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Jedward performing live at The O2 Arena as part of the X Factor live tour in 2010
Jedward performing live at The O2 Arena as part of the X Factor live tour in 2010
Background information
Also known asJohn & Edward, John and Edward
Born (1991-10-16) 16 October 1991 (age 31)
Dublin, Ireland
GenresPop, hip hop
Years active2009–present
LabelsSony Music (January - March 2010)
Universal Music (March 2010 - present)
MembersJohn Grimes
Edward Grimes

Jedward are an Irish pop rap duo based in the Republic of Ireland. They are twins John Paul Henry Daniel Richard Grimes and Edward Peter Anthony Kevin Patrick Grimes (born 16 October 1991).[1] There were formed in the UK in 2009 as John & Edward. They were contestants on the 2009 series of UK TV talent show The X Factor and finished in sixth place. They have had one hit single featuring Vanilla Ice called "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)" which reached number one in Ireland and number two in the UK. They were dropped by Sony and now are supported by Universal Music. They have released an album entitled "Planet Jedward", which charted at number 17[2] and a second single entitled "All The Small Things", which charted at number 46.[3] Thay have since released two more albums, Victory (2011) and Planet Jedward (2012). The twins are releasing a single titled Free Spirit on May the 16th which was first played on Australia's KIIS 106.5. They are also set to release an album later this year. They were contestants in the 2011 edition of Big Brother.

References[change | change source]

  1. Boshoff, Alison; Bright, Spencer (20 November 2009). "The terrible twins: Everything you never knew you wanted to know about Jedward". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 15 December 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. Chart stats
  3. "David Guetta Ft Estelle - One Love". Chart Stats. Retrieved 2010-08-12.