Kevin Olusola

Kevin Olusola

 

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Kevin Olusola (born October 5, 1988) is an American musician, beatboxer, cellist, rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter. Olusola is best known as the beatboxer of the vocal band Pentatonix.[2] After the group won NBC's The Sing-Off in 2011, they released five albums, which all charted in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 charts, have sold over 2 million records,[3] and have amassed more than two billion views on their YouTube channel.

Olusola has also been identified as developing the art of "celloboxing" (playing cello and beatboxing simultaneously).[4] His celloboxing version of Mark Summer's "Julie-O" went viral in April 2011, which led him to become involved with Pentatonix. Olusola has performed at classical musical festivals such as the Amsterdam Cello Biennale and the Kronberg Academy Festival, opened the TED Conference in Vancouver, and was chosen by Quincy Jones to represent him in concert at the 2012 Montreux Jazz Festival on the same program as Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea.[5] Olusola is fluent in Mandarin.[6]

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Pentatonix
 
For Lenny
Album
For Lenny is an album by Lara Downes, released on February 9, 2018.
Moon Songs: Lullabies for Baby and Parent
Album
Moon Songs: Lullabies for Baby and Parent is an album by The Hound + The Fox, released on September 7, 2017.
Both Sides Now
Album
Both Sides Now is an album by musical group Naturally 7, released on May 12, 2017.

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Pentatonix to Sing National Anthem at Kentucky Derby: Kevin Olusola Talks 'Swagger' Rendition & New Music
  –  April 12, 2018
The a cappella group's next album, "PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol 1," is out Friday (April 13). Just six months after Pentatonix added new bassist Matt Salllee in October, the a cappella group is in full-on go mode. They'll be releasing their first LP as a ...
Acclaimed Pianist Lara Downes Joins Yamaha Artist Roster
  –  April 6, 2018
and beatboxer Kevin "K.O." Olusola (Pentatonix). "I am thrilled to join the Yamaha family, where musical innovation, creative freedom and artistic expression are core values of our future-facing vision," Downes said. "The opportunity to make music on these ...
Pentatonix to Sing National Anthem at Kentucky Derby: Kevin Olusola Talks 'Swagger' Rendition & New Music
  –  April 12, 2018
The a cappella group's next album, "PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol 1," is out Friday (April 13). Just six months after Pentatonix added new bassist Matt Salllee in October, the a cappella group is in full-on go mode. They'll be releasing their first LP as a ...
Pentatonix To Perform National Anthem At Kentucky Derby
  –  April 12, 2018
Pentatonix member Kevin Olusola is a native of Owensboro and Kirstin Maldanado is engaged to Kentucky-native Jeremy Lewis, a member of UK's "Accoustikats" all-male a cappella group. (LEX 18) - Educators across the state are planning on attending a rally in ...
Naturally 7 Sets 7th Album for April 13 Release and NYC & LA Dates
  –  April 6, 2018
“Caught in the Moment” featuring Naturally 7 fan Pentatonix’s Kevin Olusola on cello. Kevin’s excitement to work with the band comes as no surprise, as many admire the seven as the modern “Godfathers” of the vocal genre. Kevin’s cello will be ...
Aca-awesome: Pentatonix to perform at Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse
  –  February 28, 2018
The a cappella group, who previously performed in Syracuse in 2012, currently features five members: Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee. Sallee replaced Avi Kaplan when Kaplan left in 2017 to launch a folk music ...
Pentatonix Cover Camila Cabello's 'Havana' For First Official Video with Matt Sallee
  –  February 23, 2018
Pentatonix are back with a brand new cover – “Havana” by Camila Cabello! The a Capella group – Kevin Olusola, Kirstin Maldonado, Matt Sallee, Scott Hoying, and Mitch Grassi – released the video Friday morning (February 23) on their YouTube channel.
Kevin Olusola Latest News, Photos, and Videos
  –  January 26, 2018
Ansel Elgort looked sharp at Spotify’s Best New Artist Party last night! The 23-year-old Baby Driver star stepped out for the event held during 2018 Grammys Weekend at Skylight Clarkson on Thursday (January 25) in New York City.

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