5 Seconds of Summer earned their third straight No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart over the weekend with Youngblood, and the guys immediately made sure to thank those who got them to the top once again.
In a series of Instagram pictures of live performances, the band and a collage image of No. 1, 5SOS wrote, “Youngblood is a certified billboard #1album in America. You came together as people to get us our 3rd number one record for all the right reasons. Today you made history for 4 young men, and you are every reason why we feel like the luckiest people alive.”
The group’s achievement makes them the first Australian act to land three albums at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, as their debut self-titled LP in 2014 and sophomore set Sounds Good Feels Good in 2016 also debuted atop the chart. What’s more, they extend their record as the only band to top the Billboard 200 with their first three studio albums.
Each of the band members (Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood, Michael Clifford and Ashton Irwin) also took to their own Instagram accounts to express their gratitude. Just before the No. 1 news broke, Irwin posted a picture of himself drumming and gushed, “We are on an incredible high right now. And I am acknowledging it with all my being.”
Once it became official, Hemmings declared, “I’m overwhelmed with emotion,” also asserting that “This one feels different.” Hood added, “Trying to find the words… Irretrievably grateful for your constant support,” and Clifford continued the speechless sentiments: “I don’t have the words to thank the people that support us except that we fucking love you.”
Youngblood is available now via One Mode/Capitol Records. 5 Seconds of Summer will be hitting the road later this summer for their Meet You There Tour, which kicks off in Osaka, Japan, on Aug. 2.