Pentatonix just announced via their Twitter feed another new Christmas album to be titled A Pentatonix Christmas. The unexpected release shakes up the recording market for Christmas music in 2016 significantly.
The new album will debut exactly 2 years after their last Christmas album was released. That album went double platinum.
Our upcoming holiday album 'A Pentatonix Christmas' will be released on 10/21, and we can't wait for you to hear it! More info coming #soon.
— Pentatonix (@PTXofficial) September 16, 2016
The group’s last Christmas album — That’s Christmas to Me — was released just two years ago to rave reviews. That made it one of the most significant new Christmas albums in decades, probably the most important since Mariah Carey’s hit album of 1994.
Since that time Pentatonix has kept up a torrid cycle of production, performance and video sharing. Their rapid rise to fame and now fortune followed a win on The Sing Off ins 2011. Pentatonix, as suggested by vocalist Scott Hoying, is named after the pentatonic scale, a musical scale or mode with five notes per octave, representing the five members of the group.
This video represents their version of Mary Did You Know, the high charting single from the album: