Their massive world tour is selling out, their single “What Makes You Beautiful” has just gone platinum, they beat the Beatles in their first foray into the US Billboard charts, with "Up All Night", and now Simon Cowell is starting to pay up. Things are really coming up roses for the UK / Irish boy band.

People magazine has reported that Simon Cowell, the “Britain’s Got Talent” judge and music mogul, handed over $3.1 million to each of the boys over the past seven months.

A source told the magazine, “Simon Cowell wants them to know what they deserve. They have been a massive success, what they have achieved is phenomenal. Simon thinks they are the hardest working people in pop at the moment. They have made him an absolute fortune and he is incredibly proud. He always saw potential in them and now it's paying off. Girls across the globe simply love them.”

Despite the fact that One Direction are a massive success over in the US, their incredibly loyal fans back home aren’t happy with the effect their world travel is having on their accents.

A source told the Daily Star, “The boys' accents are getting stronger by the day. It's getting a bit annoying now. I think they're just doing it to fit in with their new mates in America and to appeal to their US fans. We can't believe how quickly they picked it up. They've only been there five minutes.”

One Direction  video “What Makes You Beautiful”:

One Direction tune “Up All Night”:

One Direction, from left, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, and Harry StylesAP