MTV Video Music Awards 2012: One Direction Creates Pandemonium on Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

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One Direction mania has hit this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.

Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan stepped out to the red carpet on Thursday to a hoard of screaming fans.

Though their arrival created chaos on the carpet, the boys handled the crowd like pros as they signed autographs and posed with fans for photos.

One Direction certainly has been enjoy massive success stateside following the release of their debut album, Up All Night.

At the VMAs, the boys have already picked up the Best Pop Video award for “What Makes You Beautiful,” beating out fan-favorite chart-topper Justin Bieber in the category.

Did the award go to the right pop sensation? Sound off below.

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