June 9, 2016
One Direction Needs Fan Votes As 1D Playlist Perfected

One Direction fans have been missing their favorite band, but it does not mean that they have broken up… and now they need fans to help them win another award.

In addition to needing fan votes, One Direction is asking Directioners to help them perfect their weekend playlist on Spotify by selecting their favorite songs, according to a June 7 Twitter post.

Although they have been on vacation since January, One Direction has still been winning awards and recently took a trophy at the Billboard Music Awards.

Now, there is a new way for One Direction to win an award, and the way they win it is with votes tweeted by fans. Specifically, One Direction tweeted the following instructions.

"1D are nominated for @TicketMaster Best Live Act at this year's Silver Clef Awards! Vote by tweeting #BLAOneDirection to @NordoffRobbins1."
Adding to this, Billboard asks One Direction fans on June 8 to vote on a poll for which song from Made In the A.M. 1D should release next as a single.

This follows the recent announcement that One Direction's song "History" has gone platinum, according to Tiger Beat.

https://play.spotify.com/user/onedirectionmusic/playlist/3kylrVjWiPueFCdjX9ZVKq

Of course, fans are excited to give One Direction some attention because their hiatus may carry on longer than first expected. For example, Simon Cowell was quoted by the Standard around June 8 stating the following about One Direction's future.

"One Direction I don't think we'll see for a while now, if I'm being honest with you. But [Fifth Harmony], definitely."
Regardless, One Direction should be careful because they are not the only boy band on hiatus looking for a new career. For example, Empire Online says Steven Spielberg is casting Win Morisaki from the Japanese boy band PrizmaX for a new movie called Ready Player One.

One Direction is on vacation, but might win awards in 2017
It is possible that One Direction will continue winning awards through early 2017 despite their vacation mode. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Despite this, if One Direction ever decides to renew contracts, they will have an old friend at the helm of Sony… and he recently got a promotion. Music Business News wrote on June 7 that Michael Smith was promoted to Executive Vice President of Sony U.K. and that he "recently led key renegotiations with One Direction."

One Direction deserves and needs a break
After five exhausting years of touring, One Direction might be hard to pry away from vacation. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

However, now that One Direction are winding down their takedown of one awards show after another, there are others, like Fifth Harmony, that are taking their place.

On the other hand, one of One Direction's previous opening acts, Camryn, stated the following about the strength of the 1D fan base, according to PopDust.

"Any boy band or boy artist has a really strong female fan base. They're known to get a little crazy every once in awhile and attack a few people for their love of the artist. Going into [touring with One Direction], I was a little nervous, because I'm a girl on tour with their guy(s)."
Naturally, the bands that do One Direction covers will always get attention… especially if they stun the audience.

For example, NBC Chicago posted a story about Curie High School's choir covering One Direction's "Night Changes" for America's Got Talent.

In another instance, Dover-Sherborn High School's a cappella group covered One Direction's "Walking in the Wind," according to Wicked Local Dover.

In the end, One Direction should be glad that they are not suffering like Ed Sheeran. According to Reuters, Ed Sheeran is currently in a legal battle to the tune of $20 million for copyright infringement charges for the song "Photograph."

As far as the future of One Direction, Andy Samberg recently seemed to suggest that there might need to be another movie about 1D because he felt the 2013 film This Is Us was so good.

As it appears, after researching One Direction's film for his movie Popstar, Andy Samberg says the cast "walked out of the film as One Direction fans," according to Glamour.

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