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“Problem” – Pentatonix (Ariana Grande Cover) [YouTube Official Music Video]

by Alicia Miller, August 12, 2014

If you haven’t already heard of amazing a capella group Pentatonix, now is the time to get on board. Their impressive medleys of Daft Punk and Beyoncé songs have garnered tens of millions of views on YouTube and now the quintet has covered one of this summer’s hottest tracks.

While Ariana Grande’s “Problem” rose to fame with its unconventional horns, Pentatonix chooses not to imitate trumpet sounds in their cover. Instead, group member Avi Kaplan provides a superb bassline throughout. Beside the marvelous vocal talents of Kaplan and resident beatboxer, Kevin Olusola, the true standout star of this performance is Mitch Grassi, who effortlessly raps Iggy Azalea’s verse from the original track. Grassi’s sassy verse pretty much blows Azalea’s original right out of the water. Overall, it’s pretty astonishing what these talented people can do with just their voices and a few editing tricks. Check out the video above.

Head over to Pentatonix’s official website to binge-watch all of their amazing covers. “Problem” will be on their next EP, PTX Vol. III, set to be released on September 3rd. You can pre-order the EP now on iTunes.