Who was that boy band at the Billboard Music Awards?

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5 Seconds of Summer performs at the Billboard Music Awards. Credit: Getty Images

By now everyone knows Kendall Jenner flubbed her lines at the Billboard Music Awards and almost accidentally introduced performers 5 Seconds of Summer as One Direction. But can you really blame her? I mean, who are these guys? If you feel like you’re getting old and can’t keep up with the latest crop of boy bands, we’re here to help you out.

Last night’s young performers 5 Seconds of Summer, also known as 5SOS, are an Australian rock band consisting of four lads ranging in age from 18 to 20. They aren’t the singing and dancing type of boy band; these dudes like to rock out and their style is more grungy than polished. Still, their great hair, smiles and bods win over the ladies – and don’t forget that accent!

Though the boys have no connection to One Direction, 1D member Niall Horan helped them out by tweeting the link to their video, “Gotta Get Out.” Soon, teens everywhere were swooning. The band’s new song is called “She Looks So Perfect,” which is starting to generate early summer buzz and get some radio airtime.

So there you have it. You are now cooler than you were five minutes ago.

Follow Emily on Twitter: @EmLaurence



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