They're hot enough to take home the award
The boys of 5 Seconds of Summer lived up to their name at MTV’s 2015 Video Music Awards on Sunday evening, taking home the award for Song of the Summer.
The Aussie musicians won the fan-voted category for their hit single “She’s Kinda Hot,” off their forthcoming second album, Sounds Good Feels Good. They beat out Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It,” Skrillex, Diplo, and Justin Bieber’s “Where Are Ü Now,” Demi Lovato’s “Cool For The Summer,” Selena Gomez and A$AP Rocky’s “Good For You,” Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” David Guetta and Nicki Minaj’s “Hey Mama,” The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” Fetty Wap’s “My Way,” OMI’s “Cheerleader,” Silento’s “Watch Me,” and Major Lazer’s “Lean On.”
It’s the first Moonman for 5 Seconds of Summer, who got a major boost from their fan base, who voted for the award. The fans got #ShesKindaHotVMΑ trending nationwide, edging out “Worth It,” in the hours before the show.
When speaking to EW about their new album, due out Oct. 23, bassist-vocalist Calum Hood said it was the band’s most personal collection yet. “This one’s more mature,” he said. “I think our sound evolved naturally since we’re growing up as well. It’s not totally left field. It’s still got the same roots as the last album.”
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