1. Pentatonix. The talented group is also reported to appear in the movie about collegiate a cappella, “Pitch Perfect 2, ” which will hit theaters in May 2015. Pentatonix’s YouTube channel has over 6.2 million subscribers and their videos have amassed over 555.5 million views.
They’ve covered songs from Gotye’s “Somebody I Used to Know” to Lorde’s “Royals” and have also arranged a cappella medleys of artists and songs, like “The Evolution of Music.” The group is comprised of Scott Hoying, Kirstie Maldonado, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola.
2. On The Rocks. The all-male University of Oregon a cappella group also competed on “The Sing-Off, ” in its second season as well as the International Championship of A Cappella (ICCA).
They’ve covered songs like Maino and T-Pain’s “All the Above” and Rick Roll’d a New York City subway back in 2010.
On The Rocks was also the first official collegiate a cappella group in the state of Oregon. The group has released five albums: 2002′s self-titled “OTR, ” 2003′s “Backgammon Sessions, ” 2005′s “Full Coverage, ” 2008′s “The Green Room” and 2010′s “A Fifth.”
3. King’s Road. Though the male a cappella trio is relatively new to the a cappella scene, these cuties are going places.
After meeting in the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles in 2012, the three members went on to become featured members of a small a cappella ensemble called The Cuddlers.
They then competed with The Cuddlers as contestants on the 2013 Nick Lachey-hosted NBC reality show competition “The Winner Is.” After the show, members Chris Etscheid, David Marenberg and Kris Fitzgerald formed the group King’s Road.
4. Streetcorner Symphony. The all-male six-member a cappella group placed second on “The Sing-Off” in the show’s second season in 2010. They released their first EP “UnPractice Makes Perfect” in 2011 which included covers of Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister” and Tears for Fears’ “Mad World.”
The group released their second album in 2013, “Southern Autumn Nostalgia, ” full of original songs, which also featured various a cappella guest artists on tracks including Pentatonix.
Street Corner Symphony is comprised of Jeremy Lister, Mark McLemore, Jonathan Lister, Richie Lister, Adam Chance and Kurt Zimmerman.
5. Noteworthy. This nine-member all-female a cappella group is made up of Brigham Young University students.