Pentatonix is a Capella group of American origin based in Arlington, Texas. Its vocalists are Mitch Grassi, Kelvin Olusalo, Kirstin Maldonado, Matte Sallee and Scott Hoying. In 2017, a former member of the group by the name Avi Kaplan was replaced by Sallee. The group is mostly known for their covers and original material too. Pentatonix has a YouTube channel.
Pentatonix started with three members namely Kristine “Kristie”, Maldonado, Mitchell “Mitch”, Grassi and Scott Hoying. The trio grew up together and also went to Martin High School in Arlington, Texas. Kristie was born on 16th May 1992 whereas Mitch was born in 1992 on 24th July. Scott’s birthday was in 1991 on 17th September.
Hoying, as well as Maldonado, graduated from high school at the same time in 2010. Grassi, on the other hand, graduated the following year.
Hoying and Maldonado joined the University of Southern California and the University of Oklahoma, respectively. Maldonado pursued a Musical Theatre major and Hoying decided to pursue a bachelor degree in popular music.
During his days in college, Hoying became a member of SoCal VoCals which is a Capella group. One of the members called Bram told him about The Sing-Off. After Hoying persuaded Mitch Grassi and Kristie Maldonado, Beam gave an opinion that they needed a bass and a beatboxer too for support.
For the vocal bass, he discovered Aviel Avi Kaplan through a mutual friend. Avi was born in 1989 on 17th April. Later via YouTube, they met a young man who was good at playing the cello and beatboxing as his video had gone viral. His name was Kelvin Olusalo. Olusalo was born in 1988 on 5 October in Owensboro, Kentucky. He is a pre-med graduate of Yale University. That is how the group Pentatonic came to be.
A day before their first auditions as a group, they met. The auditions were for the third season of the Sing-Off. They were shortlisted for the content. Pentatonix won the title of the same in 2011. They deserved it after the sacrifice that they had made. Hoying, as well as Kirstie, dropped out of school while Grassi missed his high school graduation to audition.
After winning, to pursue a career as recording artists, Pentatonix’s members migrated to Los Angeles. They signed with a label of Sony Pictures named Madison Gate Records. That is when the group started working on their first album, and Ben Bram was their producer.
They also released covers on YouTube. The covers include We Are Young by Fun and Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye. On June 26, 2012, Pentatonix released their first EAP titled PTX, Volume 1. That same year, they started their first national headlining tour which was sold out and spanned 30 cities. Its opening acts consisted of SJ Acoustic Music and Alexander Cardinale.
November 13th of the above mentioned year, Pentatonix released Christmas EP, PTXmass. A video of the Carol of the Bells was released the following day.
Their performances that year included the Hollywood Christmas Parade, 94.7 the WAVE Christmas and Coca-Cola Red Carpet LIVE.
The group later released That’s Christmas to Me in 2014 and an eponymous album in the following year. In 2016, they released A Pentatonix Christmas.
Awards & Achievements
Pentatonix has won three Grammy Awards, a Streamy Award, two YouTube Music Awards and a Shorty Award.
Net Worth of Pentatonix
As of July 2021, Pentatonix has an estimated net worth of $50 million. The group was formed when its members were very young, and they have continuously been active. They have five albums including PTX, Vols. 1 & 2 (2014), PTX (2014), That’s Christmas to Me (2014), Pentatonix (2015) and A Pentatonix Christmas (2016). Their first album sold over 20,000 copies in its first week after release. The PTXmass had sold 356,000 copies on December 24, 2014. They have also done various performances.
Pentatonix is a music group made up of Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola and Matt Sallee. Their tours are On My Way Home Tour, Pentatonix World Tour 2016 and A Pentatonix Christmas Tour. Their discography includes PTX, Vols. 1 & 2, PTX, That’s Christmas to Me, Pentatonix and A Pentatonix Christmas. Pentatonix has also done significant performances. They have won several awards because of their excellent performances.