One Direction Wins Three American Music Awards, Performs ‘Night Changes’
One Direction took home three trophies at the American Music Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles, where they performed their latest single “Night Changes.”
One Direction At The AMAs
One Direction won Favorite Pop Rock Band, Duo or Group; Favorite Pop/Rock Album (Midnight Memories) and Artist of the Year. They were tied for the most wins on the night with Katy Perry.
“This has been a real perfect day … America feels like a second home to us,” Liam Payne said upon accepting one of the boy band’s trio of awards.
“For us, it’s amazing because we worked so hard on this album, with the writing and stuff, and it’s gone great! We smashed it,” Payne later elaborated to Billboard. Harry Styles chimed in, “We’re not from America, so to have our music heard here is amazing, so for the people to like it enough to go out and buy it is great.”
In addition to taking the stage to collect their awards, the young men of One Direction – Payne, Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan also went up to perform the latest single off their fourth studio album Four, “Night Changes.”
Four, which came out last week, should become the fourth One Direction album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The band will be touring on the album throughout 2015.
“It would feel weird if we didn’t have our whole year planned out for us over and over again,” Payne said. “We just look forward to coming back [to the AMAs] in 2015. It’s gonna be amazing. We can’t wait to see the fans again.”