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5 Seconds of Summer began when they started doing YouTube video covers of other artists in 2011. Through those videos, the group consisting of Lead vocalist and guitarist Luke Hemming, Calum Hood, bass guitarist  Michael Clifford also a guitarist, and drummer Ashton Irwin, gained a celebrity status on YouTube. After being noticed by and touring as the opening act with the famous band One Direction they released their first professional music. After signing an agreement with Sony ATV Music Publishing, "Unplugged" released as an extended play. Even though the only promotion of 5 Seconds of Summer had been on Facebook and Twitter, it became one of the top 20 in New Zealand and Sweden, as well as well as hitting number 3 on iTunes. On the tour with One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer gained even more recognition while playing in major cities throughout the UK, US, Australia and more. They returned home to Australia for a sold out headlining tour as well during a hiatus from the One Direction Tour. Upon signing with Capital Records the band started work on their debut album. Their first single "She Looks So Perfect" was released to great reviews and climbed to the number 1 posting on iTunes in 49 countries. Their successful debut album also called "5 Seconds of Summer" won a Kerrang award.As of 2014 the band is touring again with "One Direction"'s international "Where We Are" Tour.