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(L-R) Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2012, presented by Aeropostale, at Madison Square Garden on December 7, 2012 in New York City. (Kevin Kane/Getty Images)

MTV today named hit boy band One Direction its artist of the year for "plenty of reasons." 

After listing all their chart-topping hits, MTV said the "real force behind One Direction is the Directioners," fans "who screamed, cried and sang along on One Direction's tour." 

The mega-popular five-guy band had a record-setting year, with two No. 1 albums and a sold-out world tour, said the Associated Press

The band's Louis Tomlinson called the award "the icing on the cake," said AP

Watch the MTV announcement here: 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/one-direction-named-mtvs-artist-the-year-video

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