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Overview (1)

Nickname PTX

Mini Bio (2)

Pentatonix is an acapella group that won The Sing-Off (2009). They have released "PTX Vol. 1" and "PTX Vol. 2", along with "PTXmas" (Deluxe Edition). The group consists of the trio (Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying and Kirstin Maldonado), the rhythm of the group comes from Avi Kaplan (Bass and overtone) and Kevin Olusola (Cello beat boxer extraordinaire).

Pentatonix released their latest EP, "PTX, Vol. III" on September 23, 2014 (U.S.).

Pentatonix has returned from a tour covering not only the United States, but Europe, Australia and Japan, as well. This gave them the confidence to record a track in French (not their native language).

On October 22, 2014, they will release another album, "What Christmas Means to Me". With the former holiday release reaching the number one sales in the Holiday category, they intend to release anther holiday album. This is two albums released within 6 weeks of each other. Most of the recording was done on the road, during the tour, as well as writing and arranging the tracks and recording new videos.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ptxfan

Pentatonix is an A Capella group of five vocalists, Scott Hoying, Kirstin (Kirstie) Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola that have recreated A Capella music making it trendy and popular. Pentatonix is a YouTube sensation with over 7.5 million subscribers and over 800 million views

The group consists of the trio (Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying and Kirstin Maldonado, the rhythm of the group comes from Avi Kaplan (Bass and overtone) and Kevin Olusola (Cello beat boxer).

The group won the third season of The Sing-Off on NBC, an A Capella's singing contest. Pentatonix won $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony. Soon after they won, there contract was cancelled and they set out to explore other ways to get their unique sound to an audience.

Pentatonix took to YouTube with posting videos frequently made in their own apartments (or closets). The reaction of these went viral and soon subscribers were looking for more of their music.

They released "PTX Vol. 1" and "PTX Vol. 2", along with "PTXmas" (Deluxe Edition) in the first two years of their origin. In 2014 they began writing more original music for their next release, "PTX Vol. 3" which was released on September 23, 2014 (U.S.). Many of the tracks were recorded while they were touring throughout Europe, Australia and Japan and other overseas countries.

Somehow they managed to release a holiday album within four weeks of "PTX Vol. 3". On October 22, 2014, they released "That's Christmas To Me". Most of the recording was done on the road, during the tour, as well as writing and arranging the tracks and recording new videos.

"That's Christmas To Me" was a holiday hit. It peaked on the Billboard Top 200 chart at Number 1 and Number 1 on i Tunes as well. It was the best selling holiday album since 1962. On December 24, 2014 it was designated wit Platinum Certification by The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It was one of only four albums that went Platinum in 2014.

Pentatonix accepted their first Grammy Award with Ben Bramon February 8, 2015 for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella at the 57th Grammy Awards for their arrangement of "Daft Punk Medley". The Grammy winning song "Daft Punk Medley" reached over 100 million views on YouTube in November, 2014; just one day ahead of the anniversary release date.

The year 2015 started with going on the road again starting February with the "On My Way Home Tour" which will take them throughout North America in the first quarter of 2015. Spring time will send them throughout Europe, Asia and other countries. The tour is virtually sold out on all continents. Pentatonix's first movie appearance will be in "Pitch Perfect 2" which will be released in May of 2015. Kelly Clarkson announced on March 3, 2015 that Pentatonix will be joining her "Piece by Piece" tour this summer for 36 performances.

Throughout all of this touring, Pentatonix is writing, composing, and arranging new music for their next release.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Susan Rastella

Trivia (4)

Pentatonix fans refer to themselves as Pentaholics.
The group includes beat boxer Kevin Olusola, bass singer Avi Kaplan and singers countertenor'Mitch Grassi', baritone Scott Hoying and mezzo-soprano Kirstin Maldonado.
Avi Kaplan, Pentatonix's bass is also known as "Bass Cannon".
Kevin "K.O." Olusola is a graduate of Yale University.

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