Mary, Did You Know? – Pentatonix
More and more people are hearing about the acapella singing group, Pentatonix.
If you haven’t heard of them, turn on a radio during the Christmas season and you will!
They have a varied repertoire but right now its all about their Christmas album and the feature song, Mary Did You Know?
If you’re interested in a little more about them, here is an excerpt from Wikipedia:
Pentatonix formed in 2011 and came to prominence the same year by winning the third season of The Sing-Off on NBC, their victory earning them $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony. Their debut EP PTX, Volume 1 was released in 2012, followed by PTXmas the same year, with their third release, PTX, Vol. II, debuting at number 1 on Billboard‘s Independent Albums chart in 2013. 2014 saw the release of PTX, Vol. III, and their two first full-length albums, PTX, Vols. 1 & 2 (a compilation of Vol. 1 and Vol. II) and That’s Christmas to Me. They have sold over 500,000 records.
Pentatonix started their popular YouTube channel back in 2012 to promote themselves after the Sing-Off (Season 3, 2011) when they were dropped by their record label, according to a recent November 2014 interview. They also made effective use of social media to interact with their fan base. Having eclipsed 6.7 million subscribers and more than 670 million cumulative views, the PTXofficial YouTube page is currently the 13th most subscribed-to music channel (as of 26 November 2014). Their music video for “Daft Punk” recently surpassed 103 million views.
Now here is Mary Did You Know? It has 16.5 million views in three weeks!
Well what did you think of their embellishment of the acapella by instrument-like utterances instead of any kind of actual instrument. I found it fascinating and unique.
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