The Wanted's Max George: One Direction fans are angry - I guess because they're young
Both bands are working to crack America, but it's The Wanted who have landed a hit on the country's official Billboard chart.
'Our song is No 4,' says Max, 23.
'Maybe when they have a song right next to us in the charts over there, they'll be competition.'
One Direction have this week reached the top spot on America's iTunes with their debut album Up All Night, but they're yet to find out their rankings in the Billboards.
And the rivalry looks set to continue, with 1D booked to perform on Saturday Night Live next month, while The Wanted will play Jay Leno's chat show.
'Whenever you say anything about One Direction their fans get a little bit angry,' Max tells The Sun.
'I guess because they're quite young.'
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