22 Facts About Pentatonix


Pentatonix is an American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, currently consisting of vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Matt Sallee.

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In May 2014, Pentatonix signed with RCA Records, a "flagship" label of Sony Music Entertainment, while in the same year, the group released their fourth EP, PTX, Vol.

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The following year, Pentatonix released their eponymous album, their first consisting mostly of original material, which debuted atop the US Billboard 200 chart for the first time in their career, followed by a third Christmas album, A Pentatonix Christmas, in 2016, and a new EP, PTX, Vol.

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Pentatonix found out about The Sing-Off from another member of the group, Ben Bram, and was encouraged to audition for the show.

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Pentatonix persuaded Maldonado and Grassi to join him, but Bram suggested having a bass and beatboxer as well to support the group.

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Pentatonix, as suggested by Scott Hoying, is named after the pentatonic scale, a musical scale or mode with five notes per octave, representing the five members of the group.

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Pentatonix were featured on the Chinese version of The Sing-Off as guests where Kevin showcased his fluency in Mandarin.

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Pentatonix embarked on their first national headlining tour in the fall of 2012.

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On Billboards 2014 Year-End charts, PTXmas was No 8 on the Catalogue Albums chart and No 119 on the Top Billboard 200 Albums chart, with Pentatonix ranked as No 46 on the Top Billboard 200 Artists chart.

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In May 2014, Pentatonix signed with RCA Records, a "flagship" label of Sony Music Entertainment.

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Pentatonix is the first act to top both the Holiday Albums and Holiday Songs charts simultaneously since the Holiday 100 launched as a multi-metric tabulation in December 2011.

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Pentatonix embarked on their first national headlining tour in autumn of 2012.

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In 2014, Pentatonix undertook an extensive tour that included the United States, Canada, Europe and South East Asia.

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Pentatonix opened for Kelly Clarkson on her Piece by Piece Tour.

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In 2016, Pentatonix embarked on the first leg of their "Pentatonix World Tour" with Us The Duo.

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Pentatonix appeared and performed on The Today Show, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, The Talk and Conan.

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In November 2014, Pentatonix were invited by Baz Luhrmann to be involved with the Holiday Window display at Barneys in New York City.

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Pentatonix performed at the opening night, as well as the "after party" for invited guests.

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In December 2014, Pentatonix were invited to perform on the final episode of Wetten, dass.

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Pentatonix were presenters at the 2014 American Music Awards, introducing a performance by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj.

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Pentatonix had a cameo role in Pitch Perfect 2, released in May 2015, as the Canadian team competing against the Barden Bellas.

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Pentatonix was invited to the A Cappella Palooza fundraiser in Boston in April 2012 in an effort to raise funds for the Mass General Cancer Center.

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