Kirstin Taylor “Kirstie” Maldonado is an America based singer. She is also the member of Pentatonix which is a cappella group. With the group, she has won two Grammy awards.
The net worth of Kirstin Maldonado’s group Pentatonix is $60 million.
Born on 16th of May, 1992, Kirstin Maldonado is originally from Fort Worth, Texas. Her father is a Mexican, and her mother is Spanish-Italian whose name is Angelica Maldonado.
At just 5-years-old, she was very enthusiastic about singing, and her mother later made her go to singing classes after Kirstin sang at her wedding reception. She even was in many local productions and theater.
First Kirstin Maldonado attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, but later she changed her school to Martin High School. In 2010, she graduated from the school and joined The University of Oklahoma. There she was a student of Musical Theater Performance.
But later she dropped out from there to form her band Pentatonix.
As mentioned above, Kirstin Maldonado was enthusiastic about singing from a very young age, and later she got involved with the local theaters. With the help of the theater, she started to star in different local productions and also act in theaters.
Career as a musician
At her high school, she met Scott Hoying whom she became very close friends. And in 2011, he contracted her to put together a group. It was for acapella competition ‘The Sing-Off’ by NBC.
She agreed to join and brought along Mitch Grassi whom she became friends with at the local theater community. They formed the group and named it Pentatonix. The group also involves Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola along with the trio. The group was able to win The Sing-Off during its third season in 2011.
Since they won, they have until now released many albums. They also have 12.3 million subscribers on YouTube and a total of billion YouTube views. Together, they have bagged an impressive 2 Grammy Awards and toured the world.
Career as an actress
Recently in 2016, the singer along with the band mates Grassi and Hoying made a guest appearance in an episode of popular television series Bones. The episode of the series was titled as ‘The Strike in the Chord.’ During the appearance, Kirstin Maldonado played as a member of ‘The Gingersnaps’ which is a College A cappella group. Her character’s name was Liz Dervan.
Kirstin Maldonado is a two times Grammy winner, and she is also a multi-platinum recording artist.
After she won ‘The Sing-Off,’ she again started her college on full scholarship at the same University.
She is among the most respected and honored performers in the in the music industry. Her group Pentatonix is also the best-selling A cappella group.
She believes that she is an advocate for the young people and she says that she wants to inspire adolescence so that they never give up on what they dream.
In 29th May of 2016, Kirstin Maldonado got engaged to Jeremy Michael Lewis who is also a singer. He proposed her in Paris.
The singer alone has 428 thousand followers on her Twitter and 734 thousand followers on Instagram. Her team Pentatonix, on the other hand, has 1.4 million followers on Instagram, almost 4 million likes and followers on their official Facebook page and 806 thousand followers on Twitter.
The net worth of Kirstin Maldonado’s group Pentatonix is $60 million. The annual income of the group is $750 thousand dollars. They also earn $300 million from sponsors.