12/01/2012 13:04 GMT | Updated 12/01/2012 13:17 GMT

Brit Nominations: One Direction's Fighting Chance At The Brit Awards 2012

One Direction could be in line for their first Brit Award, after they were nominated for Best British Single.

Former X Factor contestants Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, and Louis Tomlinson took the charts by storm with their debut single, What Makes You Beautiful, in September.

The upbeat tune went straight to number one and notched up the highest first-week sales of 2011, shifting 153,000 copies record in seven days.

Their hard work and adoring fans have now been rewarded with a Brit nomination, based on commercial radio airplay and sales. Music fans will get the chance to vote for who takes home the gong at the ceremony on 21 February.

The other singles in the running are as follows:

Adele - Someone Like You

Ed Sheeran - The A Team

Example - Changed The Way You Kiss Me

Jessie J featuring VOB - Price Tag

JLS featuring Dev - She Makes Me Wanna

Military Wise/Gareth Malone - Wherever You Are

Olly Murs featuring Rizzelkicks - Heart Skips A Beat

Pixie Lott - All About Tonight

The Wanted - Glad you Came

The Brit Nominations