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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Nov. 2, 2016 — Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Pentatonix is poised to host their first-ever holiday network special on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
The one-hour television event will take viewers on a holiday musical journey filled with joy, heart and laughter as the group performs some of their holiday favorites. Joining Pentatonix are one-of-a-kind appearances by superstar Reba McEntire, Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson and other surprises to be announced.
Pentatonix recently released their third holiday album, “A Pentatonix Christmas,” which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The album features the group’s arrangement of the Leonard Cohen classic, “Hallelujah,” which debuted at #6 on Billboard’s Top Digital Songs Chart. The music video received more than 20 million views in its first week.
“A Pentatonix Christmas Special” is executive produced by Brad Lachman Productions, Inc. in collaboration with RCA Records and Pentatonix.
In just five years, Pentatonix has sold more than 3.5 million albums in the U.S. alone. They have won 2 Grammy Awards and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold-out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 11 million subscribers, yielding nearly 2 billion video views, and their 2015 self-titled album has been certified gold after debuting #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. All 7 Pentatonix album releases have debuted in the chart’s Top 10. In 2015 the group released its first tour documentary — “On My Way Home” — and appeared in the feature film “Pitch Perfect 2.”
“A Pentatonix Christmas” follows 2014’s “That’s Christmas to Me,” which has been certified 2x platinum and includes the quintet’s Grammy Award-winning arrangement for “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.”
Pentatonix is currently on the final leg of their 2016 World Tour.
Brad Lachman Productions, Inc.
Brad Lachman has served as executive producer on an unprecedented variety of specials and long-running series for both network and cable broadcasters. His wide range of credits includes major live events, concert performances, reality programs, clip shows and comedy specials.
After creating and producing the groundbreaking and long running hit music series, “Solid Gold,” Lachman was chosen by the Walt Disney Company to serve as executive producer for many of their network specials.
His career highlights include President Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Gala, the Grand Opening of Hong Kong Disneyland, music specials featuring Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr., Phil Collins and Michael Bublé as well as Betty White’s 90th Birthday Celebration. In addition, he has executive produced NBC’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center for the past seven years as well as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the past twenty-three years and counting.
Brad Lachman has received seven Emmy’s and resides in Los Angeles with his family.
RCA Records is a Division of Sony Music Entertainment. RCA includes a diverse roster of internationally renowned artists representing all genres of music, including Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Alicia Keys, Miley Cyrus, Foo Fighters, Sia, Usher, D’Angelo, A$AP Rocky, Kings Of Leon, Britney Spears, Pitbull, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews Band, ZAYN, Shakira, R. Kelly, Charlie Wilson, Daughtry, Pentatonix, Enrique Iglesias, Kesha, Fantasia, Buddy Guy, Three Days Grace, Tool, T-Pain, Kirk Franklin, and Fred Hammond, among others; critically acclaimed and chart topping artists including Mark Ronson, Miguel, Ray LaMontagne, Bryson Tiller, Cam, Cage The Elephant, Prince Royce, MAGIC!, Bleachers, G-Eazy, Jazmine Sullivan, Tinashe, A$AP Ferg, Anthony Hamilton, Gavin DeGraw, WALK THE MOON, Kid Ink and Elle King; burgeoning artists MUNA, Wolf Alice, MØ, Kygo, Ro James, Grace, Parson James, Tom Odell, Becky G., Rob $tone, Sam Dew and many more.
RCA Records has key partnerships with Polo Grounds, Bazmark Records, Bystorm Entertainment, BPG Music, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, Latium Entertainment and more.
RCA Records & Pentatonix
Meghan Kehoe, Meghan.Kehoe@rcarecords.com, 212-833-5598