Could KJ Apa Be A Future iHeartRadio MMVAs Performer?
This week’s huge performer announcement added to the already incredible iHeartRadio MMVA line up, making us even more antsy for the big June 18 show. So far, it’s a line up that seems pretty tough to beat, but what if one of this year’s presenters became a future performer?
This week’s announcement includes Riverdale actor KJ Apa—who on both the big screen and social media has shown that he’s a man of many talents.
Apa has become one of the hottest names in Hollywood this year thanks to his breakout role as Archie Andrews—the deliciously dark and dramatic take on the famous Archie comics. Fans around the world have fallen in love with Apa, who is not only an amazing actor, but also an aspiring musician.
We’ve gotten to see Archie/KJ show off his impressive musical skills on Season 1 of Riverdale, but Apa’s love of music goes beyond the small screen. He’s also been wowing fans with his music on social media. Could Apa return to the iHeartRadio MMVAs next year as a performer? We think so.
He loves to collaborate
Archie and the Pussycats could totally be a thing IRL. Apa and his Riverdale co-star Asha Bromfield, who plays Josie and the Pussycats drummer Melody Valentine, posted a stunning cover of Rae Sremmurd’s viral hit “Black Beatles” in January, re-imagining the track as a love ballad. Everybody freeze and enjoy this sweet duet.
He’s been practicing
KJ Apa’s incredible guitar skills aren’t something a musician can learn overnight. In this video from 2010, a much younger Apa is already showing his prowess for guitar playing, something he’s obviously been dedicated to for years.
He has an impressive connection in the music world
In an interview with Teen Vogue, KJ revealed that he once walked passed Lorde in their mutual home country of New Zealand, but the singer didn’t make eye contact with him. A fan alerted iHeartRadio MMVA performer Lorde of her unintentional shade on Twitter, with Lorde sweetly apologizing and inviting KJ out for tea. That’s way better than a passing smile.
— Lorde (@lorde) February 9, 2017
Make that two really impressive connections
Before becoming Archie Andrews, KJ spent two years playing Kane Jenkins on the soap opera Shortland Street in his native New Zealand. During a 2014 episode, Apa’s character got a pep talk from Ed Sheeran and even got to play his famous guitar.
He’s rarely without his guitar
The first step in being a musician always being ready to play music.