Luke Robert Hemmings is the lead vocalist and guitarist of the Australian pop rock band, 5 Seconds of summer. The 19 year old Australian was born on 16th July 1996 in Sydney Australia. As of 2016, Luke Hemmings has an estimated net worth of 2.5 million dollars. This is pretty impressive given that his career has just started. Luke gains his income from music royalties, ticket sales and branded merchandise sales.
Just like any other teenager in the 21st century, Luke Hemmings started his career by uploading cover songs on his YouTube channel. His first upload on YouTube was on 3rd February 2011. His talent however saw to it that he became a celebrity. Together with fellow band members, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin, they formed 5 seconds of summer. The band kept posting covers of popular songs on YouTube from 2011 throughout to 2012.
Luke’s cover of Chris Brown’s Next To You gained over 600, 000 hits on YouTube. This started the bands popularity. The band finally gained massive popularity when the band started touring with One Direction for their Take Me Home tour. From then on, the band has been growing from strength to strength. The band went on to release She Looks perfect as their first worldwide debut single. The song went on to top charts in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.
The band announced that they would be releasing their first debut self-titled album on 27th June 2014. This only worked to increase their popularity and fan base. The album went on to win a Kerrang! Award. The album went on to debut at number one on billboard chart as well as peaking at number 1 in 13 other countries. 5 seconds of summer has continued to break record after record, owing to their unique style of churning our music and performing.
Unlike most popular boy bands, 5 seconds of summer writes their own songs and play their own instruments. They are not a dance group. This has endeared them to more fans across the globe and in so doing, giving them more popularity.