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On the heels of their new album, Christmas Cheers, a cappella group Straight No Chaser hits the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Wednesday.

The 10-piece, all-male ensemble, founded at the University of Indiana in 1996, came to the fore a decade later when footage from a 1998 concert was posted online.

The video of them singing "The 12 Days of Christmas" – and sampling Toto's "Africa" – went viral, racking up 10 million views and the attention of Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman, who tracked the group down and signed them to the label.

The alum quit their day jobs to record and tour for Holiday Spirits, which reached No. 1 at both iTunes and Amazon.com upon release last year. Christmas Cheer includes faves like "Jingle Bells" and "O Holy Night," as well as the original song "Who Spiked the Egg Nog?"

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