1D fans did their thing, taking to social media with the hashtag #MTVHottest to spread the word and cast their votes. Would you believe 94,291,338 votes for the One Direction guys were received?
Of course you would.
This is the third year in a row the guys have lorded over the competition – including 5 Seconds Of Summer, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Little Mix, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Demi Lovato.
Watch the guys have a bit of a celebration and thank the fandom for the honor:
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