The Dolan twins, Grayson and Ethan, are quickly becoming one of the hottest commodities on YouTube. Their digital careers began in 2013 on Vine in 2013 and the YouTube network AwesomenessTV recently signed the brothers.
The 16-year-old brothers put up their first YouTube video in 2014 and their page has grown to 1.5 million subscribers. They started with “The Blender Challenge” and have since shared their “first times,” answered fan questions and confessed their darkest series in a hot tub.
Here is what you need to know:
1. Dolan Twins Started Making Vine Videos in May 2013
The Dolan brothers joined the digital revolution in May 2013, posting their first videos to Vine. Grayson’s first video had some kid stealing his mayonnaise. Ethan put himself in a black trash bag and sucked out all the air around him. Ethan’s bag trick garnered him three times as many loops as his brother.
2. Dolan Twins Latest YouTube Stars to Join AwesomenessTV
Awesomeness TV, the YouTube multi-channel network founded by Brian Robbins, signed the twins in October 2015, according to TubeFilter. The brothers launched their YouTube channel in July 2014 with the note, ”
In their first video, the Dolans took “The Blender Challenge.” Their most popular videos include Grayson and their friend Harrison duct taping Ethan to a door and Grayson getting his wisdom teeth pulled, which has accumulated more than 2 millin views in a month.
The Dolan Twins page has more than 1.5 million subscribers. Fans anticipate a new video every week, using hashtags like #DolanTwinsTuesday and #DolanTwinsNewVideo.
3. They’ve Worked with Digital All-Stars Cameron Dallas & Amanda Cerny
In their rise to success, Ethan and Grayson have had an assist from Vine superstars that paved the way for the digital platform. Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier and Jack Dail have made frequent guest appearances in the Dolans’ videos. The gorgeous Amanda Cerny even showed up to break Ethan’s heart in one 2014 video.
4. They Are Living Large in Los Angeles
The Dolan twins relocated to the West Coast part time last fall. They left behind their mom, sister and a grandma, who has perfected her texting skills, according to Grayson.
In Los Angeles, the boys live in a roomy two-bedroom apartment with a balcony that overlooks the pool, but they’re doing well for two 16-year-olds living on their own. Check out their apartment in the tour video above.
Back in New Jersey, the Dolans faced major bullying growing up. They claimed in one video that their success in sports, playing football and wrestling, made their classmates and other parents jealous. Ethan credits his brother for supporting him and the reason he kept making videos.
5. The Dolan Twins Going on Tour Soon
The brothers are planning to their show on tour. They have not announced any dates yet, but did tease news in the apartment tour video, flashing “tour dates” when Ethan checked the inside of Grayson’s closet.
Grayson asked his Twitter followers to suggest some ideas to fill his blank journal, which he shared a photo of on his Instagram. Ethan just can’t wait to meet all the fans who have grown their social media accounts to TK Twitter followers combined and a total TK Instagram followers.