MTV Video Music Awards 2012 to Feature Performance by One Direction (VIDEO)

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When British-born, worldwide sensation One Direction takes the stage tonight at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards (8/7c), there will be little doubt left that they have taken over the pop music scene.

From individual rejection as X Factor contestants to the top of the UK and US pop charts as a unified group, One Direction has become a smart, creative force of nature – and have millions of fans to prove it.

Simon Cowell may have given them their break, but they’ve gone their own way ever since.

Want to know more about One Direction’s big, crazy year?

Check out our exclusive video, The Evolution of One Direction, and don’t miss the 2012 Video Music Awards, with performances by One Direction, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, P!nk, Alicia Keys, Green Day and more. The MTV Video Music Awards, hosted by Kevin Hart, will air live TONIGHT at 8/7c, only on MTV.