Pentatonix is an American a capella group that originally hailed from Arlington, Texas. The group, which consists of five members, is known for its arrangements that feature vocal harmonies, vocal percussion, and beat-boxing, as well as covers and medleys of pop songs and Christmas tunes.
Pentatonix came together in 2011 and ended up winning NBC‘s The Sing-Off — snagging a $200,000 prize and a Sony Music recording contract. Later, the group started a YouTube channel, which boasts more than 19.5 million subscribers. Its video honoring Daft Punk has racked up over 356 million views alone.
Today, Pentatonix distributes its music via Madison Gate Records. The group has won three Grammy Awards, and some of its most popular songs include: “Hallelujah,” “Daft Punk,” “Mary Did You Know?,” “Can’t Sleep Love,” and “Radioactive.”
- Pentatonix members: Scott Hoying (2011 to present), Mitch Grassi (2011-present), Kirstin Maldonado (2011 to present), Kevin Olusola (2011-present), Matt Sallee (2017-present); Avi Kaplan, former member (2011-2017)
- Origin: Arlington, Texas
- Genres: A capella, pop, Christmas
- Record labels: RCA Records, Madison Gate Records