Pentatonix is the first a capella band to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! The Grammy-winning group was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a special ceremony on Tuesday.
The pop group which consists of members Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Matt Sallee must be on cloud nine right now. Read on to know more about their Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
Pentatonix was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
On February 21, 2023, Tuesday, the a cappella group Pentatonix who covered Nicki Minaj’s song Starships was honored with their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As per Just Jared, the band created history by becoming the first a capella group to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
For the special occasion, the band was joined by Rachel Platten and Andy Grammar. Both of them gave heartfelt speeches at the band’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony that took place on Tuesday in Hollywood, California.
During the Tuesday ceremony, Pentatonix thanked their fans and reminded people that scepticism was “the first sign you are doing something groundbreaking”.
All you need to know about the a capella band Pentatonix
For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you, the a capella band Pentatonix emerged in the year 2011. Since then, the band has won three Grammy awards. In addition to this, they were also nominated for a Daytime Emmy.
As of this moment, the band has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide and performed in major US venues. While speaking at the ceremony, Hoying told fans to “lean in” to their bold ideas and dreams.
Hoying said, “When we were just starting out we learned quickly that five people that sing acapella on the internet, claiming they want to win Grammys, sell out arenas, have a star on the Walk of Fame, might be a tough route.”
He went on to say, “But against all odds it happened, and we wouldn’t have achieved that or had the competency to pursue that without the passionate fans that remind us daily what we’re doing is having an impact. The reason I tell that story is to remind myself and hopefully inspire anyone watching feeling like they’re not talented enough, cool enough, special enough.”
Kirstin gave a sweet shoutout to her partner and newborn baby. She stated she was humbled by the recognition. She added, “I’m so proud of what this group has accomplished together and individually, and in supporting each other’s diversity and dreams.”
She continued, “I think that’s something that was very important to us to have this representation and I’m so honoured that in all 12 years we’ve become even more of a family.”
Grassi added, “I wake up grateful every single day because I get to make music for people that enjoy it. It’s truly a blessing. the immensity of the gratitude I feel cannot be accurately captured in words.”
We send our heartiest congrats to the a capella band Pentatonix on their latest achievement. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.