Jedward is an Irish pop duo comprising identical twins John and Edward Grimes (born 16 October 1991 in Dublin, Ireland). Widely known for their blond quiffs, they 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". They finished sixth and are now managed by Louis Walsh, who was their mentor during The X Factor.
Jedward has released three albums, Planet Jedward, Victory and Young Love. Planet Jedward and Victory went double platinum in Ireland. They have released nine singles, including "Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)" (a mash-up of "Under Pressure" by Queen and Vanilla Ice's track "Ice Ice Baby"), "Lipstick", the song with which they represented Ireland at Eurovision 2011, and "Waterline", with which they represented Ireland at Eurovision 2012.
Jedward is also known for their television work, including hosting children's series Jedward's Big Adventure and OMG! Jedward's Dream Factory, and for participating in Celebrity Big Brother 8. Jedward's combined net worth was estimated at £4.95 million in January 2013.