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Pentatonix signs with RCA Records

By Robert Philpot

Posted 2:19pm on Tuesday, May. 13, 2014

We’ve been following the progress of Pentatonix, the a cappella group founded by Arlington Martin High grads Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado and Mitch Grassi, since they appeared on (and won) NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2011. Since then, the group (which also includes non-Texans Avi Kaplam and Kevin Olusola) has released three albums, appeared on Sesame Street and sold out scores of shows in the States and overseas.

On Tuesday, RCA Records announced Pentatonix’s latest coup, as the group signed to the major label.

“We are thrilled to have Pentatonix join RCA,” Tom Corson, RCA president and COO, said in a press release. “Their musicality and special vocal abilities have enabled them to create innovative original songs as well as re-create some of today’s biggest hits.”

Pentatonix’s publicist, Ken Phillips, says he hopes to have an announcement about Pentatonix’s first RCA album within the next few months. The group is currently on a tour of Great Britain and Ireland that ends May 18. After about a month break, they’ll resume touring in the United States, including a free June 28 date at Celebration Park in Allen.

Here’s their most recent video, a cover of Pharrell’s Happy (but they don’t just do covers -- a May 12 tweet reads simply “Working. On. Original. Music.”).