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One Direction tops Billboard’s 21 and under list

One Direction tops Billboard’s 21 and under list

British boy band One Direction, from left, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Harry Styles attend the premiere of "One Direction: This Is Us" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 in New York. Photo: Associated Press/Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

One Direction have been crowned 2013’s most powerful pop stars under 21.

The “Best Song Ever” hitmakers – Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik – have topped Billboard magazine’s annual 21 Under 21 list, which ranks the young artists based on factors such as music sales, touring and social media influence.

Justin Bieber trails in second place, while Miley Cyrus is at three, followed by Ariana Grande and rapper Earl Sweatshirt in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Scotty McCreery, Austin Mahone, Cody Simpson, British singer Cher Lloyd and hip-hop star Chief Keef are also featured on the new countdown.

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