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North Texas Brings Home Two Grammys


The Pentatonix Win at Grammys | The Dallas Morning News

North Texas Music Scores Big at the 57th Grammys

On this past Sunday, February 8, over 40 million Americans tuned in to watch the 57th Grammys, the second most watched award ceremony on television. The Grammys focus specifically on musical talent recognizing artists, musicians and producers from all genres on the work they do each year.

The Pentatonix

The a cappella group, The Pentatonix (PTX) earned their first Grammy this year for their “Daft Punk” melody vocal arrangement – the official award title being “Best arrangement, instrumental or a cappella.” Group members Group Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado and Mitch Grassi all attended Arlington’s James Martin High School and met in band. After winning NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” they formed a now popular YouTube channel with over 120 million views on the Grammy-winner “Daft Punk.”

The Pentatonix summed up winning the award simply and brought hope to the young artists who aspire to do the same. “We recorded [‘Daft Punk’] in a bedroom closet, filmed [the YouTube video] in a kitchen, and now we’re Grammy winners.”

St. Vincent

Dallas-raised artist Anne Erin “Annie” Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, won her first Grammy for best alternative music album. Debuting her first album Marry Me in 2007, St. Vincent’s earned her Grammy for her fourth album, self-titled St. Vincent. The artist has opened for other Grammy-winning artists such as The Black Keys and Arcade Fire and had two songs make the motion picture soundtracks for the Twilight Saga movies. St. Vincent was unable to receive her award because she is touring in Australia.

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