The London-born group - comprising Jonathan 'JB' Gill, Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes and Oritse Williams - were thrilled when the 'Hannah Montana' star approached them at the recent Much Music Video Awards (MMVA) in Canada to voice her appreciation.
JB explained to MTV.co.uk: "We saw her backstage at the MMVAs where we presented an award. She was coming off stage just as we were going on. She came to us and said 'Yeah I listen to your music whenever I'm on the road in England.' So we were like, 'Cool man...' "
The 'Beat Again' hitmakers admit they are inspired by the 17-year-old US star's strong work ethic.
And the boys revealed that Miley is an inspiration to them.
Oritse said: "She's a very hard worker and we met her to see that this girl has literally put everything into what she does and that's something for every artist and creative person to defiantly be inspired by."
Oritse also spoke about critics of Miley's raunchy image, insisting she only receives negative comments because people love to find things wrong with people who are successful.
He added: "We know how people criticise you and find any kind of gaps or holes in what you're doing when your achieving great things, and there's No Doubt about it she's a great act and talented."