One Direction are currently in the middle of their massive Take Me Home world tour, so they could not attend last night's 2013 Billboard Music Awards; that doesn't mean, however, they weren't totally thankful for their three honors!

Harry Styles and Niall Horan took to Twitter to thank their fans for awarding them with the Top New Artist, Top Group and Top Pop Artist honors, tweeting:

 

 

Considering the boys formed on 'X Factor' just three years ago, what they've accomplished has been huge. For the Top Duo/Group award they beat out Maroon 5, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, and fun. -- a group of formidable opponents. The difference between their competitors and the boys of 1D? The competition doesn't have the aid of millions of Directioners world wide!

Currently, the 1D lads are in Verona, Italy where they seem to be causing absolute mass chaos as evidenced by a Vine video Harry Styles posted, showing thousands upon thousands of fans waiting to get a glimpse of their favorite heartthrobs.

Getting awards and having thousands of screaming fans come to every single show? Boy band life must be tough, right guys?