Boy group “One Direction” has been named “Artist of the Year” for 2012 by MTV on Friday, December 14 in New York.

“MTV, we cannot thank you enough. Artist of the Year, it is an absolute honor. We’ve had an amazing year and this is the icing on the cake, so thank you so much,” said One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson.

“We want to thank you, MTV for all your support. You’ve supported us from very early on. And a massive thank you to all the fans. This wouldn’t be possible without you, so thank you once again. This is amazing and we’ll see you soon,” added One Direction’s Harry Styles.

Meanwhile, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” was named “Song of the Year.” MTV also named Jepsen as one of the top artists of the year.

“I have to thank the two other writers, Joshua Ramsay and Travish Crowe,” said Carly Rae Jepsen. “When we worked on this song together we were not expecting this year to turn out to be the crazy adventure that it is. Thank you to the fans, the team, my family and MTV! Thanks to you.”

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