Ever heard of 5 Seconds of Summer (5SoS)? Oh! maybe you were also thinking that they are an extended member of the all-boys band, One Direction. You are not alone on that. I also thought so. Anyways, 5SoS is a four-membered popular Australian pop-rock band formed in 2011. However, one of the members who seem to have stolen the hearts of many a million fans is the rhythmic guitarist and lead vocalist Luke Hemmings.
He is one of the founding members of the band and is at the helm of the affairs of the group which has garnered over 2 million subscribers on their YouTube channel. We can’t just get enough of their songs maybe because it is being sung by Luke whose voice has a way of penetrating the heart and living there. Singles like The Girl Who Cried Wolf, She Looks So Perfect, Kiss Me, Beside You are some of his many vocal releases.
Luke Hemmings Bio, Age
The guitarist was born on July 16, 1996, in Sydney, Australia to his father Andrew and a math teacher mother Liz Hemmings. His birth sign is cancer and he has two older brothers, Ben (born in 1992) and Jack (born in 1993) who he loves to spend time with. He attended Norwest Christian College where the band group was formed with his three like-minded friends.
He started uploading YouTube videos of himself singing in 2011 on his channel, hemmo1996, and eventually formed the 5SOS band group with his two friends (Michael Clifford and Calum Hood) in college the same year. His first post, the cover of Mike Posner’s song, Please Don’t Go was posted on February 13, 2011. The fourth summer second (member) of the band, Ashton Irwin joined them in December 2011 making up their number to four.
The band gained prominence fast in Australia but their link to worldwide fame came when they got noticed by the British boy band, One Direction with who they went on a world tour with. They have their own record label, Hi Records, and have released two studio albums which Luke is much involved in the recording. Luke launched two EPs, Unplugged and Somewhere New with 5 Seconds of Summer in 2012 and they got the 2014 American Music Award for New Artist Title as well as two Billboard Music Award nominations in 2015.
The 5SoS has since been making waves with their releases and their debut single She Looks So Perfect which earned first place on the charts in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the UK. Their debut eponymous album peaked at #1 in 11 countries while their second album sold out about 1 million records worldwide.
Wondering what or who his musical influences are? Wonder no more. The young man with an overwhelming voice mentioned that his influences are classic rock bands as well as 90s pop-punk bands like Blink-182.
Luke currently lives in Los Angeles.
Luke Hemmings’ Girlfriend
The fan’s favorite, Luke Hemmings’ personal life especially his dates and datings became a matter of much concern to his fan community following the ruckus that accompanied his split from his then-girlfriend, Arzaylea Rodriguez.
Arzaylea is a Texas-born Instagram star born in October 1994 who allegedly got a larger following on social media by virtue of her association with Luke. The two reportedly met at Kylie Jenner’s 18th birthday party and started going out sometime in April 2015. Their relationship gained a lot of attention after it emerged that she cheated on the people’s Luke Hemmings with another musician, Blackbear throughout the time she dated Luke. Disgusting, right?
Of course, she did put up some defenses claiming that she had endured more than she ought to in the relationship and needed a break. She also accused Luke of substance use, hiring escorts and even cheating. But his fans wouldn’t hear of that, not after what she did to their person. By April 2017, the two were no longer an item.
However, before the Instagram star came on board, the 5SoS vocalist has been rumored to be involved with several other girls. They include Hailey Baldwin, Aleisha McDonald, Lauren Jauregui, Sara Ellen but their pairings were never confirmed. After his split from Arzaylea, he was spotted with a number of ladies including Justin Bieber’s ex, Sahara Ray.
More recently is the speculation about him and the beauty queen, Nadia Mejia being an item after they were spotted holding hands. Yeah, they were just holding hands but Luke is the kind of guy who wouldn’t hold hands for just any reason. The person whose hand he holds must have to be someone special.
Height and Other Facts to Know
His full name is Luke Robert Hemmings.
His nicknames include Lucas, Lukey, Lucifer, Hemmo and his best food is pizza.
Luke’s parents became popular on social media after their son gained prominence.
Unlike his other bandmates, he has no tattoo on his body but has a piercing on the left side of his lower lip.
He is humorously called giant Australian is a result of his height which is at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93m). He weighs 81 kg (179 lbs).
Luke is the youngest member of the group and has a net worth of $2.5 million.
His biggest celebrity crush is Mila Kunis while Ed Sheeran is his idol.
He would usually get nervous before he takes the stage to perform but always acts as though he is not.
Though he may appear outgoing, carefree, and sociable, he owes his breakthrough from his shy and reticent self to his meteoric rise to stardom.
The star does not only have a platform on YouTube but has won fans over on Instagram and Twitter with millions of followers.