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Jedward in 2013
Jedward in 2013
Background information
Also known asJohn & Edward, John and Edward
Born (1991-10-16) 16 October 1991 (age 32)
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 made up of twin brothers John Paul Henry Daniel Richard Grimes and Edward Peter Anthony Kevin Patrick Grimes (born 16 October 1991).[1]

Music career[change | change source]

Competitions[change | change source]

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 represented Ireland twice at the Eurovision Song Contest. The first time was in 2011, where they finished 8th. The second time was in 2012, where they came 19th.

Releases[change | change source]

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).

Television[change | change source]

They were contestants in the 2011 edition of Celebrity Big Brother. They returned to the show in the 2017 edition as "all-star" contestants. They finished as runner-up behind Coleen Nolan.

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.