Michael Clifford is a famous Australian musician, singer, guitarist, and YouTube Star associated with the notable Australian rock band called 5 Seconds of Summer. He is the guitarist, keyboardist as well as a vocalist of the four-man rock band with other members as Calum Hood, Luke Hemmings, and Ashton Irwin.

Clifford along with his bandmates rose to fame 2011 after playing Chris Brown’s song titled Next to You with 5 Seconds of Summer. The video garnered much popularity earning more than half a million views on YouTube and also brought the band into the limelight. Continue reading to find out everything you need to know about the multi-talented star below

Bio (Age)

Michael Gordon Clifford was born in Sydney, Australia on November 20, 1995. He is the only child of his parents Karen and Daryl Clifford and was raised in Australia. He holds an Australian nationality and is of mixed ethnicity. While he was growing up, Michael attended Norwest Christian College where he met his fellow bandmates Calum and Luke. They hosted and played in several shows while at the College. Following his overwhelming interest in music, Michael didn’t complete his education in a bid to pursue a career in music.

Music Career

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Clifford with his 5SOS bandmates during Take Me Home Tour in 2014

The amazing star dropped out of college in 2011 in order to focus on his musical career. The trio formed the 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) rock band in the same year and were later joined by Ashton Irwin. The group started by posting videos of themselves playing songs from different artists and sharing them on their YouTube channel. They first covered Mike Posner’s song titled Please Don’t Go in February 2011 and later on, they also covered Chris Brown’s song titled Next To You which gained more than half a million views.

The band also attracted major music labels and producers out of which they signed a publishing deal with Sony ATV Music Publishing. They released their first song titled Unplugged which reached No 3 on iTunes music chart in Australia and also made the top 20 in Sweden as well as New Zealand. The band caught the attention of people both locally and internationally including One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson among others.

In 2013, they played the opening act for One Direction’s tour titled Take Me Home and in 2014; they released their debut album titled She Looks So Perfect after which they started their own record label called Hi or Hey Records. The group announced their second studio album in 2015 and in 2016 they also released their single titled Hey Everybody! They embarked on a music tour titled Sounds Live Feels Live in 2016 and in 2017; they featured on the Japanese rock band’s song titled Take What You Want.


Presently, the outstanding pop band group has released the band single titled Want You Back and also announced their upcoming music tour as well as the dropping of their third studio album titled Youngblood, set to be released on June 22, 2018.

Michael Clifford’s Net Worth

Michael Clifford’s net worth is $10 million. The young and talented music star has earned a lot of money from his musical career. He was part of One Direction’s International tour titled Take Me Home which yielded great success. Prior to that, they had garnered fame through their social media presence since the inception of the band. Michael alongside his bandmates are YouTube celebrities, they have millions of subscribers on YouTube as well as other social media platforms. You can connect with Michael on Twitter and Instagram

Who is His Girlfriend?

Michael Clifford has been in few relationships till date. He had a relationship with Geordie Gray whom he later broke up with. He was briefly seen with star Abigail Breslin but the duo soon confirmed that they were not dating. In 2015, Clifford started dating Crystal Leigh, an Instagram star as well as a music manager. Their relationship has been on for about three years now and there is no sign of a breakup yet. We hope they take the step further to crown their amazing love story in a nuptial bliss soon.

Michael’s Relationship with Abigail Breslin

Rumors are quite easy to start especially when it comes to a popular celebrity like Clifford. He has been caught up in a celebrity hoax with a fellow 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 titled You Suck. The song was followed by rumors that she sang it to diss the young star.

However, Abigail later released a statement following the rumors. She disclosed that she and Michael were just good friends and were never dating. They hang out together and also attend shows but just as friends. The star actress who started acting since she was three has featured in several movies including Scream Queens alongside Emma Roberts and Lea Michele in 2015. She has continued to be good friends with Michael Clifford amid rumors and controversies.

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

Nationality: Australian

Ethnicity: Mixed

Education: Northwest Christian College

Profession: Musician, Guitarist, Singer

Height: 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)

Weight: 176 pounds

Marital Status: Single

Spouse: No

Children: No

Net Worth: $10 million

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