WHO | HONOREES Pentatonix
EMCEE Lupita Sanchez Cornejo, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
GUEST SPEAKERS Andy Grammer and Rachel Platten
WHAT Dedication of the 2,748th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
WHEN Tuesday, February 21, at 11:30 AM PT
WHERE 7080 Hollywood Boulevard
WATCH LIVE The event will be streamed live exclusively at walkoffame.com
Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning a cappella singing group Pentatonix, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Matt Sallee were honored today by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with the 2,748th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Live Theatre/Live Performance.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has proudly hosted the globally iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1960. The Chamber exists to transform business and improve lives. Through the Walk of Fame, the Chamber celebrates the business that transforms us all – the business of entertainment. Entertainment is a unique blend of art and enterprise: elevating and inspiring us all.
ABOUT OUR HONOREES
“We are thrilled to honor our first a cappella group to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Pentatonix’s melodic music makes their listeners want more and more,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Their star will be placed between two of the music world’s most popular performers, Walk of Famers Etta James and Cole Porter,” added Martinez.
Speakers joining emcee, Lupita Sanchez-Cornejo were Andy Grammer and Rachel Platten.
As one of the most innovative, inventive, and inimitable vocal groups of all time, Pentatonix reimagines, reinvigorates, and redefines a cappella. Since emerging in 2011, the three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning and Daytime EMMY® Award-nominated vocal quintet have reached unprecedented heights, toppling charts, selling 10 million albums worldwide, generating billions of streams, and performing everywhere from The White House and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade to The Hollywood Bowl.
The group’s catalog boasts back-to-back #1 albums on the Billboard 200, namely the gold-certified Pentatonix and platinum-certified A Pentatonix Christmas. performed equally as well internationally, with five albums being certified gold, platinum, or double platinum in Canada and ranking amongst the Top 40 albums six times in New Zealand. Their single, “Hallelujah” also achieved international success as a platinum-certified single in Canada and gold-certified in Germany and Switzerland. They notably made history as “the first a cappella act to win ‘Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella’ at the GRAMMY® Awards” in 2015 and 2016. A year later, they earned another GRAMMY® Award in the category “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” for their duet with Dolly Parton on her song “Jolene.”
Along the way, the collective also graced the stage of The Kennedy Center Honors for Tom Hanks, covering “That Thing You Do” as President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama watched from the crowd. Plus, they have collaborated with Kelly Clarkson, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, and Lindsey Stirling, to name a few. Beyond standout awards show and late-night television appearances, Pentatonix leapt onto the big screen with a cameo in the blockbuster Pitch Perfect 2.
Following 2021’s Evergreen, which tallied over 100 million streams and earned the group a Grammy nomination for “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album,” Pentatonix launched one of their biggest tours to date, Pentatonix: The Evergreen Christmas Tour.
Pentatonix’s most recent album, “Holidays Around the World,” was released on October 28, 2022 and marked the group’s ninth Top 10 entry on Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums Chart. The release was followed by a North American holiday tour, which marked their most successful Christmas outing ever, playing to 200,000+ people across 22 cities. The quintet announced that they will be embarking on a North American Tour with very special guest Lauren Alaina. Produced by Live Nation, the 24-city tour kicks off on Wednesday, August 9th at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville making stops across North America in Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Irvine and more.
Pentatonix support organizations such as Make-A-Wish, Do it for the Love Foundation, and more.