Looking for the next One Direction? It could turn out to be 5 Seconds of Summer.

It's time to get to know this popular new boy band, which performs a sold-out show on Friday at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

Here's the skinny:

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5 Seconds of Summer

Formed: 2011

Members: Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin

Stream these: "She Looks So Perfect," "Out of My Limit," "Heartbreak Girl"

Career highlights: Where should we begin? Probably with 5 Seconds of Summer landing an opening slot on One Direction's upcoming stadium tour, since that means this young act will be seen by hundreds of thousands of boy-band fans on three different continents. It's also pretty impressive that the band's recently released single, "She Looks So Perfect," topped the charts in nearly 40 countries.

HOH RECORDSAussie band 5 Seconds of Summer has seemingly been annointed as the next big boyband by none other than One Direction.
HOH RECORDS Aussie band 5 Seconds of Summer has seemingly been annointed as the next big boyband by none other than One Direction. ( hoh )

Selling points: No other boy band has more buzz than 5 Seconds of Summer, which some have dubbed the "next One Direction." It's easy to understand why so many are going gaga for the band. These young Australians make good videos, sing catchy songs, harmonize well and play their own instruments.

What's new: Before hitting the road with One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer kicks off its own North American headlining tour on Friday at the Fillmore. It's turned into one of the season's top tickets, with most shows -- including the San Francisco date -- selling out in mere seconds.

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