Scott Hoying

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Vocalist, Songwriter (1991)
Tue Feb 07 2023
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Scott Hoying, a popular name in the music industry specifically in the A Cappella genre, is a baritone singer, music artist, and songwriter. He serves as the baritone lead in the pop a cappella group ''Pentatonix.'' Also, he is one of the founders of Pentatonix and a part of the musical ensemble, Superfruit along with Mich Grassi.

Moreover, Scott was born on September 17, 1991, in Arlington, Texas, USA. He is also famous for his solo album Currently Single, which consists of six songs, including Distant FaceMemoriesLong Legs, and others.

Is Scott Hoying a Gay?

Yes, the unofficial leader of Pentatonix, Scott, is gay, and he is open and proud of it. In Dallas Voice, he said he found himself gay when he was 14 or 15 but was scared to tell anyone. 

Portrait of Scott Hoying wearing a hoodie
Portrait of Scott Hoying wearing a hoodie (Image Source:

Later, Scott encouraged himself and told his childhood friend Mitch Grassi about himself, and that was the first time he opened it to anyone. Mitch supported Scott in each and every possible way to make him feel more confident about his gender and encourage him to think it is a proud thing to happen.

Thereafter, Scott identified his fans with his true identity through the music video Imagine, along with his best friend, Mitch Grassi. 

Relationship: Engaged With Mark Manio

The Pentatonix singer Scott has been in a relationship with the social media influencer Mark Manio since June 2017. Mark Manio is an American internet personality, fashion model, and social media star who posts about fashion and lifestyle. 

Scott Hoying and his fiance Mark Manio
Scott Hoying and his fiance Mark Manio (Image Source:

In mid of April 2022, Scott and Mark were spending their weekend on the Bahamas beach. While they were enjoying the sunset with the yellowish cloud and sky of the Bahamas on April 14, 2022, Scott proposed to Mark Manio. Since then, the lovely couple has been officially engaged and planning their wedding soon.

Rumors: Relationship With Mitch Grassi

As both the artists of the duo project Superfruit are officially gay, there were a lot of rumors regarding their relationship. Scott and Mitch Grassi met each other during their junior high school, which is way before the formation of Superfruit or Pentatonix. 

Scott Hoying and his best friend Mich Grassi enjoying in a beach
Scott Hoying and his best friend Mich Grassi enjoying in a beach (Image Source: Twitter @scotthoying)

Neither Mich nor Scott addressed the rumors. However, Scott has claimed in several interviews that he and Mitch have been very close and only best friends, and he has never been so close to someone else. But they prefer to be quiet when asked about their relationship. 

Therefore, everyone who follows Scott and his personal life is confused about whether this claim is true or false. In addition, no one will be sure unless Scott himself opens up to the public. 

Childhood & Early Life of Scott

Scott Richard Hoying, shortly known as Scott Hoying, was born in a working-class family on September 17, 1991, in Arlington, Texas, USA. His father, Rick Hoying, was an English trainer and his mother, Connie Hoying, used to serve in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF). 

Scott attended James Martin High School nearby his hometown Arlington, where he met Mitch Grassi and Kristin Maldonado, with whom he founded Pentatonix. After his high school graduation, he joined the University of Southern California to pursue BMus Popular Music Performance.

Quick Facts About His Childhood:

  • Scott was diagnosed with Scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine, in his adolescence, but luckily it didn't get worse with time.
  • Scott was raised with his two sisters, Lindsay Hoying and Lauren Hendrick.

Scott Hoying: Net Worth & Lifestyle

Having been involved in music since high school for more than a decade, Scott has accumulated enough money to live his life comfortably. From various authentic sources, it is estimated that Scott Hoying has a net worth of $8 million. Some contributors to his earnings are royalties, selling albums, live concerts, and his successful singing career. 

Photo of Scott Hoying wearing black leather jacket with black pants and boots
Photo of Scott Hoying wearing a black leather jacket with black pants and boots (Image Source:

The lead vocalist of Pentatonix, Scott, and his team are signed with a couple of record labels, RCA and Madison Gate Records, and both are acquired by Sony Music Entertainment. These contracts also helped Scott to make that amount of massive total worth. 

With this amount of money in his bank, Scott is undoubtedly earning a jaw-dropping amount of money. Following that, he is living his life lavishly in Los Angeles with his partner Mark Manio. 

Career & Professional Life

As mentioned earlier, Scott started his singing career at an early age. He used to perform in his junior school when he was eight. Scott got the opportunity to be a lead baritone vocalist in his university, a cappella group ''SoCal VoCals.''

In 2011, he heard about the reality TV Show The Sing-Off; in order to compete, it requires a group minimum of five members. So, he decided to form a group to participate in the show and named it Pentatonix. 

Scott Hoying with his a cappella group Pentatonix
Scott Hoying with his a cappella group Pentatonix (Image Source:

Scott told his high school friends, Mitch Grassi and Kristin Maldonado, about the show and recruited two more members, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola. They won the show receiving a $200,000 check and a contract from the Sony Music label. 

After that, Scott dropped his academics and relocated to LA with his group to pursue a career in the music industry to revolutionize the Cappella form of art. With one after another blockbuster album, Pentatonix grew like a weed and became one of the fan-favorite music groups of all time. 

Scott's Solo Single "Mars" & Studio Albums 

Despite being in a group with talented artists, Scott likes to have his own solo singles. Recently, he released his first solo single and music video Mars. The song is produced by Jon Levine along with Dua Lipa and Drake and directed by Scott with Lindsey Blaufarb and Craig Hollamon. The videography was done in Joshua Tree National Park, California, to give it a feel of planet Mars.

Scott Hoying's new solo single "Mars"
Scott Hoying's new solo single "Mars" (Image Source: Instagram @scotthoying)

Besides this, he also launched his solo studio albums back in the mid-aughts. His first solo album, Arms Around the World, was released on March 23, 2005. After one and three years, in 2006 and 2008, his second and third albums, Currently Single and Scott Hoying, were released. 

Achievements: Awards & Nominations

Scott and his friends with the group Pentatonix have dropped eleven albums, of which ten out were numbered in the Top Ten of the Billboard 200, including two number ones. The multi-platinum group, Pentatonix has won three "Grammy Awards" consecutively in 2015, 2016, and 2017. 

Scott Hoying and his friends Mitch, Kristin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola winning Grammy Awards for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Scott Hoying and his friends Mitch, Kristin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan, and Kevin Olusola won Grammy Awards for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella  (Image Source:

Scott and the group have also won other prestigious awards like the "YouTube Music Awards" in 2013 and 2015, the "Steamy Award" (2014) for best cover Song, and the "Shorty Awards" (2015) for Best YouTube Musician. 

Their nominations include the "Daytime Emmy Awards" in 2017 and 2021, Billboard music awards in 2015, and the "Webby Awards" (2016) for Video Remixes/Mashups. They have also been nominated four times for the Steamy Award in two years. 

Physical Outlooks & Body Measurement

Scott has a fit and fine attractive body. His light blue eyes with blond hair give him a classy look. The dimples in his cheeks make him cuter while smiling. 

Scott Hoying his six pack abs and bisceps in his boat
Scott Hoying his six-pack abs and biceps in his boat (Image Source:

Regarding Scott's body measurement, he stands at 6ft 3in (191 cm) height and weighs around 91kg (201 lbs). He has a biceps of 14inch (38 cm) and a chest of 44 inches (112 cm). 

Scott's Presence In Social Media

Mars singer Scott gained popularity on youtube and other social media platforms. However, he doesn't prefer to surf social media too much as he has already seen the darker side of it. In one of his interviews, he said:

 There are voices telling you that you have to be perfect online, that we have to show everybody how perfect our lives are. It's unrealistic.

Instagram: @scotthoying has over 1 Million followers despite having so few posts. 

Twitter: He joined the Twitter community in 2008 with his handle @scotthoying, which has over five hundred thousand followers. 

YouTube: His official youtube account goes by @scotthoying, which has over 350k subscribers.


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