RICHMOND, Va. –The University of Richmond Octaves have won a national award for their rendition of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.”
The all-male a cappella group scored Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for Best Male Collegiate Song for their take on the Miley Cyrus smash hit.
“CARAs are essentially the Grammys of the a cappella world,” Conor Lemmon, a junior and president of the Octaves, said in a news release. “We have been nominated and even been runners-up in the past, but this if the first time we have won.”
The Octaves are made up of 14 students majoring in a range of subjects from music to business to leadership studies.
The Octaves, who will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year, plan on releasing a new album during the 2015-16 school year. Their version of “Wrecking Ball” is available now on iTunes.