5SOS’ Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin upset by WORST band award!?

by Lisa McGarry

5 Seconds Of Summer now boast the dubious accolade of being apparently the ‘Worst International Band.’

Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford have been insulted in this year’s Rocksound poll and fans are not terribly happy with the award.

The award was voted for by readers of the publication, in what has now become a yearly tradition.

The Jet Black Heart hitmakers beat Black Veil Brides, Attila, Twenty One Pilots and Babymetal to the trophy. It seems British rock fans are not lovers of their guitar heavy tunes and pop/rock anthems.


Of course, this isn’t the first time 5SOS have celebrated this sort of award. At the beginning of 2016 One Direction’s best pals won the Worst Band prize at the NME Awards for a second year in a row. Writing on Twitter after the news broke, drummer Ashton Irwin said that they are “unstoppable at being the worst”.

Insiders say the boys are taking this latest award in their stride and see the funny side of it all. Calum teased his fans when he heard the news and he tweeted his millions of followers saying: “I’m a sucker for positivity”

Ashton wasn’t quite so clear about his feelings. We can’ judge if he was upset or joking when he posted: “WE WON WORST BAND OF THE YEAR AGAIN! 2 years in a row. Thanks for voting everyone”

What do you think of it all 5SOS fans? Leave your comments below….

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!


  1. sandra on December 28, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    calum’s tweet wasn’t about that and they were the ones who have encouraged us to vote for them for worst band last year.. so i doubt they’re upset. They know it’s a joke and their success proves they’re one of the good bands. I just wished people gave them a chance and stopped classifying them as boyband and just because 85% of their fans are girls everyone automatically assume they’re bad.. but they are extremely talented, they write and play their own songs and they have a great stage presence . Their concerts are the best!

  2. Tori on December 30, 2016 at 1:31 am

    5sos fans feel that its an award… and an award is an award, and why not be happy about it

  3. Ariana on January 4, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    The boys are definitely not the worst band but an award is an award one day they’ll win t best

  4. Hailey on January 8, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Tbh with all y’all they kinda are because they think that they will be so successful and yet there not…obviously if people think of them as “worst band” then that’s a hint that there aren’t that good and just quit let only being given there award 2TIMES IN A ROW!!!! Sorry but they will never be as successful as any other band tbh..

    1. Tori on January 9, 2017 at 5:12 am

      You realise that their fans actually vote for them to win that award, and that to win that award it’s kinda a joke.

    2. CyxX on January 21, 2017 at 5:30 am

      Never successful? Are you serious? I have been in the fandom since the start and I’ve seen them grow huge! Just because they aren’t Green Day famous or as famous as The Beatles doesn’t mean they’re the worst band. It’s a joke between the 5sos fam and them. They know they aren’t the worst band and they supported for us to vote. It’s a joke. I get it, everyone has their own opinion and blah blah but you don’t have the right to talk down to them like that. They work their butts off day and night to write music and entertain us. They’re not the worst. They have saved many lives and I say this because I have witnessed this first hand. These boys mean the world to millions and that right there shows they aren’t the worst band. Sorry for the small outburst. I just really needed to get that off my chest 🙂

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