Niall Horan has credited Katy Perry for making him a global music star.

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Horan originally came to fame after auditioning for U.K. talent show “The X Factor” back in 2010.

The Irish singer was selected to progress to the next round of the competition by a panel of judges, including guest judge Perry.

While appearing on SiriusXM’s “The Morning Mash Up” alongside Ashe, Horan was asked who it was that most helped to shape his career.

“If Katy Perry didn’t put me through in my audition I wouldn’t be here. That’s a fact. So Katy Perry is a good shout,” replied the former One Direction star.

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When asked if Perry knows how much of an influence she had on his career, Horan joked, “She is fully aware of that and she prides herself on it!”

Horan and Ashe also performed their new song “Moral of the Story” during the show.

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