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5SOS respond to being named most popular band on Tumblr in 2016

5 Seconds of Summer have reacted with delight after being named the named most popular music band on Tumblr in 2016.

The group topped a list of the most talked-about music groups on the platform over the last 12 months, beating the likes of Twenty One Pilots and One Direction. Speaking on Twitter, band member Luke Hemmings wrote that it was "awesome".

Amanda Brennan, Tumblr’s content insights manager, told Billboard that 5 Seconds of Summer regularly came out top in terms of popularity on the site. She said:

"5 Seconds of Summer getting to No. 1 wasn’t surprising; they were No. 1 most weeks on Fandom Metrics. And I think of a lot of it just has to do with...cute boys from Australia making really relatable music that’s fun. You don’t have to be into pop-punk to like 5 Seconds of Summer. They have this mass appeal that anyone can pick up and be really excited about them. "

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