holiday season with their latest release - That’s Christmas To Me - which debuted #9 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and is currently #1 on its Holiday Chart. The release was the group’s 2nd album (the first one being PTX Vol. III) within a month and 4th in less than a year to debut Top 10 on the chart. Pentatonix currently has more than 6.7 million YouTube subscribers (besting Beyoncé and Avicii) and 650 million cumulative views. The group recently collaborated with world-renowned director Baz Luhrmann and Barney’s on their Baz Dazzled Christmas experience and is scheduled to appear on The Today Show, The American Music Awards and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

That’s Christmas To Me follows their highly successful 4th EP, PTX Vol. III which debuted in September at #5 on Billboard’s Top 200. The group released 4 music videos in support of the EP, “Problem”, “La La Latch”, “Papaoutai” ft. Lindsey Stirling and “Rather Be” which have been viewed over 30 million times.


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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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