Mitch Grassi

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Mitch Grassi
File:File:Mitch Grassi 2015 b&w.jpg
Grassi performing with Pentatonix - 2015
Born Mitchell Coby Michael Grassi
(1992-07-24) July 24, 1992 (age 29)
Occupation Musician, singer
Home town Arlington, Texas, United States
Musical artist

Mitchell Coby Michael Grassi[1] (born July 24, 1992),[2] known as Mitch Grassi, is an American singer, songwriter and YouTube personality, most known for singing tenor in the a cappella group Pentatonix.[3] He also co-hosts the web-show Superfruit with fellow Pentatonix member, Scott Hoying.

Life and career

Grassi at a Pentatonix album signing in 2014
Grassi performing in Barcelona, 2015

Grassi grew up in Arlington, Texas. He is of Italian, Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestry, born to Mike and Nel Grassi.[no citations needed here] Grassi met Scott Hoying during a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory stage play while in elementary school and met Kirstie Maldonado at the age of 8;[no citations needed here] while attending Martin High School, Grassi, Hoying and Maldonado formed an a cappella trio, posting their first cover of the Telephone by Lady Gaga to YouTube for a radio contest to meet the cast of Glee in which Grassi sang alto.[4] Grassi made the TMEA All-State Choir three times during his high school career and was an extra in an episode of Glee in which he portrayed a member of the Golden Goblets.[no citations needed here] Grassi took first place at the Teen Talent Follies for his rendition of Scott Alan’s "Kiss the Air."[no citations needed here] In 2011, the trio, with the addition of Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola, formed the a cappella group Pentatonix and won NBC's The Sing-Off.[5] Since the band's winning of The Sing-Off, they have released 4 EPs and a full-length album[6] which went platinum in 2014.[7] Pentatonix with music producer Ben Bram won Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella for "Daft Punk" from their second EP, PTX, Vol. II, at the 57th Grammy Awards.[8]Pentatonix have been nominated for another GRAMMY award for their arrangement of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

In August 2013,[9] Grassi and Scott Hoying created a webshow titled Superfruit. Grassi and Hoying release a Superfruit video every Tuesday, and as of December 2015 have over 1.8 million subscribers and over 180 million views.[10]

Grassi is openly gay.[11]

See also

References

  1. "Mitch Grassi - IMDb". IMDb. Archived from the original on 3 September 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150903152717/http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6377239/. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  2. Grassi, Mitch. "Mitch Grassi on Twitter - "@skylarkeleven July 24th. Yours?"". Mitch Grassi. https://twitter.com/mitchgrassi/status/455456761021861888. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  3. Jones, Darianna. "Bold & Sugar Interviews Mitch Grassi of Pentatonix: "Don’t Be Afraid to Be Different"". Bold and Sugar. http://boldandsugar.com/bold-sugar-interviews-mitch-grassi-of-pentatonix-dont-be-afraid-to-be-different/. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  4. DeRosa, Nicole. "Q&A with Mitch Grassi of acappella Group, PENTATONIX Talks: New Album, Starring in The Movie, PITCH PERFECT 2, Getting A Shout Out from Beyonce and More!". All Access. http://music.allaccess.com/qa-with-mitch-grassi-of-talented-a-cappella-group-pentatonix/. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  5. Snetiker, Marc. "Pentatonix: 5 members, 1 hour, 37 questions". Entertainment Weekly. http://music-mix.ew.com/2014/10/15/pentatonix-five-members-one-hour-37-questions/. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  6. Yahr, Emily. "Who are Pentatonix and why is their Christmas album so popular?". Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/12/04/who-are-the-pentatonix-and-why-is-their-christmas-album-so-popular/. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  7. Pentatonix. "Pentatonix on Facebook - "We cannot believe we get to say this, but... when the official charts come out tomorrow, #ThatsChristmasToMe will have officially gone PLATINUM!!! Thank you SO much to the (more than one) million people who bought our holiday album and for letting us share our music with you. We can't we for y'all to see (and hear) what's next! heart emoticon PTX"". Pentatonix. https://www.facebook.com/Pentatonix/photos/a.174988069245538.42930.153739784703700/777626248981714/?type=1&permPage=1. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  8. "Grammy Awards Winners". http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/grammy-awards-2015-the-complete-winners-list-20150208/. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  9. Superfruit. "AN INTRO TO SUPERFRUIT". Superfruit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Odb1UCQiDZ4. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  10. YouTube. "Superfruit - About". YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/user/sup3rfruit/about. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  11. Shapiro, Gregg (2012-11-23). "Mitch Grassi of Pentatonix on being gay in the cool a cappella band". The GA Voice LGBT News. http://www.thegavoice.com/aae/music/5494-mitch-grassi-of-pentatonix-on-being-gay-in-the-cool-a-cappella-band. Retrieved 2015-07-16. 

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