Scott Richard Hoying (born September 17, 1991) is a singer, songwriter and pianist, and the leader of Pentatonix.
Hoying has been performing since the age of 8. Hoying graduated from Martin High School in 2010, located in Arlington, Texas. Hoying went to University of Southern California where he joined the SoCal VoCals, a popular and accomplished campus a cappella group, but did not stay with this group. He later asked his friends, Mitch Grassi and Kirstie Maldonado, to audition for an a cappella show called "The Sing Off" (the 3rd season). They decided that they needed two more members, so they added Avi Kaplan for bass and Kevin Olusola percussion (beatboxing). They called their group Pentatonix, as suggested by Scott, and is named after the pentatonic scale, a musical scale or mode with five notes per octave. The group believed that the scale's five notes matched their membership. They replaced the last letter with an 'x' to make it more appealing. They ended up winning the show, their victory earning them $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music
Currently Pentatonix travels all around the world to perform at sold out shows.
The youtube channel for Pentatonix (PTXofficial) has over 15,000,000 subscribers and 3,000,000,000 views.
Hoying, along with the rest of the members of Pentatonix and their producer Ben Bram, won two Grammys, one for their "Daft Punk" medley, and one for their cover of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", both under "Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella" and the group made a cameo in the movie "Pitch Perfect 2".
In August 2013, Grassi and Hoying formed a vlogging channel called "Superfruit", where they release videos every Tuesday. The channel has surpassed 1 million subscribers during the week of Christmas 2014, and continues to grow. They have collaborated with many famous personalities such as Tyler Oakley, Grace Helbig, Tori Kelly, Miranda Sings, Todrick Hall, Mamrie Hart, Maisie Williams, and Victoria Justice.
To date, three of their many musical covers on the channel ("Frozen Medley feat. Kirstie Maldonado", "Beyonce", an "Evolution of Miley Cyrus") have garned more than 11 million and 10 million views respectively.
Music with SUP3RFRUIT
On June 30, 2017, the duo released their debut album, Future Friends - Part One.
- "Imaginary Parties"
- "Bad 4 Us"
- "Worth It (Perfect)"
- "Sexy Ladies"
- "Future Friends"
On September 15, 2017, they released Future Friends - Part Two
- "How You Feeling"
- "Hurry Up!"
- "Deny U"
- "Goodbye From Lonely"
- "Fantasy" feat. Amber Liu
- "Keep Me Coming"
On the same date, they released the two EP's as a compilation album, which feature all 14 tracks, plus 2 bonus tracks: "Everything" feat. Inara George, and "Future Friends" remix made by Brian Robert Jones Choir.
- Kirstin Maldonado – Scott is rumored to have dated Kirstie Maldonado in the past.
- Mitch Grassi – Pentatonix members Scott and Mitch Grassi have also been romantically linked in the past. There has never been any official confirmation. In fact, these dating rumors have proved to be false and they only share the relation of friendship.
- Mark Manio (2017-Present) – In June 2017, Scott started dating model Mark Manio. Mark celebrated his 2-year anniversary in 2019 by uploading a picture of himself sleeping with Mark on his Instagram.