5 Seconds of Summer join the billionaire club

U2’s The Edge will guest star on their new album Calm

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5 Seconds of Summer put on an energetic show for the 75,000 attendees at Fire Fight Australia on Sunday.

On Tuesday, they proved how far they’ve come after their hit album Youngblood racked up a billion streams, thus joining APRA’s list of billionaires.

‘It was nice to play Youngblood, a song that really resonated in Australia, to that many people,’ drummer Ashton Irwin, 25, told The Daily Telegraph.

He went on to say: ‘It definitely validated the risks we took on that album and with that song, the influences we wanted to use, it paved the way for the songs we wanted to write for this new record.’

After moving away from their pop punk roots in recent years, 5SOS have found success with more contemporary-sounding tracks like Youngblood and Lie To Me.

Their soon-to-be-released album CALM will feature collaborations with U2’s The Edge and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello.


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