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Background information
Born October 16, 1991
Born place Dublin, Ireland
Genre(s) Hip-hop
Years active 2009—present
Label(s) Universal
Sony Music
Website Website
John Grimes
Edward Grimes

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Jedward Overview


John Paul Henry Daniel Richard Grimes and Edward Peter Anthony Kevin Patrick Grimes (born 16 October 1991) are an Irish singing duo, performing under the name Jedward. Known for their distinctive blonde quiffs and playful performances, the identical twins have risen to fame since appearing as John & Edward on the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009, in a phenomenon described as the "Jedward paradox". They came 6th in the show losing to Olly Murs on the 7th week after ending up in the "bottom two".

Planet Jedward (2010)

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Jedward Banned From Bringing Tigers To Eurovision

April 28, 2011
Jedward have been told that they cannot incorporate tigers into their Eurovision performance. The twins - real names John and Edward Grimes - will represent Ireland with the song 'Lipstick' next month.   Read more 

Jedward Chosen As Irish Eurovision Entry

February 12, 2011
Former X Factor twins Jedward have been chosen to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest. The brothers - real name John and Edward Grimes - beat four other acts on RTE’s Late Late Show with a song called ‘Lipstick’.  Read more 

Jedward Facing Tax Bill Over Michael Jackson Bedsheets

January 20, 2011
Former X Factor stars Jedward have been told they must pay import tax before they can get their hands on a collection of Michael Jackson memorabilia. The twins – real names John and Edward Grimes – bought £15,000 worth of items, which include the singer's old bedsheets, last year.  Read more 

Jedward To Enter Eurovision Song Contest

January 14, 2011
Jedward will enter the running to represent Ireland at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, their manager Louis Walsh has confirmed. The former X Factor twins - real names John and Edward Grimes - are expected to compete against four other Irish hopefuls.  Read more 

Jedward 'Buy Michael Jackson's Old Bedsheets'

October 20, 2010
Former X Factor stars Jedward have bought the late Michael Jackson's old bedsheets, according to reports. The Irish twins – real names John and Edward Grimes – spent £2,000 on the sheets during a £20,000 online memorabilia shopping trip.  Read more 

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