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5 Seconds of Summer

5 Seconds of Summer

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Biography

5 Seconds of Summer, sometimes referred to simply as 5sos, is a pop-rock band from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The group consists of Michael Clifford on lead guitar, Luke Hemmings on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Ashton Irwin on drums, and Calum Hood on bass guitar. 

They first gained fame on YouTube, where they posted videos that earned them a loyal following. 

5sos is arguably the most successful Australian pop-rock band of all time. They’ve released four full-length studio albums since 2014, received a host of awards, and passed 7 billion streams on Spotify. Their signature blend of pop, rock, pop -unk, rock, power pop, and new wave has earned them numerous number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100. 

They went on to become the only band that isn’t a vocal group to top the charts in the US with their first three albums in a row, making United States and Australian chart history.

Here’s everything you need to know about Five Seconds of Summer.

instruments played
bass
drums
Guitar
vocal
Also Known As

5SOS

Genres

Pop rock pop pop punk power pop rock new wave

Labels

Capitol Hi or Hey Interscope

Origin

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Website
Years Active

2011 present

Name

5 Seconds of Summer

The Origins of 5Sos 

The group formed in 2011 while the members were attending high school at Norwest Christian College. Their earliest music was a blend of a cover song or two and their own songs, all posted to Luke Hemmings' Youtube channel. The group quickly became YouTube celebrities, earning comparisons to the likes of Good Charlotte and All Time Low. Their earliest lineup consisted of guitarist Michael Clifford, bassist Calum Hood, and Hemmings – drummer Ashton Irwin joined in December of 2011. The group played their first show on December 3, 2011, at the Annandale hotel. The band's members have said that there were only 12 people in attendance at the concert. However, the group's following quickly started growing. They got signed by Sony/ATV Music Publishing early in their career and released Unplugged, their debut EP, shortly after. After Unplugged became a major commercial success, the group's members started collaborating with big names in the industry on writing what would become their debut album. Early collaborators included Christian Lo Russo of Amy Meredith, James Bourne of Busted, the members of McFly, Nick Hodgson of Kaiser Chiefs, and others. 

Rising to International Fame 

Since they made it big, the band has gone on to sell over two million concert tickets, sold more than 10 million copies of their albums, and topped the ARIA chart for eight consecutive weeks.  They've also won multiple iHeartRadio Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, a People's Choice Award, and numerous ARIA Awards. The band has continued gaining more and more traction over the last few years, releasing multiple best-selling albums, with the most recent being 2020's Calm

5Sos's Discography 

Below, you'll find an outline of 5 Seconds of Summer's studio album discography. The band has currently released four albums.

5 Seconds of Summer

The group's debut album was released on June 27, 2014, via Capitol Records. Featuring the singles "She Looks So Perfect," "Don't Stop," "Amnesia," and "Good Girls," the album was produced by Louis Biancaniello, Michael Biancaniello, Joel Chapman, and John Feldmann. Five Seconds of Summer peaked at number one on the US albums chart.  Shortly after the release of their self-titled album, the Australian pop-rock band embarked on a world tour in support of One Direction. The first single off the record, "She Looks So Perfect," became one of their biggest hits to date, topping the charts in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and several other territories. 

Sounds Good Feels Good 

The band's second album, Sounds Good Feels Good, was released on October 23, 2015, via Capitol records. After its release, the band embarked on a headlining world tour of the same name. 

Youngblood

The group's third album became their third number-one hit record in their home country of Australia. With this release, they became the first Australian band to have three consecutive number-one albums in the US. 

Calm 

Calm dropped on March 27, 2020, shortly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The record became the band's fourth album in a row to hit number one on the ARIA charts. Calm was named one of the best pop albums of 2020 by Billboard.

Recent Activity 

The band was initially planning to go on the No Shame Tour in 2020, but this string of shows had to be postponed because of COVID-19. In the midst of the pandemic, Ashton Irwin released a solo album called Superbloom.

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