Pentatonix is an all-vocal a cappella group that is pretty much the best ever. Not only do their YouTube videos get millions of views, but they are actually getting clout in the music industry. As an all-vocal group, that’s a pretty tough feat.
Here are some reasons why should be obsessed with them right NOW:
1. They are arguably the best all-voice band ever.
Straight No Chaser is good, and I mean Home Free had some hits...but they aren’t Pentatonix. They are currently touring with Kelly Clarkson, sold out their own shows around the world, and presented an award at the Grammys. They even released a documentary about their world tour. They are pretty hot right now.
2. They are just a bunch of choir nerds.
They are self-described total choir nerds and music nerds in band that met in high school in Arlington, Texas. The group came together and competed in the third season of NBC's “The Sing-Off” in 2011. Winning a record deal.
From there they kept trying new and innovative music, and their popularity only increased.
3. They love their fans.
The group is known for staying after their shows and meeting their fans. The invite fans on stage, and sometimes they even go to local bars to grab beers with their concert-goers.
Story time! I once saw them in at the airport, but couldn’t get through the crowds to say “hi!” I tweeted at them and they immediately tweeted back, wishing me the best. How great are they?!
4. They are adorably weird.
5. They are reshaping the all-voice music industry.
...and making a cappella cool again. Not only doing covers, but even writing their own original music, and making weird and funky mashups. As an a cappella nerd, it makes me happy to see such a talented group lead the community of aca-nerds. Props to Pentatonix.
@supershowolarmy can probably vouch for me on all of these.