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Get to Know 5 Seconds of Summer

See more of the up-and-coming Aussie band and get to know them here.

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    5 Seconds of Summer are an Australian pop rock band.

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    Luke Hemmings, 17, Michael Clifford, 18, and Calum Hood, 18, all went to college together in Sydney, starting the beginnings of the band before Ashton Irwin, 19, joined in 2011 as their drummer.

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    The boys once considered auditioning for "X Factor" before deciding they didn't want the X Factor label attached to them.

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    Louis Tomlinson directly contributed to their fame by tweeting a link to their YouTube song, "Gotta Get Out" in 2012, which eventually led to 5SOS supporting 1D on tour.

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    The guys opened for One Direction on the Take Me Home tour and are opening for them again on their Where We Are tour.

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    They once had to busk on the street for petrol money after running out after a show.

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    Luke has Oprah Winfrey's number saved in his phone.

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    They have written and recorded over 100 songs and have already written with McFly and Busted.

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    Ashton hated 5SOS before joining the band, admitting he watched them on YouTube and thought they were posers.

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    Michael is the 'dancer' of the group and loves to do 'the lasso' on the dance floor.

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    Luke has never seen the movie Titanic.

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    All four members of the band must brush their teeth together before going on stage!

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    The boys love it when fans have 5SOS-related Twitter names.

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    Luke and Ashton are both Cancers, Calum is an Aquarius and Michael is a Scorpio.

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    Calum's biggest celebrity crush is Katy Perry, Ashton's is Little Mix's Jade Thirwell and Luke's is Mila Kunis.

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    Ashton says he'd "go gay" for John Mayer.

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    Michael's favorite word is 'cheeseburger'.

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    Calum's hero/inspiration is Tom DeLonge.

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    Nobody in the band actually cooks.

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    Both Luke and Calum's favorite film is Monster's Inc.

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    Calum will always choose brunettes over blondes and has a fear of zebra crossings.

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    Luke has a dog named Molly and Ashton has a dog named Indie.

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    Ashton has a fear of ducks.

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    Michael came up with the band's name in a math lesson, he chose 5SOS so that fans could add their name to the end - but initially the other boys all hated it.

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    They're signed to Capitol Records, but have their own label, Hi Or Hey Records.

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