PENTATONIX DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 CHART
FIRST TIME IN HISTORY THAT AN A CAPPELLA ALBUM DEBUTS #1 ON THE CHART
ALBUM PEAKS IN THE TOP 10 ON ITUNES IN OVER 44 COUNTRIES
Grammy Award winners and platinum selling recording artists Pentatonix’s self-titled debut studio album enters the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #1 selling over 98,400 total equivalent units. The album which also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Album Chart marks a chart high for the group. Additionally, the album is the first a cappella album in history to debut #1 on the chart. Internationally, the album peaked in the Top 10 in 44 countries including the UK, Canada, Australia, Japan and many more.
The group kicked off promotion with a performance of their single, “Can’t Sleep Love” and a special rendition of The Tonight Show theme song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and released their music video for another original track “Sing”. “Can’t Sleep Love” already has over 12 million combined video views on YouTube and is continuing to climb the charts.
Later this week the group will be releasing an enhanced deluxe edition of their platinum selling holiday album, That’s Christmas To Me, on October 30th. The deluxe edition of the album will feature all 11 tracks from That’s Christmas To Me as well as 4 new tracks from the group and a special re-recording of last year’s standout hit, “Mary Did You Know?” featuring The String Mob.
Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, Platinum selling recording artists Pentatonix have sold more than 2 million albums in the U.S. alone, won a Grammy Award, sold out venues worldwide, have amassed over 1.1 billion views on their YouTube channel with over 9.1 million subscribers and appeared in the feature film Pitch Perfect 2. All 6 of their releases have peaked within the Top 5 on Billboard’s Digital Albums Chart with 5 of those releases reaching the Top 10 or higher on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Most recently, the group received 2 gold certifications for their “Daft Punk” medley and cover of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” ft. Lindsey Stirling.
Their 2014 holiday album - That’s Christmas To Me - sold more than 1.2 million copies in the U. S., which was the 4th best-selling album of 2014. The group released their very first documentary (On My Way Home) which follows the quintet on their sold out 2015 North American Tour featuring behind-the-scenes footage, life performance and the making of their debut studio album, Pentatonix.
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