How's this for a sign that One Direction are taking over the world?

The lads are celebrating selling over 12m records worldwide in less than a year.

Pretty impressive, huh?

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Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Liam Payne have shifted eight million singles, three million albums and one million DVDs since the release of their debut single What Makes You Beautiful last year.

The boys were presented with special discs by their record companies Syco and Sony Music to celebrate their achievement.

Liam said: "We are obviously ecstatic and incredibly humbled by our award.

"We have an incredible team of people around us who have helped us achieve this, and above all we would like to thank our fans. We owe all our success to them."

One Direction were recently nominated for two MTV VMA awards.

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