Bands have been a part of the music industry for a long time. While most of them perform a wide variety of instruments, a particular band, Pentatonix, has gained wide recognition as an a cappella group known for making great covers of popular songs and also do their own written songs. One could describe them as a real-life Pitch Perfect story and Scott Hoying is a member of the 5-member group.
Scott Hoying stands out in the group for a few reasons, one being his skin color, hair, and his sexuality, but it is his voice that has made him not just a member of a Grammy-winning a cappella group but a famous face in his own right. There is a lot to learn about the singer and we cover them below. Read on.
Who is Scott Hoying and How Old is He?
Not a lot of music fans will say they are not familiar with Pentatonix. Those who don’t know the group’s excellent music would have heard and seen them in the film, Pitch Perfect 2, a film that celebrates the beauty of a cappella music. In the five-person group, Scott Hoying is one of its notable faces and while he is very much a talented singer, Scott can look to his relationship with Mitch Grassi, another prominent face in the group whom he has been friends with since 8 as one of the reasons the acclaimed group exists.
Scott Hoying met Mitch in 2001, eight years after he was born on the 17th of September, 1991 in Arlington, Texas. While growing up there, he met Mitch Grassi with whom he became friends with and attended school at Martin High School. While they were there, they met another future member of Pentatonix, Kristin Maldonado.
Scott was born as one of two children of his parents. The second is Lauren Hedrick.
The attraction of their music interest and talents combined with their friendship led the three of them to form a band and submit a song to a local radio station as part of efforts to meet one of the beloved music groups, the cast of the show, Glee. They failed to win the competition but earned popularity in their school in the process.
After high school, he went to the University of Southern California where he joined SoCal Vocals, an a cappella group. Scott Hoying has credited his time at SoCal Vocals as helping gain the necessary confidence as a stage performer.
News of submissions for another competition led Scott Hoying to reunite with his high school friends. The competition, The Sing-Off, would eventually lead to the creation of the group known today as Pentatonix. To complete the array of excellent voices in their group, Scott recruited Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola.
Convinced of the group’s ability to win the competition and his own passion for a cappella music, Scott Hoying dropped out of college. His belief paid off in 2011 when the group became winners of the third season of the show.
Since then, the group has grown to become a global force, releasing multiple albums, including a Christmas Album. Under the leadership of Scott Hoying, Pentatonix has achieved accolades such as becoming the first band to top the Holiday Album and Holiday Song chart. The group has also won three Grammy awards, with Scott Hoying, who also has his own YouTube channel, winning Best YouTube Musician from the Shorty Awards.
His Net Worth
Without a doubt, a successful musician like Scott Hoying has had an equivalent financial success for his achievements. As both a member of the group Pentatonix and the owner of a successful YouTube channel, he has been able to accrue a net worth of $8 million thus far. As part of Pentatonix, he also gets a significant revenue as the group’s official channel has over 15 million subscribers and over 3 billion views.
Who Is Scott Hoying’s Boyfriend?
There are plenty of other facts to learn about Scott Hoying, such as the fact he had scoliosis as a child or that he is also an amazing pianist. However, one question that has plagued fans of the group is his sexual orientation. To those who might be wondering, Scott Hoying is gay.
He is one of two gay members of the group, with the other being his close friend, Mitch Grassi. As for a relationship, although there was speculation regarding the nature of his relationship with Mitch, the two have only remained friends.
How Tall is He?
One of Scott Hoying’s standout features in the group also includes his height. The singer stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches. He can usually be spotted with slicked-back blond hair. Also, though specifics are unknown regarding his ancestry, he is believed to be ethnically white.