Coming on stage to receive their award, the boys got possibly the biggest cheer of the night. In fact, some reports have suggested that the noise made when the lads got up on stage could be heard from Surrey*.
*This is most probably true. But not proven. Yet.
The lovely Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson seemed overjoyed to be awarded the accolade after working so hard across the pond and in the UK.
However, when asked where they preferred playing – the lads admitted that their homeland wins without a shadow of a doubt.
“It always has been England – or Ireland – this award is crazy, it’s absolutely incredible, thank you so much!”
The Live While We’re Young singers went on to praise fellow Brits, Adele and Ed Sheeran, saying, “British music is the best it has ever been this year – we’re honoured to be part of that and be recognised for our music.”
The former X Factor contestants are set to kick off their world tour very soon and will be opening the show in London at The O2.