ne Direction are voted the worst band at NME Awards
One week the boys are winning a BRIT, the next they’re winning a rather less complimentary award…
Massive boyband One Direction has won over audiences everywhere from Paris to the US, but the boys clearly don’t do it for everyone, after they were awarded the gong for Worst Band at the NME Awards last night.
The five-piece - Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – could be forgiven for being a little taken aback, after the amazing reception they’ve been getting over the pond.
They also recently won a coveted BRIT for best British Single at the BRIT Awards 2012, for their hit What Makes You Beautiful.
But fast forward just one week and the boys found themselves picking up a rather less complimentary award at the annual music ceremony.
They weren’t the only ones to come under criticism though; poor Justin Bieber – who turned 18 today – was awarded the title of Villain of the Year and Worst Album for his Christmas-themed record Under The Mistletoe.
We’re pretty sure with the following One Direction and Justin Bieber have they won’t be too worried though!
Those who picked up favourable awards on the night included Kasabian who won Best British Band, Florence + The Machine who got Best Solo Artist and Noel Gallagher who won the Godlike Genius Award.
Scottish music festival Rockness, which is based in Inverness, also won the gong for Best Small Festival.
One Direction's Melbourne concert sells out in three minutes
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DESPERATE Melbourne parents have shelled out up to $5000 to ticket scalpers for One Direction concert tickets.
And bids of up to $13,000 are being made for the last four tickets to the British-Irish boy band's Sydney concert on April 13.
The group's only Melbourne concert at Hisense Arena on April 16 sold out in three minutes this morning, leading to a frenzy of ticket scalping on eBay.
Two Sydney concerts and a New Zealand gig also sold out instantly - over 10,000 tickets snapped by rabid teens, pre-teens and helpful parents. Frustrated parents found themselves in an online queue waiting to purchase tickets through the official channel - Ticketek - while hundreds of over-priced tickets popped up on eBay having been snapped up in a pre-sale.
Scalpers were asking between $399 and $5000 for Melbourne concert tickets and up to $999 for tickets in Sydney.
One Direction fan Jessica Critchley-Roy, 12, said she burst into tears when she found out the concert had sold out.
"I am so disappointed because I've been looking forward to this for ages," she said.
"I knew a lot of people would want to go but I really thought I would get tickets. I cried a lot when I heard they had sold out."
The tween's mum, Cheryl, had logged on to the Ticketek site at 7am - two hours before the tickets officially went on sale - only to be informed she was in a queue behind people who were already purchasing.
"It's pathetic - we never had a hope in hell,'' Ms Critchley said.
Another parent, Simone Ballard, said despite repeatedly phoning Ticketek and joining the online queue, she too missed out on tickets.
"I am a Ticketek member so I normally get notified about pre-sale tickets but there was nothing about One Direction tickets,'' she said.
"I don't understand how all these people were able to buy tickets before they went on sale.
"How can they all sell out in three minutes then turn up on eBay for an exorbitant price straight away?''
Ms Ballard said she had seen tickets selling on eBay for $5000, but couldn't afford to shell out that much for a concert.
"It's just unfair,'' she said.
The One Direction scalping dabacle follows a similar problem with Radiohead's concert tickets yesterday.
Two pre-sales earlier this week led to professional concert scalpers charging up to three times the face value of Radiohead's $130 tickets.
No more shows will be added to One Direction's itinerary at this stage, though the band's promoters are hopeful the group will return for a more extended national tour and have called for fans to register their interest.
The group will not be performing at this year's Logie awards as rumoured.
One Direction formed on the UK's X Factor and have created pop hysteria akin to five Justin Biebers in the one group.
One Direction Movie Could Make the Boy Band Even Bigger
One Direction could follow in the footsteps of Justin Bieber by getting their own movie!
The guys have stormed the U.S. charts and are working on winning American girls' hearts by starring on iCarly and touring with Big Time Rush. Since the guys have gotten in so good with Nickelodeon, there has been talk that they might land their own Nick TV show, but some Directioners aren't thrilled about this idea.
After all, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, and Louis Tomlinson would have to majorly tone down their cheekiness on a kid-friendly show. And unlike BTR, they weren't a modern-day version of The Monkees that started their career on TV, so it might be very difficult for the guys to make the move to doing television, especially since it would likely involve a big move to the States. So a movie might be more of a step in the right direction for One Direction.
According to Sugarscape, Harry Styles said that the band has already gotten a few movie offers. They might be trying to stage the next British invasion in the States, but they probably won't emulate the Beatles by showing off their acting skills in a mockumentary comedy like A Hard Day's Night - instead they'd like to do a documentary similar to Justin Bieber's Never Say Never.
A documentary is probably an excellent idea for the band. In the U.K., girls have followed the guys long enough to get to know them extremely well, but girls in other parts of the world are just getting to know them. In addition to showcasing the band's creation on The X Factor and documenting some of their performances, the movie could focus on some fun trivia about the guys, including the creation of Larry Stylinson (which refers to the bromance between Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson); why the guys have gotten pelted with carrots (because Louis once said he likes girls that eat them); and who Kevin the pigeon is (see the video below). The guys could also document some of the crazy gifts they've received, like giant bras that get thrown at them while they're on stage and sanitary napkins (Harry once received one with his name on it).
The One Direction guys all have a great sense of humor, so their documentary might even end up being better than Justin Bieber's.
So what do you think - should they try to introduce themselves to more fans through a fun documentary film?
PICS: Caroline Flack Leabes NME Awards w/ new boytoy
Caroline Flack was snapped leaving the NME Awards in London last night with a couple of different indie boys fawning over her.
She was seen walking through Soho in skinny jeans and heels next to a bloke we don't know, but would like to throw into a bath of bleach.
Then later on in the night she was photographed getting into a taxi with Johnny Lloyd from The Tribes, below.
Caroline had wrapped up warm for her night out on the town, ditching her trademark shorts for jeans, and tweeting about her thick coat before she left the house.
"Off to NMEs in a overly warm coat. Too warm. Far too warm."[sic]
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