British-Irish boyband One Direction have seen off competition from Justin Bieber to win a special prize from MTV.

The Story Of My Life hitmakers have been crowned the network's Hottest Summer Superstar of 2014 for the second consecutive year after gaining more than 56 million votes from fans.

They trumped fellow pop star Bieber, who landed in second place with 47 million.

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson says of the award, "We are absolutely over the moon and we realise that obviously we couldn't do this without you so thank you so much for all your votes - you guys are the best fans in the world."

The top five includes Lana Del Rey at three, followed by Lady Gaga at four and boyband 5 Seconds Of Summer in fifth.