Mitch Grassi is a famous Emmy Award-winning American singer-songwriter and internet personality, probably best known for being the most youthful member of the Pentatonix music band, which also has Avi Kaplan, Kevin Olusola, Kristin Maldonado and Scott Hoying as its members.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Mitchell Coby Michael Grassi was born in Arlington, Texas, under the Leo zodiac sign on 24 July 1992, which makes him 29 years old as of 2022. His parents are Nel Grassi, a housewife, and Mike Grassi, who worked for an airline firm, and he’s of Welsh, Italian, Irish and Scottish ancestry. He has an elder sister named Jessa. Mitchell attended Martin High School together with his fellow Pentatonix band member, Scott Hoying.
He became very interested in acting after he joined his school’s musical production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” During this time, he also developed strong interest in music, and revealed during an interview that, ‘I want to enrich others’ lives with the music I make, because that’s what music did for me all my life.’ Mitchell later met the American singer-songwriter and actress Kristin Maldonado and they founded the a capella band, The Trio, together with his friend Scott. The Trio went for shows and competitions regularly, and as a result, Mitch failed to matriculate from high school, then preferring to purse his musical career rather than joining a college.
Career and Awards
Mitch officially began his career in 2011, after two more members – Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola – joined The Trio band and it shortly afterwards changed its name to Pentatonix. In the same year, they participated in a reality singing contest “The Sing Off,” wherein the winner would be awarded a recording contract with the famous Sony Music, in addition to winning $200,000. They group emerged victorious in the third season of the competition, after they won the hearts of the judges with their “Love Lockdown” – originally by Kanye West,- “E.T.” sang originally by Katy Perry, and several other cover songs. In the year that followed, they signed with Madison Gate Records and then released their EP “PTX, Volume 1” in June, and later “PTXmas” in November the same year.
After the end of the contract, Hoying and Mitch opened a YouTube channel, Superfruit, which now has over two million subscribers. They’ve also collaborated with many artists to create their music, including Todrick Hall, Tori Kelly, Tayler Oakley and many others. 2014 saw Pentatonix signing another contract with RCA Records and they later released their album “PTX, Vols. 1 & 2,” which was made up of songs from their first and second EPs. Their second album, “That’s Christmas to Me” caught the public’s attention, and ranked second on US Billboard 200. Since then, the band has released several other albums including “Pentatonix” and “A Pentatonix Christmas” in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Their recent releases include “PXT Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I” on 13 April 2018 and “Christmas Is Here” in October that year. The band tours across US, and is now extremely popular on YouTube, with over 15 million followers, and their music videos have been watched more than 3.5 billion times. Mitch has featured on the covers of various magazines such as InStyle, thanks to his unique vintage fashion styles. He’s fashion-conscious and very adventurous when it comes to the choices of his clothing, and he’s a fanatic of avant-garde art. He promotes several brands including Balenciaga, and also markets clothes from famed designers such as Alexander Wang, Maison Margiela, and Haider Ackermann.
Awards and Nominations
Grassi has been nominated for several awards including a Billboard Music Award – Top Billboard 200 Album, for the album “That’s Christmas to Me” in 2015, an iHeartRadio Music Award in 2016 in the category of the Best Cover Song for his song, “Cheerleader”, and a Daytime Emmy – for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime program, for his 2017 song “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” He was also nominated for three Streamy Awards in 2014 and 2015. Moreover, he’s bagged many awards including the 2014 and 2015 YouTube Music Awards, a Streamy Award for the Best Cover Song – “Daft Punk” – in 2014, a Grammy, and a World Choreography Award in 2017.
Social Media Presence
Mitch has achieved a wide following, and is highly active on Instagram and Twitter with over 900,000 and 500,000 followers respectively. Moreover, his official Facebook page is followed by close to 20,000 fans. He uses his social media pages to share details about his personal life, as well as to promote his career.
Grassi is openly gay – he came out as a member of the LGBTQ community when he was 17 years old, revealing that he was inspired by Lady Gaga, who had previously admitted to be gay, and he stated during an interview that he admired her openness, adding ‘That (coming out as gay) was something I’d always yearned to do because I had always been the weird kid—I always had something, I always wanted to make a point and I always wanted to be an individual.’
He is considered the second most eligible gay bachelor in the US by the “Out” publication. Mitch is currently dating the singer-songwriter Beau Sloane – they are open about their relationship, and share their photos together on their social media platforms. He was previously engaged to Travis Bush whom he began dating in 2013, however, the two broke up after dating for a few months. Mitchell also dated Scott Hoying briefly during his high school days; they’ve remained friends and have since worked together on many musical.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Mitch is of white ethnicity, and has dark brown eyes and brown hair.
He is 5ft 10ins (m) tall and weighs about 155lbs (70kgs), and has inked many tattoos on his body. According to sources, Mitchell has cancer but more information is unavailable except that his doctors diagnosed the illness at an early stage, and he’s been going for chemotherapy sessions. He has had tremendous weight loss over the years, and it’s highly speculated that this is due to his illnesses.
Grassi has an immense online following, and has made a name for himself as a musician. He’s earned a descent sum from his internet career as well as his musical endeavors, and according to sources, his net worth is approximately $8 million as of 2022.