Pentatonix, with their high levels of eclecticism and virtuosity, have taken the experience of instrument free music to a new level. Intricate vocal arrangements and incredible renditions of the classic pop hits highlight the front of their sound musicianship. With a fresh perspective about the music and a clear focus on their career, the group is committed to unleash a number of new possibilities in A Cappella. With the release of their latest album, Pentatonix is kicking off their worldwide headlining tour. Join them in one of their upcoming shows to see the group create some music sensations, all from their mouths!
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During his term at the high school, Scott Hoying gained some recognition as part of the group SoCal VoCals. As a freshman at The University of Southern California, he convinced his high school friends, Kristie Maldonado and Mitch Grassi to audition for the reality television show, The Sing-Off. The shared chemistry between the friends made the trio a great music group and their individual talents helped them to come up with unique renditions of some pop hits. Joined by two other talented members, Kevin Olusola and Avi Kaplan, the group successfully auditioned and made it to the show.
Their infectious combinations of pop, dubstep, jazz and hip hop coupled with their natural swag impressed the panel as well as the audiences and they won the show. This success exposed them to a number of media channels and they paced up their efforts for their first album. Pentatonix also received an overwhelming response through their YouTube channel which cemented their reputation.
Music Debut and Success
Centering all their attention on their professional career, Pentatonix released their debut EP, PTX, Volume 1 in June 2012. The album included two of their original tracks along with cover of chartbusters like Starships and Somebody That I Used to Know. The album earned them favorable reviews from the critics besides reasonable commercial success. It peaked at fourteen on the Billboard 200 and introduced their sound to the masses. A number of concerts along with their performances on television shows like Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Talk and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno boosted their image.
Recent Ventures and Aspirations
The group’s following EP; PTXmas included most of the Christmas related tracks and was released in November 2012. It topped the US Digital Albums chart and added to their fame. The group headlined their concerts in the US as well as in Europe and performed to massive crowds. Pentatonix tickets sales skyrocketed and they sold out the entire leg of their European tour.
PTX, Vol. II marked the latest addition in their repertoire and was released in November 2013. The album contained infectious renditions of some of the pop and rock hits along with their original tracks. It topped the US Independent Albums chart and also reached at ten on Billboard 200. With the success of their sophomore record, the band hit multiple venues in the US for their live shows. Keeping their spirits high, Pentatonix plans to take their career to new levels of success and acclaim in the future.
As part of their most recent streaks of live shows, Pentatonix will be making stops in different cities of the US along with their special concerts in other parts of the world. With their distinctive talents, the group has redefined the A Cappella experience. Be a part of one of their upcoming concert for some expressive musical fun.