Calum Thomas Hood is one member of Australian boy band, 5 Seconds of summer. Calum is a vocalist, bassist and songwriter in the band, and is one of the pioneer members of the group, having formed 5 seconds of summer with band mates, Luke Hemmings and Michael Clifford. At the time of forming the band, the three were attending Norwest Christian College.
As of early 2016, Calum had an approximate net worth of $2 million dollars having earned his fortune from making music with the band. His earnings come from music royalties, ticket sales and branded merchandise sales.
Being one of the pioneering trio of the Australian rock band, Calum Hood has played a pivotal role in the band’s success. He had to drop his budding football career to give his music career his undivided attention. Calum Hood, Michael Clifford and Luke Hemmings formed the band in early 2011 when they started posting covers of various songs on Luke’s YouTube channel.
Their combined talent and hard work proved that it was only going to be a matter of time before the band gained commercial success. The fourth band member and drummer, Ashton Irwin joined the band at a later stage to complete the four member pop rock band. In the early stages of the group’s existence, all the band did was post videos of themselves doing covers of various popular songs on YouTube. This grew their profile and gave them some online fame leading the band to release their first extended play titled Unplugged, which managed to reach number 3 on Australia’s iTunes chart despite having no promotion other than Facebook and Twitter.
This further increased their popularity. Calum and fellow band members reached stardom status when they were invited by British boy band, One Direction to join them in one of their tours. This increased their popularity across the globe and helped build their brand as an Australian pop-rock band.
Members of One Direction Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and Zayn Malik also helped increase their popularity by using their personal twitter handles to promote new music from the band. One Direction band members kept on tweeting about the band’s new album as well as upcoming new videos to their debut singles when % seconds of summer was little known. This helped increase their popularity and helped launch the band members careers as musicians.