One Direction accept the award for best new artist during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles
One Direction accept the award for best new artist during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles

British boy band One Direction enjoyed a memorable night at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) in Los Angeles, California, walking away with three awards on their debut. The teenagers romped to their awards outshining global icons and veterans like Rihanna and fellow teen sensation Justin Bieber. The band won awards for Best Pop Video, Best New Artists and Most Share-worthy Video, for debut single What Makes You Beautiful.

The band rose to fame after participating in the seventh season of reality television show X Factor, in the UK, and created history in March, when they became the first UK group to record a number one for their debut album - Up All Night - in the Billboard 200 chart.

"To win one Moonman (the VMA award) is amazing, to win two is incredible," band member Harry Styles said, when they received their second award of the night.

"Thank you so much! We have grown up watching this show and to collect one of these straight away is incredible," an excited Niall Horan added.

Soon after they received their third award of the night, the band started trending on Twitter, as fans rushed to congratulate them. Charmed by the messages, the band members tweeted back.

"Guys what the hell! You are incredible, 3 vmas ! We love u all soo much! All 3 of them are for u! Thank you!" Horan tweeted.

"Wow can't believe we won three awards ! I said it on stage but i'll say it again! The awards are because of you guys , thank you everyone !" Louis Tomlinson wrote.

The other members of the band are Zayn Malik and Liam Payne.

Meanwhile, check out the list of winners at the 2012 MTV VMA

Winners:

Video of the Year: Rihanna for We Found Love

Best New Artist: One Direction

Best Female Video: Nicki Minaj for Starships

Best Male Video: Chris Brown for Turn Up The Music

Video with a Message: Demi Lovato for Skyscraper

Best Hip-Hop Video: Drake feat. Lil Wayne for HYFR

Best Rock Video: Coldplay for Paradise

Best Pop Video: One Direction for What Makes You Beautiful

Best Electronic Dance Music Video: Calvin Harris for Feel So Close

Most Share-Worthy Video: One Direction for What Makes You Beautiful

Best Choreography: Chris Brown for Turn Up the Music

Best Editing: Beyonce for Countdown

Best Visual Effects: Skrillex for First of the Year (Equinox)

Best Cinematography: M.I.A. for Bad Girls

Best Art Direction: Katy Perry for Wide Awake

Best Direction: M.I.A. for Bad Girls

For the full list of winners and details about performances, click here.