Two of Pentatonix's members, Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi, are openly gay, and the Scott Hoying Were Couple Goals AF (Even Though They Aren't Dating) . Pentatonix's Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying Talk Friendship: 'Even the friends have vogued in a ball pit and taught Papa Grassi gay slang. Sing-On! Pentatonix has gone from record label reject to The five members of Pentatonix--Scott Hoying, Kevin Olusola, Kirstin Date Of Birth.
To see gay guys singing about boys on stage, is really exciting for the middle of America. There are so many.Mitch Grassi & Scott Hoying Kissing - Updated (Sept. 2017)
I would love to have a song that's really gay and is so supportive of the gay community but gets a lot of radio play. And then, of course, being on an award show or live show would be really cool. And that would mark such a pivotal turning point in the music industry.
Have you had any "we made it" moment so far? Honestly, for me, it's just this last tour.
Seeing the turnout and seeing everyone so excited and thinking, Oh wow, we should move to a bigger venue next time. It's really validating to see people actually really enjoy what we're doing. As much as I love Pentatonix, no disrespect at all to Pentatonix, it's good to see something else that we've been working on succeed.
It's not only Pentatonix fans that are supporting Superfruit anymore, we're growing our own fan base and that's really surreal because we started with Pentatonix and Pentatonix has the craziest fan base of all time.
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It's crazy to think that people who are Superfruit fans might not even know about Pentatonix. It's getting to that point, which is crazy. It's just the most energy. To see everyone's faces, and watch everyone sing along to every word, the energy never drops. Yeah, I have never even been to concerts like that — people screaming, crying, jumping at every song.
My friend, who came to our show was like, "I didn't know crowds could be like this, what is happening? It was all just a very beautiful and profound experience. I think we lucked out because our show wasn't really that popular, it had low ratings, so we were never really associated with being reality stars. Sometimes people were surprised when we said we came from it. We were more-so on YouTube, so people associated us with that and I think more of the challenge was transitioning from YouTube to becoming legit artists.
When we came off the reality show, we still had no followers and sold nothing. We were an acapella group and the past winners hadn't really blown up, so [Sony] was just like, "Nah we're just going to drop you," and then when we started blowing up on YouTube. We had a lot of leverage when it came to actually getting a deal, which was great. What are your thoughts on YouTube now, as a platform to launch music careers?
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It's always growing, it's huge. Mitch and I aren't really apart of that world anymore. I remember thinking, I wonder if it's dying? What's sad is, it used to be a whole lot easier to be seen on YouTube and now that it's such a big industry, it's almost just as hard to make it on YouTube now.
To emerge as a personality or a singer now, you have to stand-out with something so specific and special. How do you do that? I think it can be a range of things. It's just having a specific edge to your voice. It's the way you tell stories or a character you play. It has to just be unique. We know a bunch of really good singers who have trouble making it because they haven't found that edge yet.
I think in the beginning it was the arrangement, no one was really doing the acapella thing. So, we tried to make it as poppy as possible.
Yeah, it was right after. I think the planets were lining up for us, it was perfect timing. YouTube was huge, artists were blowing up, so we had that timing too. Also, I think it was our dynamic as a band.
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The three of us, growing up together, sang really differently. Our blend is very special. It was just one of those things we lucked out on. I think we definitely be looked at as an — it is possible for a random group of nobodies to make it online. Most already huge followings by the time the labels catch on.
I feel like it's beginning to become very DIY these days, but I also do feel like the artist and the younger generation, sort of know what they're doing, artistically speaking, more-so than the record exec.
The artist just understands the demographic and what their audience wants much more so than the record exec. Did you ever consider independence? Never, but we're a specific situation. Everyone I talk to always has a problem with their label.
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Certain labels are just following which artist has the most buzz and shelving the rest of them. So for us, we're the one acapella group on that label and we're selling every time we release, so they pay attention to us. It's just one of those things where it's like we have a specific situation so we lucked out, but a lot of people have a lot of bad experiences with labels because labels want numbers.
How does the pop landscape read to you right now?
It used to be very self-indulgent, like look how talented I am and now it's like I want to make you feel safe and good so I love that there are the Kehlani s and the Hayley Kiyoko s and Halsey s, and Sam Smiths out there.
I feel like the pop industry is becoming so gay.
The group released their video of an original arrangement of "Carol of the Bells" the following day. Ryan Seacrest's website named Pentatonix the "Featured Artist of the Year" for their expansive growth online in just one year.
II —14 [ edit ] Main articles: The group also promoted PTX, Vol. The music video follows the story of the film The Wizard of Oz with the artists dressed as its numerous lead roles. LouisMissouri in II was released on November 5, in conjunction with their second album single on YouTube: The video went viral, garnering more than ten million views in the first week, and as of Decemberhad over million views.
II debuted at number ten on the Billboard and number one on the Independent charts, selling 31, copies in the first week.
The song both debuted and peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot chart for the week ending December 21, It was released in Australia on August 15 and in the Philippines on September III would be released on September 23, III debuted at number 5 on the Billboard On December 24, the album was certified Platinum.
IV — [ edit ] Main articles: On September 4,Pentatonix released " Can't Sleep Love " the first single from Pentatonix upcoming album Then, 2 weeks later on September 18,a second version featuring Tink was released online. The album ended up being released one day early as a surprise gift to their fans. The album debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard Their second full-length Christmas album, titled A Pentatonix Christmaswas released on October 21, IV — Classicswas released on April 7,