MP! EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Orlando on following in the footsteps of Shawn Mendes and a TOP SECRET project with Mackenzie Ziegler

We’re getting totally emosh this week because it’s Johnny Orlando‘s final column for MP! We’ve loved hearing about this amazing guy’s crazy, beautiful life and we’re sad it has to come to an end. Take a deep breath and enjoy!

Hey Maximum Pop! I am sad to say that this is the last blog post that I will sharing with you guys. I hope you have enjoyed learning a little bit more about me and the things that I have been up to over these past six weeks.


This week I am going to tell you about a couple things that are coming up that I’m really looking forward to! The first is the Teen Choice Awards, which are taking place in Los Angeles on Sunday, July 31. I was lucky enough to be nominated for an award for the very first time, in the category of Choice Music Webstar. Shawn Mendes won the award last year so it is a HUGE honour to be even be nominated. I’m nervous, but really excited, to go to the show this weekend and to see who wins!

Another fun thing I am looking forward to is working with . You may know Mackenzie from the TV show ‘Dance Moms’. Mack is an amazing dancer and singer, but most importantly has been such an amazing friend to me. She even came out to watch me perform when the ‘Boys of Summer’ tour was in Pittsburgh. We can’t tell you exactly what we’re doing yet, but we’re up to something and it’s going to be awesome! Stay tuned to find out more 😁

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Finally, I’m always recording new music and planning new opportunities to meet my fans. I hope to be performing and touring once the summer is over. I can’t wait to see what this fall has in store for me!

Thanks again for reading my blogs. I hope you enjoyed them :)



Thanks Johnny. We’ll miss you! Tweet us if you’ve loved Johnny’s columns over the past six weeks @maximumpop.

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Written by David Farrell

David is the Head of Content at Maximum Pop!

Having studied Russian and Spanish at the University of Leeds, David moved to Moscow to work in the education sector. Upon returning to UK soil, David initially immersed himself in the wonderful world of MP! as a music writer.

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