One Direction is soon to have their hiatus in the early quarter of 2016. But before that, it seems awards keep on piling up on them before they enjoy their temporary break. The recent addition to their list of achievements: two huge recognitions from Radio 1 Teen Awards.
According to Mirror, the all-boy group bagged the “Best British Group” award and “Friday Download Best British Single” for their track “Drag Me Down”. Other winners include: Joe Sugg (Best British Vlogger), Ed Sheeran (Best British Solo Artist), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Best Film), and X Factor (Best British TV Show).
The Radio 1 Teen Awards also honored three outstanding youth who have made a difference in their own simple ways, as shared by BBC. They are Aaren, the 16-yr-old Bristol native with the congenital gender dysphoria; Rosie, the 14-yr-old girl from Coventry who started a fundraising campaign despite her malignant brain tumor and Alice aged 14, a carer who hails from Gloucestershire.
The event was attended by approximately 10,000 teenagers between 14 to 17 years of age. Different big stars performed for the event such as 5SOS, Little Mix, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and All Time Low. It was held at SSE Wembley Arena.
More guests who graced the event are Keith Lemon, Idris Elba, Jim Chapman, and Olly Murs. Radio 1 Teen Awards were hosted by Nick Grimshaw,The Vamps, Troye Sivan, Rita Ora, and Demi Lovato. Justin Bieber made a surprise appearance and performed his hits “What Do You Mean?”, “Boyfriend” and “Where Are U Now”.
Although One Direction wasn’t there to receive their awards, DJ Greg James represented the group and announced that they will do an exclusive Live Lounge at Radio 1 this coming November 12, Thursday.
One Direction is currently on a series of tours and other commitments before the year ends. These latest recognition they received has again proved of their appeal to their teenage fanbase.
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