David O. Roberts


Bicentennial Medal (2019)


David Roberts is one of the founding members of the wildly successful men's acapella group "Straight No Chaser." As an undergraduate at Indiana University, Roberts collaborated with the other members of the group who turned a collegiate hobby into an internationally known Atlantic Records act.

Currently, Straight No Chaser has sold more than 1.6 million albums in the U.S. and amassed more than 100 million YouTube views. In 2009, Atlantic Record's Straight No Chaser won the CARA award for Best Holiday Album and was nominated for Best Holiday Song. In 2019, Roberts received Indiana University's Bicentennial Medal, in recognition of his distinguished contributions and longstanding friendship with the university.