Back in 2011, the Janoskians were all anyone on the internet could talk about. For those who forgot, the Australian group of YouTubers, which consisted of brothers Beau, Luke and Jai Brooks, and their friends Daniel Sahyounie and James Yammouni, rose to fame due to their hilarious prank videos.
After gaining a lot of attention online, the group stepped into the world of music, and dropped their debut single “Set This World on Fire” in September 2012. They went on to release a bunch more songs and an EP, called Would U Love Me, which was filled with bops, TBH. The guys embarked on numerous world tours together, and get this — they even got their own TV show in Australia called The Janoskians: MTV Sessions!
And who can forget when Jai dated one of the biggest pop stars in the world, Ariana Grande? Yeah, that’s right, the two dated on and off for several years beginning in 2013. We’ll also never forget when the YouTube star accused the singer of cheating on him with Nathan Sykes.
“Yes I was cheated on. Yes it does suck. Yes I was left for another man,” Jai wrote in an extended tweet from October 2013. “I happen to be one of those people and I’m in a situation where I am constantly reminded of it every day. Like anyone who has been cheated on, it has been tough for me but I’m finally ready to move on.”
“Nathan may be a top bloke or a sweet person, but what he did was just completely wrong,” he continued. “He interfered with my life and did not respect my relationship, his actions caused me to not be able to sleep at night and not see the world as a beautiful place. Nathan if you read this, when you hold her hand you better hold it tight because you are holding my world. I do wish you two happiness and a good life and hope everything works out.”
In 2018, the group stopped making videos together and decided to go their separate ways. However, in 2021, Beau posted on the Janoskians Official YouTube channel, announcing that Luke and Jai created a separate YouTube channel called LNJBrooks, where they now post their own videos.
So what are the rest of the Janoskians up to now, you ask? Well, J-14 decided to investigate, and boy, have they changed a lot since then! Scroll through our gallery to see what the Janoskians are doing these days.
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