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August 2, 2014

Peter Hollens Gets Major Record Deal


A cappella singer Peter Hollens has snagged a wicked record deal just days after unleashing a medley from the Wicked musical.

Sony Music announced Thursday that its classical and crossover label Sony Music Masterworks inked a deal with Hollens, who will release his debut album on Oct. 28.

"We've been in talks for a few months, but nothing was set in stone until just recently," Hollens, 32, told Mashable. "Honestly, with a 4-month-old, and a full-time job, I've had so little time to celebrate. I really need to find time to do that."

His YouTube channel has accumulated nearly 63 million views since 2011, and it features collaborations with fellow YouTubers Nick Pitera, Lindsey Stirling, Mike Tompkins, Sam Tsui, Tyler Ward, George Watsky, Alex G and even his wife, Evynne Hollens.

"His ideas are fresh and his creative imagination is fearless," Chuck Mitchell, senior vice president of Sony Music Masterworks said in a statement.

Posted by acapnews at August 2, 2014 12:00 AM