Pentatonix, a 5-member acapella group, began with three friends Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, and Scott Hoying at Martin High School in Arlington, TX.
Hearing of a local radio show hosting a competition to meet the cast of Glee,
they arranged a trio version of “Telephone” and sent it in.
Although they did not end up winning the competition, it sparked attention around their school.
The group began performing around school for different events and at their final choir concert of the year.
After getting positive feedback from “Telephone” on YouTube, the three decided to continue and arrange other songs for fun.
When the opportunity arose to audition for The Sing Off,
they decided to add two amazing performers Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola to the group.
Thus, Pentatonix was born!
Although only together for a short time, an instant chemistry, appreciation, and friendship arose out of the five.
Pentatonix loves putting their own dance/upbeat spin on music and derives its influences from pop, dubstep, electro, and hip-hop.
They look forward to their journey with each other and the opportunity to grow closer with one another while honing their craft.
Debut EP - PTX Volume 1
On June 26, 2012, Pentatonix released their debut EP - PTX Volume 1 - courtesy of Madison Gate Records.
The release is a celebration of their musical diversity and sonic proof that the right five voices can effectively and expertly deliver a pop song.
The EP includes 4 covers and 2 original songs:
- Nicki Minaj's "Starships"
- Imogen Heap's "Aha!"
- Jasmine Sullivan's "Love You Long Time"
- "The Baddest Girl," written by Scott and Pentatonix producer Ben Bram
- "Show You How To Love," written by Avi and Kevin
PTX Volume 2
Pentatonix released PTX Volume 2 in November, 2013. It includes a cappella covers of pop hits like "Can't Hold Us" and "I Need Your Love,"
as well as an assortment of Pentatonix originals. Tracks include:
- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us"
- "Natural Disaster"
- "Love Again"
- "Hey Momma"
- "I Need Your Love"
- "Run to You"
- "Daft Punk"
PTX Volume 3
PTX Volume 3 will be released on September 23, 2014. It includes 7 songs:
- "On My Way Home"
- "La La Latch
- "Rather Be"
- "See through"
- "Standing By"
PTX Christmas EP
In November, 2012, Pentatonix released their Christmas EP. It features six a cappella performances:
- "Angels We Have Heard On High"
- "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
- "Carol of the Bells"
- "The Christmas Song (Chesnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)"
- "O Holy Night"
- "This Christmas"
They updated the album in 2013, adding two new tracks to PTXmas Deluxe.
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Pentatonix On Tour
Pentatonix concerts sell out far in advance. Check out their upcoming shows - and see if tickets are still
available in your area at
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[Official Video] Problem - Pentatonix (Ariana Grande Cover)
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- [Official Video] Problem - Pentatonix (Ariana Grande Cover) - 03:38
- 4.96 stars / 241847
- 13892584 Views
- [Official Video] Say Something - Pentatonix (A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera Cover) - 04:40
- 4.95 stars / 417233
- 32639948 Views
- [Official Video] Valentine - Pentatonix (Jessie Ware & Sampha Cover) - 02:41
- 4.96 stars / 84148
- 4618550 Views
- [Official Video] Run to You - Pentatonix - 04:26
- 4.92 stars / 136474
- 9113456 Views
- [Official Video] I Need Your Love - Pentatonix (Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding Cover) - 03:24
- 4.94 stars / 300723
- 22570202 Views
- [Official Video] Daft Punk - Pentatonix - 04:56
- 4.88 stars / 1294717
- 116829395 Views
- Evolution of Beyoncé - Pentatonix - 06:11
- 4.97 stars / 440578
- 24905732 Views
- [Official Video] Royals - Pentatonix (Lorde Cover) - 04:31
- 4.88 stars / 524114
- 47149561 Views
- [Official Video] Save the World/Don't You Worry Child - Pentatonix (Swedish House Mafia Cover) - 04:37
- 4.96 stars / 202836
- 17252203 Views
- [Official Video] Can't Hold Us - Pentatonix (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cover) - 04:09
- 4.9 stars / 374916
- 33450893 Views
- The Wizard of Ahhhs by Todrick Hall - 06:48
- 4.95 stars / 198293
- 9543160 Views
- Evolution of Music - Pentatonix - 04:29
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- 54482037 Views
- [Official Video] Radioactive - Pentatonix & Lindsey Stirling (Imagine Dragons cover) - 04:22
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- 12361795 Views
- Pusher Love Girl - Pentatonix (Justin Timberlake Cover) - 03:49
- 4.96 stars / 84734
- 5477146 Views
- [Official Video] Carol of the Bells - Pentatonix - 04:11
- 4.95 stars / 318259
- 29495000 Views
- [Official Video] Aha! - Pentatonix (Imogen Heap Cover) - 03:15
- 4.96 stars / 99570
- 9273366 Views
- Payphone - Pentatonix (Maroon 5 Cover) - 03:36
- 4.96 stars / 142832
- 12123729 Views
- Thrift Shop - Pentatonix (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cover) - 03:29
- 4.92 stars / 268202
- 20417868 Views
- [Official Video] Starships - Pentatonix (Nicki Minaj Cover) - 03:40
- 4.94 stars / 126367
- 12593625 Views
- Pentatonix sing Scott Alan's 'LOVE, LOVE, LOVE' - 03:17
- 4.97 stars / 2216
- 267402 Views
- "Moves Like Jagger" - Pentatonix (Maroon 5 Cover) - 01:43
- 4.95 stars / 64322
- 5674757 Views
- "Edge of Glory" Lady Gaga (Pentatonix Cover) - 02:45
- 4.97 stars / 40256
- 3836800 Views
- Somebody That I Used To Know - Pentatonix (Gotye cover) - 03:26
- 4.96 stars / 410736
- 35287850 Views
- How Will I Know - Pentatonix (Whitney Houston Tribute) - 02:19
- 4.97 stars / 29876
- 3124293 Views
- You Da One - Pentatonix (Rihanna cover) - 02:07
- 4.97 stars / 74684
- 5509483 Views
- We Are Young - Pentatonix (Fun Cover) - 03:27
- 4.96 stars / 263101
- 19191496 Views
- End of Time - Pentatonix (Beyonce Cover) - 02:56
- 4.98 stars / 62628
- 4809308 Views
- When Love Takes Over - Pentatonix feat. Natalie Weiss (David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland Cover) - 03:10
- 4.96 stars / 49339
- 3100429 Views
- As Long As You Love Me / Wide Awake - Pentatonix (Justin Bieber / Katy Perry Cover) - 03:43
- 4.95 stars / 157420
- 12131944 Views
- GANGNAM STYLE (강남 스타일) - Pentatonix (PSY Cover) - 03:24
- 4.84 stars / 198365
- 15580943 Views
- NSYNC Medley - Pentatonix - 03:57
- 4.97 stars / 110860
- 8436787 Views
- PTX - An Introduction - 07:08
- 4.97 stars / 11054
- 1013503 Views
- [Official Video] Cruisin' for a Bruisin' - Pentatonix - 02:17
- 4.94 stars / 130103
- 8421362 Views
- Happy - Pentatonix (Pharrell Cover) - 03:23
- 4.88 stars / 256718
- 16130301 Views
- [Official Video] Love Again - Pentatonix - 03:20
- 4.89 stars / 269945
- 19991390 Views
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