Grammy award-winning Pentatonix will bring a new beat to State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 7:30 p.m. After winning NBC’s a cappella competition, The Sing-Off, in 2011, the group soared to stardom, and has since sold more than 6 million albums in the U.S. alone. Known initially for covers of popular and classic songs, Pentatonix transitioned to original music with the release of their 2015 self-titled album, which was certified gold after debuting No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200. Following this album, they released a tour documentary, On My Way Home, and appeared in the film Pitch Perfect 2.
In October 2016, Pentatonix released their third holiday album – A Pentatonix Christmas – which has been certified platinum, spending two consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s Top 200 Chart. Their newest release – PTX Vol. 4 – Classics (out April 7th) – features the Grammy award-winning performance of “Jolene” with Dolly Parton, as well as an arrangement of John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Pentatonix also starred in their first network Christmas special which aired twice on NBC, garnering 13 million views across the two airings. With nearly 13 million YouTube subscribers, 2.2 billion video views and two No. 1 Billboard Top 200 albums, Pentatonix has quickly made a name for itself in the music industry.