5 Seconds of Summer were already in shock when their album beat out Beyonce and Jay-Z for the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart this summer. But having their single “Youngblood” reach the No. 1 spot on the pop songs chart and become an international smash hit has the band in awe.

This Oct. 18, 2018 photo shows members of the band 5 Seconds of Summer, from left, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford and Luke Hemmings posing at Capitol Records in Los Angeles to promote their third album
This Oct. 18, 2018 photo shows members of the band 5 Seconds of Summer, from left, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, Michael Clifford and Luke Hemmings posing at Capitol Records in Los Angeles to promote their third album “Youngblood.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

“Youngblood” recently spent five weeks at No. 1 on the pop songs charts. The track is spending its seventh week in the Top 10 on the all-genre Hot 100 chart.

In this Oct. 18, 2018 photo, members of the band 5 Seconds of Summer, from left, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford pose at Capitol Records in Los Angeles to promote their third album
In this Oct. 18, 2018 photo, members of the band 5 Seconds of Summer, from left, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford pose at Capitol Records in Los Angeles to promote their third album “Youngblood.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
In this Oct. 18, 2018 photo, members of the band 5 Seconds of Summer, from left, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford pose at Capitol Records in Los Angeles to promote their third album
In this Oct. 18, 2018 photo, members of the band 5 Seconds of Summer, from left, Calum Hood, Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford pose at Capitol Records in Los Angeles to promote their third album “Youngblood.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Singer-guitarist Michael Clifford calls the song “authentically us” and said it allows fans to “see the real version of ourselves and our music in a very bold way than what we’ve delivered in other songs.”

Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer, who released album
Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer, who released album “Youngblood” earlier this year, credit their massive success to self-confidence and a supporting slot on a One Direction tour. (Nov. 8)

The Australian band also includes Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin.

Source: The Associated Press

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