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23 July 2012, 14:31
The 'One Thing' stars have been together for two years today and thanked their Directioners on Twitter.
One Direction have thanked fans for joining them on their "incredible journey" while marking their second year together as a band today (23rd July).
Today marks two years since The X Factor UK guest judge Nicole Scherzinger suggested banding together Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson to form One Direction and enter them into the Groups category of the show.
Though the group ended up finishing in third place on the 2010 series of the show, they have gone on to have huge chart success around the world, and gave special shout out to fans on Twitter this afternoon.
"Guys its been 2 yeas today since we were formed," Niall tweeted today. "It's been incredible so far, its all down to you guys! Love you all soo much! Thank you."
The 'Gotta Be You' singers then retweeted a large number of fan comments congratulating them on the anniversary and declaring their love for the group.
"@onedirection happy birthday 1D! 2 years ago they were strangers, now our boys are the biggest band in the world #proudof1D," Twitter user @phoebedrewhoney posted, while @Michellejg15 wrote: "1album, 18 songs, 3videos, 1documentary, 2books, 5world records, 2tours, 100+shows, 1BRIT, 3TCA's, Millions of fans #2yearsOf1D#PROUD."
Niall also thanked fans for helping the band pick up three awards at last night's Teen Choice Awards 2012, including Choice Summer Music Star: Group, Choice Music Breakout: Group and Choice Love Song for their hit 'What Makes You Beautiful'.
"Also guys, we are soo happy, we won 3 awards at teen choice last night!" Niall posted. "Thank you all soo much for everything you do for us! Its amazing."
Other big winners at last night's ceremony in Los Angeles include Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, who picked up four gongs each, and Carly Rae Jepsen who took home two awards.
One Direction are currently working hard on their second studio album, the follow-up to their 2011 debut record 'Up All Night'.