John and Edward Grimes celebrate 8 years of Jedward!

By: Priscilla Matthews  |   | 
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Irish music duo John and Edward Grimes, known as Jedward, blessed our television screen on this day eight years ago! Three studio albums and several hit singles later, the Dublin twins have become a worldwide sensation. 

John and Edward Grimes made their debut from The X Factor

The Grimes made their television debut on The X Factor season 6 in 2009. A year later, they released their first studio album Planet Jedward, which became a double platinum certified album in Ireland. They are also recognized for their appearance in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 and 2012, where they represented Ireland.

John and Edward Grimes are identical twins

The boys participated in the eight season of Celebrity Big Brother in 2011 and were declared the runners up of the reality show in 2017.

This year, they performed a full concert at Dublin’s Button Factory and highlighted the South Tyneside Festival in South Shields in July.

Watch John and Edward Grimes next on SingleAF

John and Edward Grimes starring next on SingleAF

They are set to appear next on the MTV dating series Single AF in the search of love. Joining them are YouTuber Elliot Crawford, Geordie Shore star Marnie Simpson and Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham. Former Union J member Casey Johnson and Ru Paul's Drag Race star Courtney Act are also starring on the MTV dating show.

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Jake Miller

LOL, can't believe these guys been around so long...never even heard of them until #8yearsofJedward trended on Twitter

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Kyiie Edwards

#8YearsOfJedward I'm so happy and proud for you John and Edward Grimes!! Twins 4 LIFE

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McKenna

I am soo proud of my twins!! Been a fan for years...always a proud #jedward fan