MUSIC NEWS: Pentatonix (@PTXOfficial) Debut #5 on Billboard Top 200

Pentatonix 3rd EP, PTX Vol. III debuts at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart and #3 on Billboard's Digital Albums Chart.  The EP marks the group's highest debut and chart position selling over 46,000 units in its first week. 


PTX Vol. III.  features a mix of global pop and indie hits with original songs including their latest music video for "Papaoutai" ft. Lindsey Stirling, an arrangement of Belgian superstar Stromae's megahit.  The PTX collaboration with Stirling is the first since they collaborated on Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive," which produced almost 200K singles sold and more than 90 million YouTube Views. "Papaoutai" amassed over 2 million views in four days. The video is the third video from PTX Vol. III following "Problem" and "La La Latch" which have over 11 million views combined.


In support of their release of PTX Vol. III, the group performed on Good Morning America click here:  and are confirmed for an October 20th performance on Conan.  The group has been featured in Billboard,,, Glamour and much more.  On the release of PTX Vol III,  Popdust raved, " Pentatonix have transformed into something completely cataclysmic and are poised for superstardom. The new disc supplies (their own original "On My Way Home" the highest, most sparkling skyscraper moment)  a new-found sense of poise and confidence;  while Entertainment Weekly raved, "there's nothing Pentatonix can't tackle—including the pop-rap hybrid "Problem."


Pentatonix are also set to release a new holiday album —That's Christmas To Me – on October 21st.   The 11 track album includes a PTX-written title track, a combination of seasonal favorites and holiday classics, as well as a one-of-a-kind holiday mashup with a guest vocalist.  The album is available now for pre-order at iTunes and Amazon.


Pentatonix consists of lead vocalists Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado,  and Mitch Grassi, vocal bass Avi Kaplan and beatboxer Kevin "K.O." Olusola. Since their debut in 2011, the quintet has released 3 EP's (PTX Volume 1, PTXmas and PTX Volume 2) selling over 500,000 copies combined.  Having recently eclipsed 6.3 million subscribers and over 570 million cumulative views, the PTXOfficial YouTube page is currently the 13th most subscribed-to music channel, having surpassed the subscriber totals of both Avicii and Beyonc√©.


Their most recent album – PTX Vol. 2 – debuted at #10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart and featured a 7-song Daft Punk medley (the track's video has, to date, been viewed more than 94 million times). PTX Volume 2 follows PTX Volume 1 and PTXmas. Both albums originally debuted on Billboard's Top 200 Chart and re-entered the chart in December 2013, with the deluxe version of PTXmas leading the charge.  With the addition of new tracks "Little Drummer Boy" and "Go Tell It On The Mountain," PTXmas has sold more than 200,000 copies and reached #1 on Billboard's Digital Albums Chart. The video for "Little Drummer Boy" was a worldwide hit, racking up over 35 million views while the song landed at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart as well as #1 on Billboard's Holiday 100 and Holiday Digital Songs Chart.


That's Christmas To Me Track List

1.       Hark The Herald Angels Sing

2.       White Winter Hymnal

3.       Sleigh Ride

4.       Winter Wonderland / Don't Worry Be Happy ft. Tori Kelly

5.       That's Christmas To Me

6.       Mary, Did You Know?

7.       Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

8.       It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

9.       Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

10.   Silent Night

11.   Let It Go (Bonus)

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