Artist Spotlight – MKTO

According to their iTunes Bio:

MKTO are a pop/hip-hop duo from California featuring the talents of actor/musicians Malcolm Kelly and Tony Oller, who first met on Nickelodeon television series Gigantic in 2010. Prior to this, Kelly starred as the character Walt Lloyd on ABC’s Lost, and Oller appeared on several shows including the Disney Channel’s As the Bell Rings. After striking up a friendship, the duo formed MKTO (a combination of their initials, as well as the moniker “Misfit Kids Total Outcasts”). In 2012 they released the single “Thank You” on Columbia Records, followed by “Classic” and “God Only Knows” in 2013. In 2014 MKTO released their self-titled debut album, their follow up, a four-song EP Bad Girls, appeared in 2015. 

And yes, we mean this ‘As the Bell Rings’ which not only featured a baby faced- floppy haired-Bieber-inspired Tony Oller and love interest (also baby faced) Demi Lovato, post Barney – pre Camp Rock.


The duo’s debut album ‘MKTO’ peaked on the charts at number one in Australia, two in New Zealand and 31 in the U.S, though single Classic was a bigger hit and can get people singing along two years post release. Take a listen and a watch of the lead single from their debut album. ‘Classic’ and ‘Bad Girls’ from the 2015 EP

[Image from Teen Vogue]


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