Matt Sallee Wiki

A singer who rose to prominence after becoming a member of the a-cappella group Pentatonix, Matt Sallee has since then aroused the interest of the audience, not just because of his voice, but also because of his, according to his fans, humble personality.

If you are one of those who would like to know more about this talented vocalist, you are in the right place. In this article, you will find out all about the life and career of the man who replaced Avi Kaplan as the new vocal bass, bass lead and backing vocals, and vocal percussion artist.

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Early life, family, and education

Matthew Levon ‘Matt’ Sallee was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 11 February 1994, which makes him aged 28. He is a Baltimore, Maryland USA native, although he spent most of his childhood growing up in La Plata, Maryland.

Mat is the youngest child of Ernest Sallee Senior, a music pastor, and his wife Tammy, a housewife. Raised alongside his two older siblings, Ernest Junior and Tamira, who both sang in the church choir, Matt also developed an interest in music from an early age.

He also began performing in church under the direction of his father, and subsequently went on to do various musicals and music shows even during his high school days. Matt was classically trained, and his musical talent allowed him to perform at prestigious venues including the Apollo Theater, Mormon Temple Visitors Center, and the Kennedy Center.

Speaking of his educational background, Matt attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2012, he enrolled at Berklee College of Music, in Boston, Massachusetts US. During his first semester at college, Matt joined the collegiate a-cappella group, Pitch Slapped, and he also gave solo performances for the Presidential Committee.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts (Music), in 2015.

Pentatonix

An American a-cappella group Pentatonix, originally from Arlington, Texas, is known for its pop-style arrangements with beat-boxing, riffing, vocal harmonies, percussion and bass lines. The group was formed in 2011, with members Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado and Scott Hoying who were high school friends. Later, Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola joined the group.

Subsequently, the group won the third season of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)’s show “The Sing-Off”, winning $200,000 and a contract with Sony Music.

In 2017, Avi Kaplan stated that he was leaving Pentatonix, and on 13 October of that same year, Scott Hoying introduced the public to new member, Matt Sallee, the second bass in the group.

Matt was featured for the first time in the edition “A Pentatonix Christmas Deluxe” released in November 2017, while he was also heard on their album “PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I” released in April 2018.

In the following year, Pentatonix released “The Best of Pentatonix Christmas”, and Matt sang the lead vocal for the cover of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”, a song that was originally written for the animated special “Dr. Seuss’ – How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”

In 2020, Pentatonix released their first (since 2015) original single “Happy Now”, and in September 2021, Matt was heard on their album of originals “The Lucky Ones”, which was critically acclaimed.

The group recently announced its sixth Christmas album, set to be released in October 2022.

Matt is well-accepted by the audience, and the members of the group have described him as a joyful, hardworking extrovert who perfectly matches the group with his energy.

Love life and wife

Since Matt joined Pentatonix in 2017, we could say he’s been a love interest for numerous girls around the world. We are sorry to disappoint them, but Matt is a married man.

In 2019, he met his future wife Sarah Bishop in church, in Glendale, California, and as he said, from their first date they knew it was something special. Sarah is a law student, and is 30 years old. There isn’t much known about her private life.

The two became engaged on 11 October 2020, and  exchanged their wedding vows on 2 January 2022, in Malibu, California – they wrote their own vows and were married by pastors from their church, Jona and Jennifer Toldeo.. Matt was emotional and he began crying before he even saw Sarah in her wedding dress.

They spent their honeymoon at the resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and have both said that they are planning to have kids soon. Matt said that he wants eight children, while Sarah thinks it is a big number, they joke, saying that three is what they are planning for now.

Interesting facts about Matt

Matt was asked to describe himself in five songs, and he answered that it would be “Burning Up” by Jonas Brothers, “Shake Your Body to the Ground” by Michael Jackson, “Jesus We Love You” and “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge, and “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts.

His top-five music influences are Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, John Legend, Whitney Houston and Leslie Odom Junior. Matt cites Justin Timberlake as his idol and great musical artist.

Matt enjoys watching television, and his favorite shows are “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Scandal”. He also likes movies, and his favorites are “Black Panther” and “Inception”, while his favorite actor is Michael B. Jordan.

If you wondered about his favorite food, it’s ice cream sprinkled with M&M’s.

Matt’s dream car is Maserati.

His fans can keep track of his life and work through his social media accounts, such as his Instagram, which has been followed by over 165,000 people. Matt also has a Twitter profile, established in October 2017, and it has gained over 40,000 followers.

You can also find him on Facebook – his page has amassed nearly 15,000 followers, and he’s active on all of his social media accounts. He almost daily updates his status, and uploads photos and videos featuring his work and his everyday life.

Net worth

Matt, as a member of the Grammy-Award-winning a-cappella group, has fulfilled his dream of becoming a famous singer, and besides this satisfaction, thanks to his talent he’s earned a decent amount of money. According to sources, his net worth has been estimated at over $500,000, as of October 2022.

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