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Bieber Beats 1D To 'Most Powerful Under-21' Title

JB has topped Billboard's list, while One Direction sit in second place...

Justin Bieber has beaten One Direction to be crowned Billboard's most powerful under-21 in music.

The As Long As You Love Me singer fought off tough competition from 1D to top the list, with The X Factor boyband having to settle for second place.


JB has had two No.1 albums in the US over the past year, while Harry Styles and Co's debut LP Up All Night is the second highest-selling record in America to date in 2012.

The X Factor USA judge Demi Lovato, American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and Mac Miller complete the top five in Billboard's list.

The Biebster's girlfriend Selena Gomez and One Direction's fellow 2010 XF finalist Cher Lloyd also feature - with Miley Cyrus missing out on a place in the top ten after being placed at No.18.

Billboard's Most Powerful Under-21's In Music List - Top 10:

1. Justin Bieber
2. One Direction
3. Demi Lovato
4. Scotty McCreery
5. Mac Miller
6. Selena Gomez
7. Porter Robinson
8. Cher Lloyd
9. Earl Sweatshirt
10. Nick Jonas

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