Jedward – Wikipedia

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John and Edward Grimes ( bear 16 October 1991 ), jointly known as Jedward ( a blend of their foremost names ), are an irish sing and television receiver give couple. They are identical twins and first appeared as John & Edward in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009, generating a phenomenon of ironic popularity described as “ the Jedward paradox ”. [ 1 ] They finished in sixth place and were managed by Louis Walsh, who was their mentor during The X Factor. [ 2 ] [ 3 ]

Jedward have released four studio albums : Planet Jedward ( 2010 ), Victory ( 2011 ), Young Love ( 2012 ), and Voice of a Rebel ( 2019 ). Their first two albums went double platinum in Ireland. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] They have released respective singles, including “ Under pressure ( Ice Ice Baby ) “, “ Bad Behaviour “, “ Lipstick “, with which they represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, and “ Waterline “, with which they represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku. Jedward are besides known for their television oeuvre, including starring in the objective serial Jedward: Let Loose ( 2010 ), presenting the children ‘s series OMG! Jedward’s Dream Factory ( 2011 –2013 ) and Jedward’s Big Adventure ( 2012–2014 ) , and participating in the reality serial Celebrity Big Brother 8 ( 2011 ), [ 6 ] Celebrity Big Brother 19 ( 2017 ) , in which they finished as runner-up, and Celebrity Coach Trip 4 ( 2019 ). Jedwards ‘s blend net deserving was estimated at €6m in September 2013, and they have been ranked as the one-fifth most financially successful former X Factor UK contestants. [ 7 ]

early on and personal biography

identical counterpart brothers John Paul Henry Daniel Richard Grimes and Edward Peter Anthony Kevin Patrick Grimes were born in Dublin. John and Edward ‘s first school was Scoil Bhríde National School in Rathangan. They then attended King ‘s Hospital School for four years before being moved to the Dublin Institute of Education. The twins competed in school talent shows during their school years and were inspired by Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and the Backstreet Boys. They were besides members of the Lucan Harriers Athletic Club and Dundrum South Dublin athletics club and have competed in several Irish acrobatic tournaments. [ 8 ] In addition, they briefly worked as games testers for Xbox 360 format holder Microsoft and support football clubs Newcastle United and Celtic. [ 9 ]


2009–2012 : The X Factor and Planet Jedward

Jedward performing live on the X Factor Tour, in 2010 In 2008 John and Edward formed a duet and the pursuit year they auditioned in Glasgow as a group for the sixth series of The X Factor, under the name John & Edward. [ 10 ] [ 11 ] Despite being described by judge Simon Cowell as “ not very beneficial and incredibly annoying ”, John & Edward were put through to bootcamp, then made it to judges ‘ houses, where Louis Walsh selected them for the live shows. [ 12 ] John & Edward became known for their gauche but enthusiastic performances, [ 13 ] excellently including a adaptation of Britney Spears ‘ “ Oops ! … I Did It Again “, during which they reenacted the Titanic monologue. [ 14 ] After their passing from The X Factor, Jedward were signed to Modest ! Management, however it was former announced that Louis Walsh had reached “ an amicable agreement ”, which allowed him to take the twins on. [ 15 ] From February until April 2010, they performed on the X Factor Live tour, where they were credited with the rise in demand for tickets, that led to an elongation in the enlistment run. [ 16 ] Their debut single “ Under press ( Ice Ice Baby ) “ was a mashup of “ Under pressure “ and “ Ice Ice Baby “, with Vanilla Ice contributing guest vocals. In March Jedward ‘s Sony condense ended, but the come day Universal Music Ireland signed them on a three-album contract. [ 17 ] In April 2010, Jedward began their first solo enlistment, a 27-date go of Ireland called the Planet Jedward Tour. Due to popular necessitate, it was extended with a moment 43-date leg in the UK and Ireland. The Irish Independent rated the tour positively, saying that “ Jedwardmania is right up there with Beatlemania. ” [ 18 ] Jedward ‘s second unmarried, a embrace of the Blink-182 song “ All the Small Things “, was released in July 2010 and peaked at phone number 21 on the irish charts and count 6 on the UK Indie Chart. The same week, Jedward released their introduction album Planet Jedward, consisting of cover versions. It which went straight to number one on the Irish Albums Chart and count 17 on the UK Albums Chart. [ 19 ] [ 20 ] In August 2010, Jedward appeared in their own ITV2 documentary, entitled Jedward: Let Loose, a three-part series in which they moved out of their home for ten days. [ 21 ]

2011–2012 : Victory

Jedward performing populate on the X Factor Tour, in 2010 On 12 February 2011, Jedward released their one-third single and Eurovision Song Contest entry “ Lipstick “, which peaked at number one in Ireland. Jedward successfully qualified from the second Eurovision Song Contest semi-final, finally finishing in one-eighth place. After the Eurovision Song Contest, “ Lipstick ” was released digitally across Europe, where it charted in many countries such as Belgium, Sweden, Germany and most notably Austria where it peaked at number three. The song besides peaked at number 8 in the South Korea ‘s external artists ‘ graph. [ 22 ] “ Lipstick ” had featured in a Hyundai advertising crusade in South East Asia. [ 23 ] soon after the Eurovision Song Contest, on 23 May, Jedward performed in front of an audience of 60,000 people at College Green in Dublin City ahead of a actor’s line by visiting U.S. President Barack Obama. [ 24 ] In April 2011, Jedward began their second gear tour, the Bad Behaviour Tour, with a series of dates across Ireland. [ 25 ] Jedward ‘s next one “ Bad Behaviour “ was released in July and reached number one in the irish charts. [ 26 ] This was followed two weeks late by their second album Victory, consisting wholly of original tracks. A newly version of Planet Jedward was released by the german branch of Universal Music in July, featuring a mix of tracks from Planet Jedward and newfangled songs from Victory. [ 27 ] On 31 July, the twins began the inaugural leg of their third tour, The Carnival Tour, with 12 shows across Ireland and Northern Ireland. [ 28 ] In September Jedward played their beginning european tour, with dates in Sweden and Germany, [ 29 ] followed by a UK tour. [ 30 ] Three days after the first leg finished, Jedward entered the Celebrity Big Brother 8 firm. They made it to the concluding, finally finishing in third place. The third base one from Victory, “ Wow Oh Wow “ was released in August 2011, with a music video featuring their Celebrity Big Brother housemate Tara Reid. In December, Jedward starred in the mime Jedward and the Beanstalk, a musical comedy interpretation of the fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk .

2012–2013 : Young Love

Jedward performing at Eurovision Song Contest, in 2011

2012 saw Jedward again win the Irish national survival for the Eurovision Song Contest, this time with their song “ Waterline “. In May, Jedward performed “ Waterline ” at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. After qualifying from their semi-final, they finally came in 19th place in the deluxe final. [ 31 ] “ Waterline ” was besides the lead one on the twins ‘ third base album Young Love, released in June. The tracks “ Young Love “ and “ aglow “ were besides released as singles. Jedward released the jacob’s ladder one and “ unofficial ” irish UEFA Euro 2012 song “ Put the Green Cape On “, a rework of “ Lipstick ”. [ 32 ] The couple embarked on the European leg of their Victory Tour in January, playing in Austria, Germany, Sweden, Finland and Estonia. This was followed by the Young Love Tour in Ireland in August. [ 33 ] [ 34 ] They besides visited Singapore, where the new album had enjoyed democratic success. [ 35 ] In June they ran as part of the 2012 Summer Olympics blowtorch relay in Dublin on day 19 of the relay. [ 36 ] [ 37 ] The twins starred in their own television receiver series Jedward’s Weird Wild World on UK TV channel 5*, with John and Edward humorously presenting a survival of democratic internet video recording. [ 38 ] Over the Christmas and New Year period RTÉ broadcast the second gear series of their prove OMG! Jedward’s Dream Factory, [ 39 ] and the second season of their BBC series Jedward’s Big Adventure screened in early 2013. [ 40 ] Over the gay season, Jedward starred in their third base annual mime, Jedward & the Magic Lamp. [ 41 ] In January 2013, the twins made a promotional visit to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, appearing doubly on MuchMusic ‘s New Music Live indicate [ 42 ] and besides made an appearance on Canada AM. [ 43 ] While in Toronto, Jedward besides filmed a promotional television for the Young Love album track “ Happens in the Dark ” and previewed a clip from the video on New Music Live. [ 44 ] Later in the calendar month, it was announced that Jedward ‘s three-album shrink with Universal Music Ireland would not be renewed. [ 45 ] The music video for “ Happens in the Dark ” was premiered on much Music in March, with the video having been shot in Toronto early in the year. [ 46 ] In April the twins filmed a video recording for the song “ What ‘s Your Number ? ” in New York City. [ 47 ] Later in the calendar month they made a promotional travel to to Australia, including radio and television appearances. [ 48 ] In June, Jedward joined the line-up of A Night for Christy, a gala concert in aid of Aslan frontman Christy Dignam. The twins performed Aslan ‘s song “ She ‘s indeed beautiful ” with the band. [ 49 ] In July the twins performed live shows in Cork and Limerick, with a UK live enlistment scheduled for September. [ 50 ] [ 51 ] In November the twins toured Australia, with performances in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. While in Australia they besides released the music television for Young Love album track “ Ca n’t Forget You ”. [ 52 ] The video recording for “ Ca n’t Forget You ” [ 53 ] was shot at and around El Mirage Lake, in San Bernardino County, Los Angeles, California, United States..

2014–present : Voice of a Rebel and early projects

In January 2014, the third series of their CBBC television program Jedward’s Big Adventure was broadcast. due to its popularity, the series run was doubled to 10 episodes. [ 54 ] They besides provided weekly style comment of the contestants in Sweden ‘s Melodifestivalen rival and made a guest performance at the Melodifestivalen Second Chance usher in early March. [ 55 ] In April 2014, Jedward debuted their new single “ unblock Spirit “ on australian radio station KIIS 106.5. This was followed by news program of the duet ‘s fourth studio apartment album to be released late in the year. The album will contain songs written and produced by Jedward. [ 56 ] The duet ‘s follow-up single “ ferocious ” [ 57 ] was released in November 2014, charting at No.15 on the irish singles chart. [ 58 ] In November 2014 it was announced that John and Edward would join the cast of ITV ‘s new circus reality show Get Your Act Together in 2015. [ 59 ] between 2014 and 2018, they released several new self-penned singles and directed the accompanying music video. The twins appeared on The Ray D’arcy Show in February 2017 and confirmed that they were working on their fourthly studio apartment album. They signed to Universal Music Singapore in April 2019, and released their fourth studio apartment album, and inaugural with UMSG, Voice of a Rebel [ 60 ] on 20 June 2019 across Asia, followed by the rest of the worldly concern on 27 June. The album is available both digitally and on CD ( the latter via their official web site ). [ 61 ]


Jedward are involved with many jacob’s ladder projects, and were one of the highest rate jacob’s ladder ambassadors in Ireland for 2011. [ 62 ] Jedward are ambassadors for the irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children ( ISPCC ) and have fronted an ISPCC post horse crusade. [ 63 ] The proceeds of their euro 2012 charity single “ Put The Green Cape On “ besides went to the ISPCC. From 2010 to 2013 Jedward performed per annum at the ChildLine Concert, which benefits the ISPCC ‘s ChildLine service. [ 64 ] [ 65 ] besides in Ireland, Jedward have been involved with the ISPCA ‘s My Dog Ate It campaign, [ 66 ] and promote the Concern Worldwide Fast fundraiser. [ 67 ] Jedward have besides been involved with Comic Relief, [ 68 ] Sport Relief [ 69 ] and Children in Need, [ 70 ] in the UK, a well as giving their fourth dimension to visit children in hospitals. [ 71 ]

other ventures


Jedward have been involved with many advertise campaigns in the UK and Ireland. In 2009, agreed to be the subject of a Tourism Ireland radio political campaign, which made a banteringly apology to the UK for Jedward ‘s antics on The X Factor. [ 72 ] In 2010, Jedward fronted an advertising campaign for Irish fast food chain Abrakebabra. [ 73 ] Jedward have besides fronted advertise campaigns for East Midlands Trains, [ 74 ] Rowntree ‘s Randoms, [ 75 ] Disney Universe [ 76 ] and a Travel Supermarket commercial with comedian Omid Djalili. The last was subsequently banned after the UK Advertising Standards Authority ruled that the ad was misleading. [ 77 ] In 2011, they fronted an advertising campaign for mobile network 3 Ireland, including their own Jedward-branded fluid call. [ 78 ]


between 2010 and 2013, Jedward performed in an annual mime over the Christmas and New Year period. Based at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, the pantomimes besides starred Linda Martin. John and Edward played themselves and the shows featured Jedward songs. The twins ‘ first show was Cinderella in 2010, where they played the fagot godbrothers. [ citation needed ] They returned in 2011 with a sell-out temper of Jedward and the Beanstalk, [ 79 ] and again in 2012 with Jedward and the Magic Lamp. [ 80 ] In 2013 their fourth and last mime was Jedward in Beauty and the Beast. [ 81 ]

Modelling career

Jedward have been signed to Next Models and appeared in fashion magazines i-D, Esquire and Grazia. [ citation needed ]


Whilst on The X Factor, Jedward ‘s fans included Pixie Lott and Robbie Williams. [ 82 ] Taoiseach Brian Cowen besides backed the singers, [ 83 ] while Leona Lewis said that she worried about them. [ 84 ] [ 85 ] Two leading british political parties, Labour and the Conservatives, each released political campaign posters parodying the twins. [ 86 ] [ 87 ] Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown came under fuel in November 2009 for describing Jedward as “ not very thoroughly ” and later apologised for doing so. [ 88 ] [ 89 ] Following this, Walsh stated “ therefore Gordon Brown and Simon Cowell both have something in common : neither of them know what the public want. ” Brown ‘s successor, David Cameron, admitted that he enjoyed watching The X Factor and that Jedward were his darling act. Cameron besides bought a jersey with their faces on it. [ 88 ] [ 90 ] [ 91 ] [ 92 ] The Irish Independent called Jedward “ tone-deaf twins ”, even though the match were voted more popular than The Beatles in a adolescent pate. comedian Oliver Callan has parodied them on his RTÉ 2 appearance Nob Nation. [ 94 ] Their 2017 court encase [ 95 ] was belated the national of a stage musical star comedians Kevin McGahern and Tony Cantwell. [ 96 ]


Studio albums


Awards and nominations

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