Michael Clifford is a famous Australian musician, singer, guitarist, and YouTube star who is associated with the remarkable Australian rock band 5 Seconds of Summer. He is the guitarist, keyboards, and vocalist of the four-piece rock band, with other members including Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, and Ashton Irwin.
Clifford rose to fame with his bandmates in 2011 after playing Chris Brown’s song entitled Next to You with 5 Seconds of Summer. The video enjoyed great popularity with more than half a million views on YouTube and also brought the band into the limelight. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the multi-talented band below
Michael Clifford Bio (Age)
Michael Gordon Clifford was born on 20 November 1995 in Sydney, Australia. He is the only child of his parents Karen and Daryl Clifford and grew up in Australia. He has Australian citizenship and is of mixed ethnicity. While growing up, Michael attended Norwest Christian College where he met his bandmates Calum and Luke. During their time at the college, they presented and played in several shows. Due to his overwhelming interest in music, Michael did not complete his education with the goal of pursuing a music career.
The amazing star dropped out of college in 2011 to concentrate on his musical career. The trio formed the rock band 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) in the same year and was later joined by Ashton Irwin. The group began posting videos of themselves playing songs by various artists and sharing them on their YouTube channel. First, they covered Mike Posner’s song Please Don’t Go in February 2011 and later Chris Brown’s song Next To You, which found more than half a million viewers.
The band also attracted major music labels and producers, of which they signed a publishing contract with Sony ATV Music Publishing. They released their first song, Unplugged, which reached number 3 on the iTunes music charts in Australia and also climbed to the top 20 in Sweden and New Zealand. The band attracted the attention of people both locally and internationally, including Louis Tomlinson of One Direction.
In 2013 they played the opening act for One Direction’s tour entitled Take Me Home and in 2014 they released their debut album entitled She Looks So Perfect, which led them to start their own record label called Hi or Hey Records. In 2015 the group announced their second studio album and in 2016 they also released their single called Hey Everybody! In 2016 and 2017 they went on a music tour called Sounds Live Feels Live; they played in the Japanese rock band’s song Take What You Want.
Currently, the outstanding pop band group has released the band single entitled Want You Back, and also announced their upcoming music tour and the release of their third studio album entitled Youngblood, which is scheduled for release on June 22, 2018.
Michael Clifford’s Net Worth
The net worth of Michael Clifford is $10 million. The young and talented music star has earned a lot of money with his musical career. He took part in the international tour of One Direction with the title Take Me Home, which was a great success. Previously, they had achieved fame through their presence in social media since the band was founded. Michael and his bandmates are YouTube celebrities, they have millions of subscribers on YouTube and other social media platforms. You can connect with Michael on Twitter and Instagram
Who is His Girlfriend?
Michael Clifford has had few relationships to date. He had a relationship with Geordie Gray, who he later broke up with. He was briefly seen with the star Abigail Breslin, but the duo soon confirmed that they were not together. In 2015 Clifford started dating Crystal Leigh, an Instagram star and music manager. Their relationship has lasted for about three years and there are no signs of a break-up yet. We hope that they will take the step forward to crown their amazing love story soon in marital bliss.
Michael’s Relationship with Abigail Breslin
Rumors are pretty easy to start, especially when it comes to a popular celebrity like Clifford. He got involved in a celebrity scam with another celebrity named Abigail Breslin. Michael had a brief relationship with the famous American actress and singer. Abigail is best known for her brilliant and excellent performance in movies. She is also a talented singer and in 2014 she released a breakup song called You Suck. The song was followed by rumors that she sang it to diss the young star.
Later, however, Abigail published a statement that followed the rumors. She revealed that she and Michael were only good friends and never together. They hang out and go to shows together but only as friends. The star actress, who started acting at the age of three, has starred in several films, including Scream Queens alongside Emma Roberts and Lea Michele in 2015. Amidst rumors and controversy, she remains a good friend of Michael Clifford.
Height and Other Interesting Facts about Michael Clifford
Birth Name: Michael Gordon Clifford
Date of Birth: November 20, 1995
Birth City: Sydney, Australia
Birth Sign: Scorpio
Education: Northwest Christian College
Profession: Musician, Guitarist, Singer
Height: 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
Weight: 176 pounds
Marital Status: Single
Net Worth: $10 million