Vocal groups on YouTube

Pentatonix and Stay Radical, and a guy who does it all on his own: Humphrey Riviera

Friends and connections on social media introduce me to new artists all the time. Lately, everyone seems to be into vocal groups and acappella. So, let me share my latest findings.


US vocal group Pentatonix caught my eye with their “evolution of Beyonce”. I’m so impressed, I had to check out the rest of their work as well. I’ve even tried to get tickets to one of their European gigs, but that was all sold out. It probably has something to do with their appearance in Americas Got Talent. This explains their huge following. I had never heard heard of them.

Humphrey Rivera

I think it’s great how vocal groups have found a great platform to present themselves in YouTube. I’m currently playing around with background vocals myself, I listen to a lot of 90s R&B groups – who are apparently all making come backs – as well as these amazing a cappella artists. Just to learn from them.

I can’t get around this French guy called Humphrey Rivier. His Boyz II Men medley is all on Facebook right now:

What a great way to tribute your favorites.

Stay Radical

Other people started vlogging. And then it only takes a creative company to put them together and start a pop group. This is the story of Stay Radical. Five YouTube stars, with each their own followers, join forces to become big. I love the idea!

I hope you can take a little more Christmas:

Otherwise Shut Up:

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