5SOS was nominated for Best International Group at the 2015 BRIT Awards. As of this posting, the awards show is still happening but news has broke that 5SOS lost out on the Best International Group award to the Foo Fighters. The Foo Fighters are a fantastic band and deserve the win just as much as anyone else, so congrats to them! It’s a big deal to even be nominated, so congrats to 5SOS on that feat!
5SOS had a busy day in Japan on the 25th! They started off performing on the Japanese TV show Sukkiri and ended with their headlining show at Akasaka Blitz! Check out everything from start to finish and in between below!
Everything related to 5SOS appearance on Sukkiri is here!
A Message to the Japanese Fans Attending the Show: Here
Calum Being a Tourist: Here
Eating @ The Kill Bill Restaurant: Here & Here
Pre-Show banter: Here
Ashton’s New Hairstyle: Here
Backstage Before the Show: Here
Photos From Akasaka Blitz: (click to view all)
Hello all, we’ve added a new ‘Fan Spot’ section to our website! In addition to our old links for Fanfiction, Graphics, and Fan Meetups, we now also have a contests page. The contests page features contests that are currently happening to win 5SOS swag! We’ve put the fanfiction and fan meetups pages under this new ‘fan spot’ category in our navigation to organize things better! Check it all out above and if you have any meetups or contests you’d like us to post, let us know! Also, if you’d like to see anything else in the fan spot section or on this website, let us know! Forums maybe?
After much anticipation, 5SOS has finally arrived in Japan! After the trip had to be cancelled last year due to Ashton’s health issues, they were finally able to get to Japan on Feb. 22nd and arrived at the airport to a huge crowd of fans who lined up waiting for the boys to arrive! While in Japan 5SOS will headline a show (25th) and open for One Direction once again on their ‘On The Road Again’ Tour for the Tokyo shows. Check out 5SOS’s airport arrival and some fan photos from the 23rd below!
Candids > 2015 > Feb. 22nd – Arriving in Tokyo, Japan
Candids > 2015 > Feb. 22nd – Arriving in Tokyo, Japan (Fan Photos)
Candids > 2015 > Feb. 23rd – Tokyo, Japan (Fan Photos)
If I told you right now that 5 Seconds of Summer just won an award for “Worst Band,” you’d probably be like…
But before you go all loco, ripping up your bandanas and pelting vegemite at the wall, simmer down for a sec and let me explain. OK, yes, 5SOS was named Worst Band at the NME Awards, an annual ceremony put on by U.K. music mag NME.
But what you might not know is that the award show is basically notorious for being all snobby and mocking mainstream music by doing insane things like giving the Villain of the Year prize (yep, that’s an actual category) to divine saint Harry Styles of One Direction. In fact, Harry has won that award twice (!) and was nominated for a third time this year alongside literal cherub Taylor Swift. (Luckily, neither of them won.)
Anyway, back to 5SOS. When their nomination was announced last December, Michael Clifford shocked fans by reacting in the most priceless way possible: by begging them to vote their little hearts out so they could beat NME at their own game.
HOLY SHIT WE GOT NOMINATED FOR WORST BAND AT THE NME AWARDS. pls pls pls vote. I’m not even being sarcastic it would be so incredible to win
— Michael Clifford (@Michael5SOS) December 17, 2014
At first, fans were all “whaaaaaa?” But once they realized this whole thing was one big ruse, they were more than game, and apparently all that voting paid off.
That’s why — contrary to what some outsiders may assume — the 5SOS fandom is claiming this one as a major victory.
you know you’re a true 5sos fan when you think “we did it” instead of getting butthurt over 5sos winning the nme award for the worst band
— h (@nxrryxash) February 19, 2015
5SOS won NME worst band award . I think we all know who voted for them . pic.twitter.com/u0md3dtl4h
— ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ (@sleepingirwins) February 19, 2015
5sos won the nme worst band award i’m waiting for them to throw a party to celebrate bc they made it
— ✨ (@ziamxhemmo) February 19, 2015
Congrats @5SOS for winning worst band at the NME awards. So proud of you guys
— 5SOS UPDATES (@FiveSOSUpdates) February 18, 2015
5sos after winning the NME for worst band pic.twitter.com/XzYO01Y6gi
— jess (@BIEBRSMUKE) February 19, 2015
After all, just consider for a sec that 5SOS was nominated against some of the biggest bands in the world right now: Bastille, Blink-182, One Direction, The 1975, and U2. First of all, 1D has won twice in the past and, uhhh, I’m pretty sure they’re doing just fine, thankyouverymuch. Second of all, HOW COOL IS IT that 5SOS can say they *technically* beat out their role models in Blink-182 for a major award?! Just sayin’.
Apparently Michael agreed, because he’s hilariously over the moon about their victory.
Won the NME worst band award. I’m so damn happy right now. thx to everyone who voted #dreamscomingtrue
— Michael Clifford (@Michael5SOS) February 19, 2015
5SOS has been nominated for a 2015 Kids Choice Award for ‘Favorite New Aritst’ alongside Jessie J (Not sure why she’s considered new, but I guess some people are on drugs today), Echosmith (also not new), Fifth Harmony, Iggy Azalea, and Meghan Trainor.
The Kids Choice Awards 2015 airs in the USA March 28th at 8/7c on Nickelodeon and will hosted by Nick Jonas! As of this posting, only two categories nominations have been announced. Voting will begin once all the nominations have been announced.