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A cappella has 
graduated from fad 
to phenomenon.

A decade ago, a few college music geeks in matching sweaters made up the a cappella scene. Today, the genre is blockbuster entertainment: The film “Pitch Perfect” topped $100 million at the box office, vocal group Straight No Chaser sells out 3,000-seat venues, the NBC a cappella contest “The Sing-Off” ran for three seasons and spun off versions in China, France and the Netherlands.

But Pentatonix aims to be a cappella’s first superstars: The quintet’s House of Blues show on Sunday has been sold out 
for weeks.

“Out of everything we’ve accomplished, what I’m most proud of is debuting at No. 14 in the Billboard 200 with our EP,” singer Scott Hoying said from Los Angeles. “To be on the charts with Rihanna and Adele is the closest we’ve come to breaking through.”

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