We will be featuring some of our highly talented alumni from across all schools. Highlighting the evening will be Kevin K.O. Olusola. Kevin K.O. Olusola is best known as the beat boxer of the Grammy-winning vocal quintet Pentatonix. The three-time Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling group has sold more than 6.5 million albums and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold-out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts more than 13.8 million subscribers, yielding over 2.7 billion video views, and their 2015 self-titled album has been certified gold after debuting #1 on Billboard’s 200.
Kevin K.O. Olusola grew up in the small town of Owensboro, Kentucky. At an early age, Kevin K.O. Olusola began learning piano, cello and saxophone. He performed at Carnegie Hall twice as a soloist on the cello and saxophone and has appeared on NPR’s From The Top. Kevin K.O. Olusola graduated from Yale University. On March 10, 2015, Kevin K.O. Olusola released his first solo album, The Renegade EP courtesy of RCA Records. The album debuted #1 on Billboard Traditional Classical and Classical Crossover charts, in addition to staying #1 on iTunes classical albums for weeks as it featured classically re-imagined versions of popular songs like “All of Me,” “Stay With Me” and “Heart Attack,” as well as Kevin K.O. Olusola’s original composition “Renegade.”