5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop rock band consisting of members Ashton Irwin (drums), Luke Hemmings (lead vocals), Calum Hood (guitar) and Michael Clifford (bass guitar). The band formed in Sydney in 2011 and gained a following by posting cover videos on YouTube.

5SOS got their first big break opening for British/Irish boy band One Direction on the Take Me Home Tour in 2013. They also opened for One Direction on the Where We Are Tour in 2014.

5SOS and One Direction are both managed by the same London-based company, Modest Management. The group rose to international fame through association with 1D and televised performances at major award shows such as the MTV Video Music Awards and the Billboard Awards. The band even won a VMA in 2014 for Best Lyric Video.

The band signed to Capitol Records in Nov. 2013 and released their debut self-titled album 5 Seconds of Summer in June 2014. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and made the band the first Australian act to achieve a number-one album in the US with their debut record. The group's hit songs include "Amensia," "She Looks So Perfect," "Heartbreak Girl," "Don't Stop" and "Out of My Limit."

In addition to opening for 1D, 5SOS has also played several successful headlining tours in the UK, Australia and North America. The band will embark on their first worldwide headliner called the Rock Out with Your Socks Out Tour in May 2015.

5SOS is also very active on social media with over 7.2 million Facebook fans and 4.6 million Twitter followers. 

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5 Seconds of Summer's Ashton Irwin Gives Post-Surgery Update

Oct 21st 2014 4:01PM

5 Seconds of Summer's Ashton Irwin is recovering quite nicely from his recent appendicitis surgery, as he took to Twitter to give a health update. ... Read More

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Which 5 Seconds of Summer Guy Sent a Twitter DM to Selena Gomez?

Oct 16th 2014 3:27PM

Famous people are just like us. Take 5 Seconds of Summer, who also get excited when celebs follow them on Twitter. Their most famous follower? Selena... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer Cancel Appearances: Ashton Irwin Appendicitis Surgery

Oct 15th 2014 2:20PM

Okay, crazy sad news for 5 Seconds of Summer – Ashton Irwin has appendicitis and just had surgery! Poor guy. This new development has forced... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer on Dealing With Haters: "There's Definitely a Lot of Negative Stuff"

Oct 14th 2014 11:29PM

5 Seconds of Summer may be enjoying some pretty meteoric success, but that doesn't mean that everyone's on the 5SOS bandwagon. In fact, as you'd... Read More

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American Music Awards 2014: One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer AMA Nominations

Oct 13th 2014 9:26AM

Big news for One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer fans – both have been nominated for 2014 American Music Awards! 1D and 5SOS fans are going... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer's Online Dating Profiles: Created by Each Other!

Oct 12th 2014 2:56PM

The 5 Seconds of Summer guys are helping each other out in the dating game - not that they should need any help. In a recent interview with The... Read More

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Did 5 Seconds of Summer Ignore Fans? Calum Hood Responds

Oct 6th 2014 7:51PM

5 Seconds of Summer took some heat when they refused to stop for fans to snap pics over the weekend. To be fair, we expect that the demands of... Read More

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One Direction's Making Money Off of 5 Seconds of Summer?

Oct 4th 2014 9:49PM

Are One Direction making money off of 5 Seconds of Summer's success? While this has long been rumored, Billboard.com has now confirmed that 1D have a... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer Sing Fall Songs: 5SOS Tonight Show Hashtag Game

Oct 3rd 2014 9:40AM

The 5 Seconds of Summer guys not only stopped by the Tonight Show to perform, they also helped host Jimmy Fallon out with one of his hashtag segments.... Read More

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Why Don't the 5 Seconds of Summer Guys Have Girlfriends?

Sep 29th 2014 9:47PM

If you've ever wondered why the 5 Seconds of Summer guys don't have girlfriends...it's because they don't have any time. We're not even sure if they... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer Defend Their Naked Pics: "We Didn't Think It Was That Scandalous"

Sep 22nd 2014 1:55PM

By now, we've seen plenty of naked 5 Seconds of Summer pics, mostly because they freely strip down and take pics whenever. According to them, it's no... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer Explain Naked Rehearsal Pics, Feel Up Their Nuts

Sep 18th 2014 6:10PM

The 5 Seconds of Summer guys are clearly comfortable with their bodies, what with their tendency to take their clothes off, including a recent naked... Read More

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Would 5 Seconds of Summer Date a Fan? "They're Just Normal People"

Sep 17th 2014 9:19PM

Great news, 5 Seconds of Summer fans. They would totally date you! When asked recently if they would ever date any of their 5SOS fans, the guys were... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer Talk Internet Haters, Plus 5SOS Underwear Tour

Sep 14th 2014 10:30PM

Haters gonna hate. It's been proven time and again and mega-super pop groups like 5 Seconds of Summer aren't immune to the trolls doing their... Read More

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One Direction at the Rose Bowl: Our View From the Fifth Row

Sep 14th 2014 2:17PM

I got complimentary tickets to see One Direction on the first night of the Where We Are Tour at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. I couldn't pick them... Read More

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What Do the 5 Seconds of Summer Guys Fight About? Underwear!

Sep 11th 2014 7:53PM

It's always a burning question that fans want to know about bands – what do they fight about? Turns out 5 Seconds of Summer don't have any major... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer Share Naked Rehearsal Pic: 5SOS Guys Get Nude (Again)

Sep 9th 2014 1:50PM

5 Seconds of Summer shared a hilarious video of themselves dancing in their underwear recently...then followed it up with a completely nude photo. Oh... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer Dance in Their Underwear: 5SOS Pants Off Dance Off Video!

Sep 8th 2014 11:35PM

You could never accuse 5 Seconds of Summer of not having fun. They literally should change their band name to 5 Fun Seconds of Summer (5FSOS? No?)... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer: Hot Girls Make Them Forget Lyrics!

Sep 5th 2014 11:09AM

Turns out, it doesn't take much to distract the 5 Seconds of Summer guys. Just a pretty face, ladies, and they're off their game. 5SOS recently... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer Creep Fans on Twitter? Plus 5SOS Dishes on Girlfriends, Selfies and More

Sep 3rd 2014 2:02PM

The 5 Seconds of Summer guys have made a startling confession – they totally watch what people are saying about them on Twitter. That means, at... Read More

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Calum Hood's Naked Snapchat Pic Leaks Online, 5 Seconds of Summer Star Laughs It Off

Aug 29th 2014 8:51AM

Well, hellllooo Calum Hood... a naked snapchat pic of the 5 Seconds of Summer star leaked online and let's just say we saw more of Calum then ever... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer Reveal Big Announcement: 5SOS Convention, DERP CON!

Aug 28th 2014 4:06PM

5 Seconds of Summer have finally revealed their big announcement...they've got a 5SOS convention coming, called DERPCON! But first came the... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer Try Out Worst Pick-Up Line, Dish "My First Time"

Aug 26th 2014 2:25PM

You'd think that 5 Seconds of Summer would have plenty of game when it comes to using pick-up lines, but you might be wrong. In a recent interview... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer Win MTV VMA for Best Lyric Video, Beating Demi Lovato

Aug 24th 2014 8:20PM

Congratulations to 5 Seconds of Summer, who won the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Lyric Video for "Don't Stop," beating out Demi Lovato, who... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer's Ashton Irwin Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Watch His Shirtless Video

Aug 19th 2014 1:41PM

Watch Ashton Irwin of 5 Seconds of Summer take on the ALS ice bucket challenge - and while we were hoping for a little less clothing, we'll have to... Read More

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Calum Hood Celebrates 5 Seconds of Summer's Number One: By Taking Off His Clothes

Aug 7th 2014 8:55PM

5 Seconds of Summer are in a celebratory mood – and, thankfully for us, that means they're stripping off their clothes and posting (half) naked... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer Slam Haters: "If Anyone Puts Us Down, We Don't Care"

Aug 6th 2014 8:13PM

5 Seconds of Summer weighed in during a recent interview on all the haters – you know they're out there – and in true punk rock fashion,... Read More

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Will 5 Seconds of Summer Become Bigger Than One Direction?

Aug 6th 2014 1:27PM

Are 5 Seconds of Summer going to be bigger than One Direction? While it may be too early to tell just yet, 5SOS has definitely been getting hotter... Read More

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Kendall Jenner and Ashton Irwin Dating? From Harry Styles to 5SOS Star?

Aug 5th 2014 11:02AM

Has Kendall Jenner moved on from her rumored plan to get back together with Harry Styles? If this latest buzz about Kendall and Ashton Irwin dating is... Read More

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5 Seconds of Summer Planning Naked MTV VMAs Performance? Don't Tease Us, Guys

Aug 4th 2014 5:00PM

We're beyond excited to see 5 Seconds of Summer perform at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, but this little tease from 5SOS about what to expect just... Read More