Oh, One Direction fans, you are going to love this. The much-screamed-over band has been slated to perform at the 2015 American Music Awards (AMAs) on November 22 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. And what will they be performing? The perfect choice for the evening is “Perfect” which will be perfect, assuredly, for the screaming 1D fandom.
The single is the second to come off their new album, Made In The A.M., which will be released on November 13, just days before the show. This performance by One Direction will be the third in the last three years for the band on the AMAs and their first without fifth member Zayn Malik.
According to Billboard, One Direction is definitely no stranger to winning AMA awards. During last year’s ceremonies, the band picked up three awards — Artist of the Year; Favorite Duo or Group, pop/rock; and Favorite Album, pop/rock. This year, One Direction has been nominated for two awards, including the grandest prize of them all — Artist of the Year. Mind you, to One Direction’s enthusiastically supportive fan base, they are already the Artist of the Year several times over.
The AMA’s will air on ABC television and be hosted by Jennifer Lopez. However, the biggest name of the night might just be Taylor Swift (sorry 1D fans) who is nominated for the most awards of any other performer with six nominations. She will also be facing off against One Direction for the coveted Artist of the Year award (which she has already won three times). And, you want to see something really cool? If you head over to Twitter and use the hashtag #AMAs1D, a little emoji featuring Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and Louis Tomlinson (you know, the heartthrobs in One Direction) will pop up in your tweet. What a great promotional idea and way to make your One Direction tweet that much hotter.
As for the song “Perfect,” which One Direction will be performing on the AMAs, it has just made history for 1D by debuting on the Billboard Hot 100 list in the Top 5, their fifth single to do so as a group. That helps the boy band beat none other than the Beatles who had four as a group. However, on this category, Taylor Swift has them beat again. In fact, she beats all performers, either solo artists or groups, with a record 12 top-ten debuts on the Hot 100 list.
Wow, so much One Direction news. It’s hard to believe a band with so much going on has announced that they are going to take a break. Now guys, you are at the height of your popularity! Heck, even Daniel Craig thinks that one of your members could be a James Bond, that’s how big you are, 1D!
Yup, you heard that right. Daniel Craig, the current hunky brute of a James Bond and star of the latest Bond thriller Spectre has given the nod to Niall Horan to be the super suave special agent 007. Craig says that One Direction’s Horan would be “absolutely perfect” according to Billboard. Perfect? Hey, isn’t that the name of their new single that they will be performing on the AMAs? Coincidence? Seeing as One Direction are taking that much dreaded hiatus, that would give Horan some time to at least try out for the part.
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