At this time, his channel mostly consisted of shorter videos, his first being only .His first proper sketch video was HODINI'S STREET MAGIC .The video that he himself alleges shot him to fame was his FRED IS DEAD! He now has over 8.2 million subscribers on this channel alone and is one of the most well known You Tube stars on the site, reaching his peak number of the most subscribed list at #3 behind Ray William Johnson and nigahiga in 2010.He also became the first person to have 2 channels at over a million subscribers in the same year, counting this channel and Shane Dawson TV2.On March 31, 2012, he uploaded his first original music video, entitled "SUPERLUV" MUSIC VIDEO by SHANE DAWSON, to his channel, which uses his emo character, Switch.The song "Superluv" was fairly successful, reaching #28 in the i Tunes Pop Chart.), commonly known as Shane Dawson, is an actor, writer, producer, author, and You Tuber. In the same year, he won a Streamy award for "Best Vlogger". He won a Teen Choice Award in 2010 in the category "Choice Web Star".
In October 2016 Dawson confirmed he was dating Clevver News host Ryland Adams.
For a long time, this channel had the least subscribers and views of out all his channels. He has recently stopped the daily vlogs due to the feeling of it being like "work" and also thought it was the same thing over and over again and that his vlogs started losing its "magic." He more recently started the vlogs again in which he also plays requested games and collaborations with other You Tubers.
Due to his excessive use on the channel now with him now abandoning the others, it has 2 million subscribers and 2 billion views more than his previous main channel, Shane Dawson TV and even more on his previous second main channel, Shane Dawson TV2 (now Human Emoji). The outro has Mike Anderson, a friend of Shane's who recently moved away from the LA area. In early November 2017, Shane announced that he now has merchandise on Amazon.com/shanedawson.
He invented a theme song to it which fans send in submissions to be heard. Shane uses the rumour as the brunt of jokes which his characters direct at him. In a You Tube video posted on July 7, 2015, Shane came out to his audience as bisexual. Jerid also has a You Tube channel called coolguywithglasses .
His father was an abusive alcoholic who abandoned Shane when he was 9, having addressed that many times in his videos.
Shane was known for his multiple characters played by himself.