One Direction delighted their fans by picking up a brand new award at the Brits 2013, held in London on Wednesday evening.

The five boys, who've by all measure, had an incredible success over the past year, were in the audience to become the first winners of an award recognising global success.

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One Direction took to the stage at the Brits

The band had been nominated in the Best British Group category, where they were pipped by Mumford & Sons, but it seemed the Brits Voting Committee were keen to give the popular quintet something to take home with them. And this category was an easy win for them.

Louis first took the microphone to thank the band's "incredible" fans, and added, "this really is mind-blowing."thanked

Then it was Liam's turn, and he remembered to thank Simon Cowell for all his efforts - while Cowell continued to chew gum contentedly in the audience - as well as give a shout-out to the boys' parents.

Earlier in the evening, One Direction had made their first stage TV performance in the UK for a while, performing their number one single 'One Way Or Another, the Blondie song they've covered for this year's Comic Relief.

Harry Styles weathered with grace a countless number of jokes about which elder lady he would be escorting home. And he remembered to smile and clap when his recent ex, Taylor Swift, took to the stage.

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Harry Styles and Niall Horan of One Direction perform on stage during the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Kent/Getty Images)

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    (l-r) Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction perform during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

  • Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Liam Payne

    From left, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne of British band One Direction perform on stage during the BRIT Awards 2013 at the o2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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    Harry Styles (centre) of One Direction perform during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

  • Brit Awards 2013 - Show - London

    One Direction perform during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Harry Styles of British band One Direction performs on stage during the BRIT Awards 2013 at the o2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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    Harry Styles of British band One Direction performs on stage during the BRIT Awards 2013 at the o2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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    One Direction perform during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

  • Brit Awards 2013 - Show - London

    One Direction perform during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    One Direction perform during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Niall Horan (centre) laughs as One Direction are interviewed by James Corden during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Niall Horan (right) laughs as One Direction are interviewed by James Corden during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    One Direction perform during the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    (left to right) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of One Direction arriving for the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

  • Brit Awards 2013 - Arrivals - London

    (left to right) Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of One Direction arriving for the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    One Direction are interviewed by Rizzle Kicks as they arrive for the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Zayn Malik (centre) and Harry Styles of One Direction are interviewed by Jordan 'Rizzle' Stephens (left) as they arrive for the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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    Harry Styles of One Direction arriving for the 2013 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

  • Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles

    From left, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles of British band One Direction seen arriving at the BRIT Awards 2013 at the o2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles

    From left, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles of British band One Direction seen arriving at the BRIT Awards 2013 at the o2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles

    From left, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles of British band One Direction seen arriving at the BRIT Awards 2013 at the o2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles

    From left, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, and Harry Styles of British band One Direction seen arriving at the BRIT Awards 2013 at the o2 Arena in London on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik of One Direction perform on stage during the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Kent/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Niall Horan and Harry Styles of One Direction perform on stage during the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Kent/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction perform on stage during the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Kent/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction perform on stage during the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Kent/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction perform on stage during the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Kent/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zayn Malik of One Direction perform on stage during the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Kent/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne of One Direction perform on stage during the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Kent/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Harry Styles of One Direction perform on stage during the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Kent/Getty Images)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: (L-R) Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of One Direction perform on stage during the Brit Awards 2013 at the 02 Arena on February 20, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Matt Kent/Getty Images)