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The Dolan Twins
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The Dolan Twins in 2017
Personal information
BornEthan Dolan
Grayson Dolan
(1999-12-16) December 16, 1999 (age 20)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationComedian
YouTube information
Channel
Years active2014–present
Subscribers11.1 million
Total views1.77 billion
Associated acts
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers
YouTube Gold Play Button 2.svg 1,000,000 subscribers
YouTube Diamond Play Button.svg 10,000,000 subscribers

Updated: July 11, 2020

Ethan and Grayson Dolan[1] (born December 16, 1999[2]), collectively known as the Dolan Twins, are an American comedy duo who rose to prominence in May 2013[3] on the video sharing application Vine. They are currently signed to AwesomenessTV, and have been since 2015.[4][5]

Early life and career

The twins are from the Long Valley region of Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey.[6]

Since their beginnings, the duo has accumulated over 6.4 million followers on Vine and 11 million subscribers on YouTube, and embarked on a world tour titled the "4OU" Tour in 2016.[7] The duo was also involved in a Twitter ad campaign for the social network's new stickers feature.[8] At the 2016 Teen Choice Awards, the duo won the awards for Choice Web Star: Male[9] and Choice YouTuber.

On March 27, 2018, the two announced a hiatus from YouTube through a video on their channel entitled Bye For Now.[10] In the video, they stated that they wanted to re-evaluate themselves creatively and focus on their lives outside of the platform.[11] They later announced their return on May 1, 2018.[12]

In June 2018, the twins formed The Sister Squad with fellow YouTubers James Charles and Emma Chamberlain.[13] The four uploaded simultaneous videos on their YouTube channels on June 19, August 28, October 31, and December 25, 2018, and were featured prominently in YouTube Rewind 2018.[14] The Sister Squad was nominated for a 2019 YouTube Ensemble Shorty Award.[15]

Their father, Sean Dolan, died from cancer on January 19, 2019. He was fifty years old.[16]

On October 8 2019, they uploaded a sixty-minute video titled It's Time To Move On.... They explained the stress of their father's death, and that they intend to change the content of their channel and to a more flexible schedule.[17]

Work outside of YouTube

MTV's Total Request Live reboot added the Dolan Twins to the show's lineup as correspondents, and provide on-air hosting duties across platforms.[18] It was announced in August 2018 that the twins had directed a music video for the Australian alt-pop group Cub Sport.[19]

In February 2020, the Dolan Twins launched a weekly podcast, Deeper with the Dolan Twins, produced by Cadence13.[20]

Awards and nominations

Year Nominated Award Result
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Web Star: Male Won
Choice YouTuber Won
2017 Choice Comedian Won
Choice Web Star: Male Nominated
Choice YouTuber Nominated
Choice Comedy Web Star Nominated
2018 Choice Web Star: Male Won
Choice Comedian Won

References

  1. ^ "The Dolan Twins Talk YouTube Videos, Tour and More". Extra. May 25, 2016. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Nickoloff, Anne (January 11, 2019). "Youtube sensations Dolan Twins perform short show at House Of Blues". Cleveland.com. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Orfanides, Effie (September 26, 2017). "Dolan Twins: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  4. ^ Brouwer, Bree (September 25, 2015). "AwesomenessTV Signs Comedy Sketch Channel The Dolan Twins". Tubefilter. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  5. ^ Harper, Kathleen (March 15, 2016). "Dolan Twins: 5 Things To Know About YouTube Hotties". Hollywood Life. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  6. ^ Whitehouse, Beth (June 8, 2016). "YouTube's Dolan Twins: 10 things you need to know". Newsday. Retrieved June 10, 2020. 'We’re from a country town called Long Valley,' Ethan says of New Jersey.
  7. ^ Weiss, Geoff (April 19, 2016). "16-Year-Old Dolan Twins Will Kick Off Worldwide '4OU' Tour This Summer". Tubefilter. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  8. ^ Weiss, Geoff (July 28, 2016). "Twitter Teams With Dolan Twins, Andrea Russett, And Todrick Hall For Video Ad Campaign". Tubefilter. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  9. ^ Shilliday, Beth (July 31, 2016). "Dolan Twins Brought To Tears Over Teen Choice Win — So Sweet". Hollywood Life. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  10. ^ Dolan Twins (March 27, 2018). "Bye For Now". YouTube. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  11. ^ Gemmill, Allie (March 28, 2018). "The Dolan Twins Are Taking a Break from YouTube". Teen Vogue. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  12. ^ Dolan Twins (May 1, 2018). "WE'RE BACK!". YouTube. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  13. ^ Dzurillay, Julia (May 15, 2019). "Who Is in James Charles's Sister Squad?". Showbiz Cheat Sheet. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  14. ^ Smith, Dave (December 15, 2018). "'YouTube Rewind 2018' is officially the most disliked video in YouTube history — here's why". Business Insider. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  15. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (January 28, 2019). "Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Weezer & More Land 2019 Shorty Awards Nominations". Billboard. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  16. ^ Kim, Yerin (January 24, 2019). "The Dolan Twins Ask Fans Not to Attend Their Dad's Funeral". Seventeen. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  17. ^ Rearick, Lauren (October 9, 2019). "The Dolan Twins Announced They're No Longer Posting Weekly YouTube Videos". Teen Vogue. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  18. ^ Stanhope, Kate (September 22, 2017). "MTV's 'TRL' Taps YouTube Stars the Dolan Twins as Correspondents (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  19. ^ Booth, Ali (August 27, 2018). "The Dolan Twins to Direct Upcoming Music Video". Tiger Beat. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  20. ^ Spangler, Todd (February 18, 2020). "Dolan Twins to Launch Their First Podcast (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved April 17, 2020.