“We still watch the barbershop quartet finals,” says Hoying. Their jaw-dropping vocal arrangements of contemporary songs from Psy’s “Gangnam Style” to Lorde’s “Royals” have found a massive audience with ease.“Pentatonix is Nirvana -- they’re breaking the glass ceiling,” says a cappella singer-guru Deke Sharon, who’s often credited with pioneering the modern style of the genre; he worked as producer on . You can touch hearts in a way that’s impossible with all the Pro Tools plug-ins in the world.”But , the record will feature almost all originals, penned by Pentatonix with help from songwriters: “Probably 30 different people; it was like a blind date every day,” says Hoying.First single “Can’t Sleep Love” isn’t yet a chart hit, but it is a sugary R&B earworm that would make a fine Justin Timberlake song, and has a remix featuring a rap verse from Timbaland protegee Tink.“We want to be considered a band, like Maroon 5 or Coldplay,” says Olusola.
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"It always happens to me when I’m in an Uber,” says Scott Hoying, the towering baritone lead of Pentatonix, a pop group with a very unusual twist.With his blond coif and square jaw, the 24-year-old looks beamed into 2015 from a 2000s boy band.“The driver will ask what type of band I’m in, and I always feel like I have to defend it: ‘A cappella, but, like, a cappella.’ And they’re like, ‘So..do weddings?’ ”As a pop property, Hoying’s act should be a hard sell.Pentatonix employs no effects or instruments, and comprises five people with niche skills who named themselves after a musical scale.And yet, the Los Angeles group’s triumphs seat it firmly in the mainstream: more than 1 billion You Tube views; the highest-charting Christmas album by a group since 1962 (No.