One Direction to perform at MTV Video Music Awards 2012

One Direction
The former X Factor act are up for two awards

One Direction will perform at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, say organisers.

The band, whose album is the top selling debut in the US this year, are nominated in the best new artist and best pop video categories.

Drake and Rihanna lead the nominations with five each while Katy Perry is up for a prize in four categories.

Alicia Keys will also play at the 6 September awards, with more acts still to be announced.

One Direction have had Stateside success with debut album Up All Night.

When it was released in March, it made history by going straight to the top of the Billboard chart.

The five-piece are up against the likes of The Wanted, Frank Ocean and Carly Rae Jepsen in the best new artist category.

Rihanna tops off another successful year by getting five nods, including for the main prize - video of the year, where We Found Love is nominated.

Her collaboration with Drake, Take Care, is also competing in the same category.

Drake is also up for other awards, such as best hip hop video and best male video.

Other acts nominated include Lana Del Rey, Gotye and Justin Bieber.

MTV bosses also said that Alicia Keys would be debuting a brand new track from her upcoming album at the LA ceremony.

The full list of nominees is:

Video of the year

‪Katy Perry, Wide Awake

‪Gotye, Somebody That I Used To Know

‪Rihanna, We Found Love

‪Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care

‪M.I.A., Bad Girls

Best new artist

‪Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, We Are Young

‪Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe

‪Frank Ocean, Swim Good

‪One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful

‪The Wanted, Glad You Came

Best hip hop video

‪Childish Gambino, Heartbeat

‪Drake feat. Lil Wayne, HYFR

‪Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz, Mercy

‪Watch the Throne, Paris

Nicki Minaj feat. 2 Chainz, Beez in the Trap

Best male video

‪Justin Bieber, Boyfriend

‪Frank Ocean, Swim Good

Drake feat. Rihanna, Take Care

‪Chris Brown, Turn Up the Music

‪Usher, Climax

Best female video

‪Rihanna, We Found Love

‪Katy Perry, Part of Me

‪Beyonce, Love on Top‬

‪Nicki Minaj, Starships

‪Selena Gomez & The Scene, Love You Like a Love Song

Best pop video

‪One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful

‪Fun. feat. Janelle Monae, We Are Young

‪Rihanna, We Found Love

‪Justin Bieber, Boyfriend

‪Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa, Payphone

Best rock video

‪Coldplay, Paradise

‪The Black Keys, Lonely Boy

‪Linkin Park, Buen it Down

‪Jack White, Sixteen Saltines

‪Imagine Dragons, It's Time

Best electronic dance music video

‪Duck Sauce, Big Bad Wolf

‪Calvin Harris, Feel So Close

‪Skrillex, First of the Year (Equinox)

‪Martin Solveig, The Night Out

‪Avicii, Le7els‬

Best video with a message

‪Demi Lovato, Skyscraper

‪Rise Against, Ballad of Hollis Brown

‪Kelly Clarkson, Dark Side

‪Gym Class Heroes, The Fighter