PENTATONIX ANNOUNCE UK & EUROPEAPENTATONIX ANNOUNCE UK & EUROPEAN LEG OF THEIR “ON MY WAY HOME” TOURN LEG OF THEIR “ON MY WAY HOME” TOUR
NORTH AMERICAN DATES ALMOST SOLD OUT
THAT’S CHRISTMAS TO ME PASSES LORDE’S PURE HEROINE TO MOVE INTO BILLBOARD’S TOP 5 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS OF 2014
AMAZON’S #1 BEST SELLING CD & DIGITAL ALBUM OF 2014
8TH CONSECUTIVE WEEK ATOP BILLBOARD’S HOLIDAY ALBUM CHART
ALL 5 PENTATONIX RELEASES CURRENTLY ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUM CHART
(New York, New York) – Grammy nominated vocal sensations Pentatonix have scored the 5th biggest selling album of 2014 with That’s Christmas To Me. The certified gold album continues its domination as the #1 best selling CD and MP3 album of the year on Amazon and remains in the Top 5 on iTunes Main Album Chart.
That’s Christmas To Me remains the best selling holiday album of 2014 and stays within the Top 3 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album and Digital Album Chart selling over 218,000 total album equivalent units this week alone. The album continues at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday Album Chart for the 8th consecutive week totaling over 819,000 albums sold to date. Around the world, That’s Christmas To Me peaked in the top 10 on iTunes in over 48 countries including Japan, Germany, Australia and Canada and is certified gold in Canada.
While select tickets to their 2015 North American “On My Way Home” Tour remain (VIP packages are completely sold-out), Pentatonix recently announced the first dates of their UK and European leg, beginning on April 9th in Lisbon, Portugal. Pentatonix last toured throughout The UK and Europe earlier this year, with 100% of the tickets sold prior to the tour beginning. All tickets, inclusive of VIP packages, are on sale now via http://ptxofficial.com/ with the promise of more dates to come.
The group has released 6 videos in support of That’s Christmas To Me (“Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy”, “White Winter Hymnal,” “Winter Wonderland / Don’t Worry Be Happy” ft. Tori Kelly, “Mary, Did You Know?”, “Silent Night” and their original song and title track, “That’s Christmas To Me”). All 6 videos have been viewed over 45 million times. Additionally the group has 5 albums on the Billboard Top 200 Chart this week (That’s Christmas To Me, PTXmas, PTX Vol. III, PTX Vol. II and PTX Vol. I). To date, PTX has sold over 1.5 million albums in the US alone across all albums.
Congratulations to Buddy Guy on being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s upcoming GRAMMY Awards. Six-time GRAMMY winner Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of all time. Throughout his more than 50-year career, Guy has influenced generations of guitar players with his unique sound and style. Guy released his most recent album, Rhythm & Blues in 2013, and continues to tour.
"This year we pay tribute to exceptional creators who have made prolific contributions to our culture and history," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "It is an honor and a privilege to recognize such a diverse group of talented trailblazers, whose incomparable bodies of work and timeless legacies will continue to be celebrated for generations to come."
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording, while the Trustees Award recognizes such contributions in areas other than performance. Both awards are determined by vote of The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are determined by vote of The Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing® Advisory Council and Chapter Committees, as well as The Academy's Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.