1D "Looking Forward" To Making MTV VMA Debut
The lads will take to the stage for the first time at the event in September...
Speaking of the honour, Liam Payne told MTV News: "We're really looking forward to the VMAs. It's quite nerve-racking as well, because obviously there's been so many historical moments and stuff that have happened at the VMAs. Now we want to make a moment ourselves, but who knows?"
They will be one of the many performers putting their stamp on the annual party when it kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, 6th September from the Staples Center in LA, and as it gets closer to the show, more performers will be announced, but for now, the guys are basking in the glow of their big news.
"I think performing at the VMAs is such a huge occasion," Payne said. "I think it ranks up there with one of the best performances we'll do so far."
And if that isn't enough One Direction for you, the guys are also up for two Moonmen: Best Pop Video and Best New Artist for their beach-themed What Make You Beautiful video. But their performance, and what it will mean to their fans, is really topping their list.
"It's a big occasion to perform at the VMAs, and we're here for our fans," Harry noted. "So this one's for our fans."
The performance and nominations mark yet another thrilling achievement for the boys of 1D. After topping the charts and breaking a record earlier this year with the Stateside release of their debut album, Up All Night, the guys hit the road for a scream-inducing U.S. tour.
As the band embarks on opening up a new chapter with the release of their sophomore album in the coming months, the guys' VMA performance will prove they have truly conquered the hearts of Americans.
You can catch all the action from the 2012 MTV VMA on Friday, 7th September at 9pm only on MTV!