UR a cappella group scores national award for ‘Wrecking Ball’ performance

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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.