Pentatonix Singer, Kevin Olusola, Shares Experience As a Christian in Mainstream Music

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The pop group, Pentatonix, has quickly become a household name known for its a cappella sound, impeccable harmony, and beatboxing. Known for his beatboxing and cello playing, Kevin Olusola, freely shares his Christian beliefs within pop culture.

The group formed in 2011 and won the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off. Pentatonix released its first album, PTX, Vols. 1 & 2, back in 2014 and has experienced a steadily rising music career in a competitive and challenging industry. In an interview with Beliefnet, Olusola reflected on how Pentatonix got its start. “I believe in God, and I believe this was a God given thing that happened, it just clicked so well. Most of us didn’t have an a capella background and we met the day before the audition. When we sang together it was definitely a diamond in the rough, but it was still a diamond. I think it continually grew as we went through the Sing-Off.”

God brought five unique individuals with unique sounds together to form Pentatonix.

God played a huge role in bringing the group together and letting them create music together. “I’m so thankful because I really believe it was the Lord that put together this entity and who we are. I guess the way that we always think about music, it’s very similar. Although we have different styles we bring all the sounds together into a modern context. We’re always thinking about the mainstream context and how we can break boundaries but maintain being a capella.”

Olusola also said, “I’ve always been technically a Christian, my Dad and my Mom, they’re both Christians. They raised me in it so I’ve always known of God but it didn’t become real to me until college when I really started digging in on my own and realizing that everything I do, if I’m not focusing on the word of Jesus Christ, it doesn’t [amount to anything]. Christ, heaven, those are the things that are everlasting.”

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