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  • Liam Payne congratulated Harry Styles on his Grammy win 
  • Payne called the victory a "huge moment" and said he was "proud to be your brother"
  • One Direction fans expressed their happiness over the sweet post

One Direction has been on hiatus since 2015, but the fandom is still alive and kicking. After celebrating Harry Styles' first Grammy win, they were thrilled about Liam Payne's sweet message for his "brother."

Payne posted his message for Styles on his Instagram Stories Monday, congratulating his former bandmate on his recent Grammy win for best pop solo performance. "Congrats @hshq on your Grammy win. What a huge moment, proud to be your brother," Payne wrote, along with a meme about their boy band.

Fans immediately took to Twitter to express their happiness over the post.

"Liam congrats Harry's Grammy award on IG story!!! How cute is this 'Proud to be your Brother,'" one fan tweeted.

Another wrote, "That’s what we like to see. @LiamPayne congratulating @Harry_Styles on his Grammy win."

Another tweeted, "LIAM JUST CONGRATULATED HARRY FOR THE GRAMMY AWARD. I WASN’T MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY PREPARED FOR THAT."

One fan wrote, "'why are you in such a good mood today?’ BRO HARRY STYLES WON HIS FIRST GRAMMY AND LIAM PAYNE CALLED HIM HIS BROTHER, THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!!"

One Direction also consisted of Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan. While Malik left in early 2015, the other members continued as a four-piece and released their album, "Made in the A.M" in November of that year. But they announced an extended hiatus in August 2015. They went on to pursue solo projects.

Styles' Grammy win is huge for One Direction fans as the band was never nominated for the prestigious award for any of their five albums.

In fact earlier this month, Malik called out the Grammys.

On March 9, the singer tweeted, "F--k the grammys and everyone associated. Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there’s no nomination considerations. Next year I’ll send you a basket of confectionary."

A day later, Malik, who has roots in Pakistan, clarified that his tweet was not "personal or about eligibility but was about the need for inclusion and the lack of transparency of the nomination process and the space that creates and allows favoritism, racism and networking politics to influence the voting process."

He stressed the point once again on Monday -- a day after Grammy winners were announced. "@recordingacad are moving in inches and we need to move in miles. I’m keeping the pressure on & fighting for transparency & inclusion. We need to make sure we are honoring and celebrating 'creative excellence' of ALL. End the secret committees. Until then ... #f--kthegrammys," Malik tweeted.

Liam Payne Liam Payne has teased about his upcoming solo album. Pictured: The former One Direction member attending the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball with Coca-Cola at The O2 Arena in London on Dec. 10, 2017. Photo: Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images