British-Irish pop boy band One Direction, known to their fans as 1D, emerged victorious from the 2012 Brit Awards. Their hit single, What Makes You Beautiful, beat out Adele's Someone Like You, and eight other nominated songs, thrilling the group's legions of teenage fans who turned to Twitter to express their excitement, causing the hashtag #proudof1D to trend worldwide.
The group was assembled on the British music competition show X-Factor, which was created by Simon Cowell after he left American Idol. What Makes You Beautiful is the first single of the debut album, Up All Night. One Direction will be touring through the U.S. with Biritsh group Big Time Rush in February and March 2012; the concerts are already sold out.
After they won, One Direction fans, who refer to themselves as Directioners, flooded Twitter with celebratory tweets.
Senators and Representatives from both parties are in favor of vaccines and wrote a letter to their colleagues emphasizing why vaccines are safe and important. This appears to be a response to President Donald Trump's questions linking vaccines to autism.