Maldonado’s Pentatonix Makes History on the Billboard Holiday Charts

Kirstie Maldonado is making holiday history while spreading Christmas cheer…

The half-Mexican American/part-Spanish singer and her fellow Pentatonix group members, who earned their first-ever Grammy nomination on Friday, have become the first act to top both of Billboard’s seasonal charts simultaneously.


Pentatonix’s “Mary, Did You Know?” tops the Billboard Holiday 100 chart this week. The Christmas song actually earned top debut honors on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Meanwhile, the group – the winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off – command the Billboard Top Holiday Albums chart for a sixth week with That’s Christmas to Me (227,000 sold, up 129 percent, according to Nielsen Music). It’s led the chart since its November 8 debut.

Additionally, That’s Christmas to Me is the first album by a group to notch as many as six straight weeks at No. 1 on Top Holiday Albums since Hanson‘s Snowed In likewise blanketed the list for six weeks in 1997-98.

“Mary” marks Pentatonix’s second Holiday 100 No. 1: “Little Drummer Boy” topped the Dec. 21, 2013, chart.

Corea Among the Top Latino 2015 Grammy Award Nominees

There’s no denying Chick Corea is a Grammy darling…

The 73-year-old part-Spanish jazz and fusion musician picked up two nods for the 2015 Grammy Awards, upping his total career nominations to a whopping 63.

Chick Corea

Corea, a 20-time winner, is nominated in the Improvised Jazz Solo category for “Fingerprints.” He’s also up for Jazz Instrumental Album for the Chick Corea Trio
 critically acclaimed Trilogy.

But Corea isn’t the only double-nominee this year…

David Arthur Garcia will actually compete against himself at next year’s Grammy Awards.

The award-winning Latino songwriter-producer, who won his first Grammy this year as a songwriter for co-writing Mandisa’s massive hit “Overcomer,” has picked up two nominations in the Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song category.

Garcia has earned recognition for co-penning Francesca Battistelli’s “Write Your Story” and Mercy Me’s “Shake.”

Roman Pichon Herrera has picked up two nominations in the same category as well.

The Latino music video producer is nominated in the Music Video category for co-producing Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” and Woodkid’s “The Golden Age” featuring Max Richter.

Meanwhile, Kirstie Maldonado has earned the first Grammy nomination of her career.

The half-Mexican American/part-Spanish artist and her fellow Pentatonix group mates – winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2011 – earned the nod in the Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
category for their acclaimed 
”Daft Punk” medley. Among their competition, Pentatonix will face off against Cuban composer and jazz pianist Alfredo Rodríguez’s “Guantanamera.”

But Maldonado isn’t the only first-time nominee…

Aloe Blacc has picked up the very first Grammy nod of his career in the R&B Album category. The

The 35-year-old Panamanian American singer-songwriter earned the nomination for his impressive album Lift Your Spirit.

Other notable Latino musicians/entertainers earning 2015 Grammy nominations include Christina Aguilera, Ruben Blades, Juanes
, Marco Antonio Solís, Jorge Drexler
, Ana Tijoux
, Pepe Aguilar
, Vicente Fernández
, Ixya Herrera
, Carlos Vives, Sérgio Mendes
 and Louis C.K.

The Grammys are awarded by the Recording Academy, which is made up of 22,000 members of the music industry including musicians, producers, engineers, record company and radio industry personnel and others.

The awards are determined by the academy’s voting membership of about 13,000.

Winners will be announced on February 8 at the 2015 Grammy Awards ceremony to be held at the Staples Center and broadcast live on CBS.

Here’s a complete look at the categories with Latino nominees:

Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX
“A Sky Full Of Stars,” Coldplay
“Say Something,” A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera
“Bang Bang,” Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
“Dark Horse,” Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J

R&B Album
“Islander,” Bernhoft
“Lift Your Spirit,” Aloe Blacc
“Love, Marriage & Divorce,” Toni Braxton & Babyface
“Black Radio 2,” Robert Glasper Experiment
“Give The People What They Want,” Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Improvised Jazz Solo
“The Eye Of The Hurricane,” Kenny Barron
“Fingerprints,” Chick Corea

“You & The Night & The Music,” Fred Hersch
“Recorda Me,” Joe Lovano
“Sleeping Giant,” Brad Mehldau

Jazz Instrumental Album
“Landmarks,” Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
“Trilogy,” Chick Corea Trio
“Floating,” Fred Hersch Trio
“Enjoy The View,” Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco Featuring Billy Hart
“All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller,” Jason Moran

Latin Jazz Album
“The Latin Side Of Joe Henderson,” Conrad Herwig Featuring Joe Lovano
“The Pedrito Martinez Group,” The Pedrito Martinez Group
“The Offense Of The Drum,” Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
“Second Half,” Emilio Solla Y La Inestable De Brooklyn
“New Throned King,” Yosvany Terry

Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“Write Your Story,” Francesca Battistelli; Francesca Battistelli, David Arthur Garcia & Ben Glover
“Come As You Are,” Crowder
“Messengers,” Lecrae Featuring For King & Country; Torrance Esmond, Ran Jackson, Ricky Jackson, Kenneth Chris Mackey, Lecrae Moore, Joseph Prielozny, Joel Smallbone & Luke Smallbone
“Shake,” MercyMe; Nathan Cochran, David Arthur Garcia, Ben Glover, Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Soli Olds, Mike Scheuchzer & Robby Shaffer
“Multiplied,” Needtobreathe; Bear Rinehart & Bo Rinehart

Latin Pop Album
“Tangos,” Rubén Blades
“Elypse,” Camila

“Raíz,” Lila Downs, Niña Pastori And Soledad
“Loco De Amor,” Juanes

“Gracias Por Estar Aquí,” Marco Antonio Solís

Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
“Multiviral,” Calle 13

“Behind The Machine (Detrás De La Máquina),” Chocquibtown
“Bailar En La Cueva,” Jorge Drexler
“Agua Maldita,” Molotov

“Vengo,” Ana Tijoux

Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
“Lastima Que Sean Ajenas,” Pepe Aguilar
“Mano A Mano – Tangos A La Manera De Vicente Fernández,” Vicente Fernández
“Voz Y Guitarra,” Ixya Herrera
“15 Aniversario,” Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
“Alegría Del Mariachi,” Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle

Tropical Latin Album
“50 Aniversario,” El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico
“First Class To Havana,” Aymee Nuviola
“Live,” Palo!

“El Asunto,” Totó La Momposina

“Más + Corazón Profundo,” Carlos Vives

World Music Album
“Toumani & Sidiki,” Toumani Diabaté & Sidiki Diabaté
“Eve,” Angelique Kidjo
“Our World In Song,” Wu Man, Luis Conte & Daniel Ho
“Magic,” Sérgio Mendes

“Traces Of You,” Anoushka Shankar

Comedy Album
“Mandatory Fun,” “Weird Al” Yankovic
“Obsessed,” Jim Gaffigan
“Oh My God,” Louis C.K.

“Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time,” Patton Oswalt
“We Are Miracles,” Sarah Silverman

Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
“Beautiful Dreamer,” Pete McGuinness (The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra)
“Daft Punk,” Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstie Maldonado & Kevin Olusola (Pentatonix)
“Get Smart,” Gordon Goodwin (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
“Guantanamera,” Alfredo Rodríguez (Alfredo Rodríguez)
“Moon River,” Chris Walden (Amy Dickson)

Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
“All My Tomorrows,” Jeremy Fox (Jeremy Fox Featuring Kate McGarry)
“Goodnight America,” Vince Mendoza (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
“New York Tendaberry,” Billy Childs (Billy Childs Featuring Renée Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma)
“Party Rockers,” Gordon Goodwin (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
“What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?” Pete McGuinness (The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra)

Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
“All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix),” Tijs Michiel Verwest (John Legend)
“Falling Out (Ming Remix),” MING (Crossfingers Featuring Danny Losito)
“Pompeii (Audien Remix),” Audien (Bastille)
“The Rising (Eddie Amador Remix),” Eddie Amador (Five Knives)
“Smile (Kaskade Edit),” Ryan Raddon (Galantis)
“Waves (Robin Schulz Remix),” Robin Schulz (Mr. Probz)

Music Video
“We Exist,” Arcade Fire; David Wilson, video director; Jason Baum, video producer
“Turn Down For What,” DJ Snake & Lil Jon; Daniels, video directors; Judy Craig, Candice Ouaknine, Jonathan Wang & Bryan Younce, video producers
“Chandelier,” Sia; Daniel Askill & Sia, video directors; Jennifer Heath, video producer
“Happy,” Pharrell Williams; We Are From LA, video director; Kathleen Heffernan, Roman Pichon Herrera, Jett Steiger & Cedric Troadec, video producers
“The Golden Age,” Woodkid Featuring Max Richter; Chis Clayton & Yoann Lemoine, video directors; Roman Pichon Herrera, Christine Miller, Susan Porche & Annabel Rosier, video producers

Music Film
“Beyoncé & Jay Z: On The Run Tour,” Beyoncé & Jay Z; Jonas Åkerlund, video director; Svana Gisla, video producer
“Ghost Stories,” Coldplay; Paul Dugdale, video director; Jim Parsons, video producer
“20 Feet From Stardom,” Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill; Morgan Neville, video director; Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers, video producers [Tata Vega]
“Metallica Through The Never,” Metallica (Robert Trujillo); Nimród Antal, video director; Adam Ellison & Charlotte Huggins, video producers
“The Truth About Love Tour: Live From Melbourne,” Pink; Larn Poland, video director; Roger Davies, video producer

Maldonado & Pentatonix Release Cover of Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be”

It looks like Kirstie Maldonado has another smash hit cover on her hands…

The half-Mexican American/part-Spanish artist and her fellow Pentatonix group mates have released another catchy reinterpretation.


The Streamy Award-winning a capella group’s upcoming EP, PTX Vol. III, comes out on September 23, and as a tease, their cover of Clean Bandit‘s “Rather Be” has made its way online.

Pentatonix, the winners of NBC‘s singing competition The Sing-Off in 2011, sticks to what they do best in their latest song, and it’s another hit for Maldonado, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan and beatboxer Kevin Olusola.

“We’re huge fans of Clean Bandit, and we’re so excited to be covering this!” Grassi told People about the song off PTX Vol. III, which also includes an already-released cover of “Problem” by Ariana Grande.

Maldonado & Her Pentatonix Mates Win Streamy Award for Best Cover Song in Pre-Live Stream

Life is but a stream(y) for Kirstie Maldonado

The half-Mexican American/part-Spanish artist and her fellow Pentatonix group mates have been recognized as winners in one of the 33 Streamy Awards categories announced during a pre-live stream, ahead of Sunday night’s big Beverly Hilton event where the remaining 14 winners will be announced.

Kirstie Maldonado and Pentatonix

Maldonado and her a cappella group, who earned three nominations for this year’s Streamy Awards, won in the Cover Song category for their popular “Daft Punk Mashup,” which has garnered more than 87 million views on YouTube.

The winners of NBC‘s singing competition The Sing-Off in 2011 beat out former American Idol contestant Andrew Garcia, Andy Lange, Chester See and Josh Golden’s rendition of Katy Perry’s Roar, among other nominees.

Pentatonix lost to Lindsey Stirling in the Best Musical Artist category, but the group is still in the running in the Original Song category for their single “Love Again.”

On Friday night, the Streamys, which honor the best in online video, will honor Pitbull with one of its first-ever ICON Awards. On Sunday night, the rest of the competitive Streamys will be announced, and streamed live online at

Pre-live stream winners of the 4th Annual Streamy Awards include:

Channel, Show or Series – Overall

  • Best Companion (Channel, Show or Series) – Vandaveon and Mike (Key & Peele)
  • Best Non-Fiction or Reality (Channel, Show or Series) – Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Channel, Show or Series – Subject

  • Best Dance (Channel, Show or Series) – Jabbawockeez
  • Best Food and Cuisine (Channel, Show or Series) – Epic Meal Time
  • Best Health and Wellness (Channel, Show or Series) – Blogilates
  • Best Pranks (Channel, Show or Series) – Jack Vale
  • Best Science and Education (Channel, Show or Series) – Vsauce
  • Best Sports (Channel, Show or Series) – Red Bull


  • Best Animated (Channel, Show or Series) – RWBY
  • Best Indie (Channel, Show or Series) – Little Horribles
  • Best International (Channel, Show or Series) – Noob (France)


  • Best Actress in a Comedy – Mamrie Hart, You Deserve A Drink
  • Best Actress in a Drama – Ashley Clements, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
  • Best Actor in a Comedy – David Milchard, Convos with My 2-Year-Old
  • Best Actor in a Drama – Joey Graceffa, Storytellers
  • Best Collaboration – Zach Galifianakis and President Barack Obama, Between Two Ferns


  • Best Cover Song – Pentatonix, Daft Punk Mashup (Daft Punk)
  • Best Music Video – Goku vs Superman, Epic Rap Battles of History
  • Best Musical Artist, Lindsey Stirling


  • Best Choreography – Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, Garrett Warren and Larnell Stovall
  • Best Cinematography – Devinsupertramp, Devin Graham
  • Best Costume Design – Epic Rap Battles of History, Sulai Lopez
  • Best Directing – Video Game High School, Matt Arnold and Freddie Wong
  • Best Editing – Kids React, Dan Seibert, Justin Reager, Benny Fine, Rafi Fine, and Jordan Towles
  • Best Original Score – RWBY, Jeff Williams
  • Best Visual and Special Effects – Action Movie Kid, Daniel Hashimoto
  • Best Writing – Epic Rap Battles of History, Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette


  • Best Vine Comedian – DeStorm Power
  • Best Vine Creativity – Zach King

Campaign or Event

  • Best Brand Campaign – Need For Speed: Ken Block’s Gymkhana Six (Need For Speed)
  • Best Live Event – #Tubeathon 2013
  • Best Public Service – YouTube Stars Talk Health Care at the White House


  • Best Television Show – Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Maldonado and Her Pentatonix Group Mates Receive Three Streamy Award Nominations

They’re already YouTube Music Award winners… And, now Kirstie Maldonado and her fellow Pentatonix members have the chance to increase their online award haul.

The half-Mexican American/part-Spanish artist and her a cappella group have earned three nominations for the fourth Streamy Awards, which recognize the best in online video.


Maldonado and Pentatonix, who won NBC‘s singing competition The Sing-Off in 2011, are nominated for Cover Song for their popular “Daft Punk Mashup,” which has garnered more than 87 million views on YouTube. They’re up against former American Idol contestant Andrew Garcia, Andy Lange, Chester See and Josh Golden’s rendition of Katy Perry’s Roar, among other nominees.

Pentatonix are also vying for a Streamy Award in the Musical Artist category. The a capella group, which will release two new albums this year, will compete against Boyce Avenue, Chester See, Cimorelli and Lindsey Stirling.

Lastly, Maldonado and her crew are nominated in the Original Song category. They’re nominated for their single “Love Again.” The song’s official video has garnered more than 10 million views on YouTube.

But Maldonado and Garcia aren’t the only Latino nominees…

YouTube sensation Bethany Mota, aka MacBarbie07, has earned a nod in the Channel, Show, or Series – Fashion category. The 18-year-old Mexican and Portuguese vlogger’s YouTube channel is also up for an Audience Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year. She has generated an estimated $40,000 per month and garnered over 300 million views since she launched it. The “Mota-vator” is an inspiration to pre-teens everywhere who’ve ever struggled with boredom, shyness and bullying. And she’s turned her online success into a fashion empire, even launching the Bethany Mota Clothing and Accessories line at Aeropostale.

Meanwhile, Maiah Ocando has earned three Streamy Award nods. The Venezuelan Spanish-speaking YouTube star, whose channel Visto Bueno has 319,705 subscribers, is nominated for Channel, Show, or Series – Fashion category and First Person – Special. She’ll also compete for the Audience Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year.

In all, this year’s, Streamy Awards will recognize excellence in 47 categories.

“If the caliber of this year’s nominees is any indication, we’re on track for the biggest Streamys ever,” said Executive Producer Drew Baldwin, also the co-founder of Tubefilter. “As the leading producer of live events, dick clark productions is the best possible partner for a show that honors the ever-evolving digital landscape and pioneers who are shaping the future of mainstream entertainment.”

This year’s awards include several new categories, including gaming, beauty, sports, pranks and science and education.

Sixteen of the winners will be announced live at a September 7 ceremony at the Beverly Hilton, to be produced by dick clark productions.

The awards show will be streamed online on

The other winners will be announced in a September 4 reception at the YouTube Space L.A., and will be recognized during the September 7 ceremonies.

Here’s a list of the nominees by category.

Channel, Show, or Series –

Overall Comedy
Jenna Marbles
My Drunk Kitchen
Ryan Higa

Almost Royal Goes To YouTube
Parks and Recreation in Europe
Prairie Home Companion Tailgating (Portlandia)
Sesame Street
Vandaveon and Mike (Key and Peele)

Mortal Kombat: Legacy II
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Non-Fiction or Reality
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
PBS Idea Channel

Channel, Show, or Series – Subject

Action and Sci-Fi
Action Movie Kid
Corridor Digital
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II
Red vs. Blue
Video Game High School

Cute Polish
Kandee Johnson
Michelle Phan

Break’n Reality
Dance Showdown
Strictly Ballet

Bethany Mota
Lauren Curtis
Maiah Ocando

Food and Cuisine
Anthony Eats America
Epic Meal Time
Nerdy Nummies
Thristy For…

Smosh Games
SourceFed Nerd

Health and Wellness
Kali Muscle
Tony Horton Fitness

Kids and Family
Convos With My 2-Year-Old
Kid President
Kids React

News and Current Events
Huffpost Live
YouTube Nation

Prank it FWD
Roman Atwood
Stuart Edge

Science and Education
Good Mythical Morning
Mental Floss
The Slow Mo Guys

Dude Perfect
ESPN 30 for 30
My Ink
Red Bull


8-Bit Cinema
Blank on Blank
Bravest Warriors
Simon’s Cat

First Person
Grace Helbig
Justine Ezarik
Maiah Ocando
Tyler Oakley

Bad Timing
Destroy The Alpha Gammas
Little Horribles
Sad Motivator
The Platoon of Power Squadron

Alaa Wardi (Saudi Arabia)
EnchufeTV (Ecuador)
Galo Frito (Brazil)
Neymar Jr: Life Outside the Fields (Brazil)
Noob (France)


Actress in a Comedy
Johanna Braddy, Video Game High School
Brittany Furlan, SHFTY ~ Super Happy Fun Time, Yay!
Mamrie Hart, You Deserve A Drink
Charlotte Newhouse, Idiotsitter
Joanna Sotomura, Emma Approved

Actress in a Drama
Troian Bellisario, Lauren
Ashley Clements, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Kate Conway, Out With Dad
Francesca Eastwood, Oh, You Pretty Things!
Julia Stiles, Blue

Actor in a Comedy
Brent Bailey, Emma Approved
Klarity, SHFTY ~ Super Happy Fun Time, Yay!
David Milchard, Convos With My 2-Year-Old
Paul Scheer, ArScheerio Paul
Jimmy Wong, Video Game High School

Actor in a Drama
David Arquette, Cleaners
Wilson Cleveland, BlackBoxTV Presents
Joey Graceffa, Storytellers
Brian Tee, Mortal Kombat: Legacy II
Daniel Vincent Gordh, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Flula Borg and Chester See, Flula
Zach Galifianakis and President Barack Obama, Between Two Ferns
Harley Morenstein and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Epic Meal Time
Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, and Snoop Dogg, Epic Rap Battles of History
Rooster Teeth, Freddie Wong, iJustine, Greg Miller, and Adam Kovic, The Gauntlet: Season 2

Ensemble Cast
ArScheerio Paul
Next Time On Lonny
The Annoying Orange
Video Game High School


Cover Song
Andy Lange, Chester See, Andrew Garcia, and Josh Golden, Roar (Katy Perry)
Madilyn Bailey, Wake Me Up (Avicii)
Pentatonix, Daft Punk Mashup (Daft Punk)
Pomplamoose, Happy/Get Lucky Mashup (Pharrell Williams)
Postmodern Jukebox, Timber (Pitbull ft. Ke$ha)

Music Video
#SELFIE, The Chainsmokers
Cookie Dance, Chip Chocolate
Finish What We Started, Miles Fisher
Goku vs Superman, Epic Rap Battles of History
Odds Are, Barenaked Ladies

Musical Artist
Boyce Avenue
Chester See
Lindsey Stirling

Original Song
#LEH, Superwoman and Humble The Poet
Airplanes and Terminals, Timothy DeLaGhetto
Love Again, Pentatonix
Never Wanna Let You Go, Megan Nicole
Whistle While I Work It, Chester See


Castrol Footkhana: Neymar Jr. v Ken Block, Andy Ansah, Neymar Jr., and Ken Block
Dance Showdown, Ambrose Respicio and Anze Skrube
Jabbawockeez Presents Regenerate, Jabbawockeez
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, Garrett Warren and Larnell Stovall
Super Power Beat Down, Alvin J. Hsing and Shaun Paul Piccinino

@SummerBreak, Joseph Guidry
Devinsupertramp , Devin Graham
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, Scott Keven
Making A Scene, Bartosz Nalazek
Rocket Jump, John Salmon

Costume Design
Bart Baker, Morgan Christensen and Amanda Hosler
Epic Rap Battles of History, Sulai Lopez
Fallout: Nuka Break, Katie Broad
Video Game High School, Regina Amato, Christina Matthews, Imari Tucker
YouTube Rewind, Annie Rothschild

BlackBoxTV Presents, Tony E. Valenzuela
Eric Wareheim, Eric Wareheim
Lauren, Jon Avnet
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, Kevin Tancharoen
Video Game High School, Freddie Wong

Epic Rap Battles of History, Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulton, Daniel Turcan, Nice Peter, and Joseph Shahood
Kids React, Dan Seibert, Justin Reager, Benny Fine, Rafi Fine, Jordan Towles
MysteryGuitarMan, Joe Penna, Ryan Morrison
Rocket Jump, Freddie Wong
The Annoying Orange, Dane Boedigheimer, Aaron Massey, Spencer Grove, Matt Sklar

Original Score
Caper, Joe Loduca
Continuum, Damon Criswell
Next Time On Lonny, Leo Birenberg
Red Scare, Giona Ostinelli
RWBY, Jeff Williams

Visual and Special Effects
Action Movie Kid, Daniel Hashimoto
Corridor Digital, Niko Pueringer and Sam Gorski
Mortal Kombat: Legacy II, Lars Anderson
Rocket Jump, Freddie Wong
Video Game High School, Chris Bailey and Joseph Cornell

Barely Political, Mark Douglas and Todd Womack
Epic Rap Battles of History, Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette
Husbands, Brad Bell and Jane Espenson
Kid President, Brad Montague and Robby Novak
Red vs. Blue, Burnie Burns and Miles Luna


Vine Comedian
Brittany Furlan
DeStorm Power
Jerome Jarre
Logan Paul

Vine Creativity
Meagan Cignoli
Regal Cinemas
Zach King

Viner of the Year
Brittany Furlan
Cameron Dallas
King Bach
Lele Pons
Marcus Johns

Campaign or Event

Brand Campaign
Backseat Italians (Fiat)
Dear Kitten (Purina Friskies)
Need For Speed: Ken Block’s Gymkhana Six (Need For Speed)
Sloth Week (Animalist)
Superman With a Go Pro (Go Pro)

Live Event
#Tubeathon 2013
Comedy Gives Back 2013
DigiFest NYC 2014
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Live
Steve Aoki: Live at the Shrine

Public Service
International Day of Happiness
Rooster Teeth 24 Hr Extra Life Fundraiser
Sport Relief 2014
Star Wars: Force for Change
YouTube Stars Talk Health Care at the White House


Television Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Right This Minute
Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Audience Choice

Entertainer of the Year

Bethany Mota
Brittany Furlan
Grace Helbig
Jack Vale
Jenna Marbles
Maiah Ocando
Michelle Phan
Ryan Higa
Toby Turner
Tyler Oakley

Show of The Year

Emma Approved
Kids React
Nerdy Nummies
Rooster Teeth
The Philip DeFranco Show
Video Game High School


Maldonado and Pentatonix Release A Capella Cover of Ariana Grande’s “Problem”

Kirstie Maldonado has a series problem

The half-Mexican American/part-Spanish artist and her fellow Pentatonix members have released a new cover, proving there’s really nothing the quintet can’t sing.


The a capella group, who won NBC‘s singing competition The Sing-Off in 2011, shared a video of them performing their rendition of Ariana Grande‘s summer jam “Problem.”

Maldonado and the gang perform every part of the hit track with Kevin Olusola showing off his impressive beat-boxing skill. Meanwhile, Mitch Grassi spits the verses originally performed by Iggy Azalea in the original.

“Problem” is the lead single off Grande’s upcoming sophomore album, My Everything. The 21-year-old singer has responded to Pentatonix’s cover on Twitter, saying”Omg y’all. my favs. been waiting! better SING i love u,” she wrote.

Pentatonix is currently working on two projects that the group plans to release this fall. Earlier this month, they announced their new EP called PTX, Vol. III will arrive in  stores on September 23, marking their first project to be released by RCA Records. It will feature covers of hits and original tracks.

The EP will be followed by their second holiday album, That’s Christmas to Me, which is coming out on October 21. It will include a combination of classic holiday tracks, modern favorites and a one-of-a-kind holiday mash-up.

Maldonado & Pentatonix to Release Two Albums This Year

It’s back to the studio for Kirstie Maldonado.

The half-Mexican American/part-Spanish artist and her fellow Pentatonix members have released a special teaser video announcing their plans to release new music this year.


Pentatonix will actually release two albums this year.

PTX Vol. 3 will hit shelves on September 23, followed by a second holiday album, That’s Christmas to Me, on October 21.

The upcoming EP from the viral a cappella quintet marks their first project with RCA Records, and will again feature covers of hits and original tracks.

The album will also include a surprise featured guest, as well as a song performed entirely in French.

Maldonado and her fellowGroup members Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola — who won NBC‘s singing competition The Sing-Offin 2011 — will share the upcoming Vol. 3 tracklist on Aug. 12, when its iTunes and Amazon pre-order goes live with the first of two planned instant tracks.

That’s Christmas to Me, named for an original holiday song penned by the group, will include a combination of classic holiday tracks, modern favorites and a one-of-a-kind holiday mash-up.

Maldonado & Pentatonix Release Special Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Single

It’s Turtle Time for Kristie Maldonado and Pentatonix

The half-Mexican American/part-Spanish signer/artist and her fellow Pentatonix group members have released a special Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles track.


The a cappella group, winners of NBC‘s singing competition The Sing-Off in 2011, released a new song, “We Are Ninjas,” in anticipation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie release.

“The idea is we’re kind of riffing off the turtles,” said director Melissa Bolton-Klinger in a behind-the-scenes clip. “Dark alleyway scenes, kind of West Side Story meets ninjas.” 

“Long before our days begins/What every hero needs/Is a big ‘ol greasy piece,” Pentatonix sing alongside shots of the turtles, referencing the TMNT’s obsessions with pizza.

Additionally, it was announced that Pentatonix will appear in Pitch Perfect 2 as a Canadian group that rivals the Barden Bellas.

Maldonado Impresses in Endearing “Frozen Medley” Video with Her Pentatonix Pals

Kirstin Maldonado and two members of her popular cappella group have frozen their way into our hearts.

The half Mexican-American singer, Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi, all members of NBC’s The Sing-Off-winning quintet Pentatonix, have released an endearing new medley on the web.

Frozen Medley

Maldonado, Hoying and Grassi joined voices to perform four of the popular songs from Disney‘s new animated hit Frozen: “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?,” “For the First Time in Forever,” “Love Is an Open Door” and “Let It Go.”

Instead of releasing an a cappella medley, the trio sings along to the karaoke tracks from the film while acting out scenes in front of a white curtain at the Endless Noise studio – complete with a blonde wig, snow made out of paper cutouts and lots of tossed pillows and blankets.

Maldonado, who could totally be the voice of Disney’s next princess character, Hoying and Grassi, who sang together in high school before recruiting more members to compete in The Sing-Off’s third season, recorded the video as part of Hoying and Grassi’s online series, Superfruit, which also recently featured singer Tori Kelly.

Bass Avi Kaplan and beatboxer Kevin Olusola don’t appear in this unofficial Pentatonix video, which has already earned nearly 800,000 views on YouTube.

Maldonado’s Pentatonix Debuts on Billboard’s Social 50 Chart

Kirstie Maldonado is making sweet music on social media…

The half-Mexican American/part-Spanish artist’s a cappella quintet Pentatonixthe winner of NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2011 – has landed on Billboard’s Social 50 chart, debuting at No. 24.


Pentatonix’s surge onto the chart is a reaction to its consistently-growing online fan base, which has been kept engaged by the group’s steady stream of releases to their YouTube channel.

The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart’s methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers along with artist page views, song plays and reactions as measured by music analytics company Next Big Sound.

Two weeks ago, Pentatonix released a video for their version of “Cruisin for a Bruisin,” a track from the Disney Channel original movie Teen Beach Movie.

The group appeared together on the Disney Channel on Sunday, November 17, during a special airing of the movie to help promote the show.

The effort, combined with a video for their version of “Little Drummer Boy,” released November 25, was the spark for their jump onto the Social 50.

The Disney Channel appearance is reflected in a 104% rise in conversation about the group the following week, which led to them adding 308,000 new fans to their online audience on Facebook and Twitter (up 39% from the previous week). The popularity of their subsequent video releases caused traffic on their channel to jump 77% over the previous week.