Spencer Polanco Knight, or Spencer X, was born on April 20, 1992. The beatboxer and YouTube star was born and raised in Manhattan, New York, USA. He is of Chinese and Ecuadorian descent.
Spencer rose to fame on YouTube and TikTok, where he is known for his fast-paced and smooth beatboxing and music tracks. He has been featured in several publications as an artist to watch, including USA Today.
Since his rise to fame, Spencer has collaborated with a number of famous artists, including Alicia Keys and Sean Kingston.
Spencer Knight, known as Spencer X to his fans, was born on April 20, 1992 in New York, New York. He is best known for his music and beatboxing, where he produces original tracks, produced tracks and comedic tracks across social media platforms. Spencer is most popular on TikTok, where he is one of the most-followed social media personalities.
As of July 2020, Spencer has more than 38 million followers on TikTok, 2.1 million subscribers on YouTube, 857,000 followers on Instagram and 1,700 followers on Twitter.
The artist was born to Chinese and Ecuadorian parents. He often talks about them on his social media and how much he appreciates them supporting his burgeoning career. Spencer also has one younger sister named Gigi.
Spencer first started exploring music from a young age. In middle school, he first picked up percussion, trumpet and bass and began playing them. Spencer was introduced to beatboxing by a friend around the same time, who started beatboxing while they played tennis. Spencer was amazed by the art of beatboxing and began researching and learning as much as he could about the art. He then decided to start beatboxing himself.
In school, Spencer started getting involved with Hip-hop clubs and performing. His professional career began shortly after school, where he joined the acapella group “Midnight Ramblers.” The acapella group auditioned for NBC’s “The Sing Off.” Later, he joined the acapella group “Backtrack.”
He first gained worldwide attention when one of his videos, called “One beatboxer, 14 genres,” went viral. His follow-up video, “One beatboxer, 20 soundeffects,” went viral as well with millions of views.
Spencer X has collaborated with a number of famous musical artists. He has worked with Alicia Keys, Hip Hop artist Russ, Marshmello, Sean Kingston and fellow TikTok stars Lopez Brothers. In 2019, he tweeted that he had 10 events that month, the most he’s ever had.
Spencer has received several accolades for his work beatboxing. At the “East Coast Beatbox Battle,” he reached the top 16. In 2012, he also earned the Vice Champion title at the Midwest Beatbox Battle in Ohio. The same year, he was also the featured artist for The Purchase Beat – SUNY Purchase.
The beatboxer has been featured in several publications as well, including The Village Voice and USA Today. In 2014, USA Today featured him as an up-and-coming artist.
Spencer has stayed quiet about his love life and any potential girlfriend.