Pentatonix is an American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas. The group formed in 2011 and subsequently won the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off. Pentatonix has won three Grammy Awards: they were the first a capella act to win Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella, doing so in 2015 and 2016.
About Pentatonix in brief
Pentatonix is an American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas. The group formed in 2011 and subsequently won the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off. Pentatonix has won three Grammy Awards: they were the first a capella act to win Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella, doing so in 2015 and 2016, and Best Country DuoGroup Performance in 2017. In 2017, founding member bass Avi Kaplan left the group amicably and was replaced by Matt Sallee, who was featured on their next album PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I. Their YouTube channel currently has over 18 million subscribers and 4 billion views. Their video tribute to Daft Punk had received over 334 million views as of August 27, 2020. They replaced the last letter of the quintet with an ‘x’ to make it more appealing to more people. They have released two full-length studio albums; PTX, Vols. 1 & 2, a compilation album released in Japan, Korea and Australia, and their second holiday release, That’s Christmas to Me, with the album certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, platinum on December 24, 2014, and double platinum on February 11, 2016. In May 2014, PentatonIX signed with RCA Records, a label of Sony Music Entertainment, while in the same year, the group released their fourth EP, PTX,. Vol. IV – Classics, the year after.
They are the last members of the group to have been replaced with an quintet, representing the five notes of the pentatonic scale, a musical scale or mode with five notes perave, with five perave in each note. The last member to leave the group was Mitch Grassi, who has been replaced by Kevin Olusola, who is a cello player and has been playing cello for the past two years. The band has released three Christmas albums: PTXmas, A Pentatonx Christmas, and a new EP, PTX, Vols. I and II, which debuted atop the US Billboard 200 chart for the first time in their career, followed by a third Christmas album, A PentatonX Christmas, in 2016. They also released their eponymous album, their first consisting mostly of original material, in 2013, and the following year, they released their second EP, PTX Vol. 1 & 2, a collection of covers of pop songs and Christmas songs. In 2012, they won the title on the title show on The Voice, and received USD 200,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music. In 2013, they were dropped by Epic Records and formed their YouTube channel, distributing its music through Madison Gate Records, owned by Sony Pictures. In 2014, their third release, PTX Vol. II, debuted at number 1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and number 10 on the Billboard 200 in 2013.