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One Direction take three MTV Video Music Awards 2012
7 September 2012
Last updated at 14:32
One Direction are the top winners at the American ceremony picking up three awards.
One Direction were the big winners at the MTV Video Music Awards. They won in three categories including best new artist and best pop video, for their hit song What Makes You Beautiful.
Katy Perry kisses Harry Styles from One Direction as band-mate Niall Horan looks on in the background. "This has been unbelievable," Styles said backstage.
Rihanna's collaboration with Calvin Harris, We Found Love, picked up video of the year. The pop star performed the song on the night, along with A$AP Rocky.
Nicki Minaj performs with a sparkly microphone and neon hair. Starships picked up the award for best female video.
The Saturdays are in the US to promote their music. After arriving at the ceremony Mollie tweeted: "Just walked in - oh my goodness cannot believe we're here."
Robert Pattinson is joined on stage by his Twilight co-stars including Taylor Lautner and Peter Facinelli. The cast were there to introduce the trailer for the second part of Breaking Dawn.
Demi Lovato and Rita Ora presented Chris Brown with the award for best male video, which he won for Turn Up The Music. He also won best choreography. Demi Lovato won an award herself, for best video with a message.
Taylor Swift surfs the crowd after closing the VMAs with a performance of her break up inspired hit, Never Ever.
Wiz Khalifa and Ke$ha present Harry Styles an award. Wiz Khalifa and partner Amber Rose chose the award ceremony to confirm that they are expecting their first child together.
Billie Joe Armstrong looked better after being forced to cancel a Green Day performance in Italy because of dehydration. He was mobbed after inviting fans to come up on stage.
Calvin Harris, the MTV show's house DJ at LA's Staples Centre, won the first best electronic dance music award for Feel So Close. He also won with Rihanna in the video of the year category.
Miley Cyrus showed off her new look at the awards. She was urging people to vote in the upcoming US elections: "I have been telling people out there to vote, especially young people."
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