|Full Name||Luke Robert Hemmings|
|Birthday||[July 16, 1996](https://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/luke-hemmings.html)|
|Relationship Status||Engaged to Sierra Deaton|
|Occupation||Singer, Songwriter, Musician|
|Net worth||$20 million|
Luke Hemmings is the talented lead vocalist and guitarist of the pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS). With his incredible voice, skilled guitar playing and chaismatic stage presence, Luke has helped 5SOS become one of the biggest bands to come out of Australia.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Luke Hemmings was born on July 16, 1996 in Sydney. He became interested in music at a young age, teaching himself to play guitar as a teenager.
In 2011 at age 15, Luke began posting cover songs on YouTube and caught the attention of other Australian musicians. He joined the YouTube cover band The Janoskians with friends Beau Brooks, Jai Brooks and others. They gained a following online by posting pop song covers and comedic videos.
Meeting the 5SOS Bandmates
While performing with The Janoskians, Luke met fellow musicians Michael Clifford, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin. They soon decided to leave The Janoskians and form their own pop rock group, naming themselves 5 Seconds of Summer in 2011.
Luke‘s soulful vocals, matched with soaring guitar riffs and clever songwriting, helped the band stand out. They started out posting covers on YouTube and were soon discovered by Sony/ATV Music and signed to Capitol Records.
Achieving Global Fame
5SOS‘s debut single, "She Looks So Perfect", was released in 2014 and instantly put them on the map. It topped charts in 7 countries including Australia and the UK. Their self-titled debut album also went #1 in multiple countries, making them the first Australian band to have their debut album reach #1 in the US.
Over the years, 5SOS has:
- Sold over 10 million albums worldwide
- Had 3 studio albums hit #1 in Australia
- Headlined 5 world tours
- Won 4 MTV Europe Music Awards
- Won an American Music Award for New Artist of the Year
Some of their most popular songs include "Youngblood," "Amnesia", "She‘s Kinda Hot" and "Easier".
Solo Music Career
Aside from 5SOS, Luke has released solo music including the 2021 EP When Facing the Things We Turn Away From. He has cited artists like Prince and David Bowie as influences. His soulful pop rock solo work allows him to showcase his artistry beyond 5SOS.
Outside of music, Luke has been involved in philanthropic work as an ambassador for the RSPCA Australia and has collaborated on fashion lines with Penshoppe.
He also has his own merchandise brand called Hemmo1996. In 2022, Luke is set to make his acting debut in the Hulu series Washington Black.
Fun Facts About Luke
- Luke‘s middle name is Robert after his dad.
- He has two brothers named Ben and Jack. Ben is his twin!
- Some of Luke‘s hobbies are skateboarding, surfing, and reading.
- Luke has over 20 tattoos including one of Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
- His musical influences include Blink-182, Fall Out Boy, and Green Day.
Why Fans Adore Luke Hemmings
There are endless reasons why Luke has earned millions of loyal fans over the years:
- His incredible vocal range and control
- His evocative songwriting and guitar skills
- His high energy and engaging stage presence
- His humble, down-to-earth personality despite his fame
- His close relationship with fans
Luke Hemmings has proven himself as one of the most talented vocalists and songwriters to come out of Australia in recent years. His journey with 5 Seconds of Summer shows no signs of slowing down, and fans are eagerly anticipating what he‘ll bring to the table in the future. After over a decade in the industry, Luke continues to impress with his artistic evolution.