Fan Army Face-Off: Niall Horan Gets Ahead of The Weeknd

Niall Horan
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Niall Horan

Each year, Billboard asks the question -- which fan army is strongest? With the help of the Fan Army Face-Off Bracket we can find out! 

Round one got started on July 19 and one of the fiercest breakout battles is between One Direction's Niall Horan and the Starboy himself, The Weeknd

Although neither has a catchy name for their fans, both groups are definitely loyal. Niall is currently leading with 141,283 votes but Abel is closely tailing him with 136,741 votes. 

With The Weeknd's solo career going strong for about six years now, and Niall only releasing his first solo music last year, many would say Abel "Earned It" and should be in the lead. But Niall owns "This Town" so far, with a 4542 vote advantage. 

Due to their current hiatus, One Direction's Directioners aren't eligible to complete, but each of the members are featured on their own separate team -- which doesn't seem to be hurting the Irish singer/songwriter. Niall's fans are infatuated with his genuine folk-rock sounds, romantic charm, and of course his devotion to 1D. 

With Starboy reaching No.1 on the Billboard 200 Chart The Weeknd fans make sure he is always feeling the Xs and Os. A possible comeback? "I Feel It Coming"!  

Round One will be coming to an end on July 26, so fans only have less than a week to keep voting for their favorite -- vote for your fave now!

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