Scott Hoying is the founder of the popular a capella pop group Pentatonix. He started the group with his best friend, Mitchell Grassi and other childhood friends who are Kristin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan (who left the group and was replaced by Matt Sallee in 2017) and Kevin Olusola. Almost all Scott’s group songs have ranked on the US Billboard music charts. Their popularity and success have earned them many prestigious awards. Learn more about Scott Hoying, his personal and dating life and the Pentatonix.
Scott Hoying’s Bio
Scott Hoying was born Scott Richard Hoying to Rick and Connie Hoying at Arlington Town in Texas City, USA. Rick and Connie welcomed their son, Scott on September 17, 1991. He has a sister, Lauren Hedrick who is married with a son, Beckham, whom Scott is very fond of. The lanky lyricist attended Martin High School in Texas, where he grew up. After graduation from high school, he went on to enroll in the University of Southern California.
His interest in music started at the tender age of 8. At this time, he was a passionate musical entertainer despite not having anyone with a connection to music related to him. He performed songs from time to time at high school and was very good at it. While in the university, he expanded his musical intelligence and prowess as he joined the SoCal VoCal group and was able to draw an Acapella crowd with his baritone voice. He also gained the confidence to perform on stage through his performances with SoCal VoCals.
Mid-way into college, Scott heard of auditions for “The Sing-Off” competition and desired to recreate his childhood dreams of becoming a top-notch musician. He then put together a group of musicians made up of his childhood friends: Mitchell Grassi, Kristin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola. Together they formed what is now referred to as the Pentatonix. The group performed in the “The Sing-Off” competition and excelled brilliantly until the final stage. In the final stage, their sensational delivery of Eye of the Tiger won them the 3rd Season of the show in 2011.
Music Career With Pentatonix
In the following year, Scott and his band members with manager Madison Gates recorded and released their first EP title PTX Volume 1 in 2011. It climbed to the number 14 spot on the US Billboard 200 and reached number 5 on the digital charts. This album also went down in history for topping both the Holiday Album and Holiday Song charts since 1962.
He had his first tour in 2012 which was a huge success. All his concerts sold out in the 30 cities of America where he performed with the group. In subsequent years, the Pentatonix released other albums including Christmas EPs and holiday albums. Also, all his albums except a few were a huge success.
Scott Hoying has a YouTube Channel called Superfruit which he co-hosts with his best friend and band member Mitch Grassi. The prominent contents on the channel are American comedy and musicals. It is used to showcase humor-oriented vlogs as well as acapella or medleys covers in the Pentatonix style.
The Pentatonix leader has also performed the national anthem and God Bless America at home diversions for Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks. He has bagged prestigious awards such as YouTube Music Awards in the category of Response of the Years in 2013. In 2014, he won the Streamy Awards in the category of Best Cover Song for Daft Punk.
Alongside another YouTube Music Award, Scott Hoying joined legends to receive the prestigious Grammy awards twice with his group members in 2015 and 2016 for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or Acapella. He also won the Shorty Awards in 2015.
Scott Hoying has carved a niche for himself in the Acapella music world through his reoccurring success in music. He has also been able to acquire a lot of wealth at his young age and is estimated to be worth a whopping sum of $8 million.
Family: Father, Mother
Scott’s father is Rick Hoying, an English instructor and his mother is Connie Hoying, who worked in a nursing home. His parents’ marriage never stood the test of time as they got divorced when he was much younger and he had to live with his mother. However, his parents strive to raise him up together and were very supportive as he chased a career in music, even though his father initially wanted him to be a doctor.
Is He Gay, Who is He Dating? Boyfriend or Girlfriend?
Scott Hoying likes to keep his personal life a secret and has not confirmed to be in any relationship. However, he is openly gay. His best friend, Mitch Grassi is also gay and the duo has been labeled the cute gay members of Pentatonix. Scott is also an LGBTQ+ community activist. Scott and Mitch’s gay status and openness have been said to help parents accept their gay children sexual orientation, thereby affecting the LGBTQ+ community positively.
Rumors have trailed Scott’s closeness with Mitch. Several people have accused them of being in a secret relationship largely because they do things everything together and refer to themselves as husbands.