One Direction Talks U.S. Success & Harry’s Hat Backstage at AMAs: Watch

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One Direction attends the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

One Direction won the artist of the year trophy at the 2014 American Music Awards during the same week in which the group’s fourth album, Four, is headed toward the top of the Billboard 200 chart with a typically massive debut. Following the awards win, the 1D boys stopped by Billboard’s backstage hangout (with a special guest) to discuss their award wins and poke fun at Harry Styles’ hat. Watch below:

“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,” Liam Payne told Billboard — while flanked by AMA RV Guru Ray Fraker — about Midnight Memories, which was named favorite pop/rock album at the AMAs.

When asked about their U.S. success as a U.K. artist, Styles said, “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.” Payne quickly quipped, “And you get some more hats as well. Loads more hats!”

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One Direction performed their new single “Night Changes” at the ceremony, which was held six days after the release of Four. The album should give the boy band its fourth No. 1 full-length later this week, and next year, 1D will head out on another stadium tour to follow up its best-selling Where We Are trek from this year.

“It would feel weird if we didn’t have our whole year planned out for us over and over again,” said Payne. “We just look forward to coming back here in 2015. It’s gonna be amazing. We can’t wait to see the fans again.”


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