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Malcom Kelley and Tony Oller didn’t really take music seriously, it was more of a hobby for them to do on the side of their acting career. They met on the Nickelodeon show, Gigantic, and quickly became best friends. They recorded some songs with each other and uploaded the videos to YouTube. Fans urged them to make more music and an entire album. If it wasn’t for the urging of people online, MKTO may have never formed.
The name MKTO is made up from the initials of the two members. Even though they play best friends on a TV show, they really are best friends in real life. It shows through their music because it sounds like they are just having a good time with each other. Malcom is the rapper of the group, and Tony is the singer. Malcom actually had a huge role in the TV show LOST too. He played Walt, Michael’s son. And Tony was in the movie, The Purge. So they’re both accomplished actors on top of being musically talented.
Their first album, self titled MKTO, was released this past January. Their song classic is becoming very popular. It even got nominated for “Catchiest New Song” at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards. Have a listen and you’ll hear how catchy it actually is:
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