One Direction cleaned up at the American Music Awards on Sunday. They were honoured with the awards for favourite pop/rock duo or group and pop/rock album, as well as being named artist of the year.
It didn't take long for new scandal to surface though, as details came to light regarding the split of long-time manager Paul Higgins. His departure is thought to be as a result of a bust-up with Malik, which began when he failed to join his bandmates in promoting their new album.
The star's excuse was that he had a "tummy bug".
Those po-faces certainly couldn't be related to the huge success of their latest track, Bob Geldof's Band Aid 30.
Perhaps they were disappointed by the absence of fellow triple-award winner Katy Perry, who was off touring in Australia. The singer won trophies for single of the year, favourite adult contemporary artist and favourite female pop/rock artist.
The quintet nabbed 3 prizes at MTV's EMAs earlier this month, for best pop, best live and best fans. They could be down in the dumps because they were hoping to improve on that score?
Regardless of whatever is making them so grumpy, the boys did well. Check out the full list of winners here:
Single of the Year - Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J – "Dark Horse"
Artist of the Year - One Direction
New Artist of the Year - 5 Seconds of Summer
Dick Clark Award for Excellence - Taylor Swift
Favorite Male Pop/Rock Artist - Sam Smith
Favorite Female Pop/Rock Artist - Katy Perry
Favorite Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group - One Direction
Favorite Pop/Rock Album - One Direction
Favorite Male Country Artist - Luke Bryan
Favorite Female Country Artist - Carrie Underwood
Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group - Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Country Album - Brantley Gilbert
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist - Iggy Azalea
Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album - Iggy Azalea
Favorite Male Soul/R&B Artist - John Legend
Favorite Female Soul/R&B Artist - Beyoncé
Favorite Soul/R&B Album - Beyoncé
Favorite Alternative Rock Artist - Imagine Dragons
Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist - Katy Perry
Favorite Latin Artist - Enrique Iglesias
Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist - Casting Crowns
Favorite Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist - Calvin Harris
Top Soundtrack - Frozen