Pentaonix are probably the most beloved a cappella group ever, racking up millions of shares for their covers of songs ranging from Katy Perry to Sam Smith. This incredible vocal quintet were winners of the third season of The Sing-Off and have taken off from there, touring the world and become mainstays of Youtube. Their video charting The Evolution of Music has racked up almost 50 million views already! With four albums already released and a new Christmas one coming soon, the group is taking music without instruments to a whole new level. So it’s obviously a perfect time to talk to them about two crucial things: Beyonce and Emojis.
With the one year anniversary of Pitch Perfect coming up and the return of Glee, it’s time talk about making music with our mouths. Since the explosion of Glee (which oddly enough is about show choir and not a cappella), the style of music has received additional attention thanks to Darren Criss and the Warblers, the Annas in Pitch and NBC’s The Sing-Off, which has produced the internet sensation, Pentatnoix. While fans of collegiate a cappella know that this type of singing is nothing new, “be boop ba do dos” and “do da do das” are finally going mainstream. Here are five groups you should be (proudly) listening to.
It’s so much more than a weirdly tropical Hump Day here in New York City. The funny minds over at Saturday Night Live are letting you–yes, you–make a case for the musical guest you think deserves a shot on the late-night program. No promise on whether they’ll listen, but #SNLMusic Suggestion Day, as you’ve always dreamed, is finally here.
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) January 30, 2013
20 years! Boy bands never really left though, so cue the legion of BSB diehards tweeting until their fingers turn blue:
While they present very logical arguments–and we fully support celebrating any anniversary with china–we have a few ideas of our own. Read more…