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Niall Horan credited Katy Perry for making him a world music star.
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Horan rose to fame after auditioning for UK talent show “The X Factor” in 2010.
The Irish singer was selected to move on to the next round of the competition by a jury, including guest judge Perry.
When he appeared on SiriusXM’s “The Morning Mash Up” alongside Ashe, Horan was asked who had the most helped shape his career.
“If Katy Perry didn’t have me auditioned, I wouldn’t be here. It’s a fact. So Katy Perry is a good cry, ”replied the former One Direction star.
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When asked if Perry knew what influence she had had on his career, Horan joked, “She is fully aware of it and she is proud of it!”
Horan and Ashe also performed their new song “Moral of the Story” during the show.
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