Who is Scott Hoying?
Scott Richard Hoying was born on the 17th September 1991, in Arlington, Texas USA, and is a musician – singer, songwriter and pianist – who is probably best recognized for being one of the original members of Pentatonix, an a cappella group, which won the third season of NBC’s singing competition “The Sing-Off”. He is also known for being half of the duo Superfruit, along with Mitch Grassi.
Early Life, Education and Career BeginningsSpeaking about his early life, Scott Hoying spent his childhood with a sister in Arlington, where they was raised by their father, Rick Hoying, who is an English instructor, and mother Connie Hoying, who works in a nursing home. He went to Martin High School, where one of his best friends became Mitch Grassi, and another Kristian Maldonado. They decided to form a singing trio, and participate in a local radio singing competition. Although they did not win, they became very popular in school, and performed at various school events as well as at local shows.
Upon matriculation in 2010, Scott enrolled into the University of Southern California to study Popular Music. He also became a part of the SoCal VoCals, a campus a cappella group, as a baritone vocalist, which helped him to gain experience, as well as confidence on stage.
Pentatonix and “The Sing-Off”
While in college, Scott heard about the audition for the third season of the television singing competition entitled “The Sing-Off”, and recreated the trio with his old friends, Mitch Grassi and Kristian Maldonado, with Avi Kaplan, a vocal bassist, and Kevin Olusola, a well-known beatboxer, eventually joining them to form the a cappella group called Pentatonix, named after the pentatonic scale. Scott subsequently quit his education to concentrate on the group.
They successfully auditioned for the show, and made their debut appearance in the second episode with a cover of the song “E.T.” by Katy Perry, subsequently performing such songs as “Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles, “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf, and “Without You” by David Guetta featuring Usher. Thanks to their talent, the group won the competition with Survivor’s song “Eye Of The Tiger”, which earned them not only $200,000, but also a recording contract with Sony Music.
2012-2013Upon winning, Scott and the other members moved to Los Angeles, California and started working on their debut EP album, entitled “PTX, Volume 1”, which out came in June of 2012, reaching No. 14 on the US Billboard 200 chart. It consisted of such covers as “Gangnam Style” by PSY, and “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra. In November of the same year, they released a Christmas EP entitled “PTXmas”, later re-released as a deluxe edition in the following year, with songs “Go Tell It On The Mountain” and “Little Drummer Boy”, debuting at No. 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts and adding a considerable amount to Scott’s net worth.
Their second EP – “PTX Vol. II” – was released in November of 2013, which they promoted in “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, increasing their popularity as well as fortune. The EP peaked at No. 10 on the US Billboard 200 chart, and topped the Independent chart.
— Scott Hoying (@scotthoying) June 12, 2018
The 2014 year
In May of 2014, the group signed a recording contract with RCA Records, and released their first official album entitled “PTX, Vols. 1 & 2”. During the same year their third EP appeared – “PTX, Vol. III”, reaching No. 5 on the US Billboard 200 chart, followed by releasing “That’s Christmas To Me”, which topped on the Holiday Album Chart, and achieved gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), increasing further Scott’s net worth.
Went to see @kelleyjakle in a musical parody of The Devil Wears Prada last night and I was BLOWN away! So. fun. @la_rockwell
Scott released with the group their self-titled album in October of 2015, which topped the US Billboard 200 chart and was certified gold by the RIAA, contributing enormously to his net worth. At the end of the next year out came their next Christmas album, entitled “A Pentatonix Christmas”, which again peaked at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Furthermore, they released their fifth EP “PTX, Vol. IV – Classics” in April of 2017, after which Avi Kaplan left the group, replaced by Matt Sallee. Their first cover with the new member was of the song “Havana” by Camila Cabello, released in February of 2018.
Most recently, they announced that they are working on a new album, which will be released in the northern summer of 2018.
To speak further about Scott’s involvement in the entertainment industry, he also became known for being half of the musical and comedy duo called Superfruit, along with Mitch Grassi. The duo posts vlogs about their daily lives on their official YouTube channel named sup3rfruit, having more than 2.5 million subscribers.
Moreover, they released the debut studio album “Future Friends” through RCA Records in 2017, which peaked at No. 29 on the US Billboard 200 chart.
Thanks partly to Scott’s accomplishments in the music industry, Pentatonix have won a number of significant recognitions and awards, including the 2014 Streamy Award in the category of Best Cover Song for Daft Punk’s song, the 2015 YouTube Music Award for Artist of the Year, and the 2016 Grammy Award in the category of Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for their performance of “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy”, among many others.
Scott Hoying Net Worth
His career officially started in 2011, and since then he has been an consistently active member of the entertainment industry, primarily known as a member of one of the most famous a cappella groups, Pentatonix. So, if you ever wondered how rich Scott Hoying is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that his net worth is over $8 million, accumulated through his successful career in music.
i’m feeling good about myself and beyonce dropped a surprise album what a DAY pic.twitter.com/gnTRcgJ6qg
— Scott Hoying (@scotthoying) June 17, 2018
Life behind the Scene, Charity Work, Height, Weight
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Scott Hoying is an openly gay person. There are rumors in the media that he is married to Mitch Grassi, but they haven’t commented publicly; uUndoubtedly, they are very close friends.
Thank you @outmagazine for including us in your #OUT100 this year! ❤️???? ————– "Before 2017, Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying were best known as the cute gay members of the top-selling a cappella group Pentatonix. Now, after releasing a steady stream of peppy songs and videos as the spin-off act Superfruit, the singers and best friends have crafted a new musical identity. Both catch and buoyantly queer, tracks like “Imaginary Parties” and “Worth It (Perfect)” — both off their debut EP Future Friends—are the kind of uplifting tracks that could make struggling LGBTQ kids dance around their living rooms with hope. “We’ve really learned to own who we are and not be afraid of what others think,” Hoying says. “We want to inspire queer youth, and we’ve had feedback from fans saying we’ve helped or saved them.” Grassi, who hints at an upcoming Superfruit tour, says the content of their songs has been resonant, too. “People applaud us for our normalization of queer romantic pronouns,” he says. “That’s sweet, but I couldn’t imagine not writing in my own voice.”"
In his spare time, Scott collaborates with various charitable organizations, such as The Trevor Project and the University of Rochester Yellow Jackets.
Speaking about his appearance, Scott is 6 feet 3 inches (190 cm) tall, and his weight is reputed to be around 201 lbs (91 kg).
Social Media Presence
In addition to his career, Scott Hoying is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, including his official Instagram and Twitter accounts. He is also active on his official Facebook page, and his private YouTube channel. Furthermore, Scott has launched the group’s website, on which you can find information about their forthcoming projects and tours.