One Direction's BIG Night at the 2012 MTV VMAs

Posted Thursday September 6, 2012 11:37 PM GMT

Bringing their UK sound to the States, One Direction were among the performers at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (September 6).

Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson joined forces to treat the Staples Center audience and viewers at home to a rendition of their single "One Thing".

Along with taking the stage, One Direction emerged as one of the big winners of the evening - as the group nabbed Best New Artist, Best Pop Video and Most Share-Worthy Video honors.

With Kevin Hart acting as host, the 2012 MTV VMAs also saw Hollywood stars such as Miley Cyrus, Mac Miller, Ke$ha and the Gold medal winning U.S. gymnastics team best known as the "Fierce Five" dish out MoonMan trophies to this year's other deserving winners.

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