BRIT Awards

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One Direction take over the world!

Celebrations for One Direction after the Brit Awards Credit: PA

One Direction have won the inaugural Brit Award for global success in recognition of their international sales. The group, with Louis Tomlinson from Doncaster and Bradford's Zayn Malik, are also on target for their third number one single this weekend with their official Comic Relief song.

The lads competed against each other as soloists on the X Factor but after teaming up they have become a world-conquering force.

Louis and Zayn, along with bandmates Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson have become pin-ups around the world and achieved two of the top five biggest-selling albums in the US last year.

Such is their power, the group even managed to secure a cameo appearance from Prime Minister David Cameron in their latest video for fundraising single One Way Or Another/Teenage Kicks.

Heat magazine's chart of rich, young celebrities last year calculated they had amassed a fortune of more than £26 million between them. In the coming months fans can expect to see the quintet appearing in their own 3D movie, and they landed a lucrative deal with Pepsi last year.

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