LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — U.S. pop duo MKTO has signed on with ICM Partners for worldwide representation in all areas, the agency announced on Wednesday.
At ICM, MKTO will be represented by an international team of agents lead by Mike Hayes and Scott Mantell.
“We are proud to welcome MKTO to ICM. Prior to their hiatus, Malcom and Tony had created an enormous online presence all while racking up gold and platinum singles worldwide. We’re excited to be working with them and to continue to build upon where they left off as this new chapter begins when their new single drops,” Hayes and Mantell said in a press statement.
Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller (MKTO, get it?) first became friends on the set of Nickelodeon’s dramatic comedy series Gigantic which ran for just one season on the kid’s network. After the was canceled, the two teamed up to form MKTO and scored a breakthrough hit in 2013 with “Classic” the second single from their debut album.
Classic” cracked the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, earned double-platinum status in the U.S. and earned platinum and gold certifications in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, and Denmark. “Classic” amassed more than 351 million streams on Spotify and in excess of 102 million views on YouTube.
Other MKTO breakout hits include “Just Imagine It” (42+ million Spotify streams), “American Dream” (43+ million Spotify streams), and “Monaco” (37+ million Spotify streams).
The duo parted company in 2016 but reformed earlier this year with a new single “How Can I Forget” in the pipeline for a release early next month.