The Wanted beat One Direction to best group for Virgin Media Awards

The Wanted have pipped One Direction to win the best group award, as chosen by the public.

More than 1 million people voted which was part of the Virgin Media Awards.

The Wanted only just beat One Direction by 0.08% to win.

“This is amazing, thank you so much to every one of you that voted like maniacs,” tweeted The Wanted when their win was announced.


The Wanted & 1D boys go head to head with each other.

Virgin Media Awards main winners

Group: The Wanted
Solo artist: Justin Bieber
Music Video: Katy Perry, Wide Awake
Album: Justin Bieber, Believe
TV show: Dynamo: Magician Impossible
TV moment of the year: Holmes’ Impossible Jump
TV actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
TV actress: Dame Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Movie: Snow White And The Huntsman
Hottest actor: Robert Pattinson
Hottest actress: Kristen Stewart
Rivalry between the two boybands has been played up as both groups have been working on developing their careers in the US.

In the past The Wanted have lost out on prizes to One Direction, including being beaten at the MTV VMAs in the new artist category.

Source: BBC Newsbeat

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