One Direction up for American Music Awards

One Direction performing at Radio 1 teen awards

One Direction have been nominated for three American Music Awards.

The boy band are up for the New Artist of the Year, Favourite Band and Favourite Album categories.

Rihanna and Nicky Minaj picked up the most nominations with four each.

The 1D boys have got some stiff competition with Justin Bieber also up for awards in two of their categories and The Wanted nominated in the favourite band category.

The ceremony will take place on 18 November in Los Angeles.

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