Another award? One Direction’s Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles & Louis Tomlinson up for social Brit!

by Lisa McGarry

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Just when you think one Direction can’t possibly win another award another nomination for the band is announced!

Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson have won two BRIT Awards, two American Music Awards, two Kids Choice Awards, one Billboard Award and four MTV Music Awards. They were named the best selling global act of 2013 recently, and after the release of their new album Midnight Memories, One Direction became the first band in US Billboard 200 history to have their first three albums debut at number one.


The lads could soon be adding some new accolades to their collection as it’s been announced today that they’ve been nominated in a third category at this month’s Brit Awards.

The boys were already up for Best Single and Best Band and now it’s been revealed that they’ll go head to head with Ellie Goulding for the British Video award, the first category where votes are cast on social media.

Both acts have seen their music videos nominated in the new category and fans will be asked to cast their votes, via Twitter, on the night.


The X Factor stars picked up a nomination for their 2013 single Best Song Ever, while Goulding has double the chance of winning, as she could take the trophy for her own video, or for Calvin Harris’s I Need Your Love, on which she’s featured.

This is the first time a major awards ceremony has opened up votes to social media, so here’s hoping nothing goes very wrong. Voting opens on the micro blogging website when the TV show begins at 8pm.

Also in the running is John Newman with his video for Love Me Again and Naughty Boy featuring Sam Smith, with their track La La La.

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Meanwhile, One Direction have released the latest behind the scenes clip from their more recent video, Midnight Memories.

It’s all very daring and risky and we’re not sure we like seeing the X Factor boys taking their lives in their hands so dangerously!

Have a look here!

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!