Signed to RCA Records
2:04 PM PDT 5/13/2014 by Ashley Lee
The viral a cappella quintet
has previously released three albums and collected over 445 million
YouTube views on various covers of pop hits.
Pentatonix has been signed
to RCA Records, it was announced Tuesday.
The Sing-Off season-three
champs and viral a cappella music group is known mostly for their creative
covers of pop hits like Lorde's "Royals" and Macklemore &
Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us," evolution-style arrangements
and original songs.
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"We are thrilled to have Pentatonix join RCA," said RCA president
and COO Tom Corson. "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 is unique to our business and
we look forward to working with them as we take their talents to new
and exciting heights everywhere in the world."
"We're really excited to start this new chapter of our career with
RCA," said the group -- consisting of Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi,
Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola -- in a statement. "We
feel like we've found a home where we can truly develop our artistry
with the best in the industry."
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Following their Sing-Off win in 2011, the electro-infused quintet has
released three albums via Madison Gate Records (PTX Volume 1, PTXmas
and PTX Volume 2, selling over 500,000 copies combined) and collected
over 445 million views and more than 5.6 million subscribers on YouTube.
The group wraps its sold-out European tour on May 18, following a sold-out
North American tour.