Move away Justin Bieber!
It’s time for Beliebers to step aside and let Directioners rejoice for One Direction has outshine Justin Bieber after the month-long International Twitter Voting Initiative #MTVSTARS.
MTV crowned One Direction MTV’s Stars of 2013 yesterday and announced it in New York, London and Singapore. The boyband from UK received an exceptional 40.8 million votes in the inaugural international #MTVstars social media campaign knocking out pop idol Justin Bieber who followed close with 40.5 million votes. The #MTVstars Twitter votes results were announced on social media early yesterday morning and there was a special screening of the “MTV’s Stars of 2013: The Results” on MTV Asia last night.
“We’ve just found out that you voted us top of the list for the MTV’s Stars of 2013 – thank you so, so much!” said One Direction’s Liam in a message to the group’s army of fans. “We heard we racked up over 40 million votes. We can’t believe the hard work – it must have taken you absolutely ages. Thank you so, so much!”
“Party time!” added Louis.
Other global superstars rounding out the top 10 of MTV’s Stars of 2013 were Ke$ha, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Wanted, Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Rihanna and Little Mix.
If you missed the screening last night, catch MTV’s Stars of 2013 – One Direction’s message here!