He later on debuted on television as a former leader and member of Top One Project (T.O.P.), an all-male group that won in a reality show in 2015 from GMA Network and went through the rigorous training under Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, The Company, and the Philippine All-Stars.
In 2016, JMKO and his group released their debut album with the single “Pag-Gising” — which became an OST for a Koreanovela and topped a local radio station. Shortly after, they bagged the PMPC Best Group of the Year. They also did a rendition of Mulawin Vs. Ravena’s theme song - “Ikaw Nga (Mulawin vs. Ravena Theme Song)”
Now signed to Star Music as a solo artist, JMKO released his debut single “Isla” which he composed, arranged, and produced. He also recently opened shows for Jaya, JM De Guzman, Jamie Rivera, The CompanY, and Jed Madela. He will also be the singer, composer, and producer of the original soundtrack of an upcoming Chineserye on ABS-CBN.
JMKO aims to share his type of music which he believes shouldn’t be focused on a certain genre. He challenges himself to work around his musicality and apply what he learned from his music schools in Manila and New York — following a genre-less and competitive, yet flexible music industry.