YouTube holds various significance for different folks which range from a movie watching site, music site and a search engine for diverse topics to a money making avenue for some others like YouTube sensation the Dolan Twins, known for the humorous videos they started uploading which turned them into celebrities overnight.
Dolan Twins Bio
The twins Ethan and Grayson Dolan Jersey hail from New Jersey, U.S.A and are known to be comedians whose rise to stardom is attributed to the videos they started sharing on the video-sharing application – Vine back in May 2013. It was actually Ethan who posted his first video just for fun in which he was in a black trash bag and the air in the bag was then sucked by a vacuum cleaner which was followed by his brother’s video of a kid stealing his mayonnaise. The videos received a large number of views and this prompted the duo to start making videos of their everyday life alongside hilarious events and uploading it online.
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As their popularity grew, they were signed by Brian Robert, a YouTube network owner in September 2015 to post their videos on a separate channel. Their first video titled The Blender Challenge received a viewership of 2 million in a month which attracted a large number of visitors to the channel, subsequently, raising the channel’s followers to 2.4 million. The two are known for videos Grayson Gets His Wisdom Teeth Removed, Guys Try Girl Products, Can We Tell Ourselves Apart? and Baby Picture Challenge, a hilarious video in which the loser gets to wear a diaper and run around in a store.
The YouTube sensations have had the opportunity to meet a lot of talented celebrities and Viners like Amanda Cerny, Jack Paul, Hoodie Allen, Black Bear, Chris Plenty and Jack Dail. Other stars like Kian Lawley, Cameron Dallas, Chloe Colaluca, Jake Paul and Meredith Mickelson have been featured in some of their videos. They were even listed among the top ten most tweeted about celebrities in 2017. They have been able to attract about 6.4 million subscribers on Vine, over 4.4 million YouTube subscribers and to further increase their fan base, they embarked on a Twitter ad campaign for the use of the social networks new stickers. The twins have participated in a 40U world tour which they started at New Jersey iPlay America Arena with over 2,000 fans in attendance. However, they experienced some major setbacks when the young crowd started pushing, resulting to some of the teenagers being trampled on and some sustained serious injuries. Although no deaths were recorded, some fans had to be rushed for emergency treatment and the show was halted for some hours
In 2016 the twins reached a milestone in their career when they won three Teen’s Choice Awards which include Choice Web Star: Male Category, Choice YouTuber and Choice Comedian award. Other Awards they have been nominated for include the 2017 Teen’s Choice Awards for Choice Web Star: Male Category, Choice Comedian and Choice YouTuber.
There have been speculations that the twins would soon pursue an acting career as they are rumoured to be working with Mackenzie Foy, the adorable daughter of Bella and Edward in the film Twilight, however, they are currently working with Awesomeness TV.