Simon Cowell Hits Out At One Direction's Grammys 2013 Snub: "Fans Are More Important"

7 December 2012, 15:56 | Updated: 7 December 2012, 16:05

The 'Little Things' singers were a notable omission from the shortlist for next year's music industry event.

Simon Cowell has revealed that he is not worried One Direction failed to receive a single nomination at next year's Grammy Awards insisting that fans and record sales are far more important.

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' singer's fans hit out on Twitter when it was announced that the band were not shortlisted for any of the prizes at the 2013 event.

However, X Factor boss told MTV News that "maybe next year" will be the band's time to get the recognition from the awards.

"You know what's more important? Fans, record sales, I've always said that," he stated. "Maybe next year they'll get something."

He also revealed that the band alos share the same stance as himself on the snub, saying there are no qualms from the group.

"Trust me, they're not complaining," he added.

Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun has also spoken out on his act's omission from the Grammys saying the Canadian "deserved" a nomination for all his hard work in 2012.

Meanwhile, One Direction will be heading back to the UK this weekend to perform at Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball 2012.

The band appear on a line-up which includes the likes of The Wanted, JLS and Cheryl Cole.

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