5 Seconds of Summer named most popular band on Tumblr in 2016
5 Seconds of Summer were the most talked-about music group on Tumblr in 2016, beating the likes of Twenty One Pilots and One Direction to the honour.
The website's Year in Review feature, which was unveiled on Monday (December 5), suggests that the Australian's 2016 Sounds Live Feels Live world tour was a major talking point among fans.
The group's 2015 album 'Sounds Good Feels Good' was the sixth most popular record on Tumblr over the last year, with Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' grabbing that title.
Taylor Swift was deemed to be the most talked-about solo artist of 2016, with Beyoncé, Justin Bieber and Rihanna also popular. Amanda Brennan, Tumblr’s content insights manager, told Billboard about 5SOS' popularity:
"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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