The bands’ Irish lad has been passing a lot milestones this week.
Driving test – check, brand new first car – check & now he has welcomed his 9 millionth follower on twitter…which he might be the most excited about.
By doing so he has cracked into a very exciting new group of people, because he is now amongst the top 50th most followed people on Earth, scratching at the heels of Kanye West.
He is officially number 44 on the list, which puts him ahead of the likes of Mariah Carey & nutter Charlie Sheen. Significantly though, he is now ahead of Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole – three of the judges who criticised and/or praised him at the very beginning of his career.
We think he has truly lived up to the high expectations that Katy Perry put on him, soon enough even she might be below the mighty 1D boys.
Nialler was pretty casual about acknowledging it though, tweeting thefollowing:
“Holy poop! I just noticed I have 9 million followers! Thank you soo much guys! Best fans on planet.”