Former vocalist of the acapella group Pentatonix, who also played as the main bass and also arranged music for the group, Avriel Benjamin Kaplan popularly known as Avi Kaplan. His father Michael Kaplan raised him, and his mother, Shelly Kaplan along his two siblings, brother Joshua Kaplan and sister, Esther Kaplan.
Avi's Childhood Photo Later Avi moved to Upland California to attend school at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA. Since his childhood, his interest was in folk music and classical music, so he learned to play guitar and performed at nearby Visalia coffee houses.
Later in his twenties, the young man became a member of a famous band which is named ‘Pentatonix.’ He managed himself to perform as an opera singer and in the casts of choirs by that time. What was the reason behind leaving Pentatonix? Let us find about Avi Kaplan's girlfriend, early life, etc.
Avi Kaplan's Bio
Avi Kaplan was born on the 17th of April, 1989, in Visalia, California. His birth sign is Aries.
Avi Kaplan's Girlfriend and Family
Avi Kaplan is single and is not dating anyone. Presently, his relationship with anyone has not come up yet, as, Avi is a very private person and does not like to open up his private life in the media.
Although, there was a rumor that Kaplan was in a serious relationship with one of his band members, Kristie Maldonado but, the news turned out to be fake, as Kristie is in a relationship with Jeremy Lewis. Avi has two siblings, Joshua and Esther.
Esther is the tour manager of Pentatonix, and, Joshua lives in Israel.
Avi's Career and Journey To Stardom
Kaplan moved to Walnut, CA in 2007 to attend Mt. San Antonio College; the college is known worldwide for it's strong acapella and choral tradition.
He joined Fermata Nowhere in 2008, a high-energy male acapella group at Mt. San Antonio College to begin his professional career. Avi Kaplan Joined Pentatonix in 2011 and won a band competition "NBC show The Sing-Off." Avi has performed in numerous venue all around the world which including New York City's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Before competing in the NBC show The Sing-Off, Pentatonix group added Avi in 2011. Pentatonix started a youtube channel and posted acapella videos of top chart songs. Gradually, Pentatonix released numerous albums and were hitting in Top Billboard Charts.
The group has become the most successful acapella band in the world performing in America and Europe. Former Pentatonix Singer, Avi Kaplan has formed a new group. He is seen doing a cover song of Outkast’s ‘Hey Ya!’.
. A few months later, Avi dropped a solo folk song "SWEET ADELINE - AVRIEL & THE SEQUOIAS."
Avi Kaplan Love for Forest and Nature
Avi is the most sensitive band member of Pentatonix. He loves nature and music which we can often see in his posts, pictures of him singing and playing around forests.
Avi Kaplan Reason for Leaving Pentatonix
In May 2017, Avi announced he is dropping out from the acapella group and wishes all the best for the future endeavors of Pentatonix. In his written statement and video, Avi says the fast-paced work of Pentatonix group distanced him from his family and friends and also points out time to visit parents and loved ones were the main reason for leaving the group.
Avi Kaplan Announced, he is parting from Pentatonix. Here is a video with a video that he had shared on Facebook.
Avi Kaplan's Body Measurement
Avi has a height of 5' 11" (180 CM) and weights about 70 KG. He has dark brown hair, which he often ties into a low "man bun." and, has hazel/green eyes.
Avi And His Man Bun
Avi Kaplan's Net Worth
Famous singer and vocalist Avi Kaplan is a well-established artist and a singer who has achieved a lot from his singing career. He earns a good sum from his work and living a lavish lifestyle.
Awards and Honors of Avi Kaplan
- Winner of The Sing-Off in 2011 with Pentatonix.
- He also won three Grammy Awards, in the year 2015, 2016 for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or acapella and in 2017 for Best Country duo/group performance
- Numerous music awards from Streamy and Youtube music awards