5 Seconds of Summer Celebrates Winning 'Worst Band' Award

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Michael Clifford, Ashton Irwin, Luke Hemmings and Calum Hood of 5 Seconds of Summer pose for a portrait during the 28th Annual ARIA Awards 2014 at the Star on November 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. 

“I'm so damn happy right now,” Michael Clifford gushed on Twitter after 5SOS was bestowed with the “honor.”

5 Seconds of Summer was just named "worst band" at an actual awards show -- and the Australian pop-rock quartet could not be more thrilled. During the 2015 NME Awards, the annual U.K. music ceremony which was held on Wednesday (Feb. 18) at London's O2 Academy Brixton, 5SOS took home the dubious distinction, and celebrated the "win" on Twitter.

"Won the NME worst band award," guitarist Michael Clifford posted to Twitter on Wednesday. "I'm so damn happy right now. thx to everyone who voted #dreamscomingtrue"

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Meanwhile, bassist Calum Hood retweeted a fan's tweet that read, "5sos won worst band I'm so proud of them," and the official 5 Seconds of Summer also proudly shared this tweet, which received over 55,000 favorites:



5 Seconds of Summer earned the worst band trophy over Bastille, Blink-182, the 1975, U2 and their pals One Direction in the category. The NME Awards, founded by the British music magazine, have previously given the honor to One Direction and the 1975, among others.

On the positive side of the awards ceremony, Kasabian took home best British band and best album, the latter for their 48:13 full-length. Jamie T, Royal Blood and Jake Bugg were among the evening's other big non-worst winners.