PTX, Vols. 1 & 2

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PTX, Vols. 1 & 2
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Japanese cover
Studio album by Pentatonix
Released July 30, 2014
Recorded 2012-14
Genre A cappella
Length1:05:49
Language English
Label RCA
Producer Ben Bram
Pentatonix chronology
PTX, Vol. II
(2013)
PTX, Vols. 1 & 2
(2014)
PTX
(2014)

PTX, Vols. 1 & 2 is the fourth release by Pentatonix, first released on July 30, 2014 in Japan. Considered their first official studio album, it is a compilation of all sixteen recordings from their two namesake EPs ( PTX, Vol. I and PTX, Vol. II ), as well as three tracks previously released as singles. [1]

Pentatonix American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas

Pentatonix is an American a cappella group from Arlington, Texas, consisting of vocalists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Matt Sallee. Characterized by their pop-style arrangements with vocal harmonies, basslines, riffing, percussion, and beatboxing, they produce cover versions of modern pop works or Christmas songs, sometimes in the form of medleys, along with original material. Pentatonix formed in 2011 and subsequently won the third season of NBC's The Sing-Off, receiving $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music. When Sony's Epic Records dropped the group after The Sing-Off, the group formed its YouTube channel, distributing its music through Madison Gate Records, a label owned by Sony Pictures. Their YouTube channel currently has over 16 million subscribers and 3.7 billion views. The group's video tribute to Daft Punk had received over 300 million views as of January 2019.

<i>PTX, Volume 1</i> 2012 EP by Pentatonix

PTX, Volume 1 is the debut extended play album by the a cappella group Pentatonix. It was released on June 26, 2012.

<i>PTX, Vol. II</i> 2013 EP by Pentatonix

PTX, Vol. II is the third extended play (EP) by American a cappella group Pentatonix. It was released digitally on November 5, 2013, while physical versions of the album were available from November 12, 2013. As of October 23, 2015, PTX, Vol. II has sold 199,965 copies.

The Japanese version contains an exclusive cover of "Let It Go" (which was later released in the US on their Christmas album, That's Christmas to Me ), the only previously unreleased track of the album. PTX, Vols. 1 & 2 is the first Pentatonix album released under their new label, RCA Records.

"Let It Go" is a song from Disney's 2013 animated feature film Frozen, whose music and lyrics were composed by husband-and-wife songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The song was performed in its original show-tune version in the film by American actress and singer Idina Menzel in her vocal role as Queen Elsa. Anderson-Lopez and Lopez also composed a simplified pop version which was performed by actress and singer Demi Lovato over the start of the film's closing credits. A music video was separately released for the pop version.

<i>Thats Christmas to Me</i> 2014 studio album by Pentatonix

That's Christmas to Me is the third studio album by a cappella group Pentatonix. It is their sixth release overall and their second holiday release following their 2012 EP PTXmas. It only features previously unreleased material. It was released on October 21, 2014 through RCA Records, peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

RCA Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America. It is one of Sony Music's four flagship labels, alongside RCA's former long-time rival Columbia Records, Arista Records, and Epic Records. The label has released multiple genres of music, including pop, classical, rock, hip hop, electronic, R&B, blues, jazz, and country. Its name is derived from the initials of its defunct parent company, the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). It was fully acquired by Bertelsmann in 1986, making it a part of Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG); however, RCA Records became a part of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, a merger between BMG and Sony Music, in 2004, and was acquired by the latter in 2008, after the dissolution of Sony BMG and the restructuring of Sony Music. It is the second oldest record label in American history, after sister label Columbia Records.

It was released in Australia on August 15, 2014 and in Korea on August 28, 2014 and subsequently in the Philippines on September 26, 2014. [2] [3] The Australian edition features roughly the same cover but is colored blue with "Australian Edition" beneath the graphic. [2] On the Philippines edition, the center graphic is shaded with red (left portion), yellow (center portion) and blue (right portion) which match the colors on the flag of the Philippines and it has "Philippines Edition" beneath the graphic. On the Korean edition, the center design is shaded with a gradient fade of red, to white, to blue, matching the colors of both the North and South Korean flags with "Korea Edition" printed below it. [3]

Track listing

Standard edition [2]
No.TitleWriter(s)Original artistLength
1."Starships"
RedOne Moroccan record producer, singer, songwriter and record executive

Nadir Khayat, better known by his stage name RedOne, is a Moroccan-Swedish international record producer, singer, songwriter, businessman and record executive. As a record producer and songwriter, he has worked with many high-profile recording artists, most notably Lady Gaga, Akon, Michael Jackson, RBD, U2, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Gru, Cross Gene, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, Wyclef Jean, Mariah Carey, Paulina Rubio, Mylène Farmer, Mohombi, Inna, Alexandra Burke, Austin Mahone, One Direction, Marc Anthony, The Band Perry, Prince Royce, Rod Stewart, among many others. His production discography boasts many Billboard and international hits, which he produced and co-wrote. RedOne has established his own record label named RedOne Records.

Rami Yacoub, also known by the mononym Rami, is a Swedish music producer and songwriter and former member of the songwriting/production houses Cheiron Studios and Maratone. Yacoub collaborated extensively with Max Martin in the early part of his career. He has worked with acts such as Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Demi Lovato, One Direction, Westlife, The Saturdays, P!nk, Celine Dion, Enrique Iglesias, Tiësto, Avicii, NSYNC and Weezer.

Carl Anthony Falk, is a Swedish songwriter, record producer and musician and has worked with artists such as Demi Lovato, One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Ellie Goulding, Madonna, Avicii, Ariana Grande, Charlie Puth and Jason Derulo.

Nicki Minaj 3:01
2."The Baddest Girl"Scott HoyingPentatonix3:49
3."Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye featuring Kimbra 3:19
4."Aha!" Imogen Jennifer Jane Heap Imogen Heap 2:37
5."Show You How to Love"
  • Avi Kaplan
  • Kevin Olusola
Pentatonix3:53
6."Love You Long Time" Jazmine Sullivan 3:05
7."We Are Young"
Nate Ruess American singer-songwriter

Nathaniel Joseph Ruess is an American singer-songwriter. He is the lead singer of the indie pop band fun., and previously of The Format. As of 2015, he also performs as a solo musician.

Andrew Dost musician

Andrew Paul Dost is an American musician, singer and current member of the indie rock band Fun., in which he plays several instruments, mainly the piano. He was formerly a member of the indie rock band Anathallo from 2003 to 2007.

Jack Antonoff American singer, musician, songwriter and record producer

Jack Michael Antonoff is an American singer, musician, songwriter and record producer. Antonoff is the lead singer of indie pop band Bleachers, and a guitarist and drummer in the indie rock band Fun. He was previously the lead singer of the indie rock band Steel Train. Aside from his work with Bleachers and Fun, Antonoff has worked as a songwriter and record producer with various artists, including Taylor Swift, Lorde, St. Vincent, Lana Del Rey, and Troye Sivan. Antonoff has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and won four Grammy Awards: two for his work with Fun, one for production on Taylor Swift's album 1989, and one with St. Vincent for writing the title track on Masseduction. He also started his own music festival, Shadow of The City, which takes place annually in New Jersey.

fun. featuring Janelle Monáe 3:07
8."Can't Hold Us"
  • Macklemore
  • Ryan Lewis
3:18
9."Natural Disaster"Pentatonix 3:30
10."Love Again"Pentatonix 3:18
11."Valentine" 2:37
12."Hey Momma / Hit the Road Jack"Pentatonix / Percy Mayfield [respectively]3:01
13."I Need Your Love"Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding2:52
14."Run to You"
  • Pentatonix
  • Ben Bram
 4:25
15."Daft Punk"Daft Punk4:08
16."Save the World / Don't You Worry Child"
Axwell Swedish DJ, remixer and record producer

Axel Christofer Hedfors, better known by his stage name Axwell, is a Swedish DJ, record producer, remixer and owner of Axtone Records. He is a member of Swedish House Mafia along with Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello. He is a two time DJ Awards winner and in 2013 he was placed 19th on the DJ Magazine Top 100 DJ Poll. He remains the 3rd most DJ-supported producer in the world for two consecutive years on 1001Tracklists Top 101 Producers Rankings.

Steve Angello Greek-Swedish DJ and producer

Steven Angello Josefsson Fragogiannis is a Greek-Swedish DJ, record producer, remixer and record label owner. He is a member of Swedish House Mafia, together with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso.

Sebastian Ingrosso Swedish DJ and producer

Sebastian Carmine Ingrosso is a Swedish DJ, actor and record producer. He is also a member of the electronic music supergroup Swedish House Mafia, together with friends Axwell and Steve Angello.

Swedish House Mafia 3:47
17."Radioactive" (featuring Lindsey Stirling)
Imagine Dragons 3:46
18."Say Something"
A Great Big World 4:33
19."Royals" Lorde 3:51
Total length:1:05:49
Japanese bonus track [1]
No.TitleWriter(s)Original artistLength
20."Let It Go" Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez Idina Menzel 3:22
Total length:1:09:11

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