One Direction have been recognised as the most popular people in social media globally, winning four gongs out of 10 categories at the inaugural Social Star Awards in Singapore.
Liam, Niall, Zayn, Harry and Louis were named most popular music group, most popular UK musicians, most popular in the UK, and most popular in west Europe.The boys could not collect their prizes due to Tour commitments in Europe but sent their thanks via a video link.
One Direction said: “We want to say a massive thank you for the Best Social Star Group of the year award. Thank you for our Starcount award, and we will see you soon.”
Justin Bieber won the award for best solo artist, Selena Gomez for most popular actor, Ellen DeGeneres for top TV show, and Portuguese soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo for most popular sports star.