February 19, 2015


5 Seconds of Summer Stoked to Be the "Worst Band" at the NME Awards

Kevin Mazur/WireImage
Kevin Mazur/WireImage

5 Seconds of Summer might be one of the biggest and best bands in recent history, but someone out there doesn't think so. Okay, a lot of someones, actually. The band of boys (don't call them a boy band!) took home the award for "Worst Band" at last night's NME Awards. The odd part? They couldn't be more thrilled.

5SOS followers will recall last December when guitarist Michael Clifford begged fans to vote for them on Twitter, claiming that it would be "so incredible to win" the derisive title.

And it happened! Fans everywhere voted for the band and their hard work paid off. The boys from Down Under are stoked about the not-so-nice title, eventually tweeting the story. Bassist Calum Hood retweeted a fan that wrote, "5sos won worst band I'm so proud of them" while Michael wrote, "Won the NME worst band award. I'm so damn happy right now. thx to everyone who voted #dreamscomingtrue."

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