One Direction seal US takeover

With their cheeky-chappy grins and catchy pop songs, X Factor boyband One Direction sealed their takeover of the US music scene by running away with two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson

With their cheeky-chappy grins and catchy pop songs, X Factor boyband One Direction sealed their takeover of the US music scene by running away with two Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

Wolverhampton lad Liam Payne and his bandmates walked away with gongs for Best UK Band and Best UK Newcomer at the bash held in LA on Saturday.

The star-studded ceremony, hosted by Will Smith, also saw the likes of Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Selena Gomez turn out. And so impressed was Mrs Obama with One Direction’s performance of their hit single What Makes You Beautiful, she invited them to visit the White House after bumping into them backstage.

The group, however, were unable to make the date as their bid for global domination is set to take them to Australia next week.

According to reports, when asked what they thought of the First Lady, 18-year-old Liam from Bushbury rated her an 11 out of 10, adding: “She’s a very classy woman, very elegant.”

Last week, the fivesome became the first British band to debut at number one in the US album chart.

Up All Night went straight into the top spot, outperforming the likes of The Beatles, U2 and Coldplay, all of whom have tried to crack the notoriously tough Amercian market. The band’s album sold 176,000 copies in the US in the space of a week.