Artist of the Week: Pentatonix
has become the new kings (and queen) of Christmas music. The five-member a cappella group recently scored their second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with their latest album “”.
PTX’s fifth studio album peaked the chart after getting 206,000 total copies sold in its ninth week, including 185,000 in traditional album sales, according to Nielsen Music. The record also became the first holiday album to land at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in five years, since ‘s “Christmas”, and earned the largest sales week for a holiday album in two years, since the group’s previous holiday record “”.
AHH!! Our holiday album #APentatonixChristmas is the #1 album in the country!! Thank YOU for the ❤ and support!! 😍 https://t.co/tmZhqfQCV1 pic.twitter.com/cJABzDQaQd
Pentatonix (@PTXofficial) December 28, 2016
Pentatonix put on an incredible performance of “New Year’s Day” on NBC’s “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” on December 31.
Following their NYE performance, members Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Mitch Grassi thanked fans for their love and support via Twitter.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thank you for making 2016 a year we’ll never forget. We’re so ready to see what 2017 has in store for us! pic.twitter.com/pWNanRTsJ9
Pentatonix (@PTXofficial) January 1, 2017
Formed in 2011, Pentatonix came to prominence after winning the third season of NBC’s “”. After receiving $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music, the group later formed their own YouTube channel, distributing its music through Madison Gate Records, a label owned by Sony Pictures.
PTX’s YouTube channel is currently the 13th most-subscribed music video channel with over 11.5 million subscribers and 1.80 billion views.