MKTO – Shay’s Spotlight Artist of the Week
MKTO are Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller. They just released their debut album in January of this year and they are already making a splash with hits like 'Classic' and 'Thank You'. The two met when filming a TV series for Nickelodeon called 'Gigantic', in 2010. They played best friends in the series and apparently had the same taste in music outside of the series. The two decided to collaborate on music forming the group MKTO, an acronym for their names.
They signed a record deal with Columbia Records and their first single was released in 2013. Seems like a whirlwind for most up and coming artists but with acting backgrounds it's just another creative outlet.
Malcolm Kelley played the character of 'Walt Lloyd' on ABC's TV series LOST. He also appeared in the movie 'Antwone Fisher', 'You Got Served' and 'Knights of the South Bronx'. Tony is also a singer/actor who is a Texas native, has appeared in 'The Purge', 'Beneath the Darkness' and 'Unanswered Prayers'.