The Yeshiva Boys Choir has what all the other boy bands have had: the youthful autotuned voices, the slick dance moves, the skillfully produced videos, and the coordinated costumes (though, in this case, the members usually wear dress shirts and black velvet yarmulkes, and many wear glasses and sport peyes). Now it also has something else groups like Menudo, Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block had — a major record deal.
It was announced Tuesday that Universal Music Group has signed on the Brooklyn-based Yeshiva Boys Choir. The group’s new YBC5-Hanukkah album has been added to the company’s international distribution list. A single from the album, “Those Were the Nights (of Hanukkah)” has gone viral, with 100,500 hits on YouTube in less than a month.