45 Facts About 5 Seconds Of Summer For Children

One of the most interesting facts about '5 Seconds of Summer' is that three of the four band members posted music videos on YouTube before forming '5 Seconds of Summer'.

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'5 Seconds of Summer' is an Australian boy band comprising four members that rose to fame after 2010 and 2011.

The pop-rock band '5 Seconds of Summer' or '5Sos', as they are commonly known, hail from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Interestingly, before forming the pop-rock band, '5 Seconds of Summer', its members were fairly well-known YouTube celebrities. After the band's formation, they went on a tour with the UK-based band 'One Direction,' which earned the Australian band great recognition.

The famous Australian band was formed in 2011 and currently consists of Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, and Ashton Irwin. The band has released two live albums, four studio albums, various singles, and music videos to date. The band has also recorded some promotional singles for its albums and has a few extended plays to their name. Additionally, '5 Seconds of Summer' has traveled to many places in the world to promote its albums. Thankfully, the band '5 Seconds of Summer' hasn't broken up to date.

Let us now take a closer look to know some more unknown and fascinating about this music band that has topped the albums chart in Australia on multiple occasions.

Facts About 5 Seconds Of Summer

'5 Seconds of Summer' is a pretty popular boy band hailing from Australia that has released songs that have become instant hits in multiple countries in the past decade. The band has associated with the renowned band 'One Direction' on numerous occasions and has also gone on tours with them to countries such as the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries.

  • The three members of the band '5 Seconds of Summer' formed the band on April 3, 2011, and the drummer of the band, Ashton, joined the band late in 2011 during December.
  • Before the band's formation, all the members except Ashton posted their videos performing popular songs on the YouTube channel of Luke Hemmings.
  • Interestingly, the band's success on YouTube sparked Sony's interest in signing the band for a publishing deal in 2012 with Sony ATV Music Publishing.
  • The three founding members of the band, Calum, Michael, and Luke, have known each other since they first met at Norwest Christian College.
  • An interesting fact about '5SoS' is the fans of this music band do not have an official name to be addressed by.
  • The fans either refer to themselves as '5SoSers', pronounced as five sauce, or '5SOSFam'. Interestingly, this has been one of the topics of discussion surrounding the music band over the past years.
  • Did you know, before Ashton joined 5sos, there was hatred between the band and Ashton? All was well when Ashton became a part of 5sos, and the group has been like brothers ever since.
  • Did you know the music band has been massively inspired by Ed Sheeran's music, 'Blink 182', 'Boys Like Girls,' and 'All-Time Low'?
  • The manager of '5 Seconds of Summer' is Adam Wilkinson.
  • Since the beginning, the club has been pretty active on Twitter; they have also agreed that they often follow back their fans on Twitter whose Twitter names or profile has the '5sos'.
  • There was once a time when the band thought about auditioning for the show 'X-Factor' but later dropped the idea thinking that in the long run, they didn't want to be recognized as the band from 'X Factor.'
  • The band members are dedicated to their work. When the band was recording the 'Unplugged EP,' all of them were pretty sick but continued to record as per schedule.
  • March 8, 2012, marks the first date when #5secondsofsummer trended on the networking site Twitter.
  • '5 Seconds of Summer' received many positive reviews for their song 'Out of My Limit,' released in 2014, viewed 100,000 times in less than 24 hours.
  • Interestingly, this song, 'Out of My Limit' was first named 'Over the Limit,' but after much contemplation, the title had to be changed as it seemed like the song titled 'Over the Limit' was not conveying the meaning of the song.
  • '5SoS' was a part of the 'Take Me Home Tour' of 'One Direction' in 2013, owing to the friendship between the two bands.
  • Their partnership with 'One Direction' took them to Australia, the UK, New Zealand, and the United States.
  • One quirky fact about '5 Seconds of Summer' is their tour and travel bus is called 'Gus,' rhyming with the bus.
  • An interesting or somewhat hygienic fact about the band is that all the members brushed their teeth before any performance.
  • The band has numerous songs under their belt. Including all their work, the tally stands at around 68 with 21 singles.

5 Seconds Of Summer's Career

Australia's boy band, 5 seconds of summer, has to date enjoyed an illustrious music career after they were formed in 2011. The band is best known for its songs under the genres pop-rock, power pop, pop-punk, pop, new wave, and rock. Let us take a look at the career of this music band and what their journey has been since its inception.

  • After gaining popularity on YouTube in 2010 and 2011, the band struck a deal with Sony ATV Music Publishing in 2012.
  • On June 12 of the same year, 5sos had their first music release, which was an EP or extended play ( not a single or neither an album) titled 'Unplugged.' The song managed to occupy the third spot on Australia's iTunes chart and was a part of the Top 20 list of Sweden and New Zealand.
  • In November 2012, the band released their debut single titled 'Out of My Limit.' Interestingly, Niall Horan, a member of One direction, posted the song's link in a tweet.
  • The Australian band headed to London to write songs with several artists such as Steve Robson, Jake Gosling, and many such talented artists during the end of December.
  • During the early part of 2013, the band embarked on a tour along with One direction performing in various parts of the world.
  • In November 2013, '5SoS' signed a deal with Capitol Records and the following year launched their major-label single, 'She Looks So Perfect.'
  • The band's single 'She Looks So Perfect' spent a day at the top of British iTunes and thus became the first Australian band to achieve this feat in 14 years.
  • In January 2014, the band took a massive step and set up their own record label called 'Hi or Hey Records.'
  • In June 2014, the Australian band launched its first album named '5 Seconds of Summer' itself.
  • In 2015, the Australian band launched its second album known as 'Sounds Good Feels Good.' The album topped the charts in a total of eight countries at its release.
  • The third album released by the band was in 2018. It was named 'Youngblood.' The album instantly connected with the listeners and became the club's third-ranked number one album in Australia.
  • The album had a single titled 'Youngblood,' which eventually became the 11th best-selling single of all time in Australian history.
  • In 2020, the band recently launched its latest album titled 'Calm.' The album received positive reviews from its critics and commercial fronts.
The 'Youngblood' album signified the band's desire to move out of the pop-punk genre, which was their comfort zone.

5 Seconds Of Summer's Accomplishments

The Australian pop-rock band has won many accolades ranging from winning American Music Awards (the AMAs) to the nominations in Billboard Awards. Let's look at some of the awards won by '5 Seconds of Summer' since their establishment in 2011.

  • To date, 5 Seconds of Summer' have been nominated for a total of 160 awards and have successfully gone on to win 80 of them.
  • In 2014, '5SoS' won the Best Breakthrough award presented by 4Music Video Honours. It was one of the first accomplishments of 5SoS.
  • In 2014, '5SoS' also went on to win the American Music Awards (AMA) for the New Artist of the Year.
  • 5SoS also won the ARIA Music Award for the Song of the year in 2014 for 'She Looks So Perfect.'
  • In 2018, '5SoS' once again grabbed the ARIA Music Award for the Song Of The Year for their release 'Youngblood.' In 2020, the band repeated this feat by winning the Song of the Year for 'Teeth.'
  • BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards presented '5SoS' with the Best International Group award in 2016.
  • Did you know BMI Awards awarded '5SoS' with the 'Best Performing Song' awarded in 2019 and 2020 for 'Youngblood,' 'Who Do You Love' and 'Easier' respectively?

5 Seconds Of Summer's Members

The Australian band comprises four men who have been together since the band was formed in 2011. Let's look at the members of this band who took it to its heights.

  • Did you know that the band's lead guitarist is Michael Clifford, and Luke Hemmings sometimes play the guitar? Interestingly, the lead guitar player, Michael Clifford, was the one who named the band '5 Seconds of Summer'. They were also considering the name 'The Powerpuff Bloke.'
  • Calum Hood is the bass guitar player, and the other member of the group take on different roles.
  • Luke Hemmings, the other member of '5SoS', is the lead vocalist as well as the rhythm guitarist of the group.
  • Ashton Irwin, who later joined the group in the last month of 2011, was the band's drummer.
  • Luke Hemmings, the lead vocalist of the group, is 25 years old, Calum hood is 26 years old, Michael Clifford is 26 years old, and Ashton Irwin is the eldest of all, 27 years old.

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