G’wan! Niall Horan named Best New Artist at American Music Awards

We'll be honest, if you had told us two years ago that Niall Horan would end up being the most successful member of One Direction we probably would have laughed at the idea – but oh how wrong we were.

With two top 10 singles and a critically acclaimed album under his belt, the Mullingar native has prove that life post-1D isn't that bad after all.

Sure, the other lads have had their fair share of successful, but none have made waves in the music industry quite like our Nialler.

Zayn and Harry who? 

Last night, the Slow Hands singer was finally given the recognition he deserves when he scooped the Best New Artist Award at the star-studded American Music Awards in Los Angeles, triumphing over fellow nominees, James Arthur, Julia Michaels, Post Malone and Rae Sremmurd.

In an emotional acceptance speech, Niall said: “This is unbelievable. I've had a hell of a year. To be put in that category with some of my friends was unbelievable enough.”

He then went on to dedicate the award to his fans and thanked them for their support throughout his career.

The future is looking bright for the Mullingar man.