Everyone may be buzzing about Miley Cyrus as of late, but according to Billboard, the twerking queen isn’t today’s top young star.
That honor goes to One Direction, who topped Billboard.com’s 2013 edition of 21 Under 21, which ranks music’s most powerful minors each year.
The boybanders, including Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson, earned the coveted accolade based off their immense achievements in music over the past year. Their sophomore album “Up All Night” topped the charts in 35 countries and they became the only U.K. group in history to have their first two albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In addition, in 2013, 1D placed six songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, more than any other group this year, and they’ve even found big-screen success with their 3-D concert flick This Is Us, which has grossed more than $62 million to date.