A Pentatonix Christmas, the third holiday album from the Grammy Award winning group Pentatonix, lands at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart. This is the second time the quintet has topped the chart (their self-titled album debuted #1 in 2015). The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA and is currently the 5th best-selling album of 2016. A Pentatonix Christmas has remained #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Albums Chart for nine weeks since its release (Pentatonix has held the Holiday Albums Chart’s #1 position for 29 consecutive weeks during the holiday season). 2014’s 2X platinum That’s Christmas to Me reaches #5 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart.
The group’s cover of the Leonard Cohen classic “Hallelujah” is currently #5 on Billboard’s Digital Songs Chart. The official music video has nearly 100 million views.
Last week, Pentatonix released their performance of “Hallelujah” from A Pentatonix Christmas Special. The NBC special aired on both December 14th and December 17th, garnering nearly 13 million viewers across the two airings.
Cumulatively, the group’s holiday albums have sold over 3.8 million copies in the U.S. and their holiday videos have over 550 million views on YouTube.
Recently, the group received a 59th Annual Grammy Award nomination for Best Country/Duo or Group for their arrangement of “Jolene” with Dolly Parton.
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