Daly/PictureGroupOne day after appearing on Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People special, the boys in One Direction received another honor on Thursday.

MTV has named the British boy band "the best artists of 2012." The cable network cited a number of reasons, including the fact that 1D had two number-one albums and sold out New York's Madison Square Garden.

MTV also credits the group's fans, a.k.a. Directioners, for being so passionate about the lads.

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